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Let's Bring This Outside: Outdoor & Environmental Education in South Eastern Alberta

Let's Bring This Outside: Outdoor & Environmental Education in South Eastern Alberta

Join educators, park staff and outdoor professionals on November 14th, 2015 in beautiful Cypress Hills Provinicial Park -Elkwater as we discuss outdoor and environmental education in South Eastern Alberta. The aim of the day is to get together with interested professionals who would like to develop a community of practice around outdoor and environmental education.

More information and a full program agenda can be found HERE 

If you would like to participate in this exciting opportunity, please contact Chris Dodds (Chris.Dodds@gov.ab.ca) no later than November 12th, 2015 to confirm your attendance. 

 

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Super Moon and Lunar Eclipse - Sept 27th

Take a step outside on September 27th and watch something that won't happen again until 2033...the Super moon and Lunar Eclipse. Click the link below to find out why this is a rare event!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKAw_wrIr5s

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South East Alberta Shines

Medicine Hat and the Cypress Hills are well know for the amount of sunshine they get. Canadian blogger Leigh McAdam recently visited the area and this is what she thought!

http://www.exploresouthwestalberta.ca/how-to-have-2-exciting-days-in-southern-alberta-by-leigh-mcadam?id=793

You can follow her at hikebiketravel on twitter, instagram, facebook and at www.hikebiketravel.com. joint the exploration of natural areas and include Cypress Hills Provincial Park. 

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Perseids Meteor Shower

Look to the sky over the next few nights and you may just witness streaking meteors lighting up the sky. Of Course it is better in a Dark Sky Preserve like the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park! Check out the link below for more info on the event.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/perseid-meteor-shower-how-to-catch-the-most-falling-stars-1.3183590

The annual Perseid meteor shower, which peaks early on the morning of Aug. 13, typically has more meteors per hour than any other of the year. Here, a streak appears in the sky above a statue in Villarejo de Salvanes, Spain, in the early hours of Aug. 12 last year.
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MTB Trails / Events

The local MTB Club, The 670 Collective, have done an amazing job of building some new trails this summer. Some stacked loop trails off Rangers and Mystery Trails. They are a technically challening with some small drops, berms and a really nice flow. The weather is a little cooler in the hills and particularly in the trees so it is a perfect time to come out and try them or prepare for the next event - The Battle Creek Showdown, 29th August. www.670collective.ca

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