Conservation

Wondrous Wetlands

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Wondrous Wetlands
Wednesday, August 23 ,12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
What makes a wetland such a great place to enjoy and protect? Find out with hands-on exploration, pond dipping for live wetland creatures, crafts, microscopes and games.
Admission by donation.

Predators of the sky

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Predators of the Sky
Wednesday, August 9, 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
Birds of prey have amazing adaptations from keen eyesight to stealth and speed. Come find out more during this fabulous feathered event! Meet LIVE raptors from the Raptor center in Duncan, play games, make crafts, and even get the chance to examine an owl pellet. 
Admission by donation. 

Incredible Invertebrates

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 12:00pm

Incredible Inverts
Wednesday, July 12, 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
They’re creepy, they’re crawly and they’re cool. Explore with us the fascinating world of insects, spiders and other invertebrates. Hands-on exploration, live bugs, crafts and games.
Admission by donation.

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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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!  

Burrrr Bash

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Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 1:00pm

Join Friends of Uplands Park Bur removal! These invasive species, including Carpet Burweek and Bur Chervil,  have taken over the Cattle Point area making it difficult for native plants to strive. With your help, we can revive our native plant population! Tools, gloves, and refreshments provided. Remember to dress for the weather and bring lots of water. And don't forget to bring your friends!

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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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Duck Day

Mallard Drake

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Sunday, January 29, 2017 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Some dabble on the surface, some dive for their food – we’ll explore the amazing adaptations ducks have for living on the lake and discover who’s who in the duck world. Admission by donation.

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