Children’s Programs – Fall 2021

Virtual Wildlife Wednesdays

Join an Ecology Centre naturalist online to learn more about the wild world around you. These programs take place every other Wednesday at 10:00 am. Register below to receive a Zoom link an hour before the program begins. Please consider making a donation so we can keep these programs running.

If you are a teacher, please note these are public programs for families. Find more info on how to book a virtual field trip here.

Take Flight

Wednesday, December 15 from 10:00 to 11:00 am

Learn more about winter birds around the Vancouver area, and discover how you can take part in citizen science through the Bird Count. Suitable for ages 6+.

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Draw a Snow Scene

Wednesday, January 5 from 10:00 to 10:30 am

Do you love snow? Bring your pencil crayons and paper to our online workshop, and draw a scene featuring a snowy day. Suitable for ages 4-8.

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Once Upon a Tree

Wednesday, January 19 from 10:00 to 11:00 am

What is a tree, and how does it work? Learn how trees make their own food and how they are part of the soil, air, and water cycles of the temperate rainforest. Suitable for ages 6+.

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Waking Up Storytime

Wednesday, February 2 from 10:00 to 10:30 am

Animals and plants are soon waking up for the spring! Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes. Suitable for ages 2+.

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Pollinator Gardening

Wednesday, February 16 from 10:00 to 10:30 am

Learn how to create a pollinator-friendly garden, and invite bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to your yard or deck. Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes. Suitable for ages 6+.

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Treetop Tales

Join us for stories in the forest on the first and third Fridays of the month. Suitable for ages 2 and up.

This winter, Treetop Tales will be held outdoors in our covered back walkway, so bundle up! Masks are recommended for adults, and distancing will be possible. Please stay home if you’re not feeling well. 

Drop-in programs, no registration needed.

Solstice Story Time

Friday, December 17 from 10:00 to 10:30 am

Bring a lantern and join us for winter stories to celebrate the upcoming winter solstice!

A Snowy Day

Friday, January 7 from 10:00 to 10:30 am

Join us to read books about the delights of snow!

Animal Trackers

Friday, January 21 from 10:00 to 10:30 am

What animal footprints will you see in the snow and the mud?

Teeny Tiny

Friday, February 4 from 10:00 to 10:30 am

Bugs, soil, mushrooms and more – what do you see when you get up close?

Terrific Trees

Friday, February 18 from 10:00 to 10:30 am

They make shade, help build the soil, and create oxygen – trees are terrific in so many ways.

The Best Nest

Friday, March 4 from 10:00 to 10:30 am

Fly to the Ecology Centre to learn about eggs and nests!

Growing Up!

Friday, March 18 from 10:00 to 10:30 am

Learn about seeds and how they grow, through stories and songs.

 

These programs are for families with 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.

Beautiful Birds – FULL

Sunday, December 5 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm

Join biologist Hana Hermanek to learn about local winter birds, and get ready for the winter bird count! The 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! This in-person program takes place in Lynn Canyon Park.

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Discovery Days – FULL

Enjoy a walk, craft, and story in Lynn Canyon Park! Families with children ages 3-8 are welcome to join us for this pre-registered, monthly series of programs. The cost for all four monthly classes is $44 (plus fees). 

Programs run from 1-3 pm, one Saturday a month. 

This fall and winter, Discovery Days will be held outdoors, so bundle up! Masks are recommended for adults. Please stay home if you’re not feeling well.

Getting Some ZZZZs

Saturday, January 15 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

What is hibernation? Do local animals hibernate?

Waking Up

Saturday, February 12 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Learn how the park’s plants and animals are getting ready for spring!