Creston Valley Wildlife Interpretation Centre Programs

          On the trail with our school programs


The CVWMA is an ideal outdoor classroom. With a hands-on approach to environmental education, our programs aim to develop knowledge, understanding and appreciation for the natural world to enable people to make informed and educated decisions about their environment.

Programs cover topics related to wetland ecosystems, management practices, ecosystem services, migratory birds, endangered species, invasive plants and wildlife. The wetland is located along the Pacific Flyway, providing great educational opportunities to view and learn about migrating bird species.

School Programs

Program Availability:

Tuesday to Friday

In 2014, programs are available May 13th to June 26th, and Sept 16th to Oct 10th 

How To Book: 

Call (250) 402 6908 or email. Please have the following Information: choice of 2 dates, class size, and school contact (address, phone, fax and email).

Creston Valley Wildlife Interpretation Centre Programs

           In the lab with our school programs

We are excited to offer hands-on, fun and informative programs that are based on science curriculum. What a great way to get your students into nature to learn in a fun and safe environment!

Elementary School

Elementary programs allow the younger students to experience the sight and sounds of the wetland, while learning in a safe and professional environment. Educational material and themes change from year to year, staying current to teacher and student needs.

New for 2014... 

Creston Valley Wildlife Interpretation Centre Programs

         In our Gallery with our school programs

Sensory Overload!!

K-3 and Gr. 4-7

Animals rely completely on their sense to survive.  Join us as we explore the unique and wacky ways that our wetland wildlife sense their environment.

The program includes a gallery presentation, guided trail walk and dip netting/science lab component. The curriculum-based, hands-on programs are 2 hours long.

Cost: $4 per student; Minimum of $60



Creston Valley Wildlife Interpretation Centre Programs

         On the water with a guided canoe tour

Canoe Tours

Gr. 4 and up

Bring your class on a one-hour guided canoe tour that is full of surprises as you part the cattails to look for nests, taste some wetland treats and learn more about the plants and animals that live here. Add this onto any of out other program for a fun-filled day! 

Cost: $5 per student; No Minimum; Not Available in Fall

High School

Stewardship programs for high school students and community groups allow the CVWMA to perform hands-on habitat management techniques as well as educate people on the importance of wetland habitats. Projects include removing invasive plant species, shoreline cleanup and erecting and monitoring nesting boxes.

This year, our stewardship program focuses on invasive species removal…
This program is open to high school classes who are interested in taking part in an initiative that improves environmental quality and achieves sustainable outcomes within the wetland. Students will be geared up in chest waders, with tools and gloves to take part in the removal of the invasive yellow flag iris, helping to restore the habitat and promote the growth if native plants.

Cost: By Donation

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               Our Junior Nationalists in action!

Jr. Naturalists (2014)

Our week-long investigative summer science programs are designed for those who like exploring, collecting, creating, and generally frolicking about in our wetland playground.

Curious Caterpillars
Ages 6 & 7
Sessions: Monday – Friday July 7-11 or July 14-18
Time: 9 am – 1 pm
Cost: $75 Non Members; $65 Members

Boisterous Beavers
Ages 8 & 9
Sessions: Monday – Friday July 14-18 or July 21-25
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Cost: $95 Non Members; $85 Members

Eager Eagles
Ages 10 & 11
Sessions: Monday – Friday July 21-25 or July 28-Aug 1
Time: 9 am to 3pm
Cost: $95 Non Members; $85 Members

Trekking Turtles
Ages 12 & 13
Sessions: Monday – Friday July 28-Aug 1
Time: 9 am to 3pm
Cost: $95 Non Members; $85 Members

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday with us!  Choose a canoe study or pond science program. We provide the drinks and chips, you bring the cake!
When: Saturdays in May and June; Daily in July & August
Time: 10 am – 11:30 am or 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Cost: $10 per person

To book a program please contact the Wildlife Centre at (250) 402-6908 or Contact Us!