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

Scoping out the Peace: WEP Poised for Future Wetland Work

Until this year, the Wetlands Education Program has focused many of its efforts in the southern parts of BC, where most of the historical loss of wetlands has occurred.  However, acknowledging a rapidly developing north and impacts from the resource sector, we’ve been aware for some time of the need to enhance the capacity of … Continue reading

Working with the St’át’imc Community: Map our Marshes in Lillooet

Due to the success of a Map our Marshes workshop in the summer of 2016, the Wetlands Education Program team was invited back to Lillooet this July 24th and 25th to deliver another two day wetland assessment workshop. Instructed by Ryan Durand of EcoLogic Environmental Consultants, 16 participants from the Lillooet region were lead through … Continue reading

A Case of the Invasives: Wetlandkeepers at Cheam Lake

Our second Wetlandkeepers course of 2017 – the first of the year attended by our entire Wetlands Education Program (WEP) team – was a hot and sweaty success! 18 participants from  the Lower Mainland, Bowen Island, and Victoria commuted to Cheam Lake Wetlands Park for a weekend filled with sun, knowledge sharing, and lots of … Continue reading

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