Wild Wednesday
Jul
5
1:00 pm13:00

Wild Wednesday

  • Thomas Raddall Provincial Park

Free!

Every Wednesday afternoon (1-3 pm) in July (5, 12, 19, 26) and August (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) the Harrison Lewis Centre hosts Wild Wednesday guided nature walks at neighbouring Thomas Raddall Provincial Park.

Now in its second year, the popular Wild Wednesday program brings campers and day-use park visitors of all ages together for up close and personal experiences with the natural history of this beautiful coastal park.

Wild Wednesday
Jul
12
1:00 pm13:00

Wild Wednesday

  • Thomas Raddall Provincial Park

Free!

Every Wednesday afternoon (1-3 pm) in July (5, 12, 19, 26) and August (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) the Harrison Lewis Centre hosts Wild Wednesday guided nature walks at neighbouring Thomas Raddall Provincial Park.

Now in its second year, the popular Wild Wednesday program brings campers and day-use park visitors of all ages together for up close and personal experiences with the natural history of this beautiful coastal park.

Wild Wednesday
Jul
19
1:00 pm13:00

Wild Wednesday

  • Thomas Raddall Provincial Park

Free!

Every Wednesday afternoon (1-3 pm) in July (5, 12, 19, 26) and August (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) the Harrison Lewis Centre hosts Wild Wednesday guided nature walks at neighbouring Thomas Raddall Provincial Park.

Now in its second year, the popular Wild Wednesday program brings campers and day-use park visitors of all ages together for up close and personal experiences with the natural history of this beautiful coastal park.

Chainsaw Use and Safety with Patrick Allan
Jul
21
Jul 23

Chainsaw Use and Safety with Patrick Allan

  • Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre

Weekend Workshop

 

This hands-on course with certified instructor Patrick Allan covers all aspects of basic maintenance and safe use of this powerful tool. Saturday morning focuses on the saw’s engine, how it works and how to keep it tuned for top performance. Chain sharpening gets plenty of attention. Next the class moves outdoors to practice limbing, bucking, and notching in preparation for felling. Sunday participants move into the Harrison Lewis Centre’s woodlot where they learn-by-doing to drop trees where they want them to fall, plus the dos and don’ts of working with both downed and standing wood.

You must bring your own chainsaw boots. All other safety gear can be provided. You are welcomed to bring your own saw, if you have one, as well as any of your own protective clothing, etc.

Full price $325. $100 deposit required to register. 

Registration available under "Events-Weekend Workshops" tab

N2O: Never-2-Old Program
Jul
25
11:00 am11:00

N2O: Never-2-Old Program

  • Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre

Free!

The N2O Program is a monthly day-trip to the Harrison Lewis Centre for those 55 and older, and their friends and family for short presentations and to take part in guided nature walks, hands-on activities, led discussions, and a lunch. Presentations will focus on topics relating to the natural environment, rural living, gardening and farming, and local history.July 25

Come down to the Harrison Lewis Centre woods Tuesday, July 25. You’ll be in for a big surprise as our resident biologist Richard McBride shares fascinating insights into ways the natural world is connected. Whether that world is a wild flower meadow, a sand beach, or, yes, the woods where Teddy Bears have their picnics, there are many things they have in common. Explore with Richard not only what we see but hidden connections between plant communities, the life under the soil, or the role of fungi that balance the growth of photosynthesis. Sharing our insights we should go home with a more profound appreciation of the balance of nature that supports us.

 

This 10: am to 1 pm program includes snacks and a light lunch, all free thanks to Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia. Reserve your seat at the picnic table by phoning 902-646-1554.

 

 

 

Wild Wednesday
Jul
26
1:00 pm13:00

Wild Wednesday

  • Thomas Raddall Provincial Park

Free!

Every Wednesday afternoon (1-3 pm) in July (5, 12, 19, 26) and August (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) the Harrison Lewis Centre hosts Wild Wednesday guided nature walks at neighbouring Thomas Raddall Provincial Park.

