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Helliwell Park Bird Walk with Art Martell

About eighty people gathered to catch a glimpse of some of the forest and shoreline birds at Helliwell Park. We sought, listened, and enjoyed their presence under the guidance of Art Martell. Art is an ornithologist and keen birder locally,…

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Summer 2017 Photos

View photos from our Summer 2017 nature walks and speaker series.

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Speaker Series – “A preview of the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse”

July 27th: “A preview of the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017” John Nemy, public astronomer from Island Stars Observatory on Hornby island, BC, will present a show about eclipses and the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse. Learn how to safely observe your…

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Humpback Comeback! A talk with Jackie Hildering

On Friday October 7th, join us at the Community Hall for a talk on the Humpback Comeback! Jackie Hildering will provide an informative and entertaining discussion on Humpback Whales and the research of the Marine Education and Research Society. Please…

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Summer 2016 Photos

View photos from our Summer 2016 programming including nature walks, speaker series, and nature art tent activities.

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Upcoming Events

Natural History’s Summer 2016 Events Calendar is now available!  Join us for nature walks that explore Hornby’s diverse ecology ~ and illuminating talks on bats, whales, raptors, and native plants that inhabit our island and region! Our Thursday Expert Speakers Series is held in the Community School…

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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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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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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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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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