Join Wild at Heart, and local artist Debra Lynn Ireland, for a kids paint social night! Children ages 9-13 will have the opportunity to paint a raccoon using acrylic under Debra’s instruction. All materials will be provided, and children will be able to take their completed piece home with them. This paint social will take place in Wild at Heart’s education centre, and costs $25 per person. Spots are limited! All net proceeds will be donated to Wild at Heart.
Get your tickets here!
Artist Biography: Debra Lynn Ireland, is a local artist from the Beaver Lake community. Debra studied graphic design in Toronto and soon after began her career as a wildlife artist. Working with pencil, watercolour, acrylic and pastel her art is driven by a love of both nature and wildlife. Debra has been awarded and recognized by numerous organizations including Ducks Unlimited, Endangered Species Fund of Canada, and the Japan Wildlife Centre. She also donates her art locally, to Wild at Heart, Pet Save, SPCA, Sudbury Food Bank and many others. Debra has taught art classes for children and adults, usually with a wildlife theme, but prefers to have the student pick from their own inspiration.
Check out Debra’s website here.
Thank you to the 1st Hazelmere Brownies for attending a workshop, tour, and game time at our Centre May 1st! We spent almost 90 minutes with the group, learning about the animals our Centre treats and helps raise, and then the girls got to see some of them in real life! The girls also raised $100 for our Centre – great work!
Would you like to book your own education workshop for your classroom, community groups, seniors’ club, or birthday party? Visit here for workshops, and here for birthday parties.
Registration is now open for our second summer camp (ages 13-18), taking place August 20-22 from 10am-2pm. This camp would not be possible without recent funding from our community partners Delta Bingo and Gaming and TD Friends of the Environment. This camp will focus on ecology and wildlife topics, including the importance of pollinators, ecosystem management, wildlife rehabilitation, and more! The cost is only $30/child!
Wild at Heart would like to thank Algonquin P.S. grade 1 and 2s for hosting education workshops in their classrooms! We held different crafts with both groups, and got to talk a lot about wildlife and local species with the kids! What a great time! They also fundraised over $70 for our Centre!
If you would like to book a Wild at Heart workshop for your classroom, community groups (Scouts, Guides, etc.), seniors’ centre, birthday party, or anything in between, we can do it! Click here for more information.
Wild at Heart is excited to offer birthday parties at our Centre! For 2 hours, attendees will be treated to an interactive presentation about the animals cared for at our Centre, games and crafts (age dependent), and a tour of our Centre. We mean it when we say there is no age restriction to these parties, only a limit on number of attendees (15) per session. Each session is 2 hours in length, and costs $100 (non-refundable).
To book your birthday party at Wild at Heart, please fill in the form below and we will get back to you if that day is available. Weekdays and weekends are available, depending on staffing.
***Note: Wild at Heart does not provide food, drinks, or decorations for the birthday party. If you would like to give us decorations ahead of time to set-up, please ensure decorations are self-standing, or can be hung on the wall with green painter’s tape. We also have room to hang a banner if needed.***
Book your birthday party here.
Registration is now open for Wild at Heart’s free, 3-day summer day camp for children ages 6-12. The camp will take place from 10am-2pm, August 13-15th at our Centre located in Lively (95 White Road).
Register here: http://wahrefugecentre.org/camp
Thank you to Monetville P.S. for hosting Wild at Heart workshops on Friday, April 13, 2018! Students from kindergarten – grade 8 attended, learning about turtle shell repair, bird rehabilitation, problem solved issues for wildlife in Northern Ontario, and learned about feeding natural diets to injured, and orphaned, wildlife.
To learn more about booking an education workshop for your classroom, birthday party, or community group, please visit here. Workshops are available for all ages!
Group work (above): Students problem solved different issues threatening northern Ontario wildlife, and how limited resources can be used to help them.
Thank you to everyone who voted for Wild at Heart in Project Impact 2018! We received 403 votes – #2 overall! We are extremely grateful to the Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury, and Project Impact, for providing this opportunity to our organization, and many other deserving local initiatives. Wild at Heart is excited to host a free, 3-day summer camp for children ages 6-12. Registration forms will become available on our website and Facebook page mid-April, 2018.
Photo: Heidi Ulrichsen/Sudbury.com
Read the Sudbury.com article here.
What an amazing turnout for Wild at Heart’s animal care workshops held during the New Sudbury Centre’s March Break programming! Our volunteers hosted a PowerPoint presentation, crafts, and games from 10am-6pm, hosting over 250 children!
Wild at Heart would like to thank: the New Sudbury Centre staff, Science North, Service Ontario, and our Wild at Heart March Break team: Maia, Monica, Aline, Peter, Kim, Philip, Payton, and Jim.
You can check out our full photo album here.
If you would like to learn more about Wild at Heart’s education outreach programming, please visit http://wahrefugecentre.org/education-workshops
Thank you to the Sudbury Gardening Festival for hosting another great Seedy Saturday event on March 3rd! Wild at Heart was boothing to talk about our on-site pollinator garden, education volunteer opportunities, and sell some items from our gift shop! Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth to support us, and our mission to rehabilitate Northern Ontario’s sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife.
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Fill out our volunteer application form to get started helping with animal care, construction, fundraising, gardening, or education.