Natural History Speaker Series

All lectures in the Speaker Series happen at 3pm on the second Saturday of the month. Free admission. 

Mollie Cameron, wildlife specialist, whale watching captain, President of Wild Wise, and founder of the cougar coexistence initiative, is passionate about all the wild creatures that inhabit the land and sea. Mollie believes that predators such as bears and cougars are often misunderstood and advocates for better understanding and peaceful coexistence.

Peter Pauwels, retired BC Conservation Officer, is a life long Metchosin resident and dedicated to providing wildlife education after his 30 year career.


Saturday April 13, 2024 at 3pm

Cougars are one of the most elusive animals on Vancouver island. They make incredible efforts to avoid humans and conflict with humans. Join us to learn more about this elusive species and what we can do to peacefully coexist with these apex predators.


Saturday May 11, 2023 at 3pm

Black bears are one of the most commonly encountered predators we share our landscapes with. Join us to learn more about their life cycles, behaviours, body language and what we can do to peacefully coexist alongside of them.


Saturday June 8, 2024 at 3pm

World Ocean Day! We are so fortunate to have so many marine species along the west coast. Join us to learn about our most frequently spotted species, killer whales and humpbacks. We’ll discuss individuals, behaviours, lifecycles and ecological threats.