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Nature Drop-in Programs

Looking for free summer activities for the kids? Try our nature drop-in program

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

Summer Nature Drop-in Program (4 - 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 8 - August 22 (see themes and schedules below)
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Ralph Klein Park
Cost: Free

Program themes

Wetland Bug Safari

July 9, July 11, July 30
August 1, August 20, August 22

Safari into an underwater world of aquatic acrobats and tiny transformers without getting your feet wet! Drop by Ralph Klein Park for an up-close view of the amazing critters that live below the surface of the wetland. Young adventurers will capture these wetland wonders, discover their unique creature features and learn about their survival in a storm-water pond. Participants must be accompanied by an adult.

City Critters

July 16, July 18
August 6, August 8

Discover cool facts and trivia about animals that could be living in your backyard. Learn how to identify tracks, scat, and other types of animal evidence. Use magnifying glasses, binoculars, field guides, and other supplies from the discovery kits to go on your own investigation in the park. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. 

Wild for Water

July 23, July 25
August 13, August 15

Explore the reasons why water is important to people and wildlife. Discover how to examine the different properties of water through exploration of Canada’s largest man-made wetland. Learn about your water footprint and strategies you can use to help keep our water clean in the future! Participants must be accompanied by an adult.


Looking for group programs? Check out our nature programs for children and youth

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