19

July 2024

Junior Naturalists – Wetlands

Visit Ellis Nature Centre for Junior Naturalist day camp on July 19 from 9am-3pm! This camp will have an outdoors and hands-on focus. We’ll also spend more time exploring Indigenous knowledge of the land during this day.

The fee for the camp is $30 per child and is open to children aged 7-12. Please note that we do allow drop-off beginning at 8:30am and pick-up until 3:30pm, but there will not be direct instruction at this time.

An email with the information you need to prepare your camper will be sent 1 week before the camp.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

23

July 2024

Knee High Nature – Purple Martins – 11am

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about purple martins on July 23 from 11am-12pm! We’ll learn about purple martins, do a craft, read books, and of course explore our site to look for them. This program is for children 3-6 years of age and we request parents accompany them for the program. Cost is $8 per child.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

23

July 2024

Knee High Nature – Purple Martins – 2pm

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about purple martins on July 23 from 2-3pm! We’ll learn about purple martins, do a craft, read books, and of course explore our site to look for them. This program is for children 3-6 years of age and we request parents accompany them for the program. Cost is $8 per child.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

24

July 2024

Junior Naturalists – Farm

Visit Ellis Nature Centre for Junior Naturalist day camp on July 24 from 9am-3pm! This camp will have an outdoors and hands-on focus. We’ll also spend more time exploring our working farm and the livestock we have during this day.

The fee for the camp is $30 per child and is open to children aged 7-12. Please note that we do allow drop-off beginning at 8:30am and pick-up until 3:30pm, but there will not be direct instruction at this time.

An email with the information you need to prepare your camper will be sent 1 week before the camp.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

25

July 2024

Knee High Nature – Foxes – 11am

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about foxes on July 4 from 11am-12pm! We’ll learn about Alberta foxes, do a craft, read books, and of course explore our site to look for them. This program is for children 3-6 years of age and we request parents accompany them for the program. Cost is $8 per child.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

25

July 2024

Knee High Nature – Foxes – 2pm

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about foxes on July 25 from 2-3pm! We’ll learn about Alberta foxes, do a craft, read books, and of course explore our site to look for them. This program is for children 3-6 years of age and we request parents accompany them for the program. Cost is $8 per child.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

26

July 2024

Junior Naturalists – Outdoors

Visit Ellis Nature Centre for Junior Naturalist day camp on July 26 from 9am-3pm! This camp will have an outdoors and hands-on focus. We’ll also spend more time exploring the nature trails on our site during this day.

The fee for the camp is $30 per child and is open to children aged 7-12. Please note that we do allow drop-off beginning at 8:30am and pick-up until 3:30pm, but there will not be direct instruction at this time.

An email with the information you need to prepare your camper will be sent 1 week before the camp.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

26

July 2024

“The Outside Book” Author Reading

Come to Ellis Nature Centre as local author Jess Pallister-Dew visits for a reading of her book “The Outside Book” on July 26 from 11am-12pm. Jess will read her book which inspires people of all ages to head outside and explore all the wonder that nature has to offer. Our staff will then take participants on a small exploration of our site and complete a craft related to the book. Jess will also have copies of her books available for purchase and she will do a book signing for those interested.

Best of all? This event is FREE to inspire as many people as possible to enjoy the outdoors with us. When registering, please register only the active participants (i.e. children, not adults).

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

27

July 2024

Drum Making Workshop – 9am

Clare Butterfly, an Indigenous knowledge keeper, will be at Ellis Nature Centre on Saturday, July 27 to teach two hand drum creation workshops. With Clare’s guidance, participants will get to make their own hand drum using materials that Clare has harvested for the workshop. This workshop is beginner friendly and anyone aged 12+ is welcome to participate. Younger children are also welcome to participate so long as an adult is accompanying them to help them make their drum. Spots are limited to 15 people per session.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

27

July 2024

Drum Making Workshop – 1:30PM

Clare Butterfly, an Indigenous knowledge keeper, will be at Ellis Nature Centre on Saturday, July 27 to teach two hand drum creation workshops. With Clare’s guidance, participants will get to make their own hand drum using materials that Clare has harvested for the workshop. This workshop is beginner friendly and anyone aged 12+ is welcome to participate. Younger children are also welcome to participate so long as an adult is accompanying them to help them make their drum. Spots are limited to 15 people per session.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

30

July 2024

Knee High Nature – Bees – 2pm

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about Bees on July 30 from 2-3pm! We’ll learn about bees, do a craft, read books, and of course explore our site to look for them. This program is for children 3-6 years of age and we request parents accompany them for the program. Cost is $8 per child.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

31

July 2024

Junior Naturalists – Birding

Visit Ellis Nature Centre for Junior Naturalist day camp on July 31 from 9am-3pm! This camp will have an outdoors and hands-on focus. We’ll also spend more time exploring the birds we have on our site during this day.

