Nova Scotia Nature Trust | Nova Scotians Protecting Nova Scotia

The Connecting with Nature Events Series is a series of guided walks, hikes and paddles exploring Nova Scotia Nature Trust conservation lands. These outings are unique opportunties to experience some of the best of what Nova Scotia has to offer, while learning about the work of the Nature Trust and the special places we protect.

View the Connecting with Nature events list here.

For all events please register with us before attending. Space is limited.

For questions or to register, please contact the Nova Scotia Nature Trust at events@nsnt.ca or 902-425-5263.

100 Wild Islands Paddle & Hike
June 17, 10am-3pm
Shelter Cove, Eastern Shore
Join the Nature Trust and Coastal Adventures in exploring the 100 Wild Islands, as we hike and kayak to the beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise waters of the Shelter Cove Wilderness Sanctuary. Participants can hike, kayak or both. Sea kayaks can be rented or participants can bring their own.
Cost: $15. Additional fees for paddlers, please inquire upon registering.

Urban Wildlands Cleanup Party
July 12, 6-9pm
Top secret location!
Join us for a sneak peek at new conservation lands in the Halifax area. Help us clean up litter and remove graffiti, while learning more about exciting opportunities to volunteer with the Nature Trust and help care for our conservation lands. We’re working on having some very special guests join us for this event! Stay tuned for more details.
Cost: Free

Wood Turtle & Floodplain Forest Hike
July 14, 1-3pm
St. Marys River, Guysborough County
Join us for an interpretive hike on one of our conservation lands on the St. Marys River (Guysborough County), an area which provides important habitat for the globally endangered Wood Turtle. We’ll learn about the fascinating freshwater environment of the St. Marys River and, if we are lucky, we may even catch a glimpse of Wood Turtles. In partnership with the St. Marys River Days.
Cost: $15

Urban Wildlands Celebration
August 11
Halifax (Location TBD)
Join us in celebrating the protection of a new urban wildland. The new property protects important freshwater and wildlife habitats.
Following the celebration, meet us at the property for a guided interpretive hike, where you will learn about the unique natural features of the site.

Bon Portage Beach Cleanup
September 14-16
Bon Portage Island
In partnership with Acadia University we’re planning an overnight island clean up event on Bon Portage Island in Shelburne County. More details coming soon

Coastal restoration Bioblitz
September (exact date and time TBD)
Northumberland Strait
In partnership with Clean Nova Scotia, join us for a BioBlitz as part of a coastal restoration project on the Northumberland Strait. More details about this event and project coming soon!
No cost.

Valley of Snow Celebration & Snowshoe Hike
Wentworth
Join us in celebrating the protection of new conservation lands in Cumberland County. The new properties protect important wilderness and habitats for a diversity of wildlife and plants. This fun-filled winter day will begin with a celebration, followed by a snowshoe hike.
Celebration: No cost
Snowshoe Hike: $15

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Other Nature Trust Events

Conservation Showcase & Annual General Meeting
June 19, 6-9pm
Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St., Halifax
Join us for an evening of exciting news, celebration and appreciation. We will announce new conservation successes and honour some very special people who made these accomplishments possible. Enjoy a visual journey through Nova Scotia’s most special wild places. Annual General Meeting begins at 6pm with Showcase to follow.

21st Annual Dinner & Auction
October 25, doors open 5:30pm
Cunard Centre, Halifax (961 Marginal Rd.)
Join the Nature Trust and muchloved and entertaining local zoologist, curator and nature educator, Andrew Hebda, at our 21st Annual Dinner and Auction. Help us celebrate this year’s land conservation successes, network with like-minded friends, and help raise critical funds for our continued work saving our most unique and outstanding natural places.
For full details and ticket info: www.nsnt.ca/dinner

The Expedition for the Earth: Ecuador 2018
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust’s third Expedition for the Earth adventure trek is to Ecuador, from September 22-29, 2018. This fullyguided, 8 day adventure will be expertly led by Berg Adventures International. The goal of the Expedition for the Earth is to raise funds and awareness to help preserve special wild places in Nova Scotia, while challenging participants to explore fascinating protected areas around the world. For more information: expeditionfortheearth.ca.

Volunteer Appreciation Hike
September, date TBD
A special hike to recognize our wonderful volunteers! More details coming soon. Interested in joining? Sign up to our volunteer program today!

Property Guardian Training
Dates TBD
Training Opportunities for Property Guardians will be taking place throughout the year. Stay tuned for updates!