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Nature House Events Week 8: Aug 17 - 21


Join in on some snorkel fun at the Portal this Saturday, from 1-2pm.


Wednesday, August 17


9:00 am start: Wednesday Wander at Lawrence Loop Trail

(meet by the Fire Hall) (all ages)

Join us for our last wander on this trail! We will continue to count and observe the beautiful plant and bird species using eBird and iNaturalist. Come get some exercise and discuss nature with us!


2:00 pm start: Make Your Own Beeswax Wraps at the Nature House (ages 10+)

Today we will be creating beeswax wraps. These wraps are an incredible way to increase sustainability and reduce single use plastic wraps in your kitchen. Beeswax wraps help keep your food fresher for longer, save you money, are easy to clean and care for and are more environmentally sustainable! Please bring old fabric and any beeswax wraps you may have that need resealing. Come on down to make this incredible sustainable kitchen tool!


Thursday, August 18


9:00 - 11:00 am: Harvest Hours at the PAG, Lot 62 North Cove Road (all ages)

Drop by the People’s Apothecary Garden anytime between 9:00 - 11:00 to take a wander, harvest some herbs, and learn about the PAG's 40 + medicinal plants. Today we will (hopefully) be finishing up our path widening project! If you are keen to give us a hand, we won't argue :)


2:00 pm start: Fibre Processing Demonstration with Emily McIvor and community members at the Nature House (all ages)

Ever wondered how sheep’s wool becomes a beautiful garment? Come see the step by step process at the Nature House! Starting from raw wool, we will have a hands-on demonstration to see how it is cleaned, carded, spun, and dyed; and then how it is knitted or woven into garments or fabric. Come see this intricate process to appreciate the work that goes into making textiles, and to see the freshly shorn sheep!


7:00 pm start: Doc & Talk - Creating Permaculture Food Forests at the Nature House (adult)

Today we will be showing the video Amazing 23-Year-Old Permaculture Food Forest, the video shows a transformative forest which the couple uses to produce food. After the showing, we will discuss their impact on their community and the environment and possible applications for Thetis.


Note: Marine Protected Area Town Hall Live Stream at Forbes Hall has been cancelled as the town hall meeting has been postponed!


Friday, August 19


2:00 pm start: Junior Biologist - Batrilliant - at the Nature House (kids 8 - 12)

This week we will learn all about bats, their importance to the environment, the threats they face in human ecosystems, and how they came to achieve the ability to fly. We will also do an echolocation activity and bat craft!


Saturday, August 20


1:00 - 2:00 pm: Swim and Snorkel at the Portal, 254 North Cove Road (all ages)

Cool off from the summer heat by swimming and snorkeling at the beach. We will swim along the shore observing crabs, sea stars, and other sea creatures. We will have a few ThINC members collecting items from deeper water to show more sea life off! There will be no lifeguard on duty, so parents are required to stay and help their kids in the water. The seaquarium will also be open for this visit. Bring sunscreen, floaties, towel, goggles, masks & snorkels for this fun filled day!


Note: Photosynthetic Biodiversity with Andrew Simon at Fairyslipper Forest has been cancelled. We hope to re-offer this event in the fall!


Sunday, August 21


9:00 - 11:00 am: Harvest Hours at the PAG, Lot 62 North Cove Road (all ages)

Drop by the People’s Apothecary Garden anytime between 9:00 - 11:00 to take a wander, harvest some herbs, and learn about the PAG's 40 + medicinal plants.


2:00 - 4:00pm: Family Nature Afternoons at the Nature House (all ages)

This is our last full day with the Seaquarium Creatures! Come learn about all of the different marine life and feed them one last time! We will also be crafting t-shirts this week with nature decals and fabric paints. Please bring a white or light coloured t-shirt if you have one! We will have a couple on hand and some small bags that can be decorated as well!