Discovery Days Returns to Beavermead Campground – August 12-13

Otonabee Conservation is pleased to host a Discovery Days program of outdoor activities the entire family will enjoy at Beavermead Campground on Saturday and Sunday, August 12th – 13th, 2017.

Campers, community residents and visitors to the region are invited to participate in family-friendly environmentally-themed activities throughout the day. The events are free and pre-registration is not required. Beavermead Campground is located in the heart of the city, at 2011 Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough.

New in 2017 is the Discovery Days Passport. Individuals are encouraged to have their Discovery Days Passport stamped at the events they attend and enter their passport into a draw for a chance to win a great prize. For those who do not have a Passport, they are available upon request at the Beavermead Campground Gatehouse. The prizes being offered include a 2018 Family Camping Package for the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Campground, a “Kawartha Chair” child-sized and a Pollinator Habitat Package, courtesy of Otonabee Conservation and the Hope Mill Volunteers.

SATURDAY, August 12th
10:00-11:00 a.m.               Yoga in the Park
Outdoor family-friendly yoga. Bring a mat or a towel.


1:00-2:00 p.m.                   Paddling Puppeteers
Join Glen and the puppets for a lively musical and interactive show featuring songs about the Kawartha Lakes and forests.


2:30 – 4:00 p.m.                Meet the Turtles of Ontario
Learn about local turtle species and meet live turtles during this interactive presentation by the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre.


8:00 – 10:00 p.m.              Campfire
Meet at the Group Campsite, near the Gatehouse, for a campfire under the stars.


8:30 – 9:30 p.m.                Evening Bat Walk
Join us for a night walk to learn about local bat species – their habitat, behaviour and nocturnal antics.


SUNDAY, August 13th
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.                    TackleShare Fishing Workshop
The OFAH/OPG TackleShare crew will have everything anglers need to safely cast out a line, including rods, reels, tackle, and personal flotation gear. The crew will also have an interactive educational display, which includes introductory fishing instruction, information on invasive species and water safety, and lessons on aquatic habitat and conservation. There is no charge to participate in the workshop and pre-registration is not required.


1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                      Guided Paddling Tour of Little Lake
Bring your own canoe or kayak or use one of Otonabee Conservation’s at Beavermead Campground and enjoy a guided paddling tour of Meade Creek and Little Lake. Learn about local plant and wildlife species, and the natural and cultural history of the area.


Beavermead Campground is operated by Otonabee Conservation under agreement with The City of Peterborough.