Nature Kids

Nature Kids is a nature-focused program for kids and their families. Created by Nature Alberta, Nature Kids creates opportunities for children to enjoy being outside, learn about the natural world and explore their backyards with scientific investigation and environmental stewardship.

Nature Kids is aimed for children between the ages of 4 and 12. Families are welcome to join all events. 

If you have any questions about Nature Kids, contact the Nature Kids coordinator at nkcalgary@naturealberta.ca.

 

Nature Kids events

Enjoy the outdoors and learn about nature with your family. Nature Calgary hosts Nature Kids events throughout the year, including presentations, trips, games and crafts geared for young naturalists. 

 

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August 2018

Nature Kids: “Bat Walk” Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

August 11, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Does the very word “bat” conjure up images of evil, witchcraft, and sorcery? Would it surprise you to know that bats are actually very effective pest exterminators and allow us to enjoy a sliced banana on our cereal and peaches with ice cream? Come and join us for a “Bat Walk" with Cory Olson, Program Coordinator, Alberta Community Bat Program to learn more about these fascinating creatures. After the sun goes down, we'll use bat detectors to listen to the…

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Nature Kids: “Bat Walk” Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

August 17, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Does the very word “bat” conjure up images of evil, witchcraft, and sorcery? Would it surprise you to know that bats are actually very effective pest exterminators and allow us to enjoy a sliced banana on our cereal and peaches with ice cream? Come and join us for a “Bat Walk" with Cory Olson, Program Coordinator, Alberta Community Bat Program to learn more about these fascinating creatures. After the sun goes down, we'll use bat detectors to listen to the…

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September 2018

Nature Kids: The Amazing and Talented Beaver

September 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Bow Valley Ranch, 15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE
Calgary, Alberta T2J 5E8 Canada
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Meet at the Bow Valley Ranch (EAST end of Fish Creek Park). Equipped with a toolbox of sharp teeth, fur coat and strong tail, the beaver is an incredible ecosystem engineer and home builder! Join us to discover the amazing adaptations of the beaver, explore its habitat and investigate the role this animal plays in the park. Be sure to dress for the weather and bring your binoculars (optional) as we learn just how amazing beavers are! Please register by…

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October 2018

Nature Kids Explorer Day Activity: Discovery Walk

October 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Pearce Estate Park, 1440 17A St. S.E.
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Discovery Walk - Seeds and Animals Signs.  Come and join us for a fascinating walk through Pearce Estate Park.  All that you require is keen eyes, listening ears and lots and lots of curiosity!  As space is limited, please register by October 10 to katiedonohue26@gmail.com.  Meet at Pearce Estate Park - 1440 17A St. S.E.  

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December 2018

Nature Kids: “Animals in Winter”

December 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Edworthy Park (west parking lot), 5050 Spruce Dr SW
Calgary, Alberta T3C 3B2 Canada
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Brrr, it’s cold out there!  Have you ever wondered what our furry, feathered friends do when the temperatures plunge and sparkling snow flakes make little mountains?  And what about insects and amphibians? Join us to learn more about the ingenious ways animals cope with our blustery winter weather. Please come dressed for the weather and note that the park washrooms are closed for the season.  Meet at Edworthy Park parking lot at the bottom of the long hill (5050 Spruce…

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