Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A bit of the birds and bees for spring...

Public Programming has been given a rare opportunity this year. No, not an early spring (at least not by all the snow I still see around), but the chance to let loose a little, get a little naughty, and host a sure-to-be-entertaining adults only planetarium and mixer! It's called "Diabolical Deities: A Night of Murder, Lust, and Mayhem" and we're having it here at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre on Saturday, April 16, 2011, from 8 to 10 p.m. Costs are $20+gst/members and $23+gst/non-members. Paid pre-registration is required (due to planetarium size). There are only 15 spots left: you can drop in to the Nature Centre or call 403-346-2010 to reserve yours today! Diabolical Deities is sure to be a great night out for you and your fun-loving friends: wine, greek-themed food to go with the uncensored Greek myth star stories, costumed hosts, and togas are encouraged! See you there!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Seedy Sunday at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre

It's officially Spring, folks, and that means it's time to start thinking about gardening and sustainable food production. If you've decided that this is the year you ramp up your green gardening practices, you're in luck! We have two events coming up this week, all about food and how to grow your own.

There's still one day left to register in our Green Gardening Workshop, running this Wednesday, March 23. Call 403-346-2010 for more details.

Sunday, March 27, is Seedy Sunday. ReThink Red Deer and the Kerry Wood Nature Centre have teemed up with Seeds of Diversity and a host of other groups and individuals interested in sustainable food production to present an event full of informative talks, seed exchanges and sales, kids' activities and more! Check it out between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. this Sunday. If you'd like more information on speaker topics, you can also check out the poster- just click this link.

See you Sunday!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

World's oldest banded bird a mom again

Follow this link to a neat story on Discovery News about Wisdom the Albatross, who was first banded in 1956, and her latest chick.

Amazing what a good diet and exercise can do for longevity, eh?

Owl Cam

Our friends at the Ellis Bird Farm have just turned on an Owl Cam. The webcam is trained on a pair of nesting Great Horned Owls and has infrared capabilities in order to capture the birds' nocturnal activities.

For complete information about the webcam check out the story in today's Red Deer Advocate. For more information on the Ellis Bird Farm and the important work they do, check our their website.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Celebrate Carnaval this Friday night at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre

Join us this Friday, March 11, 2011 starting at 6 p.m. for a bilingual planetarium and nature walk in celebration of Carnaval. The walk will be first with the planetarium show to follow. Please be advised that the planetarium will be first come, first served as it has a maximum capacity of 25. (We will run more shows if needed.) This event is free to attend.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Birdhouses with Bob

Dates & Times; Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 2:00pm
Location: Kerry Wood Nature Centre
Kids ages 6 to 13 can learn about the birds of Spring and build a bird house to take home.
The program is about 1.5 hours. An adult should accompany each child .

All materials and instructions are provided

Fees: $7.00 /child for KWNC members;$8/child for non members

Preregistration is advised.
Telephone 403 346 2010