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February 6, 2016
FREE SNOWSHOEING AT THE PARK ON WEEK-ENDS

Have you ever wanted to try snowshoeing? We have the snowshoes if winter gives us the snow. This will be offered periodically on week-ends starting January 9, 2016, from 10 am to 1 pm. SNOWSHOEING NOT AVAILABLE FEBUARY 20 & 21. We wish to encourage people of all ages to try this easy and free recreational activity. To make arrangements or get more information: email legacycentre@novascotia.ca or phone 902-758-5316.

Please call 902-758-2040 after 9:00 am on week-ends to ensure the facility is open as inclement weather or unsafe conditions may cause events to be cancelled.



February 20, 2016
Wildlife Rehabilitation

 by Helene Van Doninck

Free Education Presentation

Saturday 1:00-2:30 pm

Join Helene Van Doninck, Wildlife Veterinarian and Co-Founder of the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre (CWRC) in Hilden, as she discusses some recent wildlife patients admitted to the CWRC. She will also talk about the impact free-roaming cats have on wildlife and will offer some helpful solutions on how to keep both cats and wildlife safe. 

 Pre- registration is required. You must receive a confirmation to be eligible for this event. If inclement weather is anticipated, those registered will be contacted about the cancellation by 9:00 am on February 20th. For more information or to pre-register, please phone 902-758-5316 or email legacycentre@novascotia.ca



March 19, 2016
Hiking with the Lichens

 by Frances Anderson

Saturday March 1:00-2:30 pm

Free Educational Presentation

 Lichens are slow growing, long living organisms, that can be viewed in nature all year round, formed by the symbiotic association between algae and fungi. Join us in an interpretative talk and hike along the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park’s Wetland trail with Frances Anderson.  Frances is an expert on lichens, and co-author of an easy-to-use field guide “Common Lichens of Northeastern North America. Please dress for the weather: wear good walking/hiking boots, bring water and snacks.  Pre- registering is required. You must receive a confirmation to be eligible for this event.

For more information or to pre-register, email:  legacycentre@novascotia.ca  or phone 902-758-5316.



March 26, 2016
Spring Celebration

 Saturday

 10:00am – 1:00 pm.

Join us for our annual Spring Celebration at the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park.

Bring the family out to participate in a scavenger hunt* for large wooden eggs throughout the Park and win a prize! 

Free face painting and craft. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate after your hike through the Park. Dress for the weather. 

Regular park admission applies.

*The wooden eggs are not collected, only seen and counted

For more information, please call 902-758-5316 or email legacycentre@novascotia.ca

 



April 16, 2016
Nova Scotia Turtles

 By Andrew Hebda

Free Educational Presentation

Saturday 1:00-2:30 pm

 Andrew Hebda is Curator of Zoology for the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History and does a regular series on CBC radio called “Surf and Turf”. Three of the province's four turtle species are already at risk in Nova Scotia.  Andrew will discuss these turtles highlighting their biology, habitat needs and threats. The North Atlantic Ocean surrounding Nova Scotia is also the home of the largest sea turtle in the world; find out just how big and old they can be.

Pre- registration is required. You must receive a confirmation to be eligible for this event. For more information or to pre-register, please phone 902-758-5316 or email legacycentre@novascotia.ca