The Leighton Art Centre invites you to come and build your own birdhouse with the guidance of instructor Jim Critchley. Passionate about birds, Jim will discuss behaviors and ecology of the Mountain Bluebird, and any other species of birds that may like to nest in your new birdhouse.
Direct adult supervision is required for children under 10 years old.
Here is what past participants have said about Jim Critchley`s Birding workshops at the Leighton Art Centre:
” I left with an excellent knowledge and understanding of the birds and animals that call the Leighton property and the general vicinity their home. Additionally, Jim provided me with insight about their distinguishing characteristics, habits, etc. ”
” The Leighton Art Centre is a superb location. Our kids enjoyed building Birdhouses and we all found out lots of information from Jim.”
For a more joyful and comfortable visit to the Leighton Art Centre, please bring a water bottle, long pants, insect repellant, sturdy shoes and sunscreen. Walking poles may be a good addition. We strongly suggest you bring your camera and binoculars too!
Audience: This workshop is open to curious people of all ages! Families are welcome to join! Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Weather: This is an outdoor workshop, please make sure you dress appropriately for the weather. Extremely poor weather may result in cancellation. For our cancellation & refund policy, please see below.
Supplies: Supplies for the birdhouse are included. Please bring your own hammer, ear plugs or ear muffs as well as safety glasses (sunglasses work too). Please bring a water bottle, long pants, insect repellant, sturdy shoes and sunscreen. Walking poles may be a good addition. We suggest you bring your camera and binoculars too.
Single Ticket (Build one birdhouse, perfect for a parent + child!): $20 plus GST and Eventbrite Fees*
Family Package (Build two birdhouses, perfect for 2 adults and 2 children!): $35 plus GST and Eventbrite Fees*
* Or register by phone: 403-931-3633, Mon-Fri, 10 am – 4 pm to avoid Eventbrite fees
Did you know that Members of the Leighton Art Centre get 10% off the registration cost of all workshops and kids’ summer camps? Please visit https://leightoncentre.org/join-us/become-a-member/.
All participants must sign our Covid-19 Liability waiver prior to their participation in a workshop. You can view our Covid-19 liability waiver here: https://leightoncentre.org/workshop-covid-19-liability-release-waiver/
Cancellation and Refund Policy: Please note there is a NO REFUND policy on all Leighton Art Centre workshops. A refund will be only be issued to participants if the workshop is cancelled by the workshop coordinator due to insufficient enrollment, extreme weather conditions, or Covid-19 restrictions. Workshops may be cancelled prior to the start date and participants will be notified via email and/or phone, and a full refund will be processed.
Withdrawal from workshops for medical reasons must be accompanied by a doctor’s medical note and must be received by the Leighton workshop coordinator prior to the workshop start date to be qualified for a full refund.
This workshop will be led by retired Science Teacher, biologist and naturalist, Jim Critchley B.E.S, B.Ed, M.Ed. Jim is an experienced field researcher and Educator. He holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies and has worked as a research technologist on an Atlantic salmon spawning river for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.