2018 LIVING CLASSROOM PROGRAMS
The LRCA will once again be hosting a series of outdoor programs over the course of six months. The full lineup of topics includes:
- May 24- Birds & Birding
- June 28- Wildflowers
- July 26- Geology
- August 23- Butterflies & Dragonflies
- September 20- Archaeology
- October 11- Trees
NOTE: Event dates, times and topics are subject to change.
These complimentary programs were once again made possible through the generous sponsorship of the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.
2018 LITTLE TROUT DAY BY THE BAY
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Little Trout Bay Conservation Area
- Fundraising BBQ from Neebing Fire/Rescue Association
- Canoe, kayak and stand-up paddle board demos from the Lakehead Canoe Club
- Skyline Falconry demo at 1:00 p.m
- Author B.K. Parent will be on-site to discuss the Sommerhjem Journey’s series at 12:30 p.m.
- Sommerhjem-themed activities
- Drone demos from Lakehead University C.A.R.I.S.
- Wood carving demos from the Thunder Bay Carvers
- Exhibits and activities from:
- Municipality of Neebing
- Thunder Bay Geology and Lapidary Club
- WAYfinder Trails & Recreation
- EcoSuperior Envirionmental Programs
- Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
- Ontario Nature
- Path of the Paddle
- Neebing Emergency Services
- Lakehead Region Conservation Authority GPS/Geocaching activities
LIVING CLASSROOM- Butterflies & Dragonflies
8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Meet LRCA Staff at our Administrative Office located at 130 Conservation Road for a workshop on Butterflies & Dragonflies! You will then be bussed to Mission Island Marsh Conservation Area for a guided hike. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear.
This program is now full!
2018 FALL MUSHROOM HIKE
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The 2018 Fall Mushroom Hike will begin with a talk at the LRCA Administrative Office at 130 Conservation Road. Participants will then make their way to Mills Block Forest for a guided hike and mushroom identification. The presentation and guided hike will be led by our expert guest speaker, Dr. Leonard Hutchison of Lakehead University.
This event is free of charge, although pre-registration is required as space is limited.
EVENT IS NOW FULL!
LIVING CLASSROOM- Archaeology
2018 TRAILS AND TAILS DOG ADOPTION FAIR
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The 2018 Trails and Tails Dog Adoption Fair will once again be held at Cascades Conservation Area! Join the LRCA and local rescues as we showcase adoptable pets and stress responsible pet ownership (including on-leash recreation).
- Event details coming soon!
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN ON-LEASH EVENT. PETS ARE WELCOME BUT MUST REMAIN ON-LEASH. ENFORCED UNDER CITY OF THUNDER BAY BY-LAW #71-1978.
LIVING CLASSROOM- Trees
8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The session will begin with a tree lecture in the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority’s Multi-purpose Room. Participants will be bussed to Cascades Conservation Area for a closer look at the changes of the season and tree species of the Boreal Forest. Tree identification guides will be available for use during the walk. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear.
This program is now full!
2018 FALL WATERFOWL VIEWING DAY
The 2018 Fall Waterfowl Viewing Day will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Mission Island Marsh Conservation Area on Saturday, October 13th. Once again the LRCA and expert birders from the Thunder Bay Field Naturalists will guide participants around the Conservation Area in search of migratory birds. No experience is necessary! Be sure to dress appropriately as this event runs rain-or-shine. Be sure to bring your binoculars, cameras and field guides!
This free event is generously sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.
Greencheck GPS Course
Friday, September 7: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (LRCA Administrative Office)
Saturday, September 8: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (LRCA Administrative Office; carpool to Hazelwood Lake Conservation Area)
The Greencheck GPS / Compass/ Map course will be offered at the LRCA Office on September 7th from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and September 8th from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The Greencheck GPS, Map, Compass & Skills- 1.2 Day Course includes a field trip with practical skills at Hazelwood Lake Conservation Area. At this time we are starting with one course for 25 students, 12 spots are taken up already and registration is first come first serve. Please email the Education Coordinator, Gene Kent, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 344-5857 ext. 233 to register for the course.
Participants are responsible for their own transportation. The course is free but there will be a $15.00 charge if participants take the final test; the test is required if you want a certificate. This is the shortened “basic” version of the full Greencheck Course and it has less detail in the compass work and latitude / longitude coordinates. UTM coordinates on the GPS and map are emphasized, along with the practical use of the GPS unit. You do not need your own unit to participate; the LRCA owns 25 Garmin eTrex 20x Units. You are welcome to use your own GPS units but the LRCA equipment is required for some of the initial training.