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City Critter Challange

June 6, 2023

From now until the end of August, the Saskatchewan Science Centre is putting out the call to join the search for the amazing wildlife in the City of Regina! As you spot cool animals in the city, you can collect Critter Cards.

Learn more at https://www.sasksciencecentre.com/events-calendar/2023/5/3/city-critter-challenge.

Goats Return to Douglas Park Hill

May 20, 2023

From May 23-June 1 from 8:00 am-5:00 pm goats will be grazing on the grass around Douglas Park and Wascana Hill. Come take a look! Please don't feed or pet the goats and watch out for the electric fence. Pets are also discouraged.

Birding at Wascana Marsh

May 7, 2023

Come join us to explore the birds in the Habitat Conservation Area of the Wascana Marsh at 11:00 AM on May 21, 2023.

Meet us at the gate to the Habitat Conservation Area 5 mins before the excursion. We will talk about migration and try to ID birds!

World Migratory Bird Day

May 5, 2023

On May 13, 2023, find us across from the Science Centre from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the World Migratory Bird day event.

We will have a pond dipping station set up and you will be able to learn all about the wonderful creatures living in the Wascana Marsh.

We will see you there!

RCE Saskatchewan Award for Achievement in Education for Sustainable Development

May 1, 2023

On May 3, 2023, Friends of Wascana Marsh will be receiving RCE Saskatchewan’s Award for Achievement in Education for Sustainable Development. 

The Award for Achievement in Education for Sustainable Development honours projects across Saskatchewan that educate, encourage and engage others in local action that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. 

The Regional Centre of Expertise ("RCE") is a network of individuals, organizations and experts who are committed to using education as a tool for building a sustainable future. There are more than 150 RCEs established by the United Nations University. RCEs aspire the to translate the United Nations' global education for sustainability objectives into the context of local communities. 


2023 AGM on Jan 26

January 5, 2023

Friends of Wascana Marsh will be holding its AGM on January 26, 2023 at 7:00 PM at the Science Centre.

Join us in person or virtually through teams at the following meeting address: https://teams.microsoft.com/dl/launcher/launcher.html?url=%2F_%23%2Fl%2Fmeetup-join%2F19%3Ameeting_ZWExYzYwOGItODEzMy00ODcwLWFjYTItOTRmMzg5YjRiMTkw%40thread.v2%2F0%3Fcontext%3D%257b%2522Tid%2522%253a%2522deff24bb-2089-4400-8c8e-f71e680378b2%2522%252c%2522Oid%2522%253a%2522bc97be46-d77c-444c-a8ef-5b42901619ec%2522%257d%26anon%3Dtrue&type=meetup-join&deeplinkId=9cd10fa2-5dc6-4af3-b7f5-92e76c28e541&directDl=true&msLaunch=true&enableMobilePage=true&suppressPrompt=true


Regina and Area City Nature Challenge

April 27, 2021

Want to spend a little time in nature this weekend?  Just download the iNaturalist app for free at www.iNaturalist.org

"In the face of the pandemic, finding ways to come together safely as a community may be challenging, but they’re also more important than ever. This year, Nature Regina, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Friends of Wascana Marsh, Nature Saskatchewan and the Nature Conservancy of Canada are partnering to host a COVID-19 safe citizen science initiative, the City Nature Challenge, that takes place April 30th through May 3rd. The City Nature Challenge is an international collaboration organized by the California Academy of Sciences and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. From wide-open spaces with plenty of room for social distancing to the biodiversity in people’s backyards, there are tons of safe ways for people within the Regina area to document native plant and animal species for science while fostering a sense of local--and global--community. 

How can you take part in the challenge? It’s easy! (1) Create a free account through iNaturalist.ca, (2) Record photos or sounds of plants and animals you see around the city April 30th through May 3rd, (3) upload your observations and locations using the iNaturalist app or digital camera photos to iNaturalist.ca. All observations made within a 55 km radius of Regina during the challenge will automatically be uploaded to the CNC 2021: Regina and Area project."
Visit this link to find the City Nature Challenge Regina Area Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/1l5NXEWJe 
Visit this link for more information about the City Nature Challenge: https://citynaturechallenge.org/ 
Visit this link to download the iNaturalist app: https://www.inaturalist.org/ 
Visit this link to see the iNaturalist CNC Regina project https://inaturalist.ca/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021-regina-and-area

Download '2021-april-30-event-regina-and-area.pdf' »


January 21, 2020

Friends of Wascana Marsh AGM is scheduled for Thursday, January 30, 2020 in the small theatre at the Saskatchewan Science Centre. Registration starts at 6:45, with the AGM beginning at 7:00 pm. And there will be a special presentation by Michelle Chupik - Habitat Use of Piscivorous Birds, Fish and Humans on Souther Lakes in Saskatchewan

Memberships are available at the door. But you don't need to be a member to attend. Come and join us!

2019 Summer Bash

August 25, 2019

Friends of Wascana Marsh has a booth at the 2019 Summer Bash in Harbour Landing. Pond dipping, INaturalist app information and learning about nature right in the middle of our urban centre. 


June 7, 2017

BioBlitz 150 runs from 7:00 PM June 9 through to 7:00 PM June 10. This festival has 24 hours of activities!  Locations of events include the Saskatchewan Science Centre, Royal Saskatchewan Museum and the Habitat Conservation Area in Wascana Centre. Fun starts at 7:00 pm June 9 at the Saskatchwan Science Centre. Free activites in the Habitat Conservation Area June 10 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm includes pond dipping, worm charming, turtle scoping and more!  There are displays and crafts too!  Join the fun - check out the schedule.