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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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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March 2019

Nature Kids: Birds – The Ultimate Nest-Builders

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carburn Park Alberta Canada + Google Map

Now that spring is in the air and many of our migrant birds are beginning to return, join us to learn how these amazing and creative creatures prepare a nursery for their young. Please dress appropriately as we will be outside. Meet at Carburn Park, 67 Riverview Dr SE,Calgary. Leader: Joan Walker, herbiehilda@gmail.com.

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April 2019

NEW – Nature Kids: 2019 “Scavenger Hunt”

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 2425 9 Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 4T4 Canada
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City Nature Challenge: 2019 "Scavenger Hunt" for Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 to 12:00 PM at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 2425 9 Ave S.E., Calgary.  Be part of this exciting Bioblitz to see how Calgary's urban biodiversity compares with over 190 cities around the world!  It’s easy to participate! Just bring your love for all nature, a dash of curiosity, your finest observation skills and something to take pictures or draw with.  There is no limit to what can be documented.  All observations are then sent to iNaturalist.org.  Contact Joan Walker 403-271-4578 for…

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CANCELLED – Nature Kids: Who Am I?

April 27 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Pearce Estate Park, 1440 17A St. S.E.
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Nature Kids: Who Am I? Put your detective skills to the test as you use clues and fun facts to investigate Alberta's amazing wildlife. This will be an indoor, games-based activity. Cost for our program participants will be provided. During the event, families who wish to see the exhibits may pay the admission fee or explore the nature park around the centre. The program is limited to 30 participants; therefore, we ask that you please RSVP by email at nkcalgary@naturealberta.ca…

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May 2019

Nature Kids – World Migratory Bird Day

May 11
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Nature Kids along with Nature Calgary and Ducks Unlimited Canada are celebrating World Migratory Bird Day on Saturday May 11th, 2019! We have a bus rented to take families out to the Frank Lake Area near Calgary for a day of fun and nature exploration 🙂 Spaces are limited on the bus. For more information and to register for this event, email the Nature Kids Program Coordinator at: naturekids@naturealberta.ca 

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June 2019

Family Birding Course

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Alberta Canada

Do you have young children and would like to introduce them to the world of birds and nature by exploring Fish Creek? Try the Family Birding Course presented by the Friends of Fish Creek and Nature Calgary. The goal of this course is to engage beginning birders and families in the joy of birding, share interesting bird facts and teach basic bird identification skills for common species. This course is perfect for children between the ages of 4 to 8…

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NEW – Women and Girls in Nature

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Edworthy Park (west parking lot), 5050 Spruce Dr SW
Calgary, Alberta T3C 3B2 Canada

Join Nature Alberta's Nature Kids and Nature Calgary along with many knowledgeable experts for our Women and Girls in Nature event.  This event is for girls aged 7-14 and the special women in their lives to learn about careers in the science/nature/environmental field. Learn from women in various careers in this field and participate in a mini BioBlitz with our volunteer species ID experts.   Meet at Edworthy Park, 5050 Spruce Drive SW.  Pre-registration is required for this event and spaces are limited. To register email the Nature Kids Program…

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July 2019

Learning Naturally Kids Bird Camp

July 2 - July 5
Bow Valley Ranch, 15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE
Calgary, Alberta T2J 5E8 Canada
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Presented by the Friends of Fish Creek and Nature Calgary Camp runs Tuesday, July 2 to Friday, July 5, 2019 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Fee – $100.00 per student Register for Learning Naturally Kids Bird Camp By participating in the Learning Naturally Kids Bird Camp program, you are not only providing an amazing learning opportunity for your child, but are also helping Calgary kids to make meaningful and life changing connections with nature. Registration fees for the Learning…

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