Page last updated: April 7, 2020
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre and the trails will be closed to the public. This is a precautionary action with the best interests of our staff, volunteers, and patrons in mind. Staff will be at the Centre to provide animal care and building and trail maintenance only.
Management and the Board of Directors are monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19 and will make changes accordingly.
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre and the surrounding trails are closed to the public.
The entry gates to Wye Marsh are locked.
For all program and camp inquires please contact email@example.com
For all facilities inquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For animal care inquires please contact email@example.com
Please note messages left at the main switchboard will not be answered in the near future.
Please check the website or our social media pages for updates, we will work on keeping them as current as possible.
Thank you for your understanding.
At Home Activties/ Resources
Below are some activities and resources that you and your family can utilize to stay connect to nature while social distancing!
- Wye Marsh At Home Activities - Explore Your Yard!
Click here for a list of games and activities you can do in your own backyard to stay connected to nature!
- Wye Marsh At Home Activities - Backyard Birding Bingo!
Click here for a local birding bingo challenge. How many of these birds can you spot? Can you get a full card?
- Wye Marsh At Home Activities - BEE a Good Neighbour: How to Build a Bee Hotel
Click here for instructions to build a bee hotel. There are many ways you can help pollinators this speing - and one of them is by building a bee hotel for shelter!
- Wye Marsh At Home Activities - Get Growing: Be a friend to Monarch Butterflies by sprouting Milkweed!
Click here for growing instructions. Did you know that Monarch Butterflies exclusively eat and lay their eggs on Milkweed plants? Milkweed is important to helping grow the Monarch population - plus it's beautiful in your garden!
- Ontario Wildlife Trivia with Wye Marsh
How well do you know your Ontario Wildlife? Take our trivia, then challenge your friends!
- Nature Canada - Children's Reasources:
Connect with nearby nature through the various resources listed here! From a scavenger hunt to tips on how to help nature in you area, our resources offer ways to get outside and connected with nature.
- Toronto Zoo - Live with the Keepers:
Tornto Zoo is doing daily Facebook Live streams hosted by their keepers to learn about some of the behind the scenes happenings at the zoo, and teach us all about the different species that live there. From how to train a hippo to go on the scale, to learning about penguins swimming, and more!
- Calgary Zoo's Daily Dose:
Calgary Zoo is taking you behind the scenes with our animals, humans and conservation programs every day during our temporary closure to keep spirits high, and minds engaged. They have videos as well as downloadable activtiy pages!
- Telus Spark - Science from Home:
Visit Spark Science for DIY experiments and citizen science, innovative online challenges, important science education content, andcurated content from STEAM community leaders. Spark will also connect you virtually to remarkable creators, scientists, artists, educators and builders to bring the world to you!
- Nature Journaling Tips from the City of Calgary:
Nature journaling helps families discover, and rediscover, their natural world. It's also a great way to get outdoors, reduce stress and boost energy levels. Learn some tips and tricks here.