The Helen Schuler Nature Centre is celebrating the Grand Opening of its temporary building with an outdoor festival the evening of Thursday, July 26 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The first 250 visitors will receive a free BBQ treat. Special guests from the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre, the YWCA, The Galt Museum & Archives and Lethbridge College's International Wind Energy Academy will be hosting activities such as geocaching walks, crafts, games and face painting.
Activities take place at the Nature Centre's new temporary building, located in Indian Battle Park south of the High Level Bridge. There will be lots of options for both indoor and outdoor fun.
"The temporary building is easy to find. It's just on the south side, rather than the north side of the train bridge," says Jessica Deacon-Rogers, Technician at the Helen Schuler Nature Centre. "It is fully accessible and will make a great home for the Nature Centre's programs and exhibits. The location is great. Being down in the river valley, close to the coulees and cottonwood forest is key to our programs."
Nature Centre staff and volunteers will use the temporary site until the end of 2013 until the renovations and expansion of the Nature Centre are complete.
For more information on the Nature Centre visit http://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Nature-Centre/Pages/default.aspx