GRCA Announces Registration Schedule For Summer Camps

By: Kw Now! Local News
| Published 06/25/2013

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Registration Is Now Underway For Area Summer Camps

Engage In Summer Fun: Now Is The Time To Sign Up


Registration is now open for the many summer camp programs for kids age six to 16 provided by the Grand River Conservation Authority. These are available at five nature centres throughout the watershed: Guelph Lake Nature Centre (Guelph), Laurel Creek Nature Centre (Waterloo), Apps' Mill Nature Centre (Brantford) Rockwood Nature Centre, Belwood Lake fishing camp.


These environmental day camps are designed to introduce children to the wonders of nature while they enjoy fun, hands-on activities in the great outdoors. There are camps to meet the interests of different age groups on a variety of topics such as survivor camp, art outdoors, naturalist-in-training and ecosystem explorer.

See Link Below Article to Sign-up

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Bug Safari
Laurel Creek Conservation Area, 625 Westmount Rd., Waterloo
Have fun catching and observing insects and contributing to science at the same time. We'll loan out some nets and bug jars and go on a hunt for 6-legged, 8-legged and no-legged creatures. Fun for all ages. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meet at: Baseball shelter
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Citizen Science Bug Safari
Guelph Lake Conservation Area, 7743 Conservation Dr., Guelph
Have fun catching and observing insects and contributing to science at the same time. We'll loan out some nets and bug jars and go on a hunt for 6-legged, 8-legged and no-legged creatures. We will record all the insects we discover and then submit our observations to Pollination Canada. Fun for all ages. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meet at: Camper beach
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Creature Teachers
Brant Conservation Area, 119 Jennings Road, Brantford
Are snakes slimy? Do turtles have claws? Find out fascinating facts about the Apps’ Mill Nature Centre’s resident critters as our staff let you slither up and get close. Bring a camera and get your picture taken with your favourite creature. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 10:30 a.m. to noon
Meet at: Concession near pool
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Creepy Creatures
Elora Gorge Conservation Area, 7400 Wellington County Rd. 21, Elora
Have you ever tickled a toad, cuddled a cockroach or snuggled a snake? Today you’ll get to meet all these wonderful animals and more! And you’ll make your own creepy creature to cuddle at home. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meet at: Hole in the Rock Trailhead
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Creature Teachers
Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, 468 Pinehurst Rd., Ayr
Are snakes slimy? Do turtles have claws? Find out fascinating facts about the Apps’ Mill Nature Centre’s resident critters as our staff let you slither up and get close. Bring a camera and get your picture taken with your favourite creature. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Meet at: Sunset Pavilion
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Magnificent Magnification Hike
Rockwood Conservation Area, 161 Fall Street, Rockwood
Hike the nature trail with a naturalist and learn that it’s the little things in life that count. The naturalist will provide magnification devices and stethoscopes. We will be looking at the little creatures that live in our soil and really ‘listen’ to our trees. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Meet at: Trailer behind the mini put
Price: Free with park admission

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Dragons and Damsels
Laurel Creek Conservation Area, 625 Westmount Rd., Waterloo
We'll go on a hunt for our local dragonflies and damselflies, and their babies. Learn why these amazing insects are so important in the aquatic world as well as ours! Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Meet at: Boat launch
Price: Free with park admission

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Swamp Tromp
Rockwood Conservation Area, 161 Fall Street, Rockwood
Come and explore the water world of Rockwood. You’ll find yourself dip-netting with a naturalist, looking for frogs, minnows and invertebrates near the Harris Mill Ruins. Be prepared to get your shoes wet! Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meet at: Parking lot behind the Mill Ruins
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Dragons and Damsels of Shade's Mills
Shade's Mills Conservation Area, 450 Avenue Rd., Cambridge
No, it's not a renaissance fair. Instead it's dragonflies and damselflies, a fascinating but diverse group of insects. Participate in citizen science by collecting, identifying and reporting on dragons and damsels to the Ontario Dragonfly Atlas. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Price: Free with admission

