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Get to Know – Event


During the weekend of May 2 and 3, the Bug Zoo will be joining Get to Know to promote and celebrate all living things!

There will be a RAFFLE with amazing prizes (entry with paid admission during the whole weekend)! Prizes include a set of Bushnell binoculars and a Bug Zoo t-shirt!

Founded by naturalist and painter Robert Bateman, the Get to Know program encourages children to become connected with nature and the outdoors. Every year, the Get to Know contest accepts artwork, writing, photography, videography, and music inspired by nature. The 2015 contest runs from May 1 to November 1.

On May 2 and 3, we will have our Party Room open for children and youth to show their artistic ability and work on submissions to the contest. Entry with paid admission to the Zoo. We will also have the official Victoria launch of the new Explore150 app that weekend. This new app helps youth discover local and national landmarks and learn about Canadian history.

** UPDATE ** On Sunday, May 3, from 1pm-3pm we will have a special appearance by local wildlife artist Richard Wong. He will be in to give guidance, provide demonstrations, and answer questions.

Come by and help us celebrate our wonderful world and all of its inhabitants!

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