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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!

Fall and Winter 2018 - 2019

Treetop Tales

What a hoot! - it's nature story time at the Ecology Centre. Introduce your little ones to nature through stories and songs. Every story time is a new and exciting experience.

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

September 7 and 21, October 5 and 19, November 2 and 16, December 21,

January 18, February 1 and 15 .

Discovery Days

Join us for adventures, games, and nature crafts as we explore Lynn Canyon Park with an Ecology Centre naturalist.

For children ages 3 to 8 with an adult. Cost: $43.75 for five programs.

Register at 604 990-3755

MULCH MUNCHERS

Saturday, September 22, 1 pm to 3 pm

The forest is beautiful and delicious in the fall. Learn about autumn leaves and the animals that munch on them, including slugs, snails, and woodbugs.

ALIENS IN THE PARK

Saturday, October 13, 1 pm to 3 pm

Sometimes introduced plants grow out of control and become invasive. Learn about ivy, knotweed, and other invasive plant species growing in Lynn Canyon Park and help remove some of them.

SLEEPY TIME

Saturday, November 3, 1 pm to 3 pm

Winter is just around the corner and it's the time of snow, ice, and lots of rain. Discover how the animals of Lynn Canyon Park slow down and prepare for the winter weather.

TRACKS AND TRACES

Saturday, January 12, 1 pm to 3 pm

Look for tracks, scat, nibbles and claw marks. Investigate the signs of animal activity in the park and create an observation journal to note what you've found.

WILD IN THE CITY

Saturday, February 9, 1 pm to 3 pm

From coyotes to cougars and from raccoons to bears, discover what kind of wildlife you can see in the North Shore mountains - and even in Vancouver's downtown core.

NatureKids

Are your children inspired by nature? Take part in the NatureKids programs and soak up nature knowledge. To take part in the NatureKids programs you must become a member of NatureKids BC at www.naturekidsbc.ca, then use our link to register for individual events at eventbrite.ca

SHORELINE CLEANUP

Register here

Sunday, September 16, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Help us keep our park tidy! Join us for an end of summer cleanup of Lynn Creek's 30ft pool. Bring gloves and garbage bags and let's clean up the canyon!

TOADSTOOLS AND WITCH'S BUTTER

Register at Eventbrite

Sunday, October 14, 1 pm to 2:30 pm

Take a walk through the rainforest on a search for mysterious mushrooms with mycologist Mary Berbee. Discover how mushrooms grow and learn about the different mushroom species in Lynn Canyon Park.

STORIES OF THE FOREST

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Sunday, November 18, 1 pm to 2:30 pm

Have you ever wondered about the stories behind the plants and animals you see in the forest? Walk through the park with Squamish Nation Elder, Alice Guss and listen to nature stories and enjoy learning about local plants and animals.

SPOUT SPOTTING!

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Saturday, December 8, 1 pm to 2:30 pm

Who's making a splash on BC's coasts? Learn about our many whales and dolphins with Ivan Ng from the Wild Ocean Whale Society (WOW) who track whale and dolphin sightings around the province.

LOOKING CLOSELY: THE ART OF NATURE OBSERVATION

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Sunday, January 13, 1 pm to 2:30 pm

Discover how to use your nature observations to create nature art. Work with Sara Theuerkauf to learn more about drawing what you see outside.

DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE

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Sunday, February 10, 1 pm to 2:30 pm

Join local birder Cara Goggs on a walk through Maplewood Mudflats. Discover the wild side of winter birding by searching for water birds in the mudflats and marsh.

Special Event

HALLOWEEN HISSS-TERIA

Sunday, October 28, Noon to 4 pm

Don't get spooked by snakes and other reptiles! Join the Westcoast Reptile Education Society for our annual visit with reptiles from around the world. You'll learn to love and appreciate our scaly, cold-blooded friends.

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