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Abundant Autumn- Edible Plant Class

Mikaela Cannon is a wilderness guide with a passion for plants and sharing her knowledge! In this class you will walk the Grasslands Trail at ABNC to learn about the various edible plants and their uses. To finish off the experience you will have an opportunity to sample edible treats made from wild plants. This tasting will be held at the covered picnic area, which provides scenic views of Okanagan Lake! You can expect to taste seasonal jams and other goodies that incorporate an element of local flora.

Sampling these treats will be done at your own risk and no dietary substitutions will be made. Due to the nature of this class, we recommend participants are 19+

This class will operate rain or shine, so please ensure you are dressed for the weather and wearing closed toe shoes. Meet at the covered picnic area around 9:50am.

 

Bat Basics Class

Join us at Allan Brooks Nature Centre for a one hour class on “Bat Basics” with our lead nature interpreter, Alexis Olynyk. Learn more about what makes these nocturnal mammals so fascinating and important! You will also have access to our limited time exhibit “Bats: Out of the Darkness.”

As this is a seated (lecture style) presentation, we recommend participants be 12+ years of age.

Please check in at the front desk of the interpretive centre when you arrive.

BATS: Out of the Darkness

Do you love bats or have a bat nerd in your life? Join us at Allan Brooks Nature Centre for a month-long travelling exhibit! BATS: Out of the Darkness is an exhibit all about BC bat species, with an aim to “bring the bats of British Columbia out of the darkness and into our consciousness.” The exhibition serves as a reminder of how essential bats are to the environment. It also provides a chance to celebrate these amazing creatures and foster stewardship within BC.

Though they face some stigma for seeming spooky or scary, bats are integral to keeping our ecosystems healthy! Many bat species have seen a rapid decline in recent decades, and need our help and awareness to grow their populations again. If you want to learn more about what these wonderful mammals do for us, and what we can do to support them, visit the centre during our open hours from October 1st – 29th.

The exhibit is open to the public Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00-3:30. Admission is by a suggested donation of $5 per person. 

Nature Talk – Northern Pacific Rattlesnakes with Pete Wise

Meet us in the grassland theatre for a short nature talk! Our ABNC interpreters will use some of our natural materials and props to teach you more about our local plants and animals and give you an up close look. A new theme every week! There is no need to pre-register, simply check-in at the Interpretive Centre upon arrival and find a seat on one of our benches, or bring your own lawn chair. Nature Talks are free, but a donation is appreciated.

***Please note, ABNC programming will be cancelled should the temperatures exceed 35C, for the safety of all patrons and staff.

Nature Talk – Kokanee Salmon

Meet us in the grassland theatre for a short nature talk! Our ABNC interpreters will use some of our natural materials and props to teach you more about our local plants and animals and give you an up close look. A new theme every week! There is no need to pre-register, simply check-in at the Interpretive Centre upon arrival and find a seat on one of our benches, or bring your own lawn chair. Nature Talks are free, but a donation is appreciated.

***Please note, ABNC programming will be cancelled should the temperatures exceed 35C, for the safety of all patrons and staff.

Kitchen Sink Pocket Orchestra

Come to the Allan Brooks Nature Centre for our Evening Arts pop-up performance by the Kitchen Sink Pocket Orchestra. Take in the beauty of the natural world while listening to the sounds of music. Gates open at 6:30 pm, the performance will begin at 7:00 pm and will be comprised of two 45-minute-long sets with a 15-minute intermission. The concert will end at approximately 8:45 pm. Guests will be seated on the Grasslands Theatre benches or may bring their own lawn chair or blankets/cushions to sit on. Please check-in when you arrive. Admission is by CASH donation with a suggested amount of $10 per person.

The Kitchen Sink Pocket Orchestra is a mixed string and wind ensemble designed to introduce orchestral instruments in accessible and non-traditional settings. Their diverse repertoire appeals to audiences of all ages and includes arrangements of much-loved orchestral works, mashups of traditional folk and fiddle favourites alongside recognizable tunes from more contemporary artists including Lady Gaga, Simon and Garfunkel and Metallica. There is something for everyone on this program – that includes everything and the Kitchen Sink!

Pre-registration is required.

***Reminder: This is an OUTDOOR event, please dress according to the weather.***

 

 

Guided Trail Tour

Join us on a short walk through our rare and delicate grassland ecosystem! Learn about grassland plants and animals, their special traits that allow them to live in this hot, dry habitat and how they interact. Touch, smell, and feel as we explore the wilderness all around us!  This tour starts at the trailhead and follows an easy gravel path loop around the centre.

Fee: $5.00 per person (youth under 16 + ABNC members are FREE!). Registration is required. 

***Please note, ABNC programming will be cancelled should the temperatures exceed 35C, for the safety of all patrons and staff.

Guided Trail Tour

Join us on a short walk through our rare and delicate grassland ecosystem! Learn about grassland plants and animals, their special traits that allow them to live in this hot, dry habitat and how they interact. Touch, smell, and feel as we explore the wilderness all around us!  This tour starts at the trailhead and follows an easy gravel path loop around the centre.

Fee: $5.00 per person (youth under 16 + ABNC members are FREE!). Registration is required. 

***Please note, ABNC programming will be cancelled should the temperatures exceed 35C, for the safety of all patrons and staff.

Guided Trail Tour

Join us on a short walk through our rare and delicate grassland ecosystem! Learn about grassland plants and animals, their special traits that allow them to live in this hot, dry habitat and how they interact. Touch, smell, and feel as we explore the wilderness all around us!  This tour starts at the trailhead and follows an easy gravel path loop around the centre.

Fee: $5.00 per person (youth under 16 + ABNC members are FREE!). Registration is required. 

***Please note, ABNC programming will be cancelled should the temperatures exceed 35C, for the safety of all patrons and staff.

Guided Trail Tour

Join us on a short walk through our rare and delicate grassland ecosystem! Learn about grassland plants and animals, their special traits that allow them to live in this hot, dry habitat and how they interact. Touch, smell, and feel as we explore the wilderness all around us!  This tour starts at the trailhead and follows an easy gravel path loop around the centre.

Fee: $5.00 per person (youth under 16 + ABNC members are FREE!). Registration is required. 

***Please note, ABNC programming will be cancelled should the temperatures exceed 35C, for the safety of all patrons and staff.