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Slime of a Time!!
Join us in The Gardens at HCP for our annual harvest festival filled with seasonal activities, games, and exhibits for the whole family! Each year we feature an endangered species to explore. This year special guest Alanah Nasadyk will be introducing the Blue-Grey Taildropper Slug, a local and endangered species needing our help! Create a take home slug with Victoria Artist Joanne Thompson, carve a pumpkin, and lots more. Space is limited so register at HCP early so you are not disappointed. This activity fills quickly. To register, please call us at 250 479 6162. The cost is $15 per family.
For more children and youth activities, please visit our Youth Programs page by clicking this link.
HCP Harvest Festival 2017 Partners
Rocky Point Bird Observatory is a small local nonprofit organization which seeks to influence and inform conservation and ecological management practices of migratory birds in western North America through monitoring, scientific research, and public education. We participate in a number of research and monitoring projects throughout the year. Our main bird banding season is mid-July to October, though we also offer a variety of talks, bird walks, and school programs year-round. If you are listing this info online, feel free to link it to our Facebook or website as well.
Joanne Thomson is a full-time visual artist specializing in watercolour for illustration and fine art. She holds a Masters degree in Adult Education and has taught at the College level and now chooses to teach in community settings. She is an active artist advocate, mentor and facilitator supporting organizations that support environmental sustainability. Examples of her recent works can be seen at www.joannethomson.com and www.wildanticipation.ca.
Habitat Acquisition Trust is a non-profit regional land trust and registered charity that conserves nature on south Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. HAT works towards conservation through habitat stewardship, land protection, and community education. HAT accepts donations for all programs including the Blue-grey Taildropper Slug Habitat Stewardship Project – for more info visit hat.bc.ca
Alanah Nasadyk, Habitat Acquisition Trust Community and Development Coordinator, BA Alanah first became involved with HAT as a volunteer in early 2015, taking part in Western Screech Owl surveys and bat monitoring. Alanah studied at the University of Victoria to receive a Bachelor’s degree majoring in both Environmental and Asia-Pacific Studies. Growing up in the Victoria region she has a strong connection to the area and has involved herself in environmental outreach, volunteering, and connecting with others over stewardship. Prior to joining HAT, Alanah worked for the Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team, Tourism Victoria, and international development organization CITYNET Yokohama. Alanah is one of the few people to have seen the rare and at risk Blue-grey Taildropper Slug in the wild. Her encounter inspires Alanah to share her knowledge of and passion for this slug and its slimy, unsung relatives with the world for their protection and for science.