Now in its second year, the popular Wild Wednesday program brings campers and day-use park visitors of all ages together for up close and personal experiences with the natural history of this beautiful coastal park.

Backyard Forestry with Donna Crossland, Dale Prest, and Jamie Simpson
Jul
29
Jul 31

Backyard Forestry with Donna Crossland, Dale Prest, and Jamie Simpson

  • Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre

Weekend Workshop

Participants in this year’s Backyard Forestry workshop will learn about basic forest ecology and how to work with a piece of land to encourage ecological and economical value. Topics covered will include: Identifying tree and shrub species, and their ecological roles in the forest; choosing which trees to cut and which trees to leave; how to promote wildlife habitat; what landowners can do to increase forest carbon storage; how our forests have changed, and what we can do to promote natural forests; what we can learn from natural disturbances in the forest; where to obtain funding for silviculture activities; legal issues such as wood theft and capital gains tax, and, the virtues of a “messy” woodlot.

Full price $325. $100 deposit required to register.

Registration available under "Events-Weekend Workshops"

Wild Wednesday
Aug
2
1:00 pm13:00

Wild Wednesday

  • Thomas Raddall Provincial Park

Free!

Every Wednesday afternoon (1-3 pm) in July (5, 12, 19, 26) and August (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) the Harrison Lewis Centre hosts Wild Wednesday guided nature walks at neighbouring Thomas Raddall Provincial Park.

Now in its second year, the popular Wild Wednesday program brings campers and day-use park visitors of all ages together for up close and personal experiences with the natural history of this beautiful coastal park.

Wild Wednesday
Aug
9
1:00 pm13:00

Wild Wednesday

Free!

Every Wednesday afternoon (1-3 pm) in July (5, 12, 19, 26) and August (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) the Harrison Lewis Centre hosts Wild Wednesday guided nature walks at neighbouring Thomas Raddall Provincial Park.

Now in its second year, the popular Wild Wednesday program brings campers and day-use park visitors of all ages together for up close and personal experiences with the natural history of this beautiful coastal park.

Nature Photography with Scott Leslie
Aug
11
Aug 13

Nature Photography with Scott Leslie

  • Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre

Weekend Workshop

Attention photographers of all levels! Award-winning photographer Scott Leslie will be hosting a weekend workshop covering all important aspects of nature photography technique and craft. You will learn how to see and create beautiful compositions of nature, particularly the miniature world of flowers and wild bees. You will spend your weekend surrounded by Nova Scotia’s majestic fields, forests, and shorelines. This is a hands-on workshop so be expected to be photographing a lot! It is recommended that you have basic familiarity with Digital SLR use and have a DSLR or interchangeable lens mirrorless camera with the ability to do manual exposure operations, a tripod, and at least one lens.

Full price $325. $100 deposit required to register.

Registration available under "Events-Weekend Workshops" 

Wild Wednesday
Aug
16
1:00 pm13:00

Wild Wednesday

Free!

Every Wednesday afternoon (1-3 pm) in July (5, 12, 19, 26) and August (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) the Harrison Lewis Centre hosts Wild Wednesday guided nature walks at neighbouring Thomas Raddall Provincial Park.

Now in its second year, the popular Wild Wednesday program brings campers and day-use park visitors of all ages together for up close and personal experiences with the natural history of this beautiful coastal park.

Chainsaw Use and Safety for Women with Patrick Allan
Aug
18
Aug 20

Chainsaw Use and Safety for Women with Patrick Allan

  • Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre

Weekend Workshop

This workshop with certified instructor Patrick Allan is our most popular, selling out year-after-year. Same as the open chainsaw course, this one covers all aspects of basic maintenance and safe use of this powerful tool. Saturday morning focuses on the saw’s engine, how it works and how to keep it tuned for top performance. Chain sharpening gets plenty of attention. Next the class moves outdoors to practice limbing, bucking, and notching in preparation for felling. Sunday participants move into the Harrison Lewis Centre’s woodlot where they learn-by-doing to drop trees where they want them to fall, plus the dos and don’ts of working with both downed and standing wood.