Saturday, July 13, 2013

GPS Treasure Hunt
Guelph Lake Conservation Area, 7743 Conservation Dr., Guelph
Learn how to use a GPS unit to find secret clues around the conservation area. Then solve the puzzle to win a (small) prize. GPS units will be available for loan with a valid photo ID. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meet at: Island stage
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Water Search
Brant Conservation Area, 119 Jennings Road, Brantford
As part of family fishing week, discover the wonderful world of water-loving wildlife. Bring your boots, your crocs or old running shoes we’ll explore the river to see what strange and mysterious creature live here. We will learn how these animals eat and protect themselves underwater. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 10:30 a.m. to noon
Meet at: Hawthorn Area washrooms
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Focus on Fossils
Elora Gorge Conservation Area, 7400 Wellington County Rd. 21, Elora
Today we’ll be bringing out your inner geologist. Learn about different rock types and how fossils are formed! Find some of our resident fossils in the limestone formations in the park! Learn how to become a fossil yourself someday, and make your own fossil to take home. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meet at: Hole in the Rock Trailhead
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Rock Walk with a Muddy Ending
Rockwood Conservation Area, 161 Fall Street, Rockwood
This will be a short stroll to visit one of Rockwood’s largest caves. For the adventurous there will be the option of crawling into one of the tunnels. If you plan on crawling into the tunnels please bring a flashlight and wear clothing which covers your knees and elbows. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Meet at: Trailer behind the mini put
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Water Search
Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, 468 Pinehurst Rd., Ayr
As part of family fishing week, discover the wonderful world of water-loving wildlife. Bring your boots, your crocs or old running shoes we’ll explore the lake to see what strange and mysterious creature live here. We will learn how these animals eat and protect themselves underwater. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Meet at: Sunset Pavilion
Price: Free with park admission

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Tremendous Trees
Rockwood Conservation Area, 161 Fall Street, Rockwood
Trees are one of the most giving things on this planet. We can’t live without them, and some of the trees in Rockwood park have been around since King Henry VII. Come learn about some of the interesting trees in Rockwood. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meet at: Trailer behind the mini put
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Meet the Animals
Guelph Lake Conservation Area, 7743 Conservation Dr., Guelph
Hold a snake, touch a toad, and meet other “creature-teachers” from the Guelph Lake Nature Centre. Kids will love these safe, close-up animal encounters! Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meet at: Main beach
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Feathered Friends
Elora Gorge Conservation Area, 7400 Wellington County Rd. 21, Elora
Elora Gorge is home to many different kinds of birds. Meet some real birds up close, learn how to identify them, and then use your new skills to find out who lives here at the park. BYOB (Bring Your Own Binoculars) or borrow a pair of ours. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meet at: Hole in the Rock Trailhead
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Canada Parks Day
Brant Conservation Area, 119 Jennings Road, Brantford
Did you know that Brant is home to a tall grass prairie and savannah? Come explore our park with a Nature Interpreter. A guided Trail hike with a GRCA interpreter will let you take a closer look at the fascinating flora and fauna along the Brant trails. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Meet at: Concession near pool
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Night Hike
Rockwood Conservation Area, 161 Fall Street, Rockwood
This evening hike will introduce you to the nighttime creatures that reside in the Rockwood Conservation Area. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Meet at: Trailer behind the mini put
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Canada Parks Day
Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, 468 Pinehurst Rd., Ayr
Come explore our park with us. A Trees/Toads/Trails hike with a GRCA interpreter will let you take a closer look at the fascinating flora and fauna along the Pinehurst trails. Did you know that Pinehurst is home to flying squirrels, sassafras, and eastern skunk cabbage to name just a few? Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 10:30 a.m. to noon
Meet at: Sunset Pavilion
Price: Free with park admission

