Ever wonder how a tiny songbird weighing less than 10 grams makes the trip from Lesser Slave Lake to South America (and back again) each year? How do they know where to go when no one's stopping for directions? Think they must have a good travel agent or are just using up frequent flyer miles?
What do they have to sing about? Is it a secret attempt to become the next Canadian Idol?
And what on earth are the researchers doing putting little bracelets on their legs?
Ah, the mysteries hidden within the boreal forest.
The Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation provides a variety of interpretive and educational events, as well as environmental education school programs, which explore these and other intriguing questions.
Interpretive and Education Events
From birds to bears to boreal we've got something for the whole family. Check out our Environmental Education Programs.
We provide environmental education programs for school groups, either in the classroom or on location at the BCBC. All program bookings include a pre- and post-trip activities package and teacher's guide. Programs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To book a program, or to inquire further, please contact the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation at (780) 849-8240 or by email.
In the event you are not able to get a booking with us, be sure to check with our environmental education partner:
Lesser Slave Lake Forest Education Society
Contact MJ Munn-Kristoff, (780) 849-8627
NEW: Boreal Careers
Interested in a career working in the Boreal Forest? Check out our new video project on YouTube. It showcases the many careers in forestry and environmental sciences, and is available to schools throughout Alberta. Upbeat, entertaining and informative, this 10 minute HD video targets 12-25 year old students. Created in partnership with the Lesser Slave Lake Forest Education Society and funded thanks to the Community Development Trust.