River Basin Days – Your Own Neighbourhood
April 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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 you through 1-hour of activities, experiments, and art projects as everyone learns about the biodiversity of this great river!
For April’s River Basin Day, learn how to meet your nature neighbours! You may know your human neighbours, but do you know which birds live in your neighbourhood? Which bugs? Do you know the names of the plants growing on the sidewalk? Do you want to? If you do, then this is the workshop for you!
First, you’ll join an FRDC educator on Zoom for 1 hour to learn how to set up and conduct a biological survey of your neighbourhood. A survey creates a list of all the species that live in an area. Second, you’ll go out on your own to conduct the survey. Third, you’ll share your findings with the other workshop participants through a invite-only video message board.
A survey can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be, so all ages and levels of experience are welcome. You don’t need any prior knowledge; this workshop will give you all the tools you need to conduct a successful survey!