The Salmon EcoCentre marks its fifth year of being open to the general public for the summer. The EcoCentre itself houses informative display panels and interactive models for all ages, as well as crafts for the kids. Look out for a new display to be unveiled in the next few weeks.
A giant sand tray leads to fun play with sand, water, model trucks and other props in the hands-on exploration of water flow and erosion, & development of mock watersheds and stream habitats.
In the grounds, a short woodland trail features interpretive signage, and provides an opportunity to discover more about the important relationship between humans, watersheds and salmon. Our tranquil habitat pond reflects a healthy stream environment, and is a place for feeding the young coho--or simply for enjoying a peaceful picnic.
Each year we employ a local student as interpreter for the EcoCentre. This year’s interpretive guide is Adrienne Mann, who is presently studying at UVic. We welcome her energy and enthusiasm, and wish her a busy visitor-filled season.
The EcoCentre welcomes guests Wednesdays-Sundays from July 1st until August 31st, (10:00 am to 4:00 pm)… to get there just follow the red fish signs.
The EcoCentre is operated by the Quadra Island Salmon Enhancement Society. QISES is pleased to announce the launch of their website, www.quadrasalmon.ca
which has just been completed by Robin Budd of Flying Dogz Creative. The website has information on the Society’s current projects, as well as its history, and contact details—new members and volunteers are always welcome!