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May 30, 2015
Citizen Science and Salamanders Presentation

 Saturday at 1 pm and again at 2 pm.

Join Jenna Priest

The goal of Citizen Science is community-based research; creating a greater appreciation for nature while contributing to the scientific community. The data we obtain will be available to the public and analyzed for further research. The focus of this research is to provincially map the breeding habitats of two amphibians: yellow spotted salamanders and wood frogs. For more information please phone 902-758-5316 or email legacycentre@novascotia.ca. Regular park admission applies.



June 27, 2015
Weirdest Wetland Beast

 Saturday , 11:00 am-3:00 pm.

It has huge paddle-like front paws, specialized fur, poor eyesight, and an incredible nose! The star-nosed mole has tentacles for a nose that it uses to find food. Test out your sense of touch using our mystery boxes. Are you as receptive as this weird mole? Regular park admission applies.

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



July 1, 2015
Canada Day- Be Free, Butterfly

 Wednesday

 Release times at 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

Celebrate Canada Day with us at the Greenwing Legacy Centre.  We have been raising Painted Lady butterflies and they are ready to fly!  Imagine how it would feel to go from a caterpillar, to a sleeping cocoon, to a flying creature.  Regular park admission applies.

For more information email  legacycentre@novascotia.ca or phone 902-758-5316.



July 4, 2015
Owls, Who me?

 Saturday

  11:00 am-3:00 pm.

Discover some of the different calls of owls. Compare the characteristics of the barred, saw-whet, great horned and snowy owls. Learn the incredible adaptations these birds have that make them unique hunters. Regular park admission applies.

For more information email  legacycentre@novascotia.ca or phone 902-758-5316.



July 11, 2015
Ducks Day

Saturday   10am -2pm

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park present Duck Day! Join us for a day of family fun celebrating the partnership between Ducks Unlimited , the wildlife park, and our community of dedicated supporters. The day will include a FREE BBQ, live entertainment, face painting, crafts, nest box building, critter dipping and more.

For more information contact Chelsea at the DUC office at 902 667 8726, or c_murray@ducks.ca .



July 18, 2015
Parks Day - Peacock Party

 Saturday

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

It is time to visit the park and put on your most colourful clothing. Try to outshine our proud peacocks. Pin the tail on the peacock, not a real one! Discover the ways our peacocks survive their freedom in the park and use their adaptations to keep safe. Make a peacock craft and imitate their call. Regular park admission applies.

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



July 25, 2015
Toad & Frog Day

 Saturday

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

How can you tell the difference between toads and frogs? You can ask us and hunt for some in their habitat. Learn about their life cycles up close. View the toads and frogs on display at the wetland centre. Come explore our pseudo pond and make a craft. Regular park admission applies.

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



July 29, 2015
1 Day Survivor camp

Wednesday   9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

 Join Shubenacadie Young Nature Club ( SYNC) .  This opportunity is offered to children age 7-12 years old, at a low cost of $30 for the day. The Hug a Tree program teaches children how not to become lost in the woods, and what to do if they should become lost. The day will be spent at the beautiful St Andrew's Marsh reserve located beside the wildlife park.  All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the day.  Camps will be run by experienced outdoor educators trained in first aid, CPR and who have passed a Child Abuse Registry Check.

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



July 31, 2015
Moonlight Night Tour

 Friday   9:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Join us in an easy, guided moonlight walk of the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park.  Get a nocturnal view of the park and its inhabitants.  The fee is $6 per person. Cash only.  This event is recommended for ages 12 and up.  Please bring flashlights, insect repellant, dress for the weather, wear good walking/hiking shoes and bring  water. Pre- registering 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



August 8, 2015
Species at Risk Day

Saturday- 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

We will be drawing your attention to the many animals, birds, reptiles, plants and marine species that are at risk of extinction in Nova Scotia. By viewing a display of exotic species at risk from other lands the world wide issues of all animals will be instilled. Learn the threats to their survival and play our species at risk obstacle course.  Regular park admission applies.

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



August 11, 2015
1 day How the Wildlife Park Works Day Camp

 Tuesday- 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Join Shubenacadie Youth in Nature Club ( SYNC) This opportunity is offered to children age 7-12 years old, at a low cost of $30 for the day. The SYNC campers explore the workings of the park behind the scenes. We will be exploring: Where do the animals come from? What kind of enclosure does it live in and why? How big is it? What kind of food does it eat and where does the food come from? What shelter do they need?  Do they live alone or in groups? Who looks after the animals? All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the day.  Camps will be run by experienced outdoor educators trained in first aid, CPR and who have passed a Child Abuse Registry Check.  

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



August 17, 2015
Summer Day camp all week. Shubenacadie Youth in Nature Club (SYNC)

Aug 17-21,   Join Shubenacadie Young Nature Club ( SYNC) daily, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Age 7-12 years old.

 The beautiful Provincial Wildlife Park offers the perfect outdoor location to learn about nature and wildlife. Children can be registered for the day or the whole week. The cost is $30 per day for 1 child or $140 for the week. We offer physical, mental and social stimulation in an educational and recreational program to encourage a lifelong enjoyment of nature. All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the day.  Camps will be run by experienced outdoor educators trained in first aid, CPR and who have passed a Child Abuse Registry Check. The ratio of leaders to campers is approximately 1 to 8 with a minimum of 6 campers and a maximum of 16.

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



August 29, 2015
Moonlight Night Tour

 Saturday-  8:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Join us in an easy, guided moonlight walk of the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park.  Get a nocturnal view of the park and its inhabitants.  The fee is $6 per person. Cash only.  This event is recommended for ages 12 and up.  Please bring flashlights, insect repellant, dress for the weather, wear good walking/hiking shoes and bring water. Pre- registering 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



October 9, 2015
Family Night Tour

 Friday – 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Have you ever walked in the forest at night?  Join us in an easy, guided moonlight walk of the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park.  Get a nocturnal view of the park and its inhabitants.  The fee is $6 per person. Cash only.  This event is recommended for all ages. Please bring flashlights, insect repellant, dress for the weather, wear good walking/hiking shoes and bring  water. Pre- registering 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



October 31, 2015
A Wild Halloween Party

Saturday  10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Come to the park for tricks and treats, where the animals can see your Halloween costumes. Surprise our wildlife with your outfits and we will have some surprises for you. Regular park admission applies.

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