The fee for the camp is $30 per child and is open to children aged 7-12. Please note that we do allow drop-off beginning at 8:30am and pick-up until 3:30pm, but there will not be direct instruction at this time.

An email with the information you need to prepare your camper will be sent 1 week before the camp.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

1

August 2024

Knee High Nature – Badgers – 11am

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about Badgers on August 1 from 11am-12pm! We’ll learn about Badgers, do a craft, read books, and of course explore our site to look for them. This program is for children 3-6 years of age and we request parents accompany them for the program. Cost is $8 per child.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

1

August 2024

Knee High Nature – Badgers – 2pm

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about Badgers on August 1 from 2-3pm! We’ll learn about Badgers, do a craft, read books, and of course explore our site to look for them. This program is for children 3-6 years of age and we request parents accompany them for the program. Cost is $8 per child.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

2

August 2024

Junior Naturalists – Art

Visit Ellis Nature Centre for Junior Naturalist day camp on August 2 from 9am-3pm! This camp will have an outdoors and hands-on focus. We’ll also spend more time exploring nature art during this day.

The fee for the camp is $30 per child and is open to children aged 7-12. Please note that we do allow drop-off beginning at 8:30am and pick-up until 3:30pm, but there will not be direct instruction at this time.

An email with the information you need to prepare your camper will be sent 1 week before the camp.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

6

August 2024

Knee High Nature – Snowshoe Hare – 11am

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about snowshoe hares on August 6 from 11am-12pm! We’ll learn about snowshoe hares, do a craft, read books, and of course explore our site to look for them. This program is for children 3-6 years of age and we request parents accompany them for the program. Cost is $8 per child.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

6

August 2024

Knee High Nature – Snowshoe Hare – 2pm

Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about snowshoe hares on August 6 from 2-3pm! We’ll learn about snowshoe hares, do a craft, read books, and of course explore our site to look for them. This program is for children 3-6 years of age and we request parents accompany them for the program. Cost is $8 per child.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

7

August 2024

Junior Naturalists – Indigenous

Visit Ellis Nature Centre for Junior Naturalist day camp on August 7 from 9am-3pm! This camp will have an outdoors and hands-on focus. We’ll also spend more time exploring Indigenous knowledge about land & nature during this day.

The fee for the camp is $30 per child and is open to children aged 7-12. Please note that we do allow drop-off beginning at 8:30am and pick-up until 3:30pm, but there will not be direct instruction at this time.

An email with the information you need to prepare your camper will be sent 1 week before the camp.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

8

August 2024

Knee High Nature – Chickens – 11am

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about Chickens on August 8 from 11am-12pm! We’ll learn about Chickens, do a craft, read books, and of course explore our site to look for them. This program is for children 3-6 years of age and we request parents accompany them for the program. Cost is $8 per child.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

8

August 2024

Knee High Nature – Chickens – 2pm

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about Chickens on August 8 from 2-3pm! We’ll learn about Chickens, do a craft, read books, and of course explore our site to look for them. This program is for children 3-6 years of age and we request parents accompany them for the program. Cost is $8 per child.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

9

August 2024

Junior Naturalists – Outdoors

Visit Ellis Nature Centre for Junior Naturalist day camp on August 9 from 9am-3pm! This camp will have an outdoors and hands-on focus. We’ll also spend more time exploring our nature trails during this day.

The fee for the camp is $30 per child and is open to children aged 7-12. Please note that we do allow drop-off beginning at 8:30am and pick-up until 3:30pm, but there will not be direct instruction at this time.

An email with the information you need to prepare your camper will be sent 1 week before the camp.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

11

August 2024

Kids Whimsical Art Class

Send your kids for a whimsical village art workshop with Ellis Nature Centre & local artist Sally Towers-Sybblis!

Discover the art of whimsy by learning how to draw quaint buildings, rolling hills, trees, streets and sidewalks to create an entire whimsical village scene. Learn how to use water soluble markers to infuse bold bright colors into your village painting. This class is for children & youth aged 8-17. The workshop will take place on Sunday, August 11 from 10am-12pm. Only $45 per person & 20 spots available.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

11

August 2024

Adult Whimsical Art Class

Visit Ellis Nature Centre for a whimsical village art workshop with local artist Sally Towers-Sybblis!

Discover the art of whimsy by learning how to draw quaint buildings, rolling hills, trees, streets and sidewalks to create an entire whimsical village scene. Learn how to use water soluble markers to infuse bold bright colors into your village painting. This class is for adults. The workshop will take place on Sunday, August 11 from 1-4pm. Only $45 per person & 20 spots available.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

13

August 2024

Knee High Nature – Owls – 11am

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about Owls on August 13 from 11am-12pm! We’ll learn about Owls, do a craft, read books, and of course explore our site to look for them. This program is for children 3-6 years of age and we request parents accompany them for the program. Cost is $8 per child.