Sunday, July 21, 2013

GPS Treasure Hunt
Laurel Creek Conservation Area, 625 Westmount Rd., Waterloo
Learn how to use GPS to find secret clues around the Conservation Area. Then solve the puzzle to win a (small) prize! GPS units will be available for loan with a valid photo ID. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Meet at: Baseball shelter
Price: Free with park admission

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Creatures of the Night
Laurel Creek Conservation Area, 625 Westmount Rd., Waterloo
When the sun goes down, the forest comes alive with all the nocturnal creatures of the Laurel Creek Conservation Area. Meet our naturalists to learn about and hunt for bats, fireflies and owls that you normally won't see during the day. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Meet at: Critter shelter
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Christmas in July
Brant Conservation Area, 119 Jennings Road, Brantford
Decorate your site for a chance to win some great prizes. Special appearance by “the big guy” in red. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Great Bug Hunt
Elora Gorge Conservation Area, 7400 Wellington County Rd. 21, Elora
Who knows what mysterious creatures lurk in the meadows and under the logs here at the park? Today we’ll be using sweep nets and magnifiers to capture and identify as many different bugs as we can find. Build a bug to take with you wherever you go! Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meet at: Hole in the Rock Trailhead
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Bug Hunt
Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, 468 Pinehurst Rd., Ayr
Watch your step! The world is full of tiny creatures. Catch and release a net-full of 6- or 8-legged superstars. Have fun catching and observing insects and contributing to science at the same time! We'll loan out some nets, bug jars and go on a hunt for 6-legged, 8-legged and no-legged creatures. Fun for all ages. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Meet at: Area 2 campground playground
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Geocaching 101
Rockwood Conservation Area, 161 Fall Street, Rockwood
A naturalist will give you a lesson on how to use our GPS units, and then you can try out your new skill on a Geodash course. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Meet at: Trailer behind the mini-put
Price: Free with park admission
Registration:Registration is required due to the limited number of GPS units. Please register at the gatehouse or call 519-856-9543

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Swamp Tromp
Rockwood Conservation Area, 161 Fall Street, Rockwood
Come and explore the water world of Rockwood. You’ll find yourself dip-netting with a naturalist, looking for frogs, minnows and invertebrates near the Harris Mill Ruins. Be prepared to get your shoes wet! Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meet at: Parking lot by the Mill Ruins
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Creature Teachers
Laurel Creek Conservation Area, 625 Westmount Rd., Waterloo
Here's your chance to meet some of the creatures at the nature center whose job is to teach children about animal life! Get your picture taken with your favourite creature! Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Meet at: Baseball shelter
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Focus on Fossils
Elora Gorge Conservation Area, 7400 Wellington County Rd. 21, Elora
Today we’ll be bringing out your inner geologist. Learn about different rock types and how fossils are formed! Find some of our resident fossils in the limestone formations in the park. Learn how to become a fossil yourself someday, and make your own fossil to take home. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meet at: Hole in the Rock Trailhead
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Frog Slog
Guelph Lake Conservation Area, 7743 Conservation Dr., Guelph
Join us as we hunt for some of our local frogs, toads, salamanders and turtles. Learn all about their habitats and life cycles, and make your own sticky frog to take home. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meet at: Island boat launch
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Rock Walk with a Muddy Ending
Rockwood Conservation Area, 161 Fall Street, Rockwood
This will be a short stroll to visit one of Rockwood’s largest caves. For the adventurous there will be the option of crawling into one of the tunnels. If you plan on crawling into the tunnels please bring a flashlight and wear clothing which covers your knees and elbows. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Meet at: Trailer behind the mini put
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Owl Prowl
Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, 468 Pinehurst Rd., Ayr
WHOOOO goes there? Let your eyes adjust to the dim light and keep your ears open as we explore the exciting world of owls and other night wonders. Please limit flashlights to one per family. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Meet at: Sunset pavilion
Price: Free with park admission
Registration: Please pre-register at the gatehouse or by calling 519-442-4721

