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VIRTUAL PROGRAMS - FALL 2020

The Ecology Centre is doing everything we can to deliver safe and engaging programs to children and their families by moving most of our programs and workshops on-line. From story time for tiny tots to outdoor adventures for young nature lovers, we have programs that will get your kids excited about the natural world around them!

BC BIODIVERSITY

Friday, October 23, 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Best suited for ages 10 and up

link to free tickets

What is biodiversity, and why is it important? In this on-line field trip, your students will learn about genetic, species, and habitat diversity. We will explore British Columbia's diverse ecosystems from deserts to rainforests and learn how local plants and animals are well-adapted to our temperate rainforest ecosystem.

NOT-SO-SPOOKY - STORY TIME

Friday, October 30. 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Best suited for ages 3 to 5

link to free tickets

From pumpkins, to spiders, to animals that enjoy the dark of night, we'll read stories about all things Halloween!

TAKE FLIGHT

Friday, November 6. 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Best suited for ages 10 and up

link to free tickets

Hop, dive, and flutter your way to this on-line workshop about birds! In this program, you'll learn about the evolution and adaptations of birds. We'll discover the feeding and nesting habits of local birds and the remarkable ways that different birds find niches in the temperate rainforest ecosystem.

SLEEPY - STORY TIME

Friday, November 13. 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Best suited for ages 3 to 5

link to free tickets

What happens to local animals in the winter? Today's story time is about migration and other strategies that animals use to stay cozy during the cold, wet Vancouver winters.

These programs are for children ages 5 to 13. Children must be accompanied by an adult for in-person programs. You are welcome to register for a complimentary NatureKids to try it out - then you must become a member of NatureKids BC. www.naturekidsbc.ca

RESTORE THE OUTDOORS

Saturday, October 24. 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

link to free tickets

Learn about native plants and help with plant restoration in Lynn Canyon Park. Work together with Ecology Centre staff to restore an area of Lynn Canyon Park that's close to the Ecology Centre. Please choose a one-hour time slot - there will be two families per time, and we ask that families bring their own shovels and gloves to the workshop. We also ask that families be prepared to distance from one another.

GET READY FOR THE BIRD COUNT

Saturday, November 28. 10:00 am to 10:30 am

link to free tickets

The Christmas Bird Count has been running since 1900, and it's the longest citizen science project in North America. This year, your family can take part! Come to a 30 minute workshop about local winter birds to brush up on your birding skills, then take the bird count to your own yard or local park this December.

BECOME A BUG WATCHER

Saturday, January 23. 10:00 am to 10:30 am

link to free tickets

What invertebrates live in the North Shore forests? Learn what invertebrates do in the winter, which ones will appear at certain times in the spring, and learn more about the Worm Watch citizen science program that tracks worms across Canada.

FINDING FLOWERS

Saturday, February 27. 10:00 am to 10:30 am

link to free tickets

What flowering plants live in the temperate rainforest? Learn more about forest flowers and discover the PlantWatch program that tracks plant flowering times across Canada.

ECO-STOP

Incredible Invertebrates

Cassie shares her passion for the little creatures of Lynn Canyon Park. Learn about insects, woodbugs, millipedes and more.

Link to Eco-Stop video

More Eco-Stop Videos- Trees

NATURE CREATIONS

NATURE CREATIONS - Masks and Crowns

Emma and Isobel are excited to share their latest nature creation with you! Do you love to dress up? Make your own forest masks and crowns and then get outside and play.

Link to Nature Creations - masks and crowns

Link to Nature Creations - Save the Birds Window Decals.

Link to Nature Creations - Seed Paper

TREETOP TALES

TREETOP TALES - Antina the Anteater has a Long Nose

The Ecology Centre is proud to present a new episode for our virtual Treetop Tales story time. Join Deborah as she reads about how Antina the Anteater learns about the importance of animal noses.

Link to Treetop Tales - Here's A Slug

TREETOP TALES - Woody the Woodbug Takes a Holiday

THE NORTH SHORE IS BEAR COUNTRY

Did you miss our bear safety workshop with Luci Cadman of the North Shore Black Bear Society? Watch it now and learn how to stay safe in North Vancouver Parks.

link to recording of North Shore is Bear Country link to bear safety workshop

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