Hornby Island Natural History Centre

Monthly Archives: September 2015


Weather and Climate Change Experiments

This summer the natural history centre was joined by several excellent environmental speakers. One of these was climatologist Ed Wiebe, a research associate in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at UVic and manager of the Vancouver Island School-Based Weather Station Network. As part…

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Nature Walk – Cedar: Tree of Life (Video)

In this video, the Natural History Centre’s 2015 Summer Coordinator Willow Hunt-Scott discusses the First Peoples practice of mindfully pulling cedar bark. This video was taken on the “Cedar: Tree of Life” nature walk.

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Student Tours

Earlier this summer a class from Saltspring Island visited the Centre as part of a Hornby Island tour. The visit was organized by their teacher Sarah Bateman. Sarah kindly sent us these photos. Below, Natural History Centre Steward Tina Wai leads…

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New Donations for Shell Midden Exhibit

This modified scraper was found by Mary Mackenzie in the Spring of 2015. It was in the midden at Little Tribune beach. Thanks to Mary for donating it to our shell midden display along with several other items that can…

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