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?’ is on display until summer 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.

Back to Top

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 April 4th through June 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.

Back to Top

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.

Back to Top

Staring April 3rd - Monday and Wednesday morning Spring 'Tracks Walking Clubs' - to June 21st

Our free spring ‘Tracks Walking Club’ is a 12-week beginner graduated walking program on the east side of Okanagan Lake: 

There’s no cost to sign up and members receive a walking journal, walking tips, seminars and motivational tips that keep you moving.  People at a beginner fitness level are encouraged to take part gradually increasing their health, stamina and walking duration to 60 minutes. 

‘Tracks’ is in partnership with the Canadian Diabetes Association Walk and Talk program.

To register, please drop in to the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan in Mission Creek Regional Park  at Springfield and Durnin Roads or email eeco@cord.bc.ca or phone 250-469-6139.

Back to Top

Staring April 4th - Tuesday and Thursday morning Spring 'Tracks Walking Club' - to June 22nd

Our free spring ‘Tracks Walking Club’ is a 12-week beginner graduated walking program on the west side of Okanagan Lake: 

  • April 4th through June 22nd, each Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9:00, join us as we travel around the Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park off Whitworth Road in West Kelowna.

There’s no cost to sign up and members receive a walking journal, walking tips, seminars and motivational tips that keep you moving.  People at a beginner fitness level are encouraged to take part gradually increasing their health, stamina and walking duration to 60 minutes. 

‘Tracks’ is in partnership with the Canadian Diabetes Association Walk and Talk program.

To register, please drop in to the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan in Mission Creek Regional Park  at Springfield and Durnin Roads or email eeco@cord.bc.ca or phone 250-469-6139.

Back to Top

Roll and Stroll - starts April 6th continues weekly until May 25th

Join our free weekly walking club for moms and caregivers with babies and little ones.

‘Roll and Stroll’ is a great opportunity to meet other parents and spend time casually exploring Mission Creek Regional Park (Springfield and Durnin Roads) during the winter months. 

Starting Thursday, April 6th and continuing weekly until May 25th, participants meet at 9:30 am the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan (EECO). Enjoy a leisurely 45 minute walk through the park, before returning to the EECO for refreshments.   Participants are encouraged to use strollers and baby carriers that are suitable for rough terrain.

The program is free, but registration is required by calling the EECO at 250-469-6139 or email eeco@cord.bc.ca

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.

Back to Top

Saturday, April 8th and Thursday, April 13th - 'Wild Walks'

Join in on ‘Wild Walks’ and learn some secrets and natural features of various Regional Parks.  

Our Park interpreter will turn an ordinary walk in the park into something extraordinary! 

Each ‘Wild Walks’ lasts approximately 90 minutes, is suitable for all ages including families with young children and range from easy to moderate.  Participants should dress for the conditions, and bring along some anti-slip/traction devices.   There’s no cost to take part but please pre-register for ‘Wild Walks’ on the following dates and locations:

  • Saturday, April 8th at 10:00 am and Thursday, April 13th at 1:00 pm we’ll explore the Mission Creek Greenway by bicycle, discovering some of the unique features of this creekside trail as we set out from the EECO at Springfield and Durnin Roads. If you do not have a bike please contact the EECO to arrange for one. 

To save a spot for your family on these free ‘Wild Walks’ outings, please drop in to the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan, email eeco@cord.bc.ca or phone 250-469-6139.

These free events 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

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

Back to Top

Tuesday, April 11th - 'EECO After School'

Students of all ages are welcome to join in at ‘EECO After School’.

This is a perfect activity for students of any age to have fun after classes are done for the day.  Join us Tuesday, April 11th and Thursday, April 27th for free, hands-on learning activities that explore the ‘wild’ in our parks.

The one hour program begins at 3:00 pm in the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan located in Mission Creek Regional Park, Springfield and Durnin Roads.  Please pre-register by dropping into the EECO, 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.

Back to Top

Sunday, April 23rd - 'Families in Parks'

Get the whole family active and celebrating the outdoors!

Join Regional Parks staff as they provide some free activities at our ‘Families in Parks’ events.  Activities take place between 10:00 am and 11:30 am and require pre-registration.

  • Sunday, April 23rd we learn about the world of ‘Reptiles and Amphibians’ at Mission Creek Regional Park.  We’ll set off from the area around the Hall Road fishing pond.   

To register your family for this free event, or other ‘Families in Parks’ events, please drop in to the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan in Mission Creek Regional Park  at Springfield and Durnin Roads or email eeco@cord.bc.ca or phone 250-469-6139.

Back to Top

Thursday, April 27th - 'EECO After School'

Students of all ages are welcome to join in at ‘EECO After School’.

This is a perfect activity for students of any age to have fun after classes are done for the day.  Join us Thursday, April 27th for a free, hands-on learning activity that explores the ‘wild’ in our parks.

The one hour program begins at 3:00 pm in the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan located in Mission Creek Regional Park, Springfield and Durnin Roads.  Please pre-register by dropping into the EECO, 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.

Back to Top

 

Click for the Regional Parks Video

Share your Parks story on Facebook or Twitter

 
 
 
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)