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Here you will find all of the in person environmental events happening in New Brunswick.
Butterfly Outing
When: Saturday, June 29, 2024, from 9:30 AM to 12 PM (June 30 in case of rain)
Where: Cocagne Trail, meeting at Centre 50
Come and walk the Cocagne Trail to identify butterflies. Last year, more than 17 different species of butterflies were identified! Bring your butterfly guides; we will also have some guides to lend. Louis-Émile Cormier, our butterfly expert, will also be with us during the walk!

The Facebook event page can be found here.
Event Date 29 June, 2024 9:30 am
Categories Excursions
Canada Day Celebration at Cape Jourimain Nature Centre Join us at Cape Jourimain Nature Centre for a fun-filled Canada Day celebration!

Enjoy lawn games, face painting, a photo booth, trivia game, and an all-day scavenger hunt from 10am to 3pm. Our cafe will have hot dogs, drinks, ice cream, and other treats available for purchase. Don't miss our Canada Day cake at noon!

Admission is by donation at the kiosk. We look forward to celebrating with you! 

Find the Facebook event page here.
Event Date 01 July, 2024 10:00 am
Event End Date 01 July, 2024 3:00 pm
Categories Excursions
Breaking of Flax with The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group (GDDPC) The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group (GDDPC) and the Marcel Goguen Farm invite you to participate in the breaking of flax.

This is not a workshop but a work session to separate flax fibers from the straw. There will be two brakes that people can use to crush the flax stems. There will also be other tools to remove the straw, for scutching and combing the flax fibers. Participants should bring their own snacks, lunch, and work gloves. Claire Gagnon will also give a spinning demonstration!


Find the Facebook event page here.
Event Date 06 July, 2024 9:00 am
Event End Date 06 July, 2024 3:00 pm
Categories Excursions
Belleisle Watershed Coalition Bird Walk Join Us for the BWC Bird Walk

Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 6th, 9am-11am! 

Meet us at Hatfield Point Cemetery (2129 Route 124) and explore the incredible diversity of bird species in Belleisle. Grab your binoculars and get ready for an adventure in nature!

Date: Saturday, July 6th
Time: 9am - 11am
Location: Hatfield Point Cemetery (2129 Route 124)

This event is FREE and open to everyone! Don’t forget to dress for the weather (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, and water).

To register and for more info, contact us at: belleislewatershed@gmail.com

See you there! Let's make some feathered friends! 

Find the facebook event page here.
Event Date 06 July, 2024 9:00 am
Categories Excursions
Grand Opening Of The Keiko & Errol Nature Preserve At Ross Island

Let’s celebrate together!

We are overjoyed to announce the official grand opening of the Keiko & Errol Nature Preserve at Ross Island will be held on Saturday, July 6! Nature Trust supporters will no doubt remember the massive fundraising effort we undertook to establish this 372.9-hectare sanctuary of ecologically-significant wetlands and coastal forest.

Thanks in no small part to the generous donations of so many New Brunswickers (thank you again if that's you!), this island and its rocky shores, which act as a nursery for fish and crustaceans, and the salt marshes, serving as essential spawning grounds and stopover sites for migratory birds, is forever protected.

Let's celebrate that together! Full details are below. Please RSVP by July 3 to Tessa Snook at tessa.snook@ntnb.org and indicate if you will attend both the ribbon-cutting and reception portions of the event!

Date: Saturday, July 6, 2024 

Time: 11:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. 

Where: Keiko & Errol Nature Preserve at Ross Island (access via Shore Road)
& The Gathering Place (Castalia Marsh Retreat, (11 Bancroft Point Rd, Grand Manan) 

What: We’re hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony and guided beach stroll on Ross Island from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., followed by a reception and light lunch refreshments at Castalia Marsh Retreat from  1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Important ferry times: Take the 9:30 a.m. Blacks Harbour ferry to the island; if leaving the island immediately after the ceremony, take the 5:30 p.m. ferry back to Blacks Harbour.

We hope you can join us for a special day exploring tidal pools, walking a little slice of this preserve's 8.9-kilometre trail, and meeting with folks from across New Brunswick who helped make this preserve a reality.

For more information, click here

Event Date 06 July, 2024 11:30 am
Categories Excursions
Medicine of the Bog: An Edible Plant Walk & Talk
Are you interested in learning about plants used for traditional medicine?

Join Healthy Coasts NB and Parks Canada’s Indigenous Programs Interpreter Katrina Sock for walk through the Escuminac bog to discover some amazing plants and learn about their many uses. Don't forget to bring your rubber boots, bug spray, sunscreen, water bottle, and snacks.

July 9, 10am-12pm
Escuminac Beach & Family Park
301 Escuminac Point Road
Escuminac, NB

Find the Facebook event page here
Event Date 09 July, 2024 10:00 am
Event End Date 09 July, 2024 12:00 pm
Categories Excursions
Jones Lake Cleanup Come join Maritimes Against Climate Change to help clean up the area around Jones Lake.

Due to bad weather, our previous Jones Lake cleanup has been rescheduled to Saturday July 13th.

The meetup point will be Jones Lake Plaza (1600 Main st. Moncton). We will provide some gloves, trash bags and grabbing sticks, but you can bring your own. Bringing a water bottle and hiking shoes is encouraged. We hope to bring the community together to help protect the nature around Jones lake and strive to make Moncton a clean city.

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Event Date 13 July, 2024 1:00 pm
Categories Excursions
 Ceramics In Nature With EarthSol Ceramics

Location: Hyla Park Nature Preserve

Date: July 27, 2024

Time: 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Cost: $40.00 per person (for supplies)

Leader: Shinaid Jane Grace, EarthSol Ceramics

Number of Available Registrations: 20

Description: Join the Nature Trust to explore clay and nature with local ceramist Shinaid of Earthsol Ceramics! For $40.00 participants will explore their connection to nature, community, and art through this interactive and outdoor ceramic workshop.

*$40.00 materials fee required upon registration to hold your spot. Please send e-transfer to earthsolceramics@gmail.com

Cost of the event covers: - Clay materials- Artist’s time (pre and post event) - Use of the Kiln

Meet Shinaid:

Through clay, Fredericton-based artist Shinaid Jane Grace, relates to our natural world. Within her business, EarthSol Ceramics, designs are inspired by natural patterns, colours, and especially fungi. Shinaid tends toward sculptural perspectives on functional forms— think chanterelles growing out of teapots. This naturalist artist’s work points toward interconnectedness and aims to elevate human connection with nature.

Participants will use their hands to create coil-made cups which can be pressed with botanicals. Working with a variety of native flora, participants will be encouraged to explore texture through plant life and clay and learn more about the sustainable and renewable practice of ceramics as an art form.

Participants will be able to keep their cup after their process in the kiln. Pick-up will be at the Nature Trust of New-Brunswick’s office, date to be announced at the time of the event.

What to Bring:

- Water bottle

- Sun protection (hat, sunscreen)

- Bug spray

- Clothes you do not mind getting a bit dirty

- A blanket or anything that makes you at more comfortable on the ground

Find the event page here.

Event Date 27 July, 2024 2:00 pm
Individual Price $40.00
Categories Excursions
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