Wild for Salmon! Squamish Outreach 2019

Chinook Smolts. Image Credit: Squamish River Watershed Society (SRWS) Each year, the Squamish River Watershed Society (SRWS) hosts an outreach event for elementary school students to provide a space for experiential learning through interactive activities and games. Typically, the focus is on the estuary, the rivers within the watershed, and the species that make this … Continue reading

Touring the Interior – A Map our Marshes Double Feature

Nimbly avoiding the mounting floodwaters, the Wetlands Education Program team was able to host two Map our Marshes workshops in Peachland (May 6th) and Salmo (May 10th); sandwiching a mélange of wetland site visits, presentations, and restoration prescriptions. Held in partnership with the Peachland Watershed Protection Alliance, our first workshop began in the charming “Little … Continue reading

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH US: SQUAMISH OUTREACH 2018

Maureen Nadeau and Emily Suchy of the Wetlands Education Program (WEP) spent an amazing past two weeks in Squamish, joining forces with the Squamish River Watershed Society (SRWS) to deliver educational programs to students from grades 2-6! This year’s theme was, “A River Runs Through Us” and the event was held at the ever relevant … Continue reading

CONNECTING SURREY STUDENTS TO THE OUTDOORS: NATURE KNOWLEDGE FESTIVAL 2018

The BC Wildlife Federation Wetlands Education Program (WEP) team joined forces with Metro Vancouver Regional Parks, Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society, and A Rocha Canada this Wednesday to provide over 140 Grade 4 and 5 students from schools around Surrey with hands on, outdoor learning. The free event, titled Nature Knowledge Festival, was held at … Continue reading

NIGHT QUEST 2018: BANANA SLUGS, OWLS, AND DEER, OH MY!

On March 24th, the BCWF team traded their wetland caps for headlamps and prepared for a brisk evening in Pacific Spirit Park at Metro Vancouver’s event, Night Quest. 2 km of trails were lit up throughout the park, for families to adventure through. The park trails were equipped with animal displays, tracks and sounds, and … Continue reading

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