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Childrens' Programs

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! Throughout the year the Ecology Centre offers exciting special events for families. Don't miss out on any of the fun!

Spring 2017

Would you be able to live in the rainforest? Develop habitat building and tracking skills, and learn about the animals who live in the park. If fun games, walks, and puppet shows in the woods are for you, come trek with us!

Treetop Tales

For children ages 2 and up, with an adult

Drop in. Suggested donation $2 per person

On the first and third Fridays of the month from 11 am to 11:30 am

March 3 and 17, April 7 and 21, May 5 and 19, June 2 and 16.

Leaping lizards - it's nature story time! Visit the Ecology Centre for seasonal stories with a nature theme.

Nature Kids

Plug into NATURE! Join expert naturalists and discover the natural world at our doorstep.

For children ages 5 to 13

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Bird Language

Sunday, March 19, 1 to 2:30 pm

Learn how to speak bird! Join Stephanie McKay of Souring Eagle Nature School to discover what the birds are talking about and how they can tell you what's going on in the forest.

Magnificent Moss and Lovely Lichen

Sunday, April 23. 1 pm to 2:30 pm

What's growing on right under your feet? Mosses and lichens may be small, but they're also fascinating. Join Brian Herrin to explore the miniature world of mosses and lichens.

Maplewood Mudflats Shoreline Cleanup

Sunday, May 28. 1 pm to 3 pm

Visit Maplewood Mudflats, a unique intertidal mudflat on the North Shore. Learn about its shoreline life and its importance as stop-off for migratory birds; then help keep the Mudflats clean.

Bird Banding

Saturday, June 10. 7 to 9 am at Colony Farm (June 11 alternate rain date)

What do you know about migratory birds? Join the Vancouver Avian Research Centre for a morning of learning about the science behind bird banding. Watch them as they band the migratory birds at Colony Farm.

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