Make a real difference. Spend time outside. Connect with nature.
You and your family team up with scientists around Freshwater Lake in Ingonish to find as many living creatures as you can. Join our experts on surveys, lake safaris and other fun activities to learn about biodiversity in the park. An opportunity to see wild creatures up close and support the protection of this special place.
Location: Freshwater Lake, Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Proud to partner with Cape Breton University, Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources, Mi'kmaq Environmental Learning Centre, Canadian Wildlife Federation and iNaturalist.ca.
Come celebrate with us!
There are two ways you can get involved:
1) Participate in one or more species surveys with a scientist-led team.
2) Join the drop-in activities and plan an afternoon of fun that works with your family’s schedule. You could also pack a picnic and make it into a day of adventure. Lots of hands-on activities and opportunities to see wild creatures up close.
Species Surveys Schedule
Led by professional scientists and experienced naturalists, Species Surveys are where species data is collected for future conservation uses and where experts share their knowledge and enthusiasm with the public. The Species Surveys will last approximately 3 hours and can accommodate 12-15 participants. We have 7 surveys covering various topics. Our experts are from Parks Canada, Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources, Cape Breton University, University of New Brunswick, Dalhousie University, St. Francis Xavier University, Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre, and local naturalists.
Location: Ingonish Beach
Date: August 11 - August 12