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The Bug Guys

Come to the Allan Brooks Nature Centre on Wednesday, July 6th for an evening with The Bug Guys! Stu will present a variety of live, exotic animals including slithering, creeping, and crawling critters of all kinds. If you are crazy for snakes, turtles, birds and bugs, you won’t want to miss it! We’ll start the evening at 6:00pm with a show and tell presentation, which will include information about each of the species along with fun and interesting facts! The event will run from 6-8pm, pre-registration is required, and space is limited to 96 guests. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 4-17, free for kids 3 and under. (There is no need to register kids 3 and under). In addition, the Interpretive Centre and Grasslands Trail will be open in the evening.

Opening Day!

Join us on opening day of the 2022 season; admission to the interpretive centre is by donation. Guided trail tours will take place between 10:00am and 2:00pm, at $5 per person (youth under 16 and members are free!). Come visit “Smile” the turtle and take in the 360° views overlooking Vernon. Bring a picnic lunch and don’t forget your camera! We are open from 9:00am – 3:30pm.

CANCELLED – Bee Smart, Understanding Bees and Bee Conservation Workshop

CANCELLED

Bees are essential to our food chain. Learn how we all can help save the bees – both our domestic and our native species, and about the many amazing things they give us. Join Mary from Orchard Blossom Honey in Armstrong for this incredible learning opportunity all about bees! She will provide guests with a presentation, support material and be available to answer all of your bee related questions. Pre-registration is required and current Covid protocols will be in effect.

A bit about Mary: “It started with a swarm. Home Sweet Home Apiaries was born. Before that, it was a niggling interest, especially as we are avid gardeners. We knew bees were essential, but it wasn’t until they literally landed in our lap that we really began to look into them. Once we started, there was no turning back. Three hives, and the incredible honey they produced, led to many more colonies, then to more yards in which to keep the colonies. How could they not? These creatures are really the most amazing, intriguing, wonderful little ladies. Every event with them leaves us in awe, from watching them on warm winter days somehow finding pollen to bring in, to watching them ban the drones from the hives in the fall, and absolutely everything between… including swarm chasing.”

Waterwise and Firesmart Workshop

Join us for a presentation with RDNO Water Sustainability Coordinator Jennifer Miles for a very relevant discussion on reducing water use and keeping safe from fire. Participants will learn how to use the FireSmart zone method for choosing where to plant, you will also learn to select plants that are WaterWise and FireSmart, and she’ll give maintenance tips to keep your yard looking good without using a lot of water. This summer is a good reminder to be pre-pared and make smart choices for everyone’s health and safety! Pre-registration is required. Limited space available in our classroom setting.

The Raptors

The Raptors are coming! Allan Brooks Nature Centre is thrilled to present The Raptors, featuring a live demonstration of a wide range of native and non-native raptor species including owls, hawks, eagles and vultures. The Raptors is an organization dedicated to inspiring conservation and protecting wildlife species. Demos include the raptors showing off their amazing flight skills as their handlers narrate and engage with visitors, discussing raptor ecology and conservation actions.  Meet these majestic birds and learn what we can do to help them thrive in our natural world! The Raptors will be onsite for only 5 days, Wednesday August 25 – Sunday August 29, for daily flight demonstrations in a group setting, and up-close and personal encountersThe Raptors travel all the way from their home in Duncan BC to come to the Okanagan, so don’t miss the chance to connect with them at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre.

GET YOUR TICKETS! For a complete description and where to purchase tickets, visit Ticketseller.ca, or call Ticket Seller at 250-549-7469, or visit the Ticket Seller Box Office at 3800 33rd St Vernon. (Performing Arts Centre).

ABNC members receive a 10% discount. Pre-registration is required.

(Full refunds are available only if the Allan Brooks Nature Centre must cancel the event due to poor air quality or nearby evacuation notices. The safety of our patrons and the raptors are our greatest priority.)

Special thanks to The Raptors Title Sponsor Nixon Wenger LLP and event sponsor VantageOne Credit Union for their support!

The Raptors

The Raptors are coming! Allan Brooks Nature Centre is thrilled to present The Raptors, featuring a live demonstration of a wide range of native and non-native raptor species including owls, hawks, eagles and vultures. The Raptors is an organization dedicated to inspiring conservation and protecting wildlife species. Demos include the raptors showing off their amazing flight skills as their handlers narrate and engage with visitors, discussing raptor ecology and conservation actions.  Meet these majestic birds and learn what we can do to help them thrive in our natural world! The Raptors will be onsite for only 5 days, Wednesday August 25 – Sunday August 29, for daily flight demonstrations in a group setting, and up-close and personal encountersThe Raptors travel all the way from their home in Duncan BC to come to the Okanagan, so don’t miss the chance to connect with them at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre.

GET YOUR TICKETS! For a complete description and where to purchase tickets, visit Ticketseller.ca, or call Ticket Seller at 250-549-7469, or visit the Ticket Seller Box Office at 3800 33rd St Vernon. (Performing Arts Centre).

ABNC members receive a 10% discount. Pre-registration is required.

(Full refunds are available only if the Allan Brooks Nature Centre must cancel the event due to poor air quality or nearby evacuation notices. The safety of our patrons and the raptors are our greatest priority.)

Special thanks to The Raptors Title Sponsor Nixon Wenger LLP and event sponsor VantageOne Credit Union for their support!

