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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!  

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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.

Christmas in July

 Come share the magic of Christmas Hill during a fabulous guided hike. Stretch your limbs and listen to the chorus of birds while checking out the great view from a spectacular vantage point.  Suitable for families and children over 7 years.   Bring a water bottle. Free but donations are greatly appreciated. Pre-registration required by calling 250.479.0211 or in person at the Nature house.   Stay tuned for date & time for Summer 2017

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Creatures of the Summer Night

Check out the nightlife of Swan Lake! Sharpen your senses to look for owls, bats and other nighttime creatures. Using a grab bag of tricks we’ll discover how these animals are adapted to their nocturnal life.Suitable for families with children over 6 years.   $4 each for Sanctuary Members / $6 each Non-Members.

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Journaling

 We have used journaling for all sorts of applications over the years in our programs. Primarily we use them to record important findings while participants engaged in activities such as “Build A Marine Ecosystem” or “Micro Trails or Parks”. We also incorporate journaling times into our schedule for students to have some regular quiet, reflective time. 

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Sun Munchers

This activity is a great way to demonstrate to younger children how the sun’s energy decreases as one moves up the food chain. It compliments the Energy Pyramids activity also described. It also demonstrates how we are all dependent on the sun’s energy for our own survival. 

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What Colour Is This?

This activity is great for developing observation skills and seeing that the forest is not homogeneous in colour. It helps to see the diversity and variation that will help in identifying different species. Participants are given paint chips and challenged to find the matching colour in the forest environment. 

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