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Cross Conservation Area Winter 2008 Programs: Backyard Winter Wonders

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Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area Backyard Winter Wonders Discover the wonders of winter as we investigate plants, tracks, snow crystals and more. Take home skills and knowledge to become a winter detective in your own backyard. You may be surprised by what you find! Dress to be outdoors for part of the program. Date: Saturday, February 2nd Time: 1:00-3:30 p.m. Cost: $8/ adult, $4/ child Read more »

North/Central Alberta Community of Environmental Educators

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You are invited to join us on Thursday, December 6, 2007 to start a community of environmental educators. Our community will be a place where educators can connect to share resources, skills, and knowledge that is relevant within our local context. The members of the community will come from a diverse range of backgrounds and life experiences, including all ages from youth to mature and all experience levels from students to top level executives. Everyone living or working in Northern and Central Alberta is welcome. Read more »

New Directions in Environmental Education & Communication

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Royal Roads University Speaker Series New Directions in Environmental Education & CommunicationDr. Richard Kool, RRU Associate ProfessorWhen: Tuesday, Nov. 20th, 2007, 8:00am - 4:30pmWhere: Devonian Botanic Garden, Edmonton, AB Read more »

New Directions in Environmental Education & Communication

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Royal Roads University Workshop leader: Dr. Richard Kool, Associate ProfessorEnvironmental Education & Communication Program Dr. Kool will lead presentations on a set of three themes:

  • "Nature Deficit Disorder": what do we know about how children connect with nature and what we can do to encourage that connection.
  • Hope and despair in environmental education and communication: the psychological impact of the language that we use.
  • Changing Behaviours: the use of persuasive communication and the power of social norms.
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Ready, Set, Survive!

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Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation AreaPreparation can make the difference between staying safe and surviving in the outdoors. We'll reveal the 10 essentials for your pack, how to use them and what to use in the environment in case of an emergency. Learn to identify edible plants, ways to construct a shelter and effective signaling methods. Read more »

Fun Fescue Frolic

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Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area Do up your boots and tackle the 4.8 km Fescue Trail with your family! Discover birds, animals, grasslands and Area history on this guided interpretive hike. Games and various activities will make this a day to remember! Bring a bagged lunch and come prepared to be outside. Recommended for ages 6+. Read more »

Know Your Neighbours, Battle Your Invaders!

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Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation AreaJoin forces with naturalist Andrew Stiles and help fight the invasive species battle! Discover how to protect native plants by taking on weeds. Bring your gloves for this hands-on event and dress for the weather.Date: Tuesday, June 26Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.Who: Family Programs (kids 5 yrs and up)Fee: $6.00/adult and $2.00/child Advanced registration required (call 403-931-2042)

Range Rovers: Grassland Birds

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Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation AreaFlock to the Conservation Area to join local bird expert Gus Yaki for this enlightening interpretive hike. Please dress for the weather and bring your binoculars!Date: Saturday, June 2Time: 9:00-11:30 a.m.Who: Family Programs (kids 5 yrs and up)Fee: $6.00/adult and $2.00/child Advanced registration required (call 403-931-2042)

Pond Critters and Grassland Bugs

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Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area Buzz, ribbit, splash! After this critter hunt, you’ll never say “yuck” to bugs again! Program runs rain or shine, please dress for the weather.Date: Saturday, June 23Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.Who: Family Programs (kids 5 yrs and up)Fee: $6.00/adult and $2.00/childAdvanced registration required - call 403-931-2042.

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