Events

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.

Volunteer and Member Only Special Event – Just Another Birds and Bees Story

Just Another Birds and Bees Story 
An Educational Event with Dr. Bernard Roitberg

Join us on Thursday, June 24 from 6:30 – 7:30pm for our first 2021 educational opportunity exclusively for volunteers and members of Allan Brooks Nature Centre. Dr. Bernard Roitberg, a world renowned entomologist, will be presenting about bees that are native to BC and the Okanagan as well as discussing how certain bees can be used as proxy “birds” when studying bird behaviour. For more information and Zoom login information contact volunteer@abnc.ca

Vermicomposting Workshop

This course will teach you to properly and safely compost a small amount of vegetarian food scraps in a vermiculture (worm) bin, harvest worm castings to use in the garden and will introduce you to the soil-food web and alternate ways of composting at home to fulfill your zero waste lifestyle goals. We will plan to facilitate the workshop outdoors at ABNC, with additional support material provided. Space is limited to 10 people and pre-registration is required. Suitable for ages 16 years and up.

 

Keli Westgate is a local Compost Educator and Certified Permaculture Designer. She also works with Spa Hills Compost, a food waste composting facility in Salmon Arm. Keli is passionate about waste reduction, soil improvement and local organic agriculture. She spent 5 years on the Board of the Sustainable Environment Network Society as well as serving on a number of other local non-profit boards and committees, including the RDNO’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee.

 

*** COVID Update: Wearing a mask and social distancing is mandatory for all ABNC facilitated programming. Please check in regularly for any changes or updates on our social media and website. Should this workshop be cancelled due to Covid restrictions, participants will be notified immediately and refunded in full.

Yoga in Nature

Join Jennifer Greenwood, certified yoga teacher (RYT200), for an hour long outdoor yoga session taking in the fresh air and beautiful views. Suitable for all levels of participants (including beginners), Yoga in Nature will help you feel better, connect with nature, and help leave stress behind. The Allan Brooks Nature Centre viewpoint is a breathtaking backdrop for an amazing yoga experience. There are a total of 4 sessions available at the Centre this summer, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24, after the Centre is closed to the public to ensure peace and quiet. Children are welcome accompanied by adults. Due to Covid restrictions, participants must provide their own yoga or gym mat. We recommend you bring a thick mat or double mat due to the nature of the uneven ground, and drinking water.

*** COVID Update: Wearing a mask and social distancing is mandatory for all ABNC facilitated programming. Participants will be well spaced and once you are positioned on your mat masks are optional. Please check in regularly for any changes or updates on our social media and website. Should this workshop be cancelled due to Covid restrictions, participants will be notified immediately and refunded in full.

***In the event that our Provincial Health Officer enforces restrictions that would prevent visitors from attending the Allan Brooks Nature Centre, we will do our best to notify the public as soon as possible.

Yoga in Nature

Join Jennifer Greenwood, certified yoga teacher (RYT200), for an hour long outdoor yoga session taking in the fresh air and beautiful views. Suitable for all levels of participants (including beginners), Yoga in Nature will help you feel better, connect with nature, and help leave stress behind. The Allan Brooks Nature Centre viewpoint is a breathtaking backdrop for an amazing yoga experience. There are a total of 4 sessions available at the Centre this summer, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24, after the Centre is closed to the public to ensure peace and quiet. Children are welcome accompanied by adults. Due to Covid restrictions, participants must provide their own yoga or gym mat. We recommend you bring a thick mat or double mat due to the nature of the uneven ground, and drinking water.

*** COVID Update: Wearing a mask and social distancing is mandatory for all ABNC facilitated programming. Participants will be well spaced and once you are positioned on your mat masks are optional. Please check in regularly for any changes or updates on our social media and website. Should this workshop be cancelled due to Covid restrictions, participants will be notified immediately and refunded in full.

***In the event that our Provincial Health Officer enforces restrictions that would prevent visitors from attending the Allan Brooks Nature Centre, we will do our best to notify the public as soon as possible.

Yoga in Nature

Join Jennifer Greenwood, certified yoga teacher (RYT200), for an hour long outdoor yoga session taking in the fresh air and beautiful views. Suitable for all levels of participants (including beginners), Yoga in Nature will help you feel better, connect with nature, and help leave stress behind. The Allan Brooks Nature Centre viewpoint is a breathtaking backdrop for an amazing yoga experience. There are a total of 4 sessions available at the Centre this summer, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24, after the Centre is closed to the public to ensure peace and quiet. Children are welcome accompanied by adults. Due to Covid restrictions, participants must provide their own yoga or gym mat. We recommend you bring a thick mat or double mat due to the nature of the uneven ground, and drinking water.

*** COVID Update: Wearing a mask and social distancing is mandatory for all ABNC facilitated programming. Participants will be well spaced and once you are positioned on your mat masks are optional. Please check in regularly for any changes or updates on our social media and website. Should this workshop be cancelled due to Covid restrictions, participants will be notified immediately and refunded in full.

***In the event that our Provincial Health Officer enforces restrictions that would prevent visitors from attending the Allan Brooks Nature Centre, we will do our best to notify the public as soon as possible.

Nature Nibbles – How to Recognize and Use Wild Plants for Food

Join Mikaela Cannon on an exploration of wonderful wild plants. Learn to identify local plants and their uses and benefits in your food! Mikaela has a background as a wilderness guide and her biggest passion is plants and their uses. Her education includes herbal medicine courses at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC and various courses in Ethnobotany, Anthropology and Biology at Okanagan College. Since 2011 she has been running her business, Herbal Myth, where she teaches adults and youth about plants and how to use them. She runs a small farm in Armstrong with her husband and two young children and is currently writing a field guide about wild Okanagan plants and their uses. Samples of her work can be found at foragingforestfables.blogspot.com Mikaela will inspire you to look at the weeds in your lawn in a whole different light and will treat you to some samples of wild goodies she prepared herself. Pre-registration is required and Mikaela requires a waiver signed. Pre-registration and signed waiver for Mikaela (provided in person) required.

*** COVID Update: Wearing a mask and social distancing is mandatory for all ABNC facilitated programming. Please check in regularly for any changes or updates on our social media and website. Should this workshop be cancelled due to Covid restrictions, participants will be notified immediately and refunded in full.