World Oceans Day @ Blackie Spit, Surrey

On World Oceans Day, June 5th, the City of Surrey invited the BCWF Wetlands team to host a booth at their annual Environmental Extravaganza. The event was held at beautiful Blackie Spit and more than 10 organizations were invited to help educate the public about the environment. Some of the organizations there included: Boundary Bay … Continue reading

Happy World Wetlands Day 2015!

For 44 years, we have used this day to raise awareness of the importance of wetland habitat. There has been a rapid loss of these critical sites around the world: 64% have been lost around the world since 1900! This year, the BCWF Wetlands Education Program has extended the celebration of this day by attending … Continue reading

Vernon Community School learns how to map in their own backyard wetlands

The BCWF Wetlands Education Program team traveled to Vernon to deliver a Map our Marshes workshop to 50 excited grade 7-9 students at the Vernon Community School. Students had no problem keeping up to the workshop despite that we usually deliver Map Our Marshes to university and adults groups. This workshop fit Vernon Community School’s philosophy that “encourages … Continue reading

Students and community members refresh their mapping skills at our UBC Map Our Marshes Workshop

A dynamic group of eager mappers joined us for our Map Our Marshes Workshop November 8th at the UBC Farm. This sold-out, free public workshop attracted 20 participants. Many were UBC’s Environmental Sciences students but members of the North Shore Wetland Partners, South Coast Conservation Program, BC Nature, and Coastal Painted Turtle Project also attended the event. The workshop was … Continue reading

Update on KLO Middle School: Painted Turtles and fish will soon settle into a new naturalized creek and wetland complex

In 2010, students at K.L.O. Middle School in Kelowna found nesting painted turtles in their long jump sand box. Michelle, (science teacher, school’s Eco Club leader, and past participant of the Wetlands Institute in Kamloops 2010) recognized the importance to protect and enhance this habitat as Painted Turtles are blue listed endangered in the interior. Wetlands … Continue reading

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