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Niagara Parks Events Calendar

Feb
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May
11

Swamp Creatures

Discover the Animals of the World's Wetlands at the Butterfly Conservatory! The 'Swamp Creatures' exhibit features incredible hands-on learning, fun and educational interpretation and of course incredible live demonstrations with some exciting creatures from the world's swamps and wetlands. Regular admission applies.

Apr
12
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Apr
27

Floral Showhouse Annual Easter Display

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Easter show features a cross display of lilies surrounded by colourful and fragrant spring flowers such as daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and azaleas. Live chicks, bunnies and songbirds.

Apr
18
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Apr
20

Easter Egg Scramble

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (last ticket sold @ 5:30 p.m.)
Children will be encouraged to look for letters hidden throughout the Conservatory to spell a secret phrase and earn the chance to win a grand prize gift basket donated by NPC's Pop & Lolly's Candy Shop. Thanks to sponsors Nestle, Jelly Belly Canada and Regal, each child participating in the scramble will receive a complimentary Easter treat (while supplies last).

Apr
21

Easter Egg Scramble

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (last ticket sold @ 4:30 p.m.)
Children will be encouraged to look for letters hidden throughout the Conservatory to spell a secret phrase and earn the chance to win a grand prize gift basket donated by NPC's Pop & Lolly's Candy Shop. Thanks to sponsors Nestle, Jelly Belly Canada and Regal, each child participating in the scramble will receive a complimentary Easter treat (while supplies last).

Apr
28
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May
09

Floral Showhouse Annual Spring Show

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The warm and serene setting is bursting with gorgeous blooms, orchids and exotic topical plants as well as beautiful songbirds to get you in the mood for spring!

May
03

Naturally at the Glen

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The group and their partners will be showcasing various displays and educational materials about their conservation efforts and the Niagara Glen. Members will be providing guided hiking/clean-up tours of the Niagara Glen, which also home to the greatest concentration of Species at Risk in Ontario. A scavenger hunt will also be available to those looking to learn more about the Glen. Those planning to spend the day at the Niagara Glen are encouraged to bring their own bagged lunch and refillable water bottles.

May
03

Trees Ontario 2014 Community Tree Planing Event

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Participants will get the chance to directly support their community in a local reforestation project and learn about the benefits of trees, shade and green urban spaces. Last year, the initiative drew more than 550 volunteers and a total of 3,275 trees were planted province-wide. The event will be held rain or shire. Participants are asked to bring their own shovel, gardening gloves and lots of energy! NPC and Trees Ontario will supply the rest - the trees, forestry specialists, mulch, snacks and some equipment. Appropriate outdoor clothing, sturdy shoes (steel toe if possible), a hat and sunscreen are also recommended. Location details to follow.

May
03

Capture the Moment I: Photography Workshop

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Beautiful pictures do not have to be taken at far-away places or with fancy equipment. Whether you use a digital SLR, point and shoot, or smart phone, this workshop will inspire you to capture extraordinary images of everyday objects using the camera you already have. Through lectures and hands-on exercises, Theresa Forte will review the basic mechanics of good photography, aperture, shutter speeds and composition skills and will explore the many varieties of light such as soft morning light, the golden hour, and magical blue light at dusk. Participants will spend time in the garden practicing new photography skills, so suitable outdoor clothing and shoes are recommended. Participants should being their camera equipment (including their manual), charged batteries, and a blank memory card. A laptop or I-Pad to upload pictures for sharing with the class would be very helpful. ** recommended for beginner to novice photographers. Cost: $65 (plus HST); (lunch not provided; maximum 20 participants)

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