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Fall Conservation Education Programs

Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area


Eating for Conservation: Food for Thought

Confused by the debate of organic versus local food? Join Kristi Peters, manager of Calgary’s River Café and sink your teeth into the issues and implications of getting food to your plate. Discover the impacts your eating habits have on our economy and environment.

Date: Tuesday, September 25th
Time: 7:00- 9:00 pm
Who: Adult
Cost: $8 adult

Fun Fescue Frolic

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+.

Date: Saturday, October 6th
Time: 10:00 – 2:30 pm
Who: Families
Cost: $6 adults/ $2 children

Ready, Set, Survive!

Preparation 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.

Date: Saturday, October 20th
Time: 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Who: Families
Cost: $6 adults/ $2 children

Batman Returns!

The real Batman, Robert Barclay of the University of Calgary, returns! Bats are often misrepresented as scary Halloween creatures, but Dr. Barclay will shine a new light on these mysterious mammals with natural history, games, amazing pictures and sounds. If we’re lucky, he may even bring a live bat friend!

Date: Tuesday, October 30th
Time: 6:30- 8:30 pm
Who: Families
Cost: $6 adults/ $2 children

Wildlife Corridors

Jacquie Gilson, our Executive Director, highlights the results of our summer research on wildlife movement around the Conservation Area. Come find out who’s been caught on our motion sensor cameras, what wildlife corridors are all about and how this information can help support conservation.

Date: Tuesday, November 13th
Time: 7:00- 9:00 pm
Who: Adult
Cost: $8 adult


Contact Information

Catriona Laird
931-2042
claird [at] crossconservation [dot] org

Posted August 3, 2007 by Anonymous

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