World Ocean's Day


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!  

Mount Work Out!


Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 10:00am

Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist on this vigorous hike that takes us from marshy lowlands to rugged rocky outcrops. There is no fee for this program but you must pre-register as space is limited. Call 250.478.3344 by March 8.

Ugh! A Slug!


Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 10:00am

Be it a banana or a licorice slug, stroll with a CRD Regional Parks naturalist to peek under fallen logs and leaves in search of these giant gastropods that are one of nature’s best recyclers. Meet at the information kiosk in the parking lot off Atkins Avenue.

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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One World - United by Water


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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Walkalong for Learning - A Musical Hike in the Forest


Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 1:00pm

Join us on Galiano Island for a musical hike in the forest.  Traverse a variety of stunning landscapes from wetland to shoreline to old beautiful forest while listening to the trumpet, violin, cello or harp drifting on the breeze.  This is a fundraiser for the Galiano Conservancy's education programs and bursaries for youth.  Gather pledges or just walk and enjoy!  Contact us for more details.

World Ocean's Day at Fisherman's Wharf


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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