Dear members and friends of the Hornby Island Natural History Centre,
The Natural History committee sends our well wishes to everyone during these difficult and uncertain times. Amidst the growing coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, we are thinking of our community and visitors both both locally and internationally.
Although the Natural History Centre has been closed since the fire at our location in the Community School, we have been actively planning upcoming spring and summer 2020 events, as well as laying the ground for the future of the Centre and collection. This planning includes a (virtual) meeting with a museum consultant to aid in our visioning process in April.
Regarding our summer programming, considering the serious health concerns about the spread of coronavirus, we will continue to assess the facts and take appropriate measures.
Physical distancing and social support are essential during this time to care for one another, and to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Harvard’s coronavirus education page is a useful resource for the evolving situation: https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus-resource-center
The Province of BC’s Public Health Services is another helpful resource: https://news.gov.bc.ca/ministries/health
We know how much the Centre means to our friends and community members, near and far. We look forward to sharing in the wonders of Hornby’s natural environment with you in the future.
Wishing you all health, safety, and happiness.
The Natural History Stewards
Garden photos by Tina Wai.