Hornby Island Natural History Centre

Category: Events


Nature Walk – “Salish Seashore: Our Living Coast”

August 18th – “Salish Seashore: Our Living Coast” Discover the importance of the oceanic life that share our home. The Nature Field Trips on Tuesdays are great fun for the whole family and will enhance your visit to our beautiful island. …

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Speaker Series – “Life in a Raindrop and Beyond”

August 13: Neville Winchester, “Life in a Raindrop and Beyond: From Microarthropods to Grizzly Bears: A Celebration of Biodiversity” Journey into one of the last great wilderness areas on our planet — the enchanted Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia —…

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Nature Walk – “Cedar: Tree of Life”

August 11th – “Cedar: Tree of Life” Explore the many ways First Peoples use cedar: baskets, clothing, and art. The Nature Field Trips on Tuesdays are great fun for the whole family and will enhance your visit to our beautiful island. …

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Speaker Series – Plight of our Forest Birds

August 6: Art Martell, “Changes in Abundance of Some of our Common Forest Birds” Join Art Martell, ornithologist and Important Bird Area Caretaker, to learn about the phenomenon of forest bird disappearance. Presentation begins at 2:00 pm at the Hornby Island Community School. Enter through the…

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Nature Walk – “Plants as Food and Medicine”

August 4th – “Mother Earth’s Gifts: Plants as Food and Medicine” Walk through the forest and learn more about the plants used by First Peoples. The Nature Field Trips on Tuesdays are great fun for the whole family and will enhance…

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Speaker Series – “Water Issues on Hornby”

July 30th: John Cox, “Water Issues on Hornby – how can a geologist help?” Join us at the Hornby Island Community School Library for a talk with John Cox, back by popular demand. John will present an overview of previous…

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Nature Walk – “Salish Seashore: Our Living Coast”

July 28th – “Salish Seashore: Our Living Coast” Discover the importance of the oceanic life that share our home. The Nature Field Trips on Tuesdays are great fun for the whole family and will enhance your visit to our beautiful…

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Speaker Series – Weather and Climate Change

July 23: Ed Wiebe, “The Vancouver Island School-based Weather Station Network and Climate Change” Join us at the Hornby Island Community School Library for this dynamic and fun presentation, suitable for all ages. Admission by donation ($5 suggested). Presentation begins at 2:00 pm. (Enter through…

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Nature Walk – “Cedar: Tree of Life”

July 21st – “Cedar: Tree of Life” Explore the many ways First Peoples use cedar: baskets, clothing, and art. The Nature Field Trips on Tuesdays are great fun for the whole family and will enhance your visit to our beautiful…

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Nature Walk – “Plants as Food and Medicine”

July 14th  – “Mother Earth’s Gifts: Plants as Food and Medicine” Walk through the forest and learn more about the plants used by First Peoples. The Nature Field Trips on Tuesdays are great fun for the whole family and will enhance…

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Join us in Celebration

The Natural History Centre is starting the summer season with free tours open to the public. Join us from 3:30-4:30pm on June 23rd outside the school. As we celebrate new changes at the centre, we also reflect on the years gone by: 2015 is the…

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Big Tribune Shoreline Cleanup

On June 17th, we held a shoreline cleanup at Big Tribune Bay Beach with the Hornby School.  Students, parents, school staff, and volunteers combed through the driftwood, seaweed, and bushes for debris. It was a cool lovely morning at the beach after a morning rain…

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Summer 2015 Events Calendar

We are pleased to announce that the Summer 2015 Natural History Events Calendar is now available! From nature walks that focus on traditional plant knowledge to discussion on groundwater management, and from presentations on forest inhabitants to fun weather station demonstrations,…

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