hide You are viewing an archived web page, collected at the request of University of Alberta using Archive-It. This page was captured on 16:39:01 Dec 08, 2010, and is part of the HCF Alberta Online Encyclopedia collection. The information on this web page may be out of date. See All versions of this archived page.
Heritage Community Foundation Presents
Alberta Online Encyclopedia
Home   |   About Us   |   Contact Us   |   Partnerships   |   Sitemap
Central Alberta Regional Museums Network Online Catalogue

Kerry Wood Nature Centre

The Kerry Wood Nature CenterThe Kerry Wood Nature Centre is located at the entrance to the Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary, 1.5 km north of 55 Street on 45 Avenue on the South Bank bike trail in the city of Red Deer.

The collection at the Centre includes permanent exhibits illustrating the formation of the Red Deer Valley and the life and habitats within it today. There is a traveling exhibit gallery that features local, regional, national, and international displays of wildlife art and a theatre with audio-visual presentations. There is a hands-on Discovery Room for children and a wildflower demonstration garden. The Nature Centre has a senior’s film festival on the last Monday of every month and there are several preschool programs including "Babes in the Woods" (0–2 years), "Ducks and Ducklings" (2–4 years), and “Nature Nursery” (3–5 years). There are public programs and courses on special events running most weekends. There is also a Halloween event and an Easter Sunday event. Special group programs are offered by reservation.

The Kerry Wood Nature Centre has an extensive natural history and environmental education reference library that teachers are invited to use, free of charge, to deliver their own educational programs. Activity packs are available for students to use at no charge. Each student can use a backpack equipped with rain poncho, clipboard and magnifying box as well as activity package. There are class sets of activity packs for bird watching, snow study, animal tracking, pond sampling, and tree and flower study. The Centre offers snowshoes for use when there is enough snow. These items need to be booked prior to the visit.

There is an extensive collection of curriculum-related and general interest school programs, badge programs for youth groups, day camps and sleep-overs. Many of the programs at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre can be presented in natural areas near schools. Contact the Centre for further information.

Hours and Admission:
Summer (Victoria Day weekend – Labour Day weekend)
Daily, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Daily, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Statutory Holidays
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Admission by donation

Kerry Wood Nature Centre and Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary
6300–45 Avenue
Red Deer, Alberta
T4N 3M4
Phone: (403) 346–2010
Fax: (403) 347–2550
Email: general@waskasoopark.ca
Website: http://www.waskasoopark.ca/general.htm

[Back] [Top]

Copyright © 2005 Heritage Community Foundation. All Rights Reserved


Albertasource.ca | Contact Us | Partnerships
            For more on Central Alberta heritage, visit Peel’s Prairie Provinces.
Copyright © Heritage Community Foundation All Rights Reserved