Ouch! Winter Slips and Falls! Three Ways to Avoid Them.

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If you haven’t fallen on ice, you probably know someone who has. Every year, thousands of Canadian make a visit to a doctor or the Emergency department of a hospital due to falls on ice ! As a matter of interest, Albertans have nearly triple…

What’s a Nature Navigator and Why Do we Need It?

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What's a "Nature Navigator"? We've given our dream a name - The “Nature Navigator.”  The “Nature Navigator” is a cargo van designed to accommodate effective delivery of our Nature Programming. Staff will be able to easily access learning…

Our 6th Bird CENSUS Can Use Your Help!

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Our 6th Annual Bird Census! This May 13 marks our 6th year participating in a world wide census of birds through Global Big Day! In 2022, a record 7673 bird species were counted in 201 countries by 51,455 people! Our local Eagle Point team…

50 Birds of Eagle Point & Blue Rapids Parks System

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Download the 50 Birds Checklist! If you'd like to try a new activity with your family, why not give birding a go?  It's a little like Poke-Mon - but you have to hunt for birds using clues like habitat and range! Download our new 50 Bird…

April Outdoor Activities in the Park!

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What's Going on in the Parks this April? By Erin Klatt, EPBR Parks Council Camping 101: There is something so special about being out in nature! We recommend spending as much time as possible in the wilderness - for both physical and mental…

We’ve been Shortlisted for the Emerald Awards!

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We're so excited to announce that we've been shortlisted for the Alberta Emerald Awards! Since 1992, the Emerald Awards have showcased over 350 recipients and 850 finalists who are raising the bar in addressing environmental and climate change…

Action for Energy 10 Day Challenge

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Have you seen the Action for Energy:  The Movie or have our Education Staff have visited your organization or school to present one or more of our Action for Energy programs? We hope we've inspired you to make some changes in your habits,…

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…