'Wild Animal Olympics' Exhibit at the EECO
Wild animals are natural athletes, well adapted to their environment for survival. Some run fast. Others swim long distances or soar to great heights. Animals achieve their place on the podium by chasing their prey or finding safe nesting places to raise their young.
Learn about these amazing accomplishments at the ‘Wild Animal Olympics’ exhibit in the EECO in Mission Creek Regional Park, Springfield and Durnin Roads. The exhibit runs from November 3rd until April.
The Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan or EECO is open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday.
For more information on this and other EECO and Regional Parks programs visit the Regional District website regionaldistrict.com/parksevents or contact the EECO at 250-469-6140.
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Tuesday mornings - Story Time at the eECO
We’re back for another fun season of ‘Story Time at the EECO’. The free weekly one-hour drop-in program for children aged three to five and their care-givers promises to get everyone involved active and engaged!
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 until December 19th. It breaks for the Christmas – New Year’s holidays and runs again Tuesday mornings from January 2nd to March 13th.
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 to ‘Eco-Art at the EECO’ and see what you’ll create using recycled and natural materials.
It’s fun for the whole family each Saturday morning at 11. 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 please visit www.regionaldistrict.com/parksevents, drop-in or call the EECO at 250-469-6140.
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Saturday, December 9th and Thursday, December 14th - '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 9th at 10:00 am and Thursday, December 14th 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 Hollywood Road south in Kelowna.
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 email@example.com 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.
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Saturday, December 16th and Sunday, December 17th - 'Winter Magic'
For the first time, the heritage hazelnut grove at Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park will be lit up to celebrate the winter season!
You’re invited to join in the free, inaugural ‘Winter Magic’ event in the park located off Whitworth Road in West Kelowna. Saturday, December 16th between 2:00 and 4:00 pm decorate a tree in the hazelnut grove. There will be craft tables set up that day to make ornaments and indigenous style decorations. On Sunday there will be other craft and seasonal activities available!
After dark both days from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, the grove will be open for public viewing and enjoyment. As well, the whole family’s welcome to enjoy hot chocolate and refreshments under the warming tent. View News Release
There is limited parking available in the Nut Farm parking lot, so carpooling is definitely encouraged with friends, family and neighbours. We ask that people attending please obey our on-site traffic control people, watch for them and pedestrians so that everyone is safe.
The nearby Cove Lakeside Resort is making overflow above and underground parking available for ‘Winter Magic’ participants. The resort is hosting a ‘Selfies with Santa’ event (bring your own camera) on Saturday, December 16th from 2:00 – 6:00 pm in the resort lobby for cash donations to assist with sponsoring families through the Westside Community Foodbank.
There's also limited on-street parking in the area, so please be aware of and follow any parking restrictions/signage and please don't block our neighbours driveways.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org call the EECO at 250-469-6140.