Our Education Season Ends and our Summer Programs Begin!

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It's a Wrap! As I write this article, we are preparing for tomorrow’s education program, which happens to be the last one of the 2021-2022 season! We will wrap up with four Grade 1 classes at beautiful Willey West Campground. We’ve had…

Let’s Go Birding in Drayton Valley

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Trending and Good for your Health! Birding, the act of observing birds in their natural habitats, has gained quite a bit of popularity in recent years. Birding is guaranteed to get you outside so you can build connections to the natural world.…

5 Spring Activities For The Entire Family

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1.  BUILD AND TEST PUDDLE RAFTS Spring isn’t spring without some puddles to play in! Kids can learn all about buoyancy with hands-on play! Watch our PUDDLE RAFTS YouTube video for ideas on how to build 3 kinds of puddle rafts, or get inspired…

Women’s Wellness Retreat 2022

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Women’s Wellness Retreat 2022 comes to Eagle Point Provincial Park A Great Way to Kick off Spring! Eagle Point Blue Rapids Parks Council is pleased to announce a fantastic event for all you hard working ladies out there! We’re hosting…

Migration, Incubation and You

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Migration, Incubation and You Will Spring Ever Get Here? For residents of northern climates, the arrival of migrating birds is a sure sign that spring must be on it’s way! Last year, I saw my first geese flying overhead on March 7, so…

The Birds of Eagle Point Provincial Park will be Celebrating this Christmas!

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Christmas Tree in the Forest The birds of Eagle Point Provincial Park will celebrate Christmas once again this year at a beautiful spruce tree decorated with edible decorations and lights! This year, the tree is a bit off the beaten path of…

Trail and Camp Etiquette

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I am no stranger to the trails..... This past year, it seems like everyone has taken up hiking (I don’t blame them - nature heals!).  However, many people are unaware of some of the most basic trail and camp etiquette. Today, I’m…

Eagle Point Provincial Park to host Citizen Science Project

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Spring Means Get Outside and Explore Parks! The days are longer, the nights are warmer! The sounds of geese and robins fill the air! Spring is in full swing in Drayton Valley! This mild spring weather makes it so inviting to explore the local…

Natural Easter Egg Dyes

Do you have any of the following items in your fridge or pantry? Red cabbage, blueberry juice, turmeric* powder, onion skins, spinach, avocado pits. These are a few of the vegetables and spices that you can use to make  your own Easter Egg Dyes!  Experiment with other items too!

Ten Good Things to do with your Family this Spring

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Spring is a timed of renewed energy, increasing daylight hours, warmer temperatures accompanied by the return of birds and greenery! Celebrate all things spring with your family!  How many of the following activities will your family try this…

10 Winter Activities for the Entire Family!

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GO ON A WINTER WALK Collect items along the way and make a collage with them when you get home. Take some snowy pictures. Look for tracks in the snow. MAKE SNOW ANGELS Look for a nice big patch of undisturbed white fluffy…

Create Your Own Outdoor Christmas Tree for the Birds!

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Feeding Birds in Winter In the depths of winter, a flock of colourful birds visiting your home  is reward enough, but for the birds, a visit to feeders helps them get through those long months of cold.  In west central Alberta, feeding stations…

Winter is Coming Education Links

WINTER is coming! Enjoy these informative links! ADVENTURE SMART. Great information on being prepared when you’re heading out for winter activities. Snowshoeing for Beginners - an article to inspire you to learn to snowshoe! With winter…

Match and Unscramble Activities!

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Humans and animals face challenges when winter arrives! Test your winter knowledge with these two activities that you can do on a cold winter day!  Check your answers below.   Answers to How do Animals Adapt to Winter: Bats…

Prepare for Winter!

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ARE YOU PREPARED FOR WINTER WEATHER? By Erin Klatt It’s that time of year, when the days are shorter, the weather changes faster and you really need to be dressed for anything. In beautiful Alberta, you can experience all four seasons…

Wild Mint Iced Tea!

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Did you know that wild mint grows in many parts of Alberta? Wild mint can be found in wet areas along shores of lakes and pond or in wet places in field and ditches throughout central and northern Alberta. Features of Wild Mint (Mentha…

Insects and Spiders Learning Links

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Insect and Spider Learning Links and Activities Fun Stuff Crafts - How to Paint a Bug Rock Music - Songs about Bugs, Insects, Spiders and Slugs Movies - A Bug’s Life - Watch the Trailer Bug Bingo Activity Page Insect Hotels: A Refuge…

Catching Bugs with a Pooter

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Build your own Pooter to Catch Bugs! Scientists call them aspirators, but bug enthusiasts call them pooters.  Pooters help scientists (and kids) catch small insects for closer examination without touching them. These simple instructions will…

The Disappearing Bug

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Why are bugs disappearing and why should you care?

Wetlands Learning Links

Links & Learning WETLANDS LINKS Pond Dipping with Eagle Point Video Experiment: Build a Water Filter Wetlands Activity Sheets (Bingo, Crosswords and More): www.epbrparkcouncil.org/pond-dipping Identification: Aquatic Plants of…

Experiment – Wetlands as a Filter

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Did you know that one of the great benefits of wetlands is their ability to filter run-off before it enters open water? Sediments and pollutants (including manure and chemicals) that pass through a wetlands before entering open water are filtered…