Public invited to Species at Risk

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The Species at Risk Exhibition Open Day at the Oliver Museum is getting even more exciting. That’s because on August 3rd, B.C. Day, from 10 am – 4 pm, the Oliver & District Heritage Society is teaming up with various environmental and wildlife organizations to present an information fair with fun activities, interesting displays, and fascinating experts. There will even be a visit from a real Burrowing Owl!

Whether you want to see owl pellets and eggs, learn about bird migration, identify an invasive weed, preserve animal habitat, or help bats in your backyard, the exhibition and info fair is the perfect event for you. Knowledgeable interpreters from the Royal B.C. Museum will be answering questions at the Species at Risk exhibition outside the Museum, while inside the Museum organizations will be showing visitors how to get involved. Then guests can sit and enjoy a nature-themed film in air-conditioned comfort at the Museum.

The Oliver-Osoyoos Naturalist Club, the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of BC, the Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society, and the B.C. Community Bat Program will be set up in the Museum with displays and information about what their organizations do. Information and pamphlets from the Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society and the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls will also be available. Then at 1:30 pm, the Museum will be visited by the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society’s new education owl.

Families are welcome, and both the outdoor exhibition and admission to the Museum are free.

For more information, please call 778-439-3100 or email the Oliver & District Heritage Society at  info @  Information is also available on the Society’s Facebook page and on their website at