  • Ellis Nature centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

13

August 2024

Knee High Nature – Owls – 2pm

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about Owls on August 13 from 2-3pm! We’ll learn about Owls, do a craft, read books, and of course explore our site to look for them. This program is for children 3-6 years of age and we request parents accompany them for the program. Cost is $8 per child.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

14

August 2024

Junior Naturalists – Sensory Friendly

Visit Ellis Nature Centre for Junior Naturalist day camp on August 14 from 9am-3pm! This camp will have an outdoors and hands-on focus. This camp is designed to be sensory friendly with smaller group sizes and engagement in activities on the quieter areas of our site.

The fee for the camp is $30 per child and is open to children aged 7-12. Please note that we do allow drop-off beginning at 8:30am and pick-up until 3:30pm, but there will not be direct instruction at this time.

An email with the information you need to prepare your camper will be sent 1 week before the camp.

  • Ellis Nature centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

14

August 2024

AWE Walk

Visit Ellis Nature Centre for an AWE Walk on August 14 from 11am-12pm! The purpose of an AWE Walk is to walk in a place of meaning & beauty, where your sole task is to encounter something that amazes you, be it big or small. The leader of our walk will cue people to purposely engage in the nature around them as they lead the walk around our site. This event is free but pre-reg is encouraged. Only 10 spots available!

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

15

August 2024

Knee High Nature – Squirrels – 11am

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about Squirrels on August 15 from 11am-12pm! We’ll learn about Squirrels, do a craft, read books, and of course explore our site to look for them. This program is for children 3-6 years of age and we request parents accompany them for the program. Cost is $8 per child.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

15

August 2024

Knee High Nature – Squirrels – 2pm

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about Squirrels on August 15 from 2-3PM! We’ll learn about Squirrels, do a craft, read books, and of course explore our site to look for them. This program is for children 3-6 years of age and we request parents accompany them for the program. Cost is $8 per child.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

16

August 2024

Junior Naturalists – Birding

Visit Ellis Nature Centre for Junior Naturalist day camp on August 16 from 9am-3pm! This camp will have an outdoors and hands-on focus. We’ll also spend more time looking for birds on our site during this day.

The fee for the camp is $30 per child and is open to children aged 7-12. Please note that we do allow drop-off beginning at 8:30am and pick-up until 3:30pm, but there will not be direct instruction at this time.

An email with the information you need to prepare your camper will be sent 1 week before the camp.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

17

August 2024

Medicine River Wildlife Centre Visit

Medicine River Wildlife Centre will be visiting Ellis Nature Centre on Saturday, August 17 from 11am-12pm! During their time here, they’ll give a presentation about the work they do & what wildlife rehabilitation is. They’ll also be bringing their educational owl Olive to assist in the presentation.

This event is free, but pre-registration is encouraged & donations for Medicine River & Ellis Nature Centre will be gladly accepted at the event. Medicine River will also be bringing copies of their Otis the Owl book to sell. Please reserve a spot for each person who will be attending, both children & adults.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

18

August 2024

Harvest Workshop

Visit Ellis Nature Centre as we welcome Daisy & Dill for a Harvest Workshop on Sunday, August 18 from 1-3pm! In this workshop, we’ll cover different harvesting techniques as folks prepare to head into the harvest season. This will include how to harvest your garden, store your harvest, and different preservation techniques.

In addition to a presentation, there will be a hands-on demonstration in one of our gardens. The fee for this workshop is $15 per person & only 25 spots are available.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

24

August 2024

Evening Dinner & Bird Walk with Gavin McKinnon

Visit Ellis Nature Centre with host Gavin McKinnon for an evening dinner & birding walk on Saturday, August 24 from 7-8:30pm.

We’ll start the night with a dinner prepared by the Ellis Nature Centre cafe, where folks can ask Gavin their questions about birding, his experiences, and more. After dinner, Gavin will lead the group on an evening birding walk around our site, giving tips about best practices for birding in the evening.

The fee for this event is $50, which covers dinner & the fee for the walk. There are only 15 spots available, so don’t wait to register.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

25

August 2024

Streams of Consequence Book Talk

Visit Ellis Nature Centre with host Albertan author, biologist, & conservationist Lorne Fitch for a discussion of his book “Streams of Consequence”. Lorne will be visiting on Sunday, August 25 from 11am-12pm to host a discussion of his book & the insights he gained about conservation as a biologist in Alberta for decades. This talk is free! Copies of Lorne’s book will be available for purchase & he’ll host a book signing after the talk.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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