Off-Site & On-Site

Scales Nature Park provides outstanding programming about Canadian reptiles, amphibians, fish, and their habitats. Our goal is to facilitate the conservation of these creatures through increasing awareness, changing attitudes, and engaging people to take action. Programs are conducted both on-site and off-site.

Off-Site Programs

Off-site programs are a great learning experience which can take place at the location of your choice! Programs can take place indoors or outdoors, as long as weather conditions are appropriate. We offer a variety of different off-site programs, all of which can be done individually or combined:

Birthday Parties!

Presentation

Learn about amazing animals then get to meet them in our most popular program! Presentations have two parts. First, our staff will deliver a talk on amphibians and/or reptiles. Next, several animals from the presentation will be available for hands-on interactions.

Display

Displays are a perfect way to bring Scales Nature Park to your event, park, festival etc.! A standard display setup includes tables with reptile and/or amphibian tanks, touch table items, additional reptiles and/or amphibians for hands-on, and knowledgeable staff to educate and interact with guests.

Meet & Greet

The meet and greet format is an easy way to provide a reptile experience at less formal events for a reduced cost. A meet and greet consists of staff with reptiles for hands-on interactions and discussion with guests.

Reptile & Amphibian Interactive Adventure

Spend a day exploring our native wildlife with Scales Nature Park’s Reptile & Amphibian Interactive Adventure! This is a drop-in, large-scale event with multiple components running at the same time, meant to be housed at a high traffic location, such as a community centre.  

On-Site Programs

On-site programs are a great interactive learning experience which also includes access to our nature trails and exhibit hall containing amphibian and reptile displays. We offer a variety of different on-site programs, all of which can be done individually or combined to create a longer experience:

 

Presentation

Learn about amazing animals then get to meet them in our most popular program! Presentations have two parts. First, our staff will deliver a talk on amphibians and/or reptiles. Next, several animals from the presentation will be available for hands-on interactions.

Pond Study

The pond study is a great way to get outdoors! Using dip nets, participants will try to find wildlife in our onsite pond. After collecting specimens, our staff will identify the different creatures, talk about their life cycles, and explain the importance of wetlands.*not available during the winter*

Guided Trail Walk

Want to learn more about local flora and fauna? Our guide will take your group for a hike around our nature trails to learn about the different plants, animals, and ecological communities you see, and their integral roles in the circle of life! 

Active Games

Explore the great outdoors through active play! This activity is a perfect addition to one or more other programs, and is a fun way to take a break and let loose. Games will take place outside and may vary based on weather and your group preferences.

Other Outreach

We are always happy to accommodate any special needs or requirements for your specific situation. Click here for our Training Programs, including workshops. If you are interested in something else that isn’t listed here, feel free to contact us to discuss your idea further.

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