Our Programs

INDOOR PRESENTATIONS

Join Lambton Wildlife on the last Monday of each month, unless otherwise stated, for a social gathering of like-minded people who love to experience and learn about nature. The evening begins with a social time where members and guests can get to know each other and learn more about the group and the local area. At 7:30pm, an expert naturalist, or experienced Lambton Wildlife member, will give a thought-provoking and educational presentation on one of many subjects that are of interested to our members. Topics may include wildlife, biology, ecosystems, conservation, natural landscaping, or photography, to name a few.

Guests and new members are always welcome.

When: The last Monday of the month (except for October). Social gathering starts at 7:00 pm (refreshments provided). Presentations begin at 7:30 pm.
Where: Esso Careers and Learning Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave., Sarnia (highway 402 & Colborne Rd.)

Check out the Calendar of Events for more information about upcoming presentations.

Indoor Committee

Mary Martin (chair)
Malcolm Boyd                    Larry Cornelis
Eric Marcum                      Richard Maxfield
Felicia Syer                       Grace White


OUTDOOR EVENTS

Join experts on day trips to local wetlands, forests, trails, parks and gardens to learn about wildlife, landscaping, habitats and plant species. Members can also participate in specific citizen science projects, like the annual Kettle Point / Pinery bird count.

Camping excursions to Pelee Island, Point Pelee National Park, and other local destinations, allow the adventurous to experience bird and butterfly migrations first-hand. Registration and fees are usually required for these excursions.

Check out the Calendar of Events for more information about future outdoor events.

Outdoor Committee

Larry Cornelis (chair)
Paul Carter
Melissa Gill
Shawn McKnight
Justin Nicol

Notes:

(1) All youth under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult on the outings.
(2) Registration is not required unless specifically noted.


YOUNG NATURALISTS (6-12 years old)

Lead by an experienced nature educator, this group meets about once a month to explore local wild spaces while building a scientific understanding of the world. Membership benefits include: free and early access to LWI Young Naturalist programs and events, a subscription to our very own Earthways magazine, nature swag, and more! Binoculars and spotting scope available for free use during the outings, thanks to a partnership between Vortex Canada, Nova Chemicals, and Lambton Wildlife Inc.!

Below is our 2018 year in review to get an idea of what our events are like.

“We started off the year with a hoot of a time at our owl prowl event, it was awesome at the Amped for Amphibians event, Kids FunFest was more than fun, our adventure at Rock Glen rocked, hummingbird day was a humdinger, the night hike was terrifyingly terrific, the raptor migration was magnificent, and the fungi hike was fantastically fun all funguys and fungirls that attended. We also made available for any young birders or students interested in birds and nature who are enrolled in pre-K, grade school, middle school or high school to be able to download the new version 7.7 of Thayer’s Birds of North America – for FREE. We soared away with 2018 with Lambton County’s first ever Christmas Bird Count 4 Kids . We’ve even been covered by various local news sources including the Sarnia Journal, The Show Live with Dave Burrows, The Observer, and more!”

Check out the Calendar of Events for more information about future outdoor events.

Don’t forget to visit our LWI Facebook Page!

Young Naturalist Committee

Mike Kent (chair)

Anne Goulden

Brandy Fenwick

Notes:

(1) Annual membership is $15 per child
(2) All youth under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult at any of our outings.
(3) Young Naturalist memberships are to be treated separately and NOT included in LWI family memberships. LWI family memberships give you and your family access to indoor, outdoor, and other special event programs.

(4) The Young Naturalist program runs annually from April 1st to March 31st.

Young Nats Enrollment forms:

Option 1 – Complete our google form to fill and submit forms electronically

Option 2 – Complete our fillable PDF and send to a.goulden@lambtonwildlife.com or mail with payment to :

Anne Goulden LWI
c/o 1719 Carl Street

Sarnia Ontario N7S 3R1