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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!

SUMMER 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. On September 6, join us for our Teddy Bear's Picnic to celebrate fall! Bring a teddy bear or your favourite plush animal.

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

July 5 and 19, August 2 and 16, September 6 - Teddy Bear's Picnic

Imagine and Explore Summer Programs

Explore the park, learn more about local animals and plants, and enjoy stories, games, and nature crafts as you explore Lynn Canyon Park with an Ecology Centre naturalist. This in an adult participation program for children ages 3 to 8 years.

CREEK CREATURES

Sunday, July 7 and Sunday, August 11. 10 am to 12 pm

For children ages 3 to 8 with an adult.

Cost: $9

Take a peek into the creek and discover how Lynn Canyon's creek creatures tell a story about the health of our local streams.

IN THE TREETOPS

Sunday, July 14 and Sunday, August 18. 10 am to 12 pm

For children ages 3 to 8 with an adult.

Cost: $9

What's happening up in the tops of the trees? Learn about the plants and animals that love to live way up high.

BUZZ...BUZZ...BUZZ!

Sunday, July 21 and Sunday, August 25. 10 am to 12 pm

For children ages 3 to 8 with an adult.

Cost: $9

What's the buzz about pollinators? Learn more about the diversity of our local pollinators and how you can maintain and grow new habitats and food for these important animals.

ART IN THE PARK

Sunday, July 28. 10 am to 12 pm

For children ages 3 to 8 with an adult.

Cost: $9

Get inspired by nature! Discover the amazing and artistic creations made by animals as they build their nests and homes and then find your own natural materials to create beautiful nature art.

Summer Mini-Camps

Summer is a great time to Discover, Connect, and Explore! Join an Ecology Centre naturalist for 3 mornings of adventure and learning in the temperate rainforest of Lynn Canyon Park.

SLIME TIME! - FULL

Tuesday, July 2 to Thursday, July 4. 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

For children ages 5 to 8.

Cost: $69.50

Discover the slimy side of the temperate rainforest. Explore the forest for everything from banana slugs to slime molds and make some slime to take home.

BEAR IN MIND - FULL

Monday, July 8 to Wednesday, July 10. 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

For children ages 5 to 8.

Cost: $69.50

If you go out in the woods today, will you find signs of a bear? Discover where bears like to live, what they eat, and learn more about their habits and habitat.

NATURE CREATIONS - FULL

Monday, July 15 to Wednesday, July 17. 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

For children ages 5 to 12.

Cost: $69.50

Get hands-on with nature at this maker-oriented summer camp. We'll explore nature art and see how the outdoors inspires us to create!

POLLINATION PARTY - FULL

Monday, July 22 to Wednesday, July 24. 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

For children ages 5 to 8.

Cost: $69.50

Do you love to invite pollinators to dine at your house? From bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies to less well-known pollinators such as beetles, discover what kinds of pollinators live in Lynn Canyon Park and how you can invite them to visit your garden.

MAKING TRACKS

Monday, July 29 to Wednesday, July 31. 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

For children ages 8 to 12.

Cost: $69.50

When humans aren't looking, what are the animals doing in the forest? Learn about tracks, scat, and other signs of animals and discover how you can use your senses to become a super tracker.

SURVIVE - Older Kids - FULL

Monday, August 12 to Wednesday, August 14. 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

For children ages 8 to 12.

Cost: $69.50

What do you need to know to survive in the temperate rainforest? In this camp, we'll learn how to build shelters, discover wild edible plants, learn how to navigate in the forest, and what to do if you get lost.

SURVIVE - Younger Kids - FULL

Monday, August 19 to Wednesday, August 21. 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

For children ages 5 to 8.

Cost: $69.50

What do you need to know to survive in the temperate rainforest? In this camp, we'll learn how to build shelters, discover wild edible plants, learn how to navigate in the forest, and what to do if you get lost.

NURTURING NATURE - FULL

Monday, August 26 to Wednesday, August 28. 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

For children ages 5 to 8.

Cost: $69.50

How can you take care of nature? This week, we'll make sure that the park and areas around it are the best possible home for animals, and we'll create projects to help us turn our own homes into better nature-friendly spaces as well.

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