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Conservation & Ecology

George C Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
A Slice of Natural Heaven Found at the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

I have memories of visiting the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary on an elementary school field trip. Easily 2 decades have passed since my prior visit. This summer we took our two young sons (aged 5 & 7) to the bird sanctuary and enjoyed a thoroughly lovely afternoon. The
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River Basin Days

River Basin Days is a series of outdoor public programs geared towards families. The Fraser River Discovery Centre is hosting River Basin Days at rotating locations around the Fraser River Basin as they explore this incredible watershed! The staff will guide you through 1-hour of activities, experiments, and art projects
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Wildlife Rescue: Miracles in Conservation
Wildlife Rescue: Miracles in Conservation

A wildly immersive new experience is coming to Vancouver Aquarium! For a limited time only, enjoy an up-close look at incredible animals like Burmese Star Tortoises and Crested Geckos and learn about the innovative ways these species are being rescued. Wildlife Rescue Miracles in Conservation allows you to explore the
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Super Saturdays at the Fraser River Discovery Centre
Super Saturdays at the Fraser River Discovery Centre

Taking place on the last Saturday of every month, Super Saturdays is a series of public programs geared towards families. There are lots of activities that explore different features of the Fraser River, from its booming economy to its diverse ecosystem! April 23: Plants Alive! The Fraser watershed is filled
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Fingerling Festival in Port Moody

The annual Fingerling Festival at Noons Creek Hatchery offers fun for the whole family. Join in this popular community activity to release more than 40,000 young salmon into Noons Creek and watch them start their journey to the Pacific Ocean. Fingerling Festival: When: May 7, 2022 Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
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Metro Vancouver Regional Parks
Family Fun in Metro Vancouver Regional Parks (updated April 2022)

Did you know that the Metro Vancouver Regional Parks host events, year-round, for families? Most of the events are free, some have a nominal charge, all of them are FUN! Check out the events coming up. Please be sure to pay attention to the venues listed, the events don’t all
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Stanley Park Ecology Society
Stanley Park Ecology Society: Interactive Ecology Lessons for Kids (updated April 2022)

The Stanley Park Ecology Society hosts ongoing events exploring the beauty of Stanley Park. Admission is either by donation or a nominal amount. The programs promoted on Family Fun Vancouver are open to participants of all ages. As with any event, we do our best to provide our readers with
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Family Nature Walk
Into the Woods – Family Nature Walk

Enjoy a guided nature walk over the suspension bridge and around the 30ft pool loop. This program will take place outdoors and in-person in Lynn Canyon Park. Masks are recommended. Please stay home if you are sick. These programs are suitable for ages 6+. There is a suggested donation of
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Basics of Birdwatching & Citizen Science Event
Basics of Birdwatching & Citizen Science Event

Bring the whole family and learn how to get involved in taking action to help support wild birds! Visit the VanDusen Botanical Garden Saturday February 19th to learn the basics of birdwatching as a family-friendly outdoor activity, and then participate as a citizen scientist in the Great Backyard Bird Count,
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Once Upon a Tree
Once Upon a Tree – Virtual Children’s Workshop

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. Discover how a diversity of trees and other plants creates habitat for local wildlife. Once Upon a Tree
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