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Nature drop-in programs

Drop-in programs are offered throughout the year. Registration is not required unless otherwise stated.

Nature Discovery Drop-in Program (3 - 12 years)

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Bring the kids for an exciting morning of learning and discovery at our free nature drop-in program in the historic Colonel Walker House. Each Tuesday, we’ll be exploring one of three themes using games, art and stories. All participants must be accompanied by an adult.

Note: Due to limited staffing and supplies, please no daycare, day home or home school groups of more than five children.

Date: Tuesdays, February 7 - March 14
Time: 10 a.m. - noon
Location: Inglewood Bird Sanctuary (Colonel Walker House)
Cost: Free

Program themes

City Critters: Uncover nature’s mysteries! Come discover fun facts about the critters that may be living in your backyard. Learn how to identify the tracks, scat and other clues they leave behind, and test out your newfound detective skills during an animal investigation in the park - you’ll be surprised at what you find.

Busy Bugs: Bugs are awesome! These phenomenal creatures are the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth. Explore the wonderful and strange world of insects while learning what makes a bug a bug and why they are so important to a healthy environment.

Plant Power: Did you know plants have super powers? Without them we couldn’t survive! Discover the important role these green machines play in our ecosystem, learn about their structures and growth, and explore the creative ways they adapt to their surroundings.
 


Summer Nature Drop-in Program (3 - 12 years)

​Looking for free summer activities for the kids? Try our nature drop-in program at Ralph Klein Park. Join us for these exciting, interactive sessions where we will explore swimming, flying and crawling creatures using fun, hands-on activities. Program themes will rotate on a weekly basis. All participants must be accompanied by an adult.

Note: Due to limited staffing and supplies, please no daycare, day home or home school groups of more than five children.

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 4 - August 24
Time: 10 a.m. - noon & 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Ralph Klein Park
Cost: Free

Program themes

Wetland Bug Safari: Safari into an underwater world of aquatic acrobats and tiny transformers without getting your feet wet! Drop by Canada’s largest man-made wetland for an up-close view of the amazing critters that live below the surface. Young adventurers will capture these wetland wonders, discover their unique creature features and learn about their survival in a storm-water pond.

What Bird is That?: It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a mystery! With hundreds of bird species in Calgary of various colours, shapes and sizes it can be difficult to tell them apart, but not if you have the right tools. Drop by with your budding birder to learn how to spot and identify different feathered friends using binoculars, field guides and special bird clues.

City Critters: Uncover nature’s mysteries! Come discover fun facts about the critters that may be living in your backyard. Learn how to identify the tracks, scat and other clues they leave behind, and test out your newfound detective skills during an animal investigation in the park - you’ll be surprised at what you find.

Busy Bugs: Bugs are awesome! These phenomenal creatures are the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth. Explore the wonderful and strange world of insects while learning what makes a bug a bug and why they are so important to a healthy environment.

Looking for group programs? Check out our nature programs for children and youth and our summer camp sizzlers.