Events

Check the listings below for exciting Earth Rangers events and other local events from our partners.

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Event Listings

 = Earth Rangers Event (we’ll be there with our Animal Ambassadors!)

= Partner Event (Earth Rangers will not be present)


Peterborough Children’s Water Festival

Date: May 28, 29, and 30, 2019
Location: Riverview Park & Zoo, 1300 Water St, Peterborough, ON (Map)
Event Host: Peterborough GreenUP Association

The Peterborough Children’s Water Festival is calling out all teachers, educators, and home-schoolers! You’re invited to bring your class or student group to participate in the 18th Annual Peterborough Children’s Water Festival (PCWF).

This is a community event that provides students with the opportunity to discover the importance and diversity of water! The PCWF works in partnership with educators, water quality and quantity specialists, community volunteers, conservation groups, industry and government to create a festival full of activities that are educational and fun for children in grades 2 to 5.

Register: https://pcwf.net/



 Planting Downtown Peterborough!

Date: June 1, 2019
Location: The South end of Millennium Park at 100 Water St, Peterborough, ON (Map)
Event Host: GreenUP

This planting day we will be planting 1,365 perennials and shrubs! We will create a beautiful rain garden that will provide space for our water to filter naturally through the earth. The water is cleaned through this process, which helps keep urban pollination out of our rivers, streams, and stormwater ways. This is a chance for you to make a positive change to your downtown Peterborough. Once planted, these plants will be a legacy that will grow larger year after year. This will be a fun day for everyone!

It’ll be BLOOMIN’ FUN! SPRING IS HERE, IT’S TIME TO PLANT!

Register: https://www.greenup.on.ca/program/vibrancy/ 



 June Birding Blitz

Date: June 1-30, 2019
Location: 768 Blair Rd, Cambridge, ON (Map)
Event Host: rare Charitable Research Reserve

Download the eBird app, grab your binoculars, and hit the trails! Throughout the entire month of June, we are asking the community to help us track sightings of birds on the rare reserve. Whether you set out to birdwatch or are lucky to see an interesting species on a walk, we want to hear from you. This is a month-long independent event that will collect data on bird species observed on the rare reserve in June.

The 2019 June Birding Blitz is FREE for participants. All we ask is that you share your sightings by choosing rare’s hotspot (*Cambridge — rare (formerly Cruickson) Charitable Research Reserve) as your location and/or by sharing your checklist with our data account “rareCRR data”.

Learn more about eBird at https://ebird.org/canada/about and share your data this June using the eBird app or website.
More event info: https://raresites.org/things-to-do/events/?ee=510



 Bras d’Or Watch Field Day

Date: July 13, 2019
Location: Sites around the Bras d’Or Estuary, Cape Breton Island, NS
Event Host: Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere Reserve Association

Bras d’Or Watch is an initiative which introduces residents and visitors to the unique Bras d’Or ecosystem. ‘Meet the residents’ is a forum on the Bras d’Or Watch Facebook page and in the newsletter which highlights some of the residents of the Biosphere.

The gathering point for Bras d’Or watchers is the annual field day in July where scientists and local community members welcome citizen scientists at several sites around the estuary to learn more about the natural environment of the nearshore and develop a ‘report card’ on ecosystem health at one point in time in several sites around the estuary. Bras d’Or Watch field day is a celebration of our place in the unique Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere. For more information, keep an eye on our Bras d’Or Watch Facebook page.

More info: https://blbra.ca/initiatives_post/bras-dor-watch/ 
Watch for event details: https://www.facebook.com/BrasdOrWatch/



 Annual Butterfly Count

Date: July 13, 2019
Location: Lamb’s Inn, 1679 Blair Rd, Cambridge, ON (Map)
Event Host: rare Charitable Research Reserve

Join us on Saturday, July 13 for rare’s Annual Butterfly Count. During this official butterfly census, we will identify and count all of the butterfly species throughout all habitats on the reserve. Nets and identification resources/guides will be provided. We will split into smaller groups for surveying in the morning, reconvene for lunch and discussion of highlights, and then head out again in the afternoon for a final survey.

Please note that participants are asked to bring their own lunch; and don’t forget your hat, water bottle and sunscreen. Long pants and appropriate hiking shoes are recommended. Cost $3.00 per participant (to cover cost of publishing results in the National Butterfly Association’s International Census Report). Please register at raresites.org

More Info and Registration: https://raresites.org/things-to-do/events/?ee=511