“Wings over Wascana” Nature Festival

2007-05-11 19:00
2007-05-12 16:00

Location: The festival tent village will be located beside the Douglas Park Track and Field parking lot (McDonald Street & Assiniboine Avenue.)

Friday, May 11, 2007

Evening Programs

“Jeop-Birdy” 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

“Meet Tyke … a Great Horned Owl” 7:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

“BATS: Busting Myths about these Fascinating Flying Mammals” 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

“Night Hike” 9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

“Star Gazing with RASC” 9:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.*** NOTE: All programs are FREE, but some activities have a maximum limit. To register for these activities, visit the Information Tent on May 12th. First-come, first-serve!

“Wildlife Photography” 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

“Introduction to Bird Watching” 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

“Bird Sound Bingo” 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

“Owl Pellets” 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

“Meet Wilma the Falcon” 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

“Bugs with Wings are Fascinating Things” 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

“Create a Butterfly Haven” 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

“Build a Bird House” 3:15 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Eco-Treks: “Early Bird Walk with Trevor Herriot” 8 a.m.– 10 a.m.

Outdoor Activities

“Bird Banding Demonstration” 1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

“Bird’s Eye View” 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

“Marsh Monsters!” 10:15 a.m. / 11:30 a.m. / 1:15 p.m./ 2:30 p.m.

“Birding by Ear” 3:15 p.m.

“Bird Behaviour Scavenger Hunt” 11:45 a.m.

“The Great Sit Bird Count”

“Dynamics of Flight - Kite Flying Session” 12 p.m. / 1:30 p.m. / 3 p.m.

Marsh Neighbours: Activities at other sites around Wascana Marsh

“Waterfowl Display Ponds - Guided Tours” 12, 1, & 2 p.m.

“Marsh Water Zoo” 1 p.m.

Self-Guided Activities: Set up in the tent village

“The Great Migration Challenge”

“Wetlands Sensory Scavenger Hunt”

“Wetland Metaphors”

Arts, Crafts & Other Activities - festival tent village from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Create Nature Journals

Origami (Cranes, Owls, Ducks, Swans, Frogs, and Butterflies)

Make Bird Beak Greeting Cards for Mother’s Day, or …

Make a “Happy Bird-day” card for Shane Bernier, a young Ottawa boy with leukemia whose dream is to set a new world record for the number of birthday cards received on one day (May 30/07).

Owl Pellet Dissection (1 – 4 p.m.)

Free Posters & Colouring Books from Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation

Flip Flop Paper Game from Climate Change Saskatchewan

Bird Sculpture Demonstration using wood & clay (Stephen Davis: 2 – 4 p.m. in the Main Tent)

Duck Mascots (with tattoos, hand stamps, and “wing strings”)

Face Painting by Street Culture Kidz (1 – 3 p.m. in the Main Tent)

Eco-Games & other Enviro-Activities (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)