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Owl Prowl
Brant Conservation Area, 119 Jennings Road, Brantford
WHOOOO goes there? Let your eyes adjust to the dim light and keep your ears open as we explore the exciting world of owls and other night wonders. Please limit flashlights to one per family. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Meet at: Concession near pool
Price: Free with park admission
Registration:Please pre-register at gate house

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Underwater World
Laurel Creek Conservation Area, 625 Westmount Rd., Waterloo
Bring your boots, your crocs or old running shoes we’ll explore the reservoir to see what strange and mysterious creature live here. We will learn how they eat and protect themselves underwater. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Meet at: Boat launch
Price: Free with park admission

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Bug Hunt
Rockwood Conservation Area, 161 Fall Street, Rockwood
Join a naturalist, and explore the field looking for those creepy crawlers lurking under logs and in the branches. Using nets and spy glasses you’ll see just how beautiful bugs can be! Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meet at: Trailer behing the mini put
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Dragons and Damsels
Guelph Lake Conservation Area, 7743 Conservation Dr., Guelph
We'll go on a hunt for our local dragonflies and damselflies, and their babies! Learn why these amazing insects are so important in the aquatic world as well as ours! Please bring water footwear if you would like to participate in the search. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meet at: Camper beach
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Feathered Friends
Elora Gorge Conservation Area, 7400 Wellington County Rd. 21, Elora
Elora Gorge is home to many different kinds of birds. Meet some real birds up close, learn how to identify them, and then use your new skills to find out who lives here at the park. BYOB (Bring Your Own Binoculars) or borrow a pair of ours. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meet at: Hole in the Rock Trailhead
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Wild-Crafters
Brant Conservation Area, 119 Jennings Road, Brantford
Come and drop by to learn some wild-craft, the art of making art with natural objects. Make something to take back to your campsite. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 10:30 a.m. to noon
Meet at: Concession near pool
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Wild-Crafters
Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, 468 Pinehurst Rd., Ayr
Come and learn some wild-craft, the art of making art with natural objects. Make something to take back to your campsite. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Meet at: Sunset Pavilion
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Rock Walk with a Muddy Ending
Rockwood Conservation Area, 161 Fall Street, Rockwood
This will be a short stroll to visit one of Rockwood’s largest caves. For the adventurous there will be the option of crawling into one of the tunnels. If you plan on crawling into the tunnels please bring a flashlight and wear clothing which covers your knees and elbows! Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Meet at: Trailer behind the mini put
Price: Free with park admission

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Geocaching 101
Rockwood Conservation Area, 161 Fall Street, Rockwood
A naturalist will give you a lesson on how to use our GPS units, and then you can try out your new skill on a Geodash course. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meet at: Trailer behind the mini-put
Price: Free with park admission
Registration:Registration is required due to the limited number of GPS units. Please register at the gatehouse or call 519-856-9543

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Night-flying Creatures of a Summer's Eve
Shade's Mills Conservation Area, 450 Avenue Rd., Cambridge
Bats, moths and fireflies are a few of the many nocturnal flying creatures on hot summer nights. Learn to use sonic bat detectors, sugar bait and light traps to find night-time friends. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Meet at: Meet at the boat launch parking lot.
Price: Free with admission

Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Great Bug Hunt
Elora Gorge Conservation Area, 7400 Wellington County Rd. 21, Elora
Who knows what mysterious creatures lurk in the meadows and under the logs here at the park? Today we’ll be using sweep nets and magnifiers to capture and identify as many different bugs as we can find. Build a bug to take with you wherever you go. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meet at: Hole in the Rock Trailhead
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, August 17, 2013

GPS Treasure Hunt
Guelph Lake Conservation Area, 7743 Conservation Dr., Guelph
Learn how to use GPS to find secret clues around the Conservation Area. Then solve the puzzle to win a (small) prize! GPS units will be available for loan with a valid photo ID. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meet at: Island stage
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Survival Skills
Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, 468 Pinehurst Rd., Ayr
Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild (or at least Pinehurst)? Learn some basic wilderness survival tips and compete to build the most waterproof shelter for our GRCA teddy bears.Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Meet at: Sunset Pavilion
Price: Free with park admission

