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Dates

June 14th – June 19th, 2018

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Friday, June 15

14:00 to 15:30

15P Water Rangers
14:00 to 15:30 (duration approx. 1:30 h)
with CPAWS| Kids | By Donation
Learn about the importance of water and watersheds. Play fun games to step into the shoes of wetland animals like frogs and whopping cranes. Discover how YOU and your family can become Water Rangers - protectors of our precious water!
Activity Level: All
Meeting place: Waterton Community Centre (WCC) Field
Location: Waterton Community Centre (WCC) Field | Shuttle: No

19:30 to 21:30

15T Night Sky Presentation
19:30 to 21:30 (duration approx. 2:00 h)
with Alan Dyer| Presentation, Sky | By Donation
Come enjoy a slide show and presentation by Alberta astrophotographer, Alan Dyer (www.amazingsky.net) - prepare to be amazed!
Activity Level: All
Meeting place: Falls Theatre
Location: Falls Theatre | Shuttle: No

Saturday, June 16

9:00 to 10:30

16H Discover Parks
9:00 to 10:30 (duration approx. 1:30 h)
with CPAWS| Kids | By Donation
Explore the ecosystems and biodiversity of Alberta's wild spaces. Discover the wonders of Alberta parks! Learn about park ecosystems through stories, bio-facts and games. Discuss how to be good stewards to parks like Waterton National Park.
Activity Level: All
Meeting place: Waterton Community Centre Field
Location: Waterton Community Centre Field | Shuttle: No

12:45 to 15:45

16L Solar Stargazing
12:45 to 15:45 (duration approx. 3:00 h)
with Alan Dyer| Sky | Free
See our star up close through the Park's powerful telescope, equipped with a special solar filter for safe views of the Sun and sunspots. Hosted by astronomer Alan Dyer.
Activity Level: All
Meeting place: Field on Main street beside WNHA
Location: Field on Main street beside WNHA | Shuttle: No

14:00 to 15:30

16P Grizzly Bears Forever
14:00 to 15:30 (duration approx. 1:30 h)
with CPAWS| Kids | By Donation
Waterton Lakes National Park is home to the majestic grizzly bear. Explore the habitat of Alberta's threatened grizzly bear. Learn about current research and human impacts on these incredible animals through stories, bio-facts and activities. Step into the shoes of a grizzly through our fun signature games!
Activity Level: All
Meeting place: Waterton Community Centre (WCC)
Location: Waterton Community Centre Field | Shuttle: No

19:30 to 21:30

16T Wind and Flames over the Grasslands
19:30 to 21:30 (duration approx. 2:00 h)
with Barry Adams| Presentation | By Donation
On December 14, 1997 a wildfire burned the southern Porcupine Hills and covered 220 Km2 southwest of Granum Alberta. Join Barry in this fascinating presentation on how the fire started, fire recovery, monitoring the results and lessons that have been learned.
Activity Level: All
Meeting place: Falls Theatre
Location: Falls Theatre | Shuttle: No

Sunday, June 17

9:00 to 10:30

17H Trees and Forest
9:00 to 10:30 (duration approx. 1:30 h)
with CPAWS| Kids | By Donation
Discover the exciting world of Alberta forests and why they need your help. Explore local tree species and investigate the struggles and successes they face in our local environments, including wildfires. Become a tree or a part of the forest ecosystem in our games that are fun for the whole family.
Activity Level: All
Meeting place: Waterton Community Centre (WCC)
Location: Waterton Community Centre Field | Shuttle: No

19:30 to 21:30

17T Wild Fire - A Sliver Lining in the Cloud of Smoke
19:30 to 21:30 (duration approx. 2:00 h)
with Lyndon Penner | Presentation | By Donation
What exactly is a "fire based ecosystem"? Many people know that fire serves as a natural means of control for pests and diseases, but did you know that there are many places in the world where fire is the most important and the most critical factor determining what species live and what species don't? California, Australia, and parts of Africa are all considered "fire based ecosystems". Some plants require smoke in order for their seeds to germinate. Some plants need fire to clear out the competition so they can colonize. In other places, fire is necessary in order to keep grasslands from turning into forests. Join Lyndon for an enlightening and entertaining examination of what sort of intentions fire actually has, and what fire is thinking about when no one is watching.
Activity Level: All
Meeting place: Falls Theatre
Location: Falls Theatre | Shuttle: No

Monday, June 18

19:30 to 21:30

18T Waterton Wild Presentation
19:30 to 21:30 (duration approx. 2:00 h)
with Ian Wilson & Jacinthe Lavoie| Presentation | By Donation
Join Ian and Jacinthe, authors of Wildflowers of Waterton Park and Waterton Wild for a multimedia presentation featuring their wonderful photographs of the wildflowers and wildlife found in Waterton Park. This show will feature the beauty of the park before the Kenow fire, and will give a sense what the park will become after the landscape recovers from the fire. Waterton Wild is an intimate portrait of the park, from the first crocus and colours of spring to the last pika and vibrant hues of late autumn.
Activity Level: All
Meeting place: Falls Theatre
Location: Falls Theatre | Shuttle: No

Meeting Place

Unless otherwise stated, meet your event leader at Waterton Community Centre (WCC) - 201 Cameron Falls Dr, 20 minutes prior to the event start time (washrooms available).

Contact

Waterton Festivals
1.877.780.1998
201 Cameron Falls Drive PO Box 144
Waterton Park T0K 2M0

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