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Celebrate World Snow Day at the Wilderness Centre


January 5, 2017

Celebrate World Snow Day at the Wilderness Centre

Embrace winter at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre, Alberta’s newest Biosphere, on Sunday, January 15. World Snow Day: The Beaver Hills Biosphere BioBlitz is a family-friendly outdoor event with educational activities including meeting an owl, learning from a wildlife biologist, becoming a Citizen Scientist, and celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary.

The Strathcona Wilderness Centre is located 20 minutes east of Sherwood Park at 52535 Range Road 212. Activities run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

More information, including a detailed schedule, or call 780-922-3939. Remember to dress warmly and bring a mug for free hot chocolate! Trail and rental fees apply. Please note: activities will be cancelled if the weather is below -15°C.

World Snow Day is presented in partnership with the Beaver Hills Initiative, the Wildlife Society (Alberta), Alberta Parks, Nature Kids – Nature Alberta, Solstice Canada and Friends of Elk Island National Park.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact:

Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595