Children’s Programs – Spring 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 June 2 & 11 and July 7 & 21.

What The Seal Saw

Special Treetop Tales Event!

Friday, July 7 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Join local author Sherry McMillan to hear her story ‘What The Seal Saw’ and get your copy signed (available in our sustainable gift shop). Make a craft and go behind-the-scenes on the writing and illustration process!

Discovery Days – Spring Session – FULL

Join us on a family adventure in the forest! Discovery Days programs are for families with children ages 3-8. You’ll enjoy a forest walk, story, and hands-on activities as you learn about local plants and animals.

Full refunds are available before March 4, no partial refunds are available. Registration full.

Scurrying Squirrels

Saturday, June 10 from 1-3 pm

Squirrels are everywhere – gliding from tree to tree and hiding cones underground. Learn about these fluffy tree climbers and seed-munchers!

Imagine and Explore

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. Registration coming soon. Full refunds are available up until 2 weeks before each program.

Magnificent Microcosms

Sunday, July 9 from 10:30 to 12:30 pm

Hiding under our feet is a tiny ecosystem of insects, fungi, and other creatures waiting to be discovered.

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Busy and Buzzy

Sunday, July 23 from 10:30 to 12:30 pm

Do all bees sting? What do bees like to eat? Discover how you can make life easier for bees and their pollinator friends.

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Wild Water

Sunday, July 30 from 10:30 to 12:30 pm

Let’s go to the creek! We’ll visit a small stream that runs into Lynn Creek and look into the water to discover the wildlife that’s hiding inside. Please note that we will not be stepping into the stream.

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Super Senses

Sunday, August 13 from 10:30 to 12:30 pm

Do you have bat ears and eagle eyes? Learn how animals use their super senses to hunt, hide, and survive in the rainforest. Use your own senses and discover how you can watch for signs and sounds of animals in the forest.

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Whooo’s That?

Sunday, August 20 from 10:30 to 12:30 pm

Discover the world of owls! Learn how owls use their senses, where they live, and how they communicate.

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Seeds and Spores

Sunday, August 27 from 10:30 to 12:30 pm

What is a seed? How it it different from a spore? Learn about plant seeds, how they grow, and how you can save them to grow more plants next year!

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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.

Bird Banding

Saturday, June 10 from 7 – 9 am

VARC Banding Station, Colony Farm Regional Park, Coquitlam

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. Please consider bringing a donation for VARC.

This event will be canceled if the Probability of Precipitation is too high, as rain is stressful for the birds. Our rain date is June 11th.

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