Have you ever wondered what species of birds live in your backyard? Or, about the creepy crawlies that live in the garden? That’s why Nature Alberta created Family Nature Nights nine years ago.
“The events are hugely popular and they are a great way to get to know nature in your own backyard,” says Stephanie Weizenbach, program director for Nature Alberta.
Family Nature Nights are free weekly events geared towards families and kids between the ages of four and 12, however Weizenbach says the events also gather crowds of families with babies, teenagers and adults. Each event has a different topic, like Brilliant Birds and Water Wonders, and takes place in a local park. The events are two hours long.
“You have an amazing volunteer leader who leads you through three activities throughout the night, where you have experts who teach you about nature as you get up close and personal with some of our species and learn a lot of in depth information about exploring nature in Alberta,” says Weizenbach.
Family Nature Nights in Edmonton kick off on July 20 with Fur & Feathers at Whitemud Park, located at 13909 Fox Dr. NW. Go on a guided birding walk with Edmonton Nature Club, learn about wildlife from an Alberta Fish & Wildlife Officer, who is bringing a trailer of furs for the group to see.
Learn more about the environment on Nature Alberta’s Family Nature Nights running every Wednesday until August 24, with the exception of August 3.