Lower Mainland Home Learners
Darren will lead us on a nature walk through Lynn Canyon. Come enjoy the morning and learn more about the wildlife in the area!
Meet at Lynn Canyon park at the entrance to the ecology centre.
Date: Monday, June 6
Time: 10am – noon
Mentor: Andrew Gibbs
In this two hour workshop, we will learn about how artists are pushing the boundaries of how art can be made by creating art in nature (also known as “Earthworks”). We will learn about how artists like Andy Goldsworthy collaborate with nature to create fascinating and beautiful sculptures using only the materials that they find at a specific natural location. Andrew will begin the workshop with a short artist talk and presentation on Andy Goldsworthy and then will support the students individually with all aspects of the creation of their sculptures.
SIGNS OF SPRING – MARCH 17
Location: Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver
Nature Mentors: Elaine and Areta, Lighthouse Park Preservation Society
Observe the first signs of spring on a nature walk through Lighthouse Park. Elaine and Areta are open to suggestions about other objectives for the day, so let us know if you have any requests. Facebook event coming soon. Meet at the upper kiosk in the parking lot of Lighthouse Park.
February 2nd, 2016
WORLD WETLANDS DAY
Location: Lower MacKay Pond, North Vancouver
Nature Mentors: Fiona and Paul, North Shore Wetland Partners Society
Celebrate world wetlands day by joining us on a wetland walk, and learning more about the wetlands! Bring your cameras, as we will have the opportunity to participate in a youth photo contest. RSVP on our Facebook event here.
Meet at the lower Mackay Conservation Pond at Lloyd Ave and 1st. We will walk to the estuary over the pedestrian bridge on Spirit Trail.
Tuesday October 13th
Amphibian Road Survey
For older club members 8 + years
7 pm, note evening time
Deer Lake, Meet at the parking lot on Sperling, just south of Canada Way near Buckingham, where the Boat Rentals are
This is an opportunity for older club members to take part in Citizen Science. Other clubs have already done this kind of survey– now it’s our turn! Wearing proper safety vests, we will go out to count all the amphibians we find on the road, in the dark. We may even hope for rain (“the wetter the better” for amphibians). Great fun!
Sunday Sept. 20th, 2015
South Dyke Road Riverfront, New Westminster (see below)
be taking part in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup to help clean up
Dyke Road Riverfront in New Westminster. This event is organized by the
New Westminster Environmental Partners. Remember to wear good
footwear for mucking about as the long term forecast looks wet. All materials will be provided by LM Home Learners NatureKids – just bring your enthusiasm to help keep nature clean!
April 18th, 2015
Cottonwood Community Garden
We will visit the Cottonwood Community Garden as part of the the Wild About Vancouver festival and tour the garden and its compost heaps.
Wed. February 18th, 2015
Queen’s Park, New Westminster
I will be leading a geocaching hunt in Queens Park, showing the kids how to make use of a GPS/compass in order to hunt for the caches in the Park.
November 9th, 2014
Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC
Wings and Feathers program
museum has a wonderful collection of of bird materials which we will
explore in this program, guided by a Beaty Museum staff member.
October 18th. 2014
10 AM – 12 PM
Jennifer Callaghan. Cohosted with Vancouver NatureKids Club
Have you ever met an
animal with 27,000 teeth, but only one foot? One that can see and smell,
without eyes or a nose? Come meet a slimy celebrity of the Pacific West
Coast. Check out it’s interesting body features, find out what it eats
and how it reproduces, learn how it is an important member of our forests, and
discover the many uses of slime!
Saturday, April 26th
11 AM to 1 PM
North Shore Wetland Partners; Paul Berlinguette
We will visit a little known
park along SWAY’ WEY CREEK near the
Ambleside Youth Center. The beavers did amazing transformation to this area.
There is a beaver lodge and we may see the beavers and possibly turtles on a
sunny day. (The forecast is good!) This is a very rich area where we could
study the insects and fish, plants and trees along the stream and beach, where
the air is filled with birdsongs. We will also find out how interesting is the
history, heritage and culture of this area.
There is a shelter on the South side of the railway
tracks near the sports fields where we could have lunch and talk about the
findings of the day. The NS Wetland Partners will have arts supply for those of
you who are artistically inclined and wish to draw the interesting sights we
saw on our walk. – The Youth Centre may be open for us too.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Killarney Community Center
Meet and Greet with your new Volunteer Leader!