Children’s Programs – Fall 2023

Treetop Tales

Join us for stories in the forest on the first and third Fridays of the month from 11:00 am to 11:30 am. Suitable for ages 2 and up, with an adult. By donation.

Please stay home if you’re not feeling well.

Our upcoming Treetop Tales dates are October 6 & 20, November 3 & 17 and December 15.

Public Programs

Bird House Building Family Workshop

Saturday, November 18, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Make a gift for spring birds! During this workshop, you will learn more about local birds and enjoy creating a simple chickadee house together. Suitable for ages 5+.

Free for Ecology Centre Members. $23.00 per family for non-members.

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Discovery Days – Fall/Winter

During these adult-participation programs, you’ll explore part of Lynn Canyon Park and enjoy learning about local plants and animals, both big and small. Each program incorporates a walk, a story, and a simple craft to take home. For families with children ages 3 to 8.

Cost per child is $11.50. Full refunds are available up until 2 weeks before each program.

Funky Fungi – FULL

Saturday, October 21 from 1-3 pm

Fungi come in many shapes and colours! Go on a mushroom hunt, find out who uses them for food, and how fungi grow.

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Evergreen Exploring

Saturday, November 25 from 1-3 pm

Learn about the largest inhabitants of Lynn Canyon! How do trees get so tall, and why do only some lose their leaves? Make a craft that preserves a bit of tree to enjoy at home.

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Cozy Critters

Saturday, January 27 from 1-3 pm

Squirrels nest, bears feast, and slugs hide from the cold. From fur to feathers to fat, discover how our local animals stay warm and rest during the winter months.

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Finding the Signs

Saturday, February 24 from 1-3 pm

Tracks, scat, nibbles, and claw marks: find signs of animal activity in the park and learn how we can tell who made them!

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These programs are for families with children ages 5 to 13. Children must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to register for a complimentary NatureKids to try it out – then you must become a member of NatureKids BC.

Forest Fungi – FULL

Saturday, November 4 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Lynn Canyon Park

Join mycologist Willoughby Arevalo to learn more about the fungi that are hard at work helping the forest grow. This family walk will cover mushroom ID and also discuss how fungi support the functioning of local ecosystems.

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Creating with Nature: Felting Animals, Plants & Fungi – FULL

Saturday, December 9 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Ecology Centre

Our wildly popular event is back! Learn the art of needle felting while creating simple animals, plants, and fungi out of wool.

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Give a Hoot – FULL

Saturday, January 20 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm

Lynn Canyon Park

Go on a forest walk and learn about owls and their many different sounds, then come back to the Ecology Centre to dissect an owl pellet!

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Make a Bee House – FULL

Sunday, February 4 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Lynn Canyon Park

Create habitat for mason bees by building a bee house! We will also make seed balls so that all of the bees have delicious food for springtime.

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