Events

 

'The Social Life of Water in the Okanagan' Exhibit at the EECO

Come take a journey through the watershed of the Okanagan!  

From the snowy peaks of the mountains down to Okanagan River, the ‘Social Life of Water’ explores the Okanagan’s watershed and the relationships people have had with it over time. The exhibit artfully blends Indigenous and scientific perspectives about our relationship to water.

The Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan or EECO is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday.  Starting Tuesday, November 13th winter hours begin at the EECO – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

This exhibit is a special presentation from the Kelowna Museums, Okanagan Waterwater/Okanagan Basin Water Board, Okanagan Nation Alliance and Sncewips Heritage Museum..

For more information on this and other EECO programs, check out ‘Your Guide to Regional Parks’, visit the Regional District website (regionaldistrict.com/parksevents) or contact the EECO by email eeco@cord.bc.ca or phone 250-469-6140.

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Friday mornings during November and December - 'Story Time at the EECO'

Bring your 3-5 year olds to the EECO for nature based stories, songs, and crafts!

The ‘Story Time at the EECO’ runs every Friday at 10:00 am from October 5th until December 21st at the EECO in Mission Creek Regional Park (Springfield and Durnin Roads).

This program is free and no registration is required. It’s a great way for parents and care givers to have a fun interaction with their youngsters and for the little ones to cultivate an early enthusiasm for our natural world!

For more information please visit www.regionaldistrict.com/parksevents, drop-in or call the EECO at 250-469-6140.

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Saturday mornings during November and December - 'Nature Power Hour at the EECO'

If you’re interested in local wildlife around the Okanagan then the ‘Nature Power Hour at the EECO’ is for you!

Delve deep into the world of local wildlife with this interactive drop-in session at the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan in Mission Creek Regional Park (Springfield and Durnin Roads).

Topics vary from week to week and sessions run every Saturday from October 6th to December 22nd at 11:00 am.

For more information please visit www.regionaldistrict.com/parksevents, drop-in or call the EECO at 250-469-6140

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Saturday, December 8th and Wednesday, December 12th - '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 and range from easy to moderate.  Participants should dress for the conditions, wear appropriate sturdy footwear and don’t forget the sunscreen!  There’s no cost to take part but please pre-register for ‘Wild Walks’ on the following dates and locations:

  • Saturday, December 8th at 10:00 am and Wednesday, December 12th at 1:00 pm learn about some of the secrets and natural wonders as we take a trip through Scenic Canyon Regional Park.  Meet at the parking lot off McCullogh Road in Kelowna. Poles and traction devices may be helpful. 

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 250-469-6140.

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.

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Tuesday mornings during January through June - 'Story Time at the EECO'

Bring your 3-5 year olds to the EECO for nature based stories, songs, and crafts!

The ‘Story Time at the EECO’ runs every Friday at 10:00 am from January 8th until March 13th at the EECO in Mission Creek Regional Park (Springfield and Durnin Roads).  The program resumes April 3th through June 26th.

This program is free and no registration is required. It’s a great way for parents and care givers to have a fun interaction with their youngsters and for the little ones to cultivate an early enthusiasm for our natural world!

For more information please visit www.regionaldistrict.com/parksevents, drop-in or call the EECO at 250-469-6140.

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Saturday mornings during January and February - 'Nature Power Hour at the EECO'

If you’re interested in local wildlife around the Okanagan then the ‘Nature Power Hour at the EECO’ is for you!

Delve deep into the world of local wildlife with this interactive drop-in session at the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan in Mission Creek Regional Park (Springfield and Durnin Roads).

Topics vary from week to week and sessions run every Saturday at 11:00 am.

For more information please visit www.regionaldistrict.com/parksevents, drop-in or call the EECO at 250-469-6140

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Saturday, January 12th and Wednesday, January 16th - 'Wild Walks'

The winter months provide a new opportunity to discover your Regional Parks.  Dress for the conditions, bring along some poles and anti-slip/traction devices and join us on our ‘Wild Walks’.

Each ‘Wild Walks’ lasts approximately 90 minutes, is suitable for all ages and range from easy to moderate.  Participants should dress for the conditions, wear appropriate sturdy footwear and don’t forget the sunscreen!  There’s no cost to take part but please pre-register for ‘Wild Walks’ on the following dates and locations:

  • Saturday, January 12th at 10:00 am and Wednesday, January 16th at 1:00 pm join us as we visit Mill Creek Regional Park which recently opened again after undergoing repairs from the 2017 flooding.  We’ll set out from the Spencer Road entrance in the Ellison area northeast of Kelowna International Airport.

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 250-469-6140.

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.

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EECO Closed for Exhibit Changeover - January 29th through February 7th

This is your last week to take in the ‘Social Life of Water in the Okanagan’ exhibit at the EECO.  It wraps up its run Sunday, January 27th at 3:00 pm.

The Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan (EECO) in Mission Creek Regional Park (Springfield and Durnin Roads) will be closed Monday, January 29th through Thursday, February 7th as staff installs the new exhibit. 

At 10:00 am, Friday, February 8th, the doors will open once again with the ‘Birds of Prey’ on display.  This is a celebration of nature featuring the eagles, falcons, hawks and owls of BC.  You’ll learn about these intelligent birds and understand more about their world and how we all benefit when they thrive and survive.

The EECO is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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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Thursday mornings during February and March - 'Roll and Stroll'

This fall, moms and caregivers with babies and little ones are welcome to join our popular free weekly walking club.

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

Each Thursday morning at 9:30 starting February 1st until March 28th, participants meet at the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan (EECO). Enjoy a leisurely 45 minute walk through the park, before returning to the EECO for refreshments and some baby basics.   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 250-469-6140 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.

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Saturday, February 9th and Wednesday, February 13th - 'Wild Walks'

The winter months provide a new opportunity to discover your Regional Parks.  Dress for the conditions, bring along some poles and anti-slip/traction devices and join us on our ‘Wild Walks’.

Each ‘Wild Walks’ lasts approximately 90 minutes, is suitable for all ages and range from easy to moderate.  Participants should dress for the conditions, wear appropriate sturdy footwear and don’t forget the sunscreen!  There’s no cost to take part but please pre-register for ‘Wild Walks’ on the following dates and locations:

  • Saturday, February 9th at 10:00 am and Wednesday, February 13th at 1:00 pm we’ll tour the 1.8-kilometre long trail in KLO Creek Regional Park which connects Scenic Canyon Regional Park with Myra Bellevue Provincial Park in southeast Kelowna.  Our tour starts parking area located off McCulloch Road (past Field Road and near the bridge over KLO Creek)

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 250-469-6140.

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.

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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)