The Raptors

The Raptors are coming! Allan Brooks Nature Centre is thrilled to present The Raptors, featuring a live demonstration of a wide range of native and non-native raptor species including owls, hawks, eagles and vultures. The Raptors is an organization dedicated to inspiring conservation and protecting wildlife species. Demos include the raptors showing off their amazing flight skills as their handlers narrate and engage with visitors, discussing raptor ecology and conservation actions.  Meet these majestic birds and learn what we can do to help them thrive in our natural world! The Raptors will be onsite for only 5 days, Wednesday August 25 – Sunday August 29, for daily flight demonstrations in a group setting, and up-close and personal encountersThe Raptors travel all the way from their home in Duncan BC to come to the Okanagan, so don’t miss the chance to connect with them at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre.

GET YOUR TICKETS! For a complete description and where to purchase tickets, visit Ticketseller.ca, or call Ticket Seller at 250-549-7469, or visit the Ticket Seller Box Office at 3800 33rd St Vernon. (Performing Arts Centre).

ABNC members receive a 10% discount. Pre-registration is required.

(Full refunds are available only if the Allan Brooks Nature Centre must cancel the event due to poor air quality or nearby evacuation notices. The safety of our patrons and the raptors are our greatest priority.)

Special thanks to The Raptors Title Sponsor Nixon Wenger LLP and event sponsor VantageOne Credit Union for their support!

The Raptors

The Raptors are coming! Allan Brooks Nature Centre is thrilled to present The Raptors, featuring a live demonstration of a wide range of native and non-native raptor species including owls, hawks, eagles and vultures. The Raptors is an organization dedicated to inspiring conservation and protecting wildlife species. Demos include the raptors showing off their amazing flight skills as their handlers narrate and engage with visitors, discussing raptor ecology and conservation actions.  Meet these majestic birds and learn what we can do to help them thrive in our natural world! The Raptors will be onsite for only 5 days, Wednesday August 25 – Sunday August 29, for daily flight demonstrations in a group setting, and up-close and personal encountersThe Raptors travel all the way from their home in Duncan BC to come to the Okanagan, so don’t miss the chance to connect with them at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre.

GET YOUR TICKETS! For a complete description and where to purchase tickets, visit Ticketseller.ca, or call Ticket Seller at 250-549-7469, or visit the Ticket Seller Box Office at 3800 33rd St Vernon. (Performing Arts Centre).

ABNC members receive a 10% discount. Pre-registration is required.

(Full refunds are available only if the Allan Brooks Nature Centre must cancel the event due to poor air quality or nearby evacuation notices. The safety of our patrons and the raptors are our greatest priority.)

Special thanks to The Raptors Title Sponsor Nixon Wenger LLP and event sponsor VantageOne Credit Union for their support!

The Raptors

The Raptors are coming! Allan Brooks Nature Centre is thrilled to present The Raptors, featuring a live demonstration of a wide range of native and non-native raptor species including owls, hawks, eagles and vultures. The Raptors is an organization dedicated to inspiring conservation and protecting wildlife species. Demos include the raptors showing off their amazing flight skills as their handlers narrate and engage with visitors, discussing raptor ecology and conservation actions.  Meet these majestic birds and learn what we can do to help them thrive in our natural world! The Raptors will be onsite for only 5 days, Wednesday August 25 – Sunday August 29, for daily flight demonstrations in a group setting, and up-close and personal encountersThe Raptors travel all the way from their home in Duncan BC to come to the Okanagan, so don’t miss the chance to connect with them at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre.

GET YOUR TICKETS! For a complete description and where to purchase tickets, visit Ticketseller.ca, or call Ticket Seller at 250-549-7469, or visit the Ticket Seller Box Office at 3800 33rd St Vernon. (Performing Arts Centre).

ABNC members receive a 10% discount. Pre-registration is required.

(Full refunds are available only if the Allan Brooks Nature Centre must cancel the event due to poor air quality or nearby evacuation notices. The safety of our patrons and the raptors are our greatest priority.)

Special thanks to The Raptors Title Sponsor Nixon Wenger LLP and event sponsor VantageOne Credit Union for their support!

OSO Pocket Orchestra in the Grasslands

Come to the Allan Brooks Nature Centre for our Evening Arts pop-up performance by the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra Vintage Brass Trio. 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 until approximately 8:00 pm. Guests will be seated on the Grasslands Theatre benches or bring your own lawn chair. Walk the Grasslands Trail and view the exhibits in the Interpretive Centre before the event. Pre-registration is required. Please check-in when you arrive. Water and Okanagan Ice Pops available for purchase. This event is FREE but donations are appreciated.

TICKETS AVAILABLE STARTING THURSDAY, JULY 8

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra’s brass players bring over 100 years of combined professional experience to the stage in a program that will blow you away! Brass instruments are traditionally used to honour our heroes and in joyful celebrations. Join the Vintage Brass Trio as they share a program designed to herald our collective achievements and inspire your love of life. The trio’s repertoire features traditional classical favourites including music from Beethoven, Handel and Bach as well as contemporary Canadian works, and even some highlights from Hollywood.

*** This event is limited to 75 people, allowing for social distancing in the Grasslands Theatre. Covid masks are recommended for guests who enter the Interpretive Centre.