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VISA, MasterCard and Debit card are accepted for in-person registration. There is a 10% discount for families and seniors. Fees are $6 higher for non-residents of Windsor. NEW! You can now register on-line at: www.reconnectwindsor.ca (Call Ojibway first to register for this service).

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Thrilling Thursdays

March through November, Ojibway Nature Centre will be open in the evening on the last Thursday of the month. Please sign up early for these special programs we will be offering. Fee is $6/adult, $5/child. Family discount available.

Sept 25 Snakes & other Endangered Species 6:30-8:00pm
Oct 30 Spiders and Other Bugs 6:30-8:00pm
Nov 27 Owl Prowl 6:30-8:00pm

Nectar Festival

Learn about the sweet lives of hummingbirds, butterflies and other nectar lovers. Join us for hummingbird banding and tips on how to attract these jewels to your yard. Banding will start around 9:00 am and displays, activities and treats will run all morning.

Date: Saturday, August 23
Times: 9:00 am-noon
Fee: free admission

Peche Island Day

A unique opportunity to explore Windsor’s island park. Free transportation provided to and from island, guided tours and information displays. Snacks and beverages available. Garbage free event. Limited parking, consider biking or busing. If you have a life jacket, please bring it. Participants must be able to climb a 4 step vertical ladder.
Date: Saturday, October 4
Times: 10:00 am-3:00pm
Boats leave from Lakeview Marina, 9200 Riverside Drive East. Last boat to island at 1:00pm. Last boat to mainland at 3:00pm.

Ojibway’s Fall Colour Festival

Celebrate fall with guided prairie and fall colour hikes, discovery kits, creature features and more!
Date: October 13
Time: Monday, noon to 4:00 pm
Free Admission


PRE-SCHOOL and YOUTH

Planning a Children's Party?

Celebrate at Ojibway with an animal talk and guided nature hike. Call the nature centre for details.

Captivating Critters (ages 3 - 5)

Wildlife exploration and nature fun for the younger set. The first class is introductory for parents and children.
Dates: Mondays, August 11 - 25
Times: 10:00 am-12:00 pm or 1:00-3:00 pm
Fee: $25/3 weeks

Adventures in the Wild Junior(ages 4-6)

Look for wildlife in Ojibway Park and discover an amazing variety of creatures with this hands-on program. Orienteering, guided hikes, creature features, art, science and craft activities are all part of this fun and educational camp.
Dates: Tuesdays, July 15 - August 12
Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $155/5 weeks

Adventures in the Wild Senior (ages 7-12)

Come explore Ojibway Park and discover our pond, forest and prairie wildlife. GPS orienteering, guided hikes, art activities and creature features are all part of this unique program.
Dates: Tuesdays, July 15 - August 12
Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $155/5 weeks

Peche Island Adventures (ages 7-12)

Join us for this rare opportunity to explore the City of Windsor’s island park. Boat trips, field studies, historical hikes are all part of this unique adventure. Very limited enrollment!
Dates: Thursdays, August 7, 14 OR 28
Times: 9:00 am – 4:00pm
Fee: $49 for one day

Wildlife Watchers (ages 7-12)

Discover Windsor’s wildlife through activities, hikes and field studies of our local natural areas including a boat trip to Peche Island. Discover over 100 different species of local plants and animals.
Dates: Monday to Friday, August 18-22
Times: 9:00 am – 4:00pm
Fee: $179 for 5 days

Creative Nature (ages 10-13)

Find your inspiration naturally! Combine your love of art with your love of nature in this unique outdoor art program at Ojibway Nature Centre. All materials provided.
Dates: Saturday August 16
Times: 10:00 am – noon
Fee: $15

‘Possum Pals (parents and tots ages 2-4)

Children not yet ready to leave the pouch? Join us for this educational and fun parent/tot adventure in nature.
Dates: Mondays September 8 - December 1 (no class October 13)
Times: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $100/12 weeks

Li’l Nature Nuts (ages 2 ˝-4)

Take a walk on the wild side at Ojibway Park. Enjoy this fun-filled program that includes woodland walks, animal games and nature themed crafts. (no class November 11)
Dates: Tuesdays, September 9 – December 2
Times: 9:30 am – noon
Fee: $120/12 weeks

Natural Discoveries (ages 3-6 and 7-13)

Discover the wonders of nature through these monthly hands-on discovery classes at Ojibway Nature Centre. Topics will include bird identification, migration, animal tracks, hibernation, and winter survival.
Dates: Fridays, September 19, October 17, November 21 and December 19
Times: 10:00 am – noon
Fee: $29/4 classes

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Geocaching with Ojibway

Discover geocaching and learn how to use GPS while hiking at Ojibway Park. Gecoaching is an outdoor recreational activity in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver and other navigational techniques to find “hide and seek” objects. At Ojibway we use Earth Caches which can be a unique feature in the landscape, a scenic view, a type of habitat, a specific tree or even an animal home.
Date: Tuesday, August 26
Time: 9:00 – 11:0am
Fee: $11

Fall Hiking at Ojibway

Exercise your body and brain! These brisk morning walks with one of Ojibway Nature Centre's naturalists will introduce you to the many plants and animals in our area. Explore the Ojibway Prairie Complex and meet new friends. Senior discount available.
Date: Tuesdays, September 9 – November 25
Times: 10:00 – 11:00am
Fee: $54/12 weeks

Fall Bird Migration Field Course

A series of morning field trips to observe the incredible variety of birds that migrate through Southwestern Ontario each fall.
Dates: Morning field trips (8:30 am - noon) to Point Pelee or Holiday Beach.
Fee: $15 each (dates are tentative)
Aug 27, (WEDNESDAY) meet at the Hawk Tower, Holiday Beach
Sept 06, (Saturday) meet at the Point Pelee Visitor Centre
Sept 20, (Saturday) meet at the Hawk Tower, Holiday Beach (& then stay for the Hawk Festival)
Sept 27, (Saturday) meet at the Point Pelee Visitor Centre
Oct 18, (Saturday) meet at the Point Pelee Tip parking lot



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VISA, MasterCard and Debit card are accepted for in-person registration. There is a 10% discount for families and seniors. Fees are higher for non-residents of Windsor.



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