Cortes Wild! Partnership announces its Earth Day opening at Wild Cortes!!!

Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 2024

7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Linnaea Education Centre

Spring punch & dessert delights for all, in the Ecolab!

Cortes Wild! partner, the Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society (FTCCIS), enthusiastically invites all Cortesians to attend our Earth Day celebrations

for the launch of our feature display,

Imagine… a forest in trust to the children

EVERYONE is welcome! Join us in kicking off a year that holds the promise of seeing us through the negotiations for the purchase of the Children’s Forest.

FTCCIS invites everyone to hold this intention in their hearts & minds!!!

Cortes Wild! is also delighted to show off the new Marine Alphabet, created by the Primary Grade students at the Cortes Island School – A is for anemones sitting so still…

 Wild Cortes… is Cortes Island’s premiere natural history centre; the vision & mission of the Cortes Wild! Partnership:

  • Linnaea Farm Society (LFS)
  • Discovery Islands Ecosystem Mapping Project (DIEM)
  • Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society (FTCCIS)
  • Friends of Cortes Island Society (FOCI) and
  • Cortes Island Museum & Archives Society (CIMAS)

We are all WILD about Cortes!!!

Check out our collection of taxidermic mounts, our exciting educational history displays, and our engaging, interactive adventures in the EcoLab!!!

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