Island Nature Trust Workshops

INT has partnered with local experts to offer a selection of nature education workshops and experiences that will take place throughout the upcoming summer, fall, and winter. Workshop hosts have graciously donated their time to facilitate these events as a fundraiser for INT in our 40th anniversary year!

The cost to attend each workshop is $20. Registration is non-refundable but can be transferred to someone else if you cannot attend. The number of remaining spots is listed under each workshop description.

To register for a workshop please email Barb at or call the INT office. Payment is required prior to the workshop.

Fossil Foray with a Local Geologist – Sold Out!

Join local geologist, Andy Henry, for a walk and talk along PEI’s coast to explore the Island’s geologic past through the fossil record. Andy will discuss what the environment was like when PEI’s sediments were laid down and how fossil materials were preserved. Find out more about the fascinating fossil finds in PEI and what you can look for as clues to lead you to the next great discovery!

Time: 2:00PM
Date: Saturday, June 15th
*Rain-date: Sunday, June 16th, 2:00PM
Meeting Location:  Cherrycliffe Park in Earnscliffe (end of Cherrycliffe Rd. off of Earnscliffe Rd.)
Things to note: Maximum 20 people, being on time is important, as we are working with the low tide. The ground can get mucky, so be prepared to get dirty.
Things to bring: Water shoes or sandals that you don’t mind getting dirty, hat, sunscreen, water, snacks

0 spots remaining for the fossil foray

Nature Photography Workshop – Sold Out!

Join Stephen DesRoches on a beginner level landscape photography outing! Participants in this workshop will have a chance to learn Stephen’s tricks of the trade for taking fabulous landscape photos in an outdoor, casual, small group setting.

Date: Saturday, June 15th, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm—9:30 pm
*Rain-date: Saturday, June 22nd 
Meeting Location: Cavendish—exact location to be determined
Things to note:  Maximum 20 people
Things to bring: Your camera, a tripod & bug repellant.

0 spots remaining for the nature photography workshop

Clam Digging at Boughton Island

Join INT President, Judi Allen, and her husband, Dave McBurney, for a guided walk to Boughton Island at low tide. This outing will also include a clam dig & bake, and some interpretation of the natural and human heritage of the area.

Judi & Dave will share some old aerial photos of Boughton Island and will point out various migrating birds through their spotting scope. The walk will take place  in August, after Piping Plover chicks have fledged!

Date: Saturday, August 3rd , 2019
Time: 5:00PM
*Rain-date: Sunday, August 11th, 1:00PM
Meeting Location: Bottom of Bruce Point Road in Launching
Things to note: Maximum 10 people, event will be approximately 3 hours
Things to bring:  Water shoes & bug repellant

7 spots remaining for the clam digging excursion

Canoeing the Bonshaw River – Sold Out!

Join long-time INT supporters, Tony Reddin and Marion Copleston, for a guided canoe trip down the beautiful Bonshaw River. The Bonshaw River is called Ji’ka’we’katik in Mi’kmaq, meaning “where the bass are plentiful”. It supports Atlantic Salmon (an at-risk species), brook trout, rainbow trout, gaspereaux, and all of the avian predators of those fish. A canoe trip down the steeply banked, well forested river is likely to include this wildlife in a peaceful, unhurried setting. This is a wild excursion right on our doorstep!

Tony & Marion will provide canoes and life jackets.

Date: Saturday,  August 3rd, 2019
Time: 2:00PM
*Rain-date: Sunday, August 4th, 2:OOPM
Meeting Location:  120 St. Catherines Road in Bonshaw
Things to note: Maximum 6 people, participants will need to sign a liability waiver
Things to bring: Water shoes, bug repellant, snacks, & water for drinking.

0 spots remaining for the canoeing excursion

Walk the Tidal Flats to St. Peter’s Island

This walk will be facilitated by Island Nature Trust staff. Participants will meet at the end of Hennebury Road in Rice Point and will walk approximately 3 km (one way) across the mud flats at low tide to St. Peter’s Island.

Once on the island, participants can explore the beach habitat and look for shorebirds on the western side of the island or venture around to the south side of the island to look for fossils.

Date: Saturday, August 10th
Time: 12:45pm
*Rain-date: Sunday, Aug. 11th @ 1:45pm
Meeting Location: At the end of  Hennebury Road in Rice Point
Things to note: Maximum 40 people, Being on time is important, as we are working with the low tide. The ground can get mucky, so be prepared to get dirty.
Things to bring: Water shoes or sandals that you don’t mind getting dirty, binoculars, hat, sunscreen, water, snacks

28 spots remaining for the walk to St. Peter’s Island

Bonshaw Hills Nature Walk

Join Diane Griffin (AKA Senator Griffin) for a guided tour of the lovely Bonshaw Hills woodlands this summer!

Participants will get a chance to hike a beautiful PEI woodland trail, listen for  birds, and learn about our unique woodland flora. Diane is an excellent botanist and will answer your plant and animal questions along the way!

Date: Saturday, August 10th, 2019
Time: 9:00AM—12:30PM
*Rain-date: Sunday, August 11th, 9:00PM
Meeting Location: MacKinnon Lane Parking Lot (off Riverdale Rd.)
Things to note: Diane will provide some light snacks, maximum 12 people
Things to bring:  Sunscreen, water & comfortable footwear

5 spots remaining for the Bonshaw Hills nature walk

Guided Mushroom Walk – Sold Out!

Join Kathleen & David MacNearney for a guided mushroom walk in the beautiful Valleyfield Demonstration Woodlot. Enjoy PEI’s stunning fall colours and learn to distinguish mushroom friends from foes in this fun and informative workshop!

Date: Saturday, October 5th
Time: 10:00AM
*Rain-date: Saturday, October 12th 
Meeting Location: Valleyfield Provincial Woodlot (intersection of Routes 326 and 354 in Valleyfield)
Things to note: Maximum 20 people
Things to bring:  Water & comfortable footwear

0 spots remaining for the guided mushroom walk

Maple Syrup Production

Experience the whole process of producing maple syrup from tree to bottle with Jackie Waddell in her protected hardwoods stand in Green Bay. You will learn how to drill a hole in a sugar maple tree, collect sap, and boil off. Enjoy many taste tests and then take home a fresh bottle of maple syrup!

If there isn’t too much snow, it may be possible to travel to the woods by tractor and wagon. Participants should bring snowshoes in the event of a lot of snow next March and April.

Date: Saturday, March 21st, 2020
Time: 2:00PM
*Rain-date: Saturday, April 18th, 2:00PM
Meeting Location: 729 Eliot River Road, Green Bay
Things to note: Must be able to walk 2 kms on rough terrain, maximum 10 people
Things to bring:  Snowshoes if there is a lot of snow & layer your clothing

4 spots remaining for the maple syrup workshop