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  • Beach Clean up

    Nature
    Time: 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Location(s): Point Pelee National Park
    Cost: Participants receive free entry to the park for the day.

    Help park staff clean up the garbage washed up on the beach. Participants receive free entry to the park for the day. No registration is required. Bring a re-usable mug and water bottle, and any food or snacks you need. Wear protective clothing: work gloves, long pants, long sleeves, sun hat, closed toed shoes, and sunscreen.

    Call the park for more information: 519-322-2365.

  • Butterflies of the Night

    History Nature
    Butterflies of the Night
    Time: 09:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Location(s): Point Pelee National Park
    Cost: Free event with paid admission

    Spend the evening with a local expert and see what amazing species he’s able to attract – you’ll be surprised just how colourful some moths are. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

  • Sciensational Sssnakes

    History Nature
    Sciensational Sssnakes
    Location(s): Point Pelee National Park
    Cost: Free event with paid admission

    August 31 and September 1, 2019, 11 am to 4 pm, visitor centre

    Are you curious about the secret lives of reptiles? Interested in where they live or what they eat? Point Pelee National Park is pleased to welcome Sciensational Sssnakes!! which provides hands-on education about reptiles and amphibians to audiences of all ages. Their presentation will include information about the animals, their ecology and conservation issues as well as a session in which participants are able to interact, touch and hold the animals. The team will be on hand with a variety of reptiles, some of which can be found in Point Pelee National Park.

  • Marvels of Monarch Migration

    Nature
    Time: 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Location(s): Point Pelee National Park
    Cost: Free with your admission to the park!

    Friday, September 6, 6:30 pm, in the Visitor Centre Theatre 

    Delve into the mysterious life of the Monarch Butterfly at Point Pelee National Park. Join us for the presentation “Marvels of Monarch Migration” with a park interpreter at the visitor centre, then head to the Tip to spot and count monarchs as they rest before beginning their journey south over Lake Erie. #Free with your admission to the park!

  • "Following the Flight of the Monarchs"

    Culture and entertainment Nature
    Location(s): Point Pelee National Park
    Cost: Free with your admission to the park!

    Friday, September 13, 2019, 6 pm at the Visitor Centre

    Join Dr. Rob Mackay as he presents "Following the Flight of the Monarchs", an interdisciplinary acoustic ecology project connecting with ecosystems and communities along the migration routes of monarch butterflies as they travel 3,000 miles between Mexico and Canada each year. The project, led by Dr. Rob Mackay at the University of Hull, connects with the international BIOM project led by Leah Barclay at Griffith University and SoundCamp to map the changing soundscapes of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves through art, science, and technology.

    Over the next year, Rob will be installing streamboxes in monarch butterfly reserves in Canada, the US, and Mexico to live stream the soundscapes of these ecosystems to share with ecologists throughout the world in order to monitor changes in biodiversity through sound. The project also aims to raise awareness of the issues the monarchs face, who's numbers have declined by nearly 90% over the past two decades, through art and citizen science projects.

    Bio: Dr. Rob Mackay is a composer, sound artist, and performer. He is currently a Reader in Composition and Sound Art at the University of Hull.

  • Flight of the Butterflies

    Nature
    Location(s): Point Pelee National Park
    Cost: Free with your admission to the park!

    Join us for a screening of "Flight of the Butterflies", September 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm, in the Visitor Centre Theatre. 

    Movie synopsis: The monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. Weighing less than a penny, it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent to a place it has never known. Follow the monarchs’ perilous journey and join hundreds of millions of real butterflies in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico, with breathtaking cinematography. Be captivated by the true and compelling story of an intrepid scientist’s 40-year search to find the monarchs’ secret hideaway. Unravel the mysteries and experience the "Flight of the Butterflies." Shown with permission.

  • An Evening about Monarchs with Anurag Agrawal

    Nature
    Location(s): Point Pelee National Park
    Cost: Free with your admission to the park!

    Friday, September 20, 6 pm, in the Visitor Centre Theatre

    Join Professor Anurag Agrawal for a public presentation about monarch butterfly ecology, including the relationship with milkweed, migration, history, and conservation.

    After the presentation, head down to the Tip of Point Pelee and join in the park’s evening monarch count.

    Anurag Agrawal is an American professor of ecology, evolutionary biology, and entomology who has written over a 150 peer-reviewed articles. He is the author of a popular science book, "Monarchs and Milkweeds" from Princeton University Press, and is currently the James A. Perkins Professor of Environmental Studies at Cornell University.

  • Let’s Get Batty

    History Nature
    Let’s Get Batty
    Location(s): Point Pelee National Park
    Cost: Free event with paid admission

    Dark Sky Night

    September 28, Park open to midnight.

    Let’s Get Batty

    7:00 pm, Visitor Centre

    Not only are birds and butterflies migrating in September, but it’s also a prime time for bats. Join a park interpreter for a short theatre presentation about bats, before heading out on a hike. The interpreter will pull out a bat detector and you’ll listen for the distinct clicking patterns that each different species makes.

    Stay after the hike and enjoy a late summer evening and starry night sky.

  • Self-guided Dark Sky Night

    Culture and entertainment History Nature Sports and recreation Camping and accommodation
    Viewers watch the Night Sky on the Beach
    Time: 07:30 PM - 11:59 PM
    Location(s): Point Pelee National Park
    Cost: Included in admission fee.
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Explore the park on your own after dark and experience the dark skies of Point Pelee. You will have the opportunity to stay late and see what goes on after dark. Note that there are no formal programs on these evenings. Visitors can pick up a seasonal star chart at the gate upon arrival. The park is open until midnight, unless otherwise stated.

    For more information please contact us at pc.pelee.info.pc@canada.ca.

  • Art at the oTENTiks

    Culture and entertainment Food and drink History Nature
    Art at the oTENTiks
    Location(s): Point Pelee National Park
    Cost: Free event with paid admission

    Take a walk through the oTENTik village and as the leaves crunch under your feet, visit a local artisan at work on each site. Not only will you get to see the beautiful final products they create, but you’ll also be able to watch the artistic process. Artisan goods will be available for purchase. 

    If you are interested in becoming a feature artisan, please contact us at: pc.pelee.info.pc@canada.ca or 519-322-2365.

  • Dark Sky Nights with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

    Culture and entertainment History Nature Sports and recreation Camping and accommodation
    Viewers watch the Night Sky on the Beach
    Time: 07:30 PM - 11:59 PM
    Location(s): Point Pelee National Park
    Cost: Free with your admission to the park!
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Windsor Centre for an evening of stargazing. Bring your own binoculars or take a look through one of the special telescopes on site for the evening. The park is open until midnight, unless otherwise stated. Visitor Centre Parking Lot.

    For more information please contact us at pc.pelee.info.pc@canada.ca.