Check out this wonderful opportunity for young birders to increase their skills in a weeklong program this summer at

Beaverhill Bird Observatory


The Beaverhill Bird Observatory’s Geoff Holroyd Young Ornithologists’ Workshop is a week-long workshop to provide teenagers interested in birds with a practical, working knowledge and aesthetic appreciation of birds and their conservation. The Workshop will run from Sunday, July 30 to Saturday, August 5, 2017. Up to 8 participants, ages 15-18 years, will be selected.  They will be provided with the opportunity to learn bird banding and identification skills from experienced ornithologists at our field research station east of Tofield, Alberta.  While applicants do not have to be top notch birders, they have to share a keen interest in birds and conservation.

Science Outreach Athabasca:                                                                                         

Upcoming Science Outreach Events

  • July 15, 2017 – Athabasca Butterfly Count with Robert Holmberg and Wayne Brehaut from 12:30 PM to 4 PM or whenever you need to leave at Muskeg Creek Chalet (56 Street and 49 Avenue, near Landing Trail Intermediate School in Athabasca).  Bring your own water and a snack.  Dress for the weather!
  • July 29, 2017 – Mushroom Hunt at Narrow Lake with Dr. Roland Treu.  Meet at 11 AM at Camp Wright, Narrow Lake to hunt mushrooms. For directions to Camp Wright click here and a map.   After the walk, we will have a “show and tell” to cover the basics of mushroom identification.  If you are unable to attend the walk, bring your own mushrooms at 2 PM for identification. Families with kids are encouraged to attend.  Be prepared for adverse weather.
  • September 15 to 17, 2017 – Night Sky and Photography for Rotary Youth Adventures Program Attendance by pre-registering with Mavis Jacobs at 780-675-7118, or Andrew Woudstra at 780-213-0064, Rotary Club of Athabasca.