Sustainability

World Ocean's Day

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Saturday, June 3, 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

Join us for World Oceans Day 2017 at Esquimalt's Gorge Park! There will be performances, food trucks, free activites, a silent auction, and for the first time ever in Victoria, the PLYWOOD CUP CHALLENGE! 

Come celebrate the ocean - the heart of our planet - and support the amazing initiatives in your community. 

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Migratory Bird Sanctuaries of Victoria

Victoria is home to three Migratory Bird Sanctuaries which - along with Important Bird Areas and Ecological Reserves - make up our vibrant "Nature Hood." This amazing CRD-produced resource describes what a MBS is and maps out the different protected regions of our community. Most important, it describes how we can be stewards of our MBS. This resource packages features the general MBS info-sheet as well as information on each of the three individual sanctuaries. Visit www.sanctuaryproject.com for more information!  

Oak Bay's Nearshore Marine Environment: Challenges and Opportunities

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Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 2:00pm

Join Leanna Boyer and Nikki Wright from SeaChange Marine Conservation Society for a presentation on critical nearshore habitats. This will be followed by a panel and public discussion on community action needed to protect local waters. Your voice counts! Other panellists who will be present include Dr. Rob MacDonald from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and Sara Stallard from the Fish-Kissing Weasels Environmental group. 

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Watershed StewARTship

We are excited to announce that the educators from World Fisheries Trust have partnered with the Robert Bateman Centre to create a unique education program available only this fall. Our "Watershed StewARTship" program brings students to the Gorge Waterway Nature House to connect with nature through visual art and creative expression.

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One World - United by Water

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Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 8:00am to Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 10:30pm

Member all along the Pacific Northwest come together annually to share ideas, collaborate, and learn more about hands-on education through our waterways. This year will be held in beautiful Metchosin along Pedder Bay, creating access to experience Earth's treasures first hand. This 4 day conference will include many workshops, all focusing on the over-arching theme of "One World-United by Water".

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Gifts of Nature

This activity is great for illustrating connections among the ecosystem services that are provided by Nature for all life to survive. It also is a visible demonstration of these connections and how interrelated we all are with them.

World Ocean's Day with Fish Eye Projects

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

In celebration of World Oceans Day June 8, 2016, join the first interactive underwater cinematic experience at IMAX Victoria. You can see, hear, talk and share in the discovery of spectacular marine environments with scuba divers, in real-time, all without ever getting wet. 'Emerald Forest' is Fish Eye Project's first Live Dive into Giant Screen theaters allowing viewers to explore marine life in kelp forests. Watch our trailer: https://youtu.be/L2jjJiPl80k.

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World Ocean's Day at Fisherman's Wharf

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Sunday, June 5, 2016 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

A day to celebrate the oceans that surround us, educate people of the diversity of marine life in the Salish Sea, Victoria's Inner Harbour and Fisherman's Wharf, and show how making small changes in our everyday life can add up to a big difference to the planet. 
Funds raised support local conservation projects and green initiatives at Fisherman’s Wharf.
Don’t miss all the fun activities including a scavenger hunt, Sammy the Seal, face painting, First Nations traditional dancers, silent auction and more!

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