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

  • April 4, 2017 – The Chemistry of Beer with AU Professor Dietmar Kennepohl at 7 PM in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers.
  • 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.
  • 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.