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Hello Birds! We’re Celebrating Migration with a Festival of Activities!

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Our Annual Bird Count is quickly approaching! Our Bird Count coincides with World Migratory Bird Day! This year, we are leading up to our Eagle Point Bird Count with a Festival of Bird Focused events! We'd like to thank Obsidian Energy Ltd…

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 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…

Wild Mint Iced Tea!

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…

Catching Bugs with a Pooter

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…

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

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…

Pond Dipping

Wonders of Wetlands is our most popular Environmental Education program. Kids love pond dipping! Turn it into a family adventure by visiting a wetland to discover who and what lives there. The best time for pond dipping is early June until early…

Eagle Point Nature News – Get Your Free Copy!

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Nature Journals are not just for Scientists

Nature Journals are a great way to get kids to build a deeper connection to nature while enhancing their observations skills.

Parks Council News

New Catalog of Programs! We’ve been busy here at the Parks Council! We've been doing lots of great Outdoor and Environmental Programming with little ones and youth and been we've completed our new catalog of programs! We now offer 20…

BOLD Nature Kids Winter Session

REGISTER YOUR CHILD TODAY! Do you have kids aged 3 to 5 years old?  They will love BOLD Nature Kids!   BOLD Winter Sessions run from January 14 to April 9, 2020 with facilitator Jackie Greenlee, Registered Recreation Therapist.    Register…

An Exciting Announcement for Environmental Education in the Drayton Valley Area!

Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council receives a generous three year grant from the Edmonton and Drayton Valley Community Foundation.

Connecting with Nature – From Hip Waders to Stinging Nettle

From Hip Waders to Stinging Nettle... Connecting with Nature and Experiencing the Outdoors with Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council Kathy Schwengler, Education & Outreach Director Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council is a non profit…

If Only Money Grew on Trees…..

By Sandra Bannard, Executive Director “If Only Money Grew on Trees… We’d be Rich.” Sounds a bit like the Bare Naked Ladies hit single from the 1990’s but for now we are using it as the slogan for the Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks…

Two Grants for Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Environmental Education Program

Good News!! Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council received good news this spring! Drayton Valley and District Family and Community Support Services and  Drayton Valley Community Foundation have both funded grant requests for Eagle Point-Blue…

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