Free educational programs offered at wildlife park

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SHUBENACADIE – A monthly program, offering great insight into wildlife, camping conservation, and more is being offered at the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park.

These free programs will be held the fourth Saturday of the each month from January to May.

The sessions take place at the Ducks Unlimited Canada Greenwing Legacy Interpretative Centre, located at the park, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

The program will kick off on Jan. 25 with special guest Helene Van Doninck discussing wildlife rehabilitation.

Van Doninck, wildlife veterinarian and co-founder of the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre (CWRC) in Hilden, will talk about recent wildlife patients admitted to the CWRC. She will share helpful tips on ways to keep wildlife safe and will provide an insider view of the new large raptor recovery enclosure. She will also discuss her outreach program on lead poisoning in bald eagles and non-lead hunting. 

Other special guests participating in the sessions are: Feb. 22, invasive species by Andrew Hebda; Mar. 22, symbiosis in nature by Gwenyth Jones; April 26, learn to camp presentation by Emily Gratton; and May 24, DUC presentation on GIS for Conservation and Wetland success stories, Jana Cheverie.

Phone 902-758-7094 after 10 a.m. on the day of the presentation to confirm it is not cancelled due to inclement weather. For general inquiries call 902-758-5316 or email: legacycentre@gov.ns.ca or visit https://wildlifepark.novascotia.ca/.

 

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