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Spring and Summer 2008 Conservation Education Programs

Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area

Adult Programs

Family Programs

Registration Information

Advance registration is required for all programs. For more information or to register, call Catriona Laird, 931-2042 or claird [at] crossconservation [dot] org (email).

Payment by Visa or Mastercard is preferred. Programs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis upon receipt of payment.

All proceeds from these programs support conservation education for children at the Cross Conservation Area.


Adult Programs

Transferable Development Credits

Kim Good of the Miistakis Institute will introduce the Transferable Development Credits (TDC) concept with an in-depth look at four US programs. This planning tool helps protect landscapes valued for environmental, agricultural or historical conservation, while promoting development in areas with existing or potential infrastructure and services.*
Date: Wednesday, April 30th
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost: $10.00

* Offered in cooperation with the Foothills Land Trust and the Priddis Millarville Residents Association.

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Wildlife Corridors- The Final Report

Dr. Michael Quinn of the Miistakis Institute and the U of C’s Faculty of Environmental Design, and researchers Chris Selvig and Jonathon Schmidt, will provide an overview of the 2007 wildlife corridor study final report. Ten wildlife monitoring cameras captured over 100,000 images and 13 mammal species. The final report includes maps showing potential wildlife habitat and connectivity surrounding the Cross Conservation Area.
Date: Thursday, May 22nd
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost: $10.00

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Connecting Your Child with Nature

Richard Louv’s book ‘Last Child in the Woods’ has helped open our eyes to the concept of Nature Deficit Disorder and its implications. Join Gareth Thomson, seasoned environmental educator, to find out how to help your children explore nature, using a complementary ‘tool kit.’ Please come prepared to spend time outdoors!

Date: Tuesday, June 3rd
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost: $10.00

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Wildflower Walkabout

Wondering about wildflowers? Discover the abundance of flowers species that bloom at the Cross Conservation Area and throughout the Foothills. Join naturalist Donna Fleury on a short walkabout in search of native blossoms. Indoor slideshow if weather is poor.
Date: Thursday, June 12th
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost: $10.00

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Family Programs

Go With The Flow!

Water - our most precious resource! Join water molecules Walter and Wendy as they sing, dance and learn about the water cycle, wetlands, watershed, filtration, pollution and water treatment. This one hour indoor musical performed by Evergreen Theatre will be followed by an exciting outdoor pond study led by Area staff. Please arrive 15 minutes early - late entries will not be permitted.
Date: Saturday, May 24th
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $10/adult, $6/child

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Who Dung it?

Get the scoop on scat! Discover the stories a pile of poop tells you about animals and their biology. You’ll never say ick again as we explore the fascinating in’s and out’s of animal droppings! Use your detective nose on a walk to examine who ‘dung’ it. Indoor/outdoor program, please dress for the weather.
Date: Tuesday, June 10th
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $8/adult, $4/child

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Buzz about Bees!

There’s more to bees than their honey! Get the buzz about the decline of these important pollinators from Bill Turner, a member of the Calgary Beekeepers Association. View an observation hive up close and take the sting out of bee biology. Uncover their mysteries and discover what’s sweet about bees! Indoor/outdoor program, please dress for the weather.

Date: Saturday, June 21st
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Cost: $8/adult, $4/child

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Posted March 24, 2008 by Anonymous

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