You must bring your own chainsaw boots. All other safety gear can be provided. You are welcomed to bring your own saw, if you have one, as well as any of your own protective clothing, etc.

Full price $325. $100 deposit required to register.

Registration available under "Events-Weekend Workshops"

N2O: Never-2-Old Program
Aug
22
10:00 am10:00

N2O: Never-2-Old Program

  • Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre

Activity: Mi'kmaq Artifacts

Free!

The N2O Program is a monthly day-trip to the Harrison Lewis Centre for those 55 and older, and their friends and family for short presentations and to take part in guided nature walks, hands-on activities, led discussions, and a lunch. Presentations will focus on topics relating to the natural environment, rural living, gardening and farming, and local history. 

 

Wild Wednesday
Aug
23
1:00 pm13:00

Wild Wednesday

Free!

Every Wednesday afternoon (1-3 pm) in July (5, 12, 19, 26) and August (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) the Harrison Lewis Centre hosts Wild Wednesday guided nature walks at neighbouring Thomas Raddall Provincial Park.

Now in its second year, the popular Wild Wednesday program brings campers and day-use park visitors of all ages together for up close and personal experiences with the natural history of this beautiful coastal park.

Wild Wednesday
Aug
30
1:00 pm13:00

Wild Wednesday

Free!

Every Wednesday afternoon (1-3 pm) in July (5, 12, 19, 26) and August (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) the Harrison Lewis Centre hosts Wild Wednesday guided nature walks at neighbouring Thomas Raddall Provincial Park.

Now in its second year, the popular Wild Wednesday program brings campers and day-use park visitors of all ages together for up close and personal experiences with the natural history of this beautiful coastal park.

N2O: Never-2-Old Program
Sep
26
10:00 am10:00

N2O: Never-2-Old Program

  • Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre

Activity: Forest Terrariums

 

Free!

The N2O Program is a monthly day-trip to the Harrison Lewis Centre for those 55 and older, and their friends and family for short presentations and to take part in guided nature walks, hands-on activities, led discussions, and a lunch. Presentations will focus on topics relating to the natural environment, rural living, gardening and farming, and local history. 

 

 


Dalhousie SEASIDE
Jun
18
Jun 26

Dalhousie SEASIDE

The week of June 18th we have students from the Dalhousie SEASIDE summer program taking their learning outside! 

Offered through the Biology Department, SEASIDE courses provide undergraduates with hands-on training in species identification, sampling, and other practical skills, while studying certain ecosystems or focusing on the biology of algae, plants, insects, sharks, birds, or marine mammals. The Harrison Lewis Centre will be hosting various SEASIDE classes this summer, providing cabins and camping space, an indoor learning and socializing area, lab space, home-cooked food, and of course the very ecosystems & natural history the students are studying!   

SEASIDE program: https://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/biology/seaside-program/program-details.html

N2O: Never-2-Old Program
Jun
13
10:00 am10:00

N2O: Never-2-Old Program

  • Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre

Workshop Activity: Woven Nature!

Free!

The N2O Program is a monthly day-trip to the Harrison Lewis Centre for those 55 and older, and their friends and family for short presentations and to take part in guided nature walks, hands-on activities, led discussions, and a lunch. Presentations will focus on topics relating to the natural environment, rural living, gardening and farming, and local history. 

The dates for the N2O program are as follows:

May 30: "Grow-a-Salad" workshop activity  10:00am-1:00pm

June 13: "Woven Nature" workshop activity  10:00am-1:00pm

July 25: TBA

August 22: "Mi'kmaq Artifacts"   10:00am-1:00pm

September 26: "Forest Terrariums"   10:00am-1:00pm