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Wildlife Lecture Series at Wildlife Park

Nova Scotians can enjoy a series of free monthly talks about wildlife at the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park.

"This lecture series is a great activity that will appeal to those curious about animal biology and behaviour. I encourage people to consider attending these free learning opportunities," said Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines.

The talks will be delivered in the Ducks Unlimited Greenwing Legacy Interpretive Centre at the park on the third Saturday of the month, between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Dates, presenters and topics are:

  • Feb. 20, Wildlife Rehabilitation: Helene Van Doninck, wildlife veterinarian and co-founder of the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre discusses recent wildlife patients and the impact free-roaming cats have on wildlife and solutions on keeping both safe.
  • March 19, Hiking with Lichens: An interpretative talk and hike along the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park's Wetland trail with Frances Anderson, co-author of Common Lichens of Northeastern North America: A Field Guide. Dress for the weather: wear good walking/hiking boots, bring water and snacks.
  • April 16, Nova Scotia Turtles: Andrew Hebda, curator of Zoology for the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, will describe the province's at-risk turtle species and present on the largest sea turtle in the world.

Pre-registration and confirmation are required for each lecture. Phone 902-758-5316 or email .

The Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park is located on Highway 2 in Shubenacadie, about 35 minutes north of Halifax. From Highway 102, take Exit 9 at Milford and then follow Highway 2 north to the park entrance.


Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park is offering free monthly talks about wildlife.

Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines says they are great learning opportunities throughout the winter.

The lecture series will cover wildlife rehabilitation, the impact of roaming cats on wildlife, a guided hike by a lichen expert and a presentation on at-risk turtles in Nova Scotia.

The talks will be at 1 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month.

A full list of dates and times can be found on the Wildlife Park website.

To pre-register, call 902-758-5316 or email .


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