Movie Night: “Christmas in Yellowstone” – Dec 28th, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Movie Night: “Christmas in Yellowstone” – Dec 28th, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

On Thursday December 28th, join us for a festive late afternoon/ early evening at the Nature Centre for the documentary ‘Christmas at Yellowstone’, which follows in the snowy footprints of Yellowstone’s red foxes, spies on the predatory warfare of wolves and elk, and climbs into the den of a grizzly bear that gives birth to two cubs while deep in hibernation.
This event is family-friendly and BYOP: Bring Your Own Popcorn!

Admission by donation. Children free! All donations support our ongoing environmental education and stewardship work!

Sea Level Rise & the Shoreline – Still space to register for FREE Workshop – Sat, Dec 2nd, 9-5pm

There are still a few spots left in this Saturday’s Free Sea Level Rise and the Shoreline workshop led by local environmental restoration ecologist David Polster – 9-5 at the Nature Centre. A great opportunity to learn more about building local resilience. Opportunity for hands-on follow-up on Sunday. To register email or call 250.597.2288

Feel Good Fridays – Nov 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th – Hands-on ecological restoration

Do you want to contribute directly to some great ecosystem climate adaptation work happening in Cowichan Valley? This November, join the Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre, Somenos Marsh Society, and the Cowichan Land Trust for FOUR Fridays of hands-on habitat restoration!
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All events are 11am-2pm and include treats! 🙂 Please bring work gloves if you have them, wear waterproof boots and dress for the weather.
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Friday Nov 4: Hecate Park Beach: Build a resilient shoreline PART 1
Hecate Park, 1845 Cowichan Bay Road
Friday Nov 10: Bings Creek: Prevent flooding and provide shade for salmon
Meet at 2907 Philips Street
Friday Nov 17: Hecate Park Beach: Build a resilient shoreline PART 2
Hecate Park, 1845 Cowichan Bay Road
Friday Nov 24: Somenos Marsh: Restore habitat for wetland wildlife
Meet at Beverly St and York Rd

“The Messenger” – a film about songbirds, their message & their vulnerability – Thurs, Oct 12th, 7pm

This Thursday October 12th at 7 pm we’re showing the award-winning documentary film “The Messenger”, Su Rynard’s visionary film about our deep-seated connection to songbirds and threat that human activity poses to their survival, at the Nature Centre as a part of the month-long WildWings Nature & Arts Festival.  Doors open at 6:30

This is a film for anyone who cares about the environment and nature. It’s not only an opportunity to see an amazing award-winning film (especially if you missed last year’s showing at VIU) but also to talk together about constructive local action and ongoing local successes in restoring song bird habitat and song bird recovery.

The Nature Centre film screening will be followed by a Q and A discussion with local naturalists.

Since its world premiere in 2015 at Toronto’s Hot Docs Film Festival, The Messenger has wowed audiences the world over at more than 30 international film festivals, receiving numerous awards, including The Best Conservation Program from Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, Best of Fest and Best Theatrical Feature, International Wildlife Film Festival plus a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Cinematography in a Feature Documentary and the Ontario Nature’s Carl Nunn Media Impact Award.

Shot in Canada, Costa Rica, Germany, France, The Netherlands and the USA, The Messenger is an international story with high stakes global consequences. The film looks at the connection between the decline of songbirds and human activity and what that could means for our already fragile ecosystem, leaving us with the questions: Does the uncertain fate of songbirds mirror our own? and.. What can we do to respond?

Your donations to support the education and conservation work of the Estuary Nature Centre at our location in an Internationally recognized “Important Bird Area”, one of 12,000 IBAs recognized by BirdLife International world-wide, are much appreciated!

“Wisdom of the River” – a film by Harold Joe – Sept 26th, 7pm

This coming Tuesday, September 26th at 7 pm we are pleased to host local filmmaker Harold Joe for this showing of his film “Wisdom of the River” at the Estuary Nature Centre. This is in the lead-up to the Quw’utsun Cowichan Heritage River Celebration on September 30th where Harold will also be sharing his knowledge.

Harold will be available after the film to answer your questions and talk more about the Quw’utsun River, what it means to the Quw’utsun People and the making of the film.

By donation.

Harold Joe spear fishing
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