Sunday, August 18, 2013

How to Not Get Lost in the Woods
Laurel Creek Conservation Area, 625 Westmount Rd., Waterloo
Learn how to use GPS to find secret clues around the Conservation Area. Then solve the puzzle to win a (small) prize! GPS units will be available for loan with a valid photo ID. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Meet at: Baseball shelter
Price: Free with park admission

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sunset, Moonrise
Laurel Creek Conservation Area, 625 Westmount Rd., Waterloo
We will watch the sun set over one part of the lake and the (full) moon rise on the other. Bring a camera if you wish. We will also be doing chalk drawings and hunting for bats. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Meet at: Critter shelter
Price: Free with park admission

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Bug Hunt
Rockwood Conservation Area, 161 Fall Street, Rockwood
Join a naturalist, and explore the field looking for those creepy crawlers lurking under logs and in the branches. Using nets and spy glasses you’ll see just how beautiful bugs can be! Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meet at: Trailer behind the mini-put
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Citizen Science Bug Safari
Guelph Lake Conservation Area, 7743 Conservation Dr., Guelph
Have fun catching and observing insects and contributing to science at the same time! We'll loan out some nets and bug jars and go on a hunt for 6-legged, 8-legged and no-legged creatures. We will record all the insects we discover and then submit our observations to Pollination Canada. Fun for all ages! Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meet at: Camper beach
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Nature Crafts
Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, 468 Pinehurst Rd., Ayr
Come with us on a hike to a hike to look for neat nature stuff that you can use to fashion your own creation to take home and show your friends. Along the way you will learn about some of the interesting plants and animals at Pinehurst. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Meet at: Sunset pavilion
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Swamp Tromp
Rockwood Conservation Area, 161 Fall Street, Rockwood
Come and explore the water world of Rockwood. You’ll find yourself dip-netting with a naturalist, looking for frogs, minnows and invertebrates near the Harris Mill Ruins. Be prepared to get your shoes wet! Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Meet at: Parking lot by the Mill Ruins
Price: Free with park admission

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Rock Walk with a Muddy Ending
Rockwood Conservation Area, 161 Fall Street, Rockwood
This will be a short stroll to visit one of Rockwood’s largest caves. For the adventurous there will be the option of crawling into one of the tunnels. If you plan on crawling into the tunnels please bring a flashlight and wear clothing which covers your knees and elbows! Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meet at: Trailer behind the mini-put
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Animal Show
Laurel Creek Conservation Area, 625 Westmount Rd., Waterloo
Meet a live animal or two borrowed from our nature center, and examine a collection of skulls, fur and feathers of different animals that are commonly found in the area. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Meet at: Baseball shelter
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Meet the Animals
Guelph Lake Conservation Area, 7743 Conservation Dr., Guelph
Hold a snake, touch a toad, and meet other “creature-teachers” from the Guelph Lake Nature Centre. Kids will love these safe, close-up animal encounters! Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meet at: Camper beach
Price: Free with park admission

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Trisport Triathlon and Duathlon Guelph Lake Weekend II
Guelph Lake Conservation Area, 7743 Conservation Dr., Guelph
Guelph Lake Conservation Area sets the stage for this popular triathlon and duathlon weekend. Participate in a Try-a-tri, the Duathlon or the Traithlon. This event features a variety of distances at the same great site as the June Triathlon and a safe, fast course.
More Information: Trisport Canada website
Price: See website
Registration: Register and see a full schedule at Trisport Canada.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Bug Safari
Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, 468 Pinehurst Rd., Ayr
Watch your step! The world is full of tiny creatures. Catch and release a net-full of 6- or 8-legged superstars. Have fun catching and observing insects and contributing to science at the same time! We'll loan out some nets, bug jars and go on a hunt for 6-legged, 8-legged and no-legged creatures. Fun for all ages! Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 10:30 a.m. to noon
Meet at: Sunset pavilion
Price: Free with park admission