Kerry Wood Nature Centre
The 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抯 film festival on the last Monday of every month and there are several preschool programs including "Babes in the Woods" (0�years), "Ducks and Ducklings" (2�years), and 揘ature Nursery� (3�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.
1:00 p.m. � 5:00 p.m.
Admission by donation
Kerry Wood Nature Centre and Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary
Red Deer, Alberta
Phone: (403) 346�10
Fax: (403) 347�50
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