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Attention all nature lovers! It's time to shake off those boredom blues and get ready for the great outdoor learning adventure. 

Our exciting courses and programs, designed with the adventurous adult in mind, provide you with the skills to turn that grand idea into a real-life hobby or income earner.

Whether it is creeping in for a close-up of your favorite furry critter or learning the art of beekeeping - mmm, can you say yummy honey - you are sure to find a program that will satisfy your eclectic appetites.

Animal Photo Safari

Join us for a special tour at the Edmonton Valley Zoo filled with many photo opportunities and a chance to go behind the scenes! A zoo staff member will arrange unique opportunities to get closer to some amazing animals. All photographic skill levels are welcome.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

Click register to check availability and to register, or call 311.

Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
16-99 Oct 6 - Oct 6 1:00pm - 3:00pm Valley Zoo Adult
$36.00
638669
Instructor: introduced in class
Curio Collections: Plant Lore

The Victorians loved to collect curios - many had a curio cabinet full of the bizarre and unusual objects they?d amassed over their lifetime. Start your collection with us at the John Janzen! In this course, we will go over the basics of collecting, displaying and maintaining a dry plant collection. Materials are provided. Start amassing your collection!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Nov 25 - Nov 25 1:00pm - 4:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Adult
$40.00
639368
Instructor: introduced in class
Urban Beekeeping

Have you always wanted to step out your back door and see your very own beehive? This course teaches the skills needed to have a successful hive. Topics covered in class include: honeybee lifecycle, hive management, honeybee behaviors, bee and hive selection, and bylaw regulations about urban beekeeping. This course has both in-class lecture and a hands-on demonstration with a living hive. This is an approved course for those interested in becoming an urban beekeeper in the City of Edmonton.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Oct 27 - Oct 28 10:00am - 4:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Adult
$250.00
639370
Instructor: introduced in class
17 and up Nov 17 - Nov 18 10:00am - 4:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Adult
$250.00
639371
Instructor: introduced in class
Urban Plants: Invasives

TBD

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

Click register to check availability and to register, or call 311.

Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
16 and up Sep 23 - Sep 23 1:00pm - 3:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Adult
$45.00
639367
Instructor: introduced in class

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