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Meet the Foothills: Birding at the Leighton Art Centre with Jim Critchley

Leighton Art Centre

Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (MDT)

Meet the Foothills: Birding at the Leighton Art Centre...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee GST Quantity
Single Ticket Apr 26, 2018 CA$15.00 CA$1.45 CA$0.82
Family Package: 2 Adults + 2 Children Apr 26, 2018 CA$35.00 CA$2.57 CA$1.88

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Can you tell the difference between a Robin and a Sparrow? OK, that one might be a bit easy, but this is the workshop for you if you've ever wished you knew more about birds! 

This interactive outdoor experiencewill focus on the birds that can be found at the Leighton Art Centre in our Alberta Foothills. Come and learn about the special bird adaptations that make each species successful in the diverse environment at the Centre. We will look for the soarers (hawks and falcons), the perchers (wrens, bluebirds etc.), the walkers (plovers, killdeers, robins) and the waders and swimmers (ducks and geese). We will learn how to best use our binoculars, discover special identification features of each species of birds become familiar with using keys and field guides to identify the ones we dosee. During the workshop, we will be taking a bird inventory too 

For a more joyful and comfortable visit to the Leighton Art Centre, please bring a water bottle, long pants, insect repellant, sturdy shoes and sunscreen. Walking poles may be a good addition. We strongly suggest youbring your camera and binoculars too!   

Here is what past participants have said about Jim Critchley`s nature tour at the Leighton Art Centre: 

'' I left with an excellent knowledge and understanding of the birds and animals that call the Leighton property and the general vicinity their home. Additionally, Jim provided me with insight about their distinguishing characteristics, habits, etc.'' 

'' The Leighton Art Centre is a superb location. Our kids enjoyed hunting for tracks and we all found out lots of information from Jim.'' 

Audience:This nature touris open to curious people of all ages! Families are welcome to join! 

Supplies: No supplies required. Remember your water bottle, long pants, insect repellant, sturdy shoes and sunscreen. 

Registration:  

Registration cost:   

Single Ticket (single adult or extra child): $15 plus GST and Eventbrite Fees* 

Family Package (2 Adults + 2 Children): $35 plus GST and Eventbrite Fees* 

* or register by phone: 403-931-3633, Tues-Sat, 10 am – 4 pm to avoid Eventbrite fees!

Registration closes on Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at 9 PM 

Did you know that Members of the Leighton Art Centre,get 10% off the registration cost of all workshops and kidssummer camps? Visit our website to find out more about our memberships.

For our Cancellation and Refund Policy, please visit the Workshop page on our website. 

Guide's Biography 

This workshop will be led by retired Science Teacher, biologist and naturalist, Jim Critchley B.E.S, B.Ed, M.Ed. Jim is an experienced field researcher and Educator. He holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental studies and has worked as a research technologist on an Atlantic Salmon spawning river for the Woods Hole Oceanographic institute.

Have questions about Meet the Foothills: Birding at the Leighton Art Centre with Jim Critchley? Contact Leighton Art Centre

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Leighton Art Centre
282027 144 Street West
Millarville, AB T0L 1K0
Canada

Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (MDT)


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Leighton Art Centre

The Leighton Art Centre is located on 80-acres of spectacular foothills landscape 20 minutes SW of Calgary. As a museum, art gallery and education space, the Leighton Art Centre offer visuals art exhibitions, festivals and sales, education programs and hands-on workshops for artists of all levels.   

The Leighton Art Centre is a not-for-profit organization, we encourage admission by donation. 

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