Explore this interactive exhibit while enjoying special guest speakers, refreshments, and tons of hands-on activities for the whole family. You’ll discover a plethora of facinating creatures and be amazed by the biodiversity of the Okanagan Valley! Three local scientists will offer fascinating presentations on Okanagan biodiversity, past and present.
11:00-11:30 am – Ice Age Mammals: Dr. Robert Young will show his astonishing collection of Ice Age mammal skulls. Learn about short –faced bear, giant sloth, sabre tooth cat, and other “charismatic megafauna.”
1:00-1:30 pm – Okanagan Wildflowers: Dr. Ian Walker will present some of his spectacular images of Okanagan wildflowers and where to see them.
2:00-2:30 pm – Okanagan Birds: Jorma Jyrkkanen will offer a captivating presentation on Okanagan birds. Following his slide show, Jorma will lead a birding walk to Rotary Marsh.
In addition, Dr. Murray Roed will be on hand throughout the day to sign his book on local geology.