Wildlife Art Workshops - Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve

2 Indoor Classrooms
Outdoor Amphitheatre
Picnic tables
Viewing Tower
Interpretive Centre
10 km of trails
3 bird blinds
Accessible Trails
Email or call to the office on
Tuesdays, Wednesdays or
Thursdays to book
Program Fees
Please look for detailed
information on our website
[email protected]
604 823 6603
Programs fill up very fast for May
and June. Please book well ahead
to avoid disappointment. All
program are one hour unless
otherwise stated.
Students are welcome to be
escorted to visit the interpretive
Centre (free) and Gift Shop in
supervised small groups.
$100 per program per class
Book two programs on the
same day for the same class and
get a special rate of $150.
Max one class per program and
6 supervising parents.
Cancellation Fee
$50 per class
Great Blue
Heron Nature
School & Group
Note: may be waived for exceptional
circumstances (not for rain)
Bringing a class on your own?
To help you plan your visit, to
facilitate bus arrivals and share the
use of site facilities, please let us
know the date and time of your
field trip by email or phone.
There are no indoor eating or
gathering areas for unscheduled
groups. Classrooms may be booked
for a small donation, if available.
Site Address:
5200 Sumas Prairie Road
Chilliwack, BC
Mailing Address:
Box 512, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 7V5
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Pick your adventure!
Primary Programs
[email protected] 604 823 6603
Intermediate Programs
Wetlands Explorer
Wetlands Detective
Come and be a wildlife
observation skills, look
participate in activities
lives in the wetlands.
Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve School & Group Programs
detective! Use your
for clues and
to discover who
( any season)
What’s so important about a wetland?
Come explore the Heron Reserve and
learn about this diverse ecosystem though
observation and activities. ( any season)
Species at Risk
Beavers Plus
Discover the life cycle and special features
of beavers and other aquatic mammals.
(any season )
This program teaches the ecological
concepts of habitat and the web of life in
the wetlands community. The focus is on
Species at Risk in the Fraser Valley and
their habitat needs. ( any season)
Pond Prowl
Feathered Friends
Animals have amazing adaptations for
living in the wetlands. Discover the life
cycles and special creatures of our pond
community . (Fall & Spring)
We provide the binoculars for a n engaging
look at birds and bird behavior. Your
students will have fun on our bird
scavenger hunt while learning about the
BC birds. ( any season)
Bug Hunt
Spiders, insects, and multi- legged
crawlies, come meet them all in this hands
on exploratory program. (Fall & Spring)
Fabulous Frogs
Where do frogs go in winter? How to they
grow? Come learn about their lifecycle and
see some fabulous frogs! (March to Juney)
Salmon Stories
Take a look at the salmon lifecycle
through puppets, stories and observation s
at our spawning channels. (November only)
Hectic Herons
Get close-up look at over 300 Great Blue
Herons nesting. Learn all about their
habitat and life cycle. Try to stump our
naturalist with your questions! (Best Heron
viewing March , April, May)
Pond & Stream Study
This informative program with dip netting
will give students a real field experience
as they explore pond and stream ecology.
(March, April, May – June limited availability)
Wildlife Art Workshops
These one hour workshops use a variety of
techniques to create works of art. Three local
artists will share their expertise & enthusiasm
with your students. Art projects can be linked
to a specific outdoor program (ie herons, bugs)
or a special interest (ie bats, cougars) .
Intro to Wildlife Art
Three mini art lessons introduce sketching,
painting and cartooning.
Wildlife Art: Sketching
Students will learn the basics of sketching with
pencil and charcoal. Practice drawing animals
& birds, fur & feathers.
Wildlife Art: Landscapes (intermediate and up)
From the background to perspective, students
will learn the steps in creating a landscape
using acrylic paints on an art canvas.
Wildlife Art: Special Projects
Choose media and suggest a favorite animal or
bird for a special art lesson & project.
Nature Cartooning – pencil & pen
Airbrushing & Acrylics
Australian Bush Art (acrylics)
Drawing Basics with Pen & Ink
Wildlife Art: Intensive
This is an extended 2 hour wildlife art program
with an emphasis on drawing and painting
(intermediate and middle school)