Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Build a bird feeder

The Friends of the Kerry Wood Nature Centre is offering a Children's Winter Bird Feeding Program on Sunday, November 28th at 2:00 pm. Bring your children aged 6 - 13 down for this hands-on program. They'll get a chance to identify winter birds and learn what and how to feed them. Participants will construct a bird feeder and be given seed to take home. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Program cost is $7/child for Friends members and $8/child for non-members. For more information or to register, please call Bob at 403-346-2010 ext 103.

Monday, October 25, 2010

City Environmental Master Plan -- Comment and Win

We have this reminder from Lauren Maris, Environmental Program Specialist for the City of Red Deer:

The deadline to comment on some of the suggested actions and targets contained in the Environmental Master Plan is October 31. Everyone who participates will be entered in a draw for an eco-home starter kit, valued at $150.

Join the discussion online at www.letstalkreddeer.ca/environment or email your input directly to envmplan@reddeer.ca.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Shed Some Light

In order to raise money for a new, energy-efficient lighting system for the Kerry Wood Nature Centre's Marjorie Wood Gallery, we are hosting the Shed Some Light fundraiser on November 12th, 2010 from 7 - 10 pm.

The fundraiser will feature wine, cheese, hors d'oeuvres, and entertainment. In addition, there will be a silent auction and an art sale, with all sale pieces going for $25. It's a perfect chance to bring home some local art for the holidays.

Local artists will be joining us for the evening to discuss their creative process.

Tickets for the event are $20 + GST, and are available at the Nature Centre. For more information visit our website or call us at 403-346-2010.


If you are a local artist and would be interested in donating art for the fundraiser or if you would like to donate something for the silent auction, please give Andrea a call at 403-346-2010 ext 119.

Chrismas Light Exchange

Today marks the start of this year's Christmas light exchange, and we're already seeing big demand. Offered in partnership with the City of Red Deer Electric Light and Power Department and Environmental Initiatives Division, the exchange gives you the opportunity to recycle your old incandescent lights by trading them for more energy-efficient LEDs.

Bring your old lights to the Nature Centre, and for every two strings of old-style lights you'll receive a string of LED lights.

Our thanks to London Drugs, this year's light supplier.

For more information, call the Kerry Wood Nature Centre at 403-346-2010.