Conservation & Ecology

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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Stanley Park Ecology Society
Stanley Park Ecology Society: Interactive Ecology Lessons for Kids (updated January 4, 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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Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

OWL offers guided tours for the public to come see many of their Permanent Residents (hours are listed below). You will learn how they came to be at the facility, the jobs they perform at the centre, and about the different species of raptors you can find in British Columbia.
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Winter Discovery Days at the Fraser River Discovery Centre
Winter Discovery Days at the Fraser River Discovery Centre

The Fraser River Discovery Centre, located in Downtown New Westminster, invites you to celebrate the holiday season with us in ‘Winter Discovery Days’, taking place throughout December 18th – January 3rd. Visit the FRDC for festive, family-friendly fun, learn what we can do to look after riverside ecosystems, and craft
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River Basin Days

Taking place on the second Saturday of every month, 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
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Events in Metro Vancouver Parks
Family Fun in Metro Vancouver Regional Parks (updated November 2)

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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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! August 28, 2021: When you think of pollinators, you
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Get Outside
Get Outside – Modified But Happening During COVID-19

Update March 20, 2020: This event is still scheduled to go ahead but has been modified to ensure social-distancing protocols are respected. The City of Surrey is encouraging everyone to Get Outside this Spring Break. Explore and connect with nature in the City this spring break! Experience these Surrey parks’
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Coho Commontion
Coho Commotion

Experience a truly amazing race that follows the journey of salmon from hatching grounds to ocean. Watch salmon leaping, get up close and personal with real specimens and hear about their extraordinary lives. Please leave pets at home. Coho Commotion: When: Saturday October 26, 2019 Time: 11am – 2:00pm Where:
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Be Owl Wise
Be Owl Wise

The night will begin with a talk by biologist Kate Fremlin, who will present an ‘ecological risk assessment’ concerning the use of Bromadiolone rat poison and whether it poses a threat to owls in North Vancouver. Following Kate’s talk, a representative from OWL (Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society) will talk about
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