Events

 

EECO Exhibit - 'Alien Invaders - Nasty or Nice?'

Many plant and animal species have moved to the Okanagan. A few of these species have had negative impacts of the native species that are a part of the sensitive Okanagan ecosystem. Learn about the difference between non-native and invasive species, and a few things that you can do to help reduce the spread of invasive species.

‘Alien Invaders – Nasty or Nice?’ opens on Friday October 28th and will be on display until spring 2017. The Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan or EECO is open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday and is in Mission Creek Regional Park, Springfield and Durnin Roads.

For more information visit the Regional District website regionaldistrict.com/parks or contact the EECO at 250-469-6140, email eeco@cord.bc.ca or drop into the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan in Mission Creek Regional Park, Springfield and Durnin Roads.

Please note the EECO will be closed Monday, October 24th through Thursday, October 27th as staff change over to this new exhibit.

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Tuesday mornings - 'Story Time at the EECO'

Tuesday mornings are ‘Story Time at the EECO’.  The free weekly one-hour drop-in program for children aged three to five and their care-givers is back for another season!

The younger ones love the nature-themed stories and songs followed by an art or craft project. The program is an excellent way for preschoolers to interact with others while learning more about the natural world. 

‘Story Time’ runs each Tuesday morning at 10:00 from November 1st until December 20th.  It breaks for the Christmas – New Year’s holidays and runs again Tuesday mornings from January 3rd to March 14th.  (no program December 27th)

The EECO or Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan is located in Mission Creek Regional Park, Springfield and Durnin Roads. For more information please visit www.regionaldistrict.com/parks, drop-in or call the EECO at 250-469-6140.

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Saturday mornings - 'Eco-Art at the EECO'

Bring your imagination and join in the fun Saturday mornings for ‘Eco-Art at the EECO’.  

Each Saturday morning at 11, you’ll create works of art with recycled and natural materials.

There’s no need to pre-register for this free program, just drop into the EECO a few minutes early.   All ages are welcome to take part!

The Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan is located in Mission Creek Regional Park, Springfield and Durnin Roads.

For more information about this or other Regional Park programs please visit the Regional District website regionaldistrict.com/parksevents or contact the EECO at 250-469-6140.

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Saturday, December 3rd  and Thursday, December 8th- 'Explore Your Parks'

Here’s a great opportunity to get outside and active this fall and ‘Explore Your Parks’.

Join an interpreter as we share details about the special features of various regional parks.  Please wear appropriate clothing and bring along some water and a snack.  These free outings are held in conjunction with the Community Recreational Initiatives Society (CRIS) to provide barrier free access to our regional parks.  To request the services of CRIS volunteers visit www.adaptiveadventures.ca

Each event requires pre-registration and takes place on the following dates and locations:

  • Saturday, December 3rd at 10:00 am and Thursday, December 8th at 1:00 pm we’ll stroll through the trails in the Hall Road area of Mission Creek Regional Park.  Please meet in the parking lot off Springfield Road at Durnin Road.

To register your family for these free events, or other ‘Explore Your Parks’ events, please drop in to the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan, email eeco@cord.bc.ca or phone 250-469-6139.

For more information about this or other Regional Park programs please visit the Regional District website regionaldistrict.com/parksevents or contact the EECO at 250-469-6140.

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Regional District of Central Okanagan | 1450 KLO Road | Kelowna, BC V1W 3Z4
Ph: 250-763-4918 | Fax: 250-763-0606 | Email: info@cord.bc.ca
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Closed Holidays)