Biology Buddies

Biology Buddies nature classes focus on the natural wonders around Swan Lake. Each class has a different nature theme, which we interpret through games, stories, crafts and an outside ramble. A joyful nature experience is always our goal. For naturalists 4 to 6 years old

Session #1 May 1, 8, 15, 22  Themes: Insects, Great to be green (plants), Snakes, Hummingbirds

Session #2 June 5, 12, 19, 26  Themes: Beavers, Egg-cellent adventures, Ladybugs, Marshes

Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am OR 1:00 - 3:00pm



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Reptile Day


Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Reptile Day
Wednesday, July 26, 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
Join in our annual scaly celebration!  Observe and interact with our fabulous reptile friends, play games, make crafts and get your face painted.
Admission by donation. 

Spring Breeding Birds School Programs

Rocky Point Bird Observatory offers classroom-based programs for Grades K – 7.  These curriculum-linked programs connect science with local biodiversity as we bring dry specimens and replicas right into your classroom to offer hands-on learning experiences for students.  All programs include an outdoor component on school grounds to further connect students with their local environment and foster a sense of curiosity of the natural world.


Breeding Birds Level 1: Biodiversity of Local Breeding Birds (K - 3)



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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!  

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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All Buffleheads Day


Friday, October 14, 2016 - 7:00pm


I’m pleased to invite you to a special celebration of All Buffleheads Day on October 14th ( Leap Year). Special because it will mark :

A) the twentieth anniversary of monitoring the return of the ‘Spirit Duck’ to the Salish Sea,

B) the fiftieth anniversary of my first meeting with the Bufflehead, the ‘Dewar Duck’,

C) the final solution (proximate cause) of the mystery behind the Great Bufflehead Crash.

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Kim's Games

These games help to develop observation and classification skills. They are best used to reinforce work learning to identify or study specific themes such as leaf patterns, different forest types, edible native plants, seeds or even the rock types of an area.

Fall Junior NatureSketch Club


Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 9:30am

Sign up for our fall Junior NatureSketch Club and experience art in the great outdoors, guided by a naturalist and sketch artist!

Registration fee includes materials (sketch book, pencil, lesson plans) for the entire ten weeks and a final exhibition at the Robert Bateman Centre.

  • Ages 5 – 12
  • Meets Saturdays for ten weeks from Sept 10th – Nov 12th
  • 9:30 am – 11:30 am
  • $75 for all ten outings

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