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Environmental Extravaganza - Week 1

People walking along a trail in Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest

Environmental Extravaganza - Week 1

Location:

Various

Dates:

April 15 - 21, 2018

Contact:
Surrey Nature Centre
604-502-6065
stewardship@surrey.ca

Category:
Parks and Environment

Cost:
Free

Website:
Surrey Environmental Extravaganza

Explore and learn about nature during Environmental Extravaganza! Environmental Extravaganza is an 8 week series of events that take place between April 14 and June 9, 2018.

Help kick off the 2018 Environmental Extravaganza with Surrey's Party for the Planet, or get your hands dirty by joining in on a clean up or tree planting activity!

Week 1: April 15 - 21

Sun, Apr 15
10am–12pm
Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup at Blackie Spit
Help clean up the shoreline of this important and environmentally sensitive bird habitat. Tools and refreshments provided. Please dress for the weather, wear rain boots, and bring gloves if you have them. Pre-registration required; email: mshiker4@gmail.com
Blackie Spit Park; 3136 McBride Ave
Hosted by: Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society

Wed, Apr 18
5pm–7pm
Neighbourhood Tree Care Party
Help grow Surrey’s urban forest by planting shade trees and improving tree wells. Bring friends and family to celebrate trees, enjoy tree-themed activities and a free pizza dinner (while quantities last). No experience needed; tools and training provided. Please dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes. Pre-registration appreciated for groups of five or more; call 604-501-5132.
Shannon Park; 7312 – 192A St
Hosted by: City of Surrey – Urban Forestry

Sat, Apr 21
9–11am
Birding Walk at Redwood Park
Search for local birds in the arboretum, a collection of trees from all around the world! This guided walk is great for beginner to intermediate birders. Bring binoculars if you have them. We will have extra to borrow. All ages.
Meet in Redwood Park’s parking lot; 17900 – 20 Ave
Hosted by: Lynn Pollard

Sat, Apr 21
10am
Create a Mini Terrarium
Join us while supplies last to create your own mini terrarium from recycled materials! All ages (children under 10 with caregiver).
Semiahmoo Library; 1815 – 152 St #200
Hosted by: City of Surrey – Surrey Libraries

Sat, Apr 21
10–11am
Guided Nature Walk
Join our guide for a family-friendly nature walk to discover Green Timbers Park, and the plants and animals that call it home. All ages.
Surrey Nature Centre; 14225 Green Timbers Way
Hosted by: City of Surrey – Surrey Nature Centre

Sat, Apr 21
10am–1pm
Arbor Day
Join us as we celebrate Surrey’s 14th annual Arbor Day—a day to celebrate trees! Help plant over 50 shade trees in Sullivan Park and enjoy live music, nature activities, refreshments and more! All equipment provided. Please dress for the weather.
Sullivan Park; 6272 – 152 St
Hosted by: City of Surrey – Urban Forestry

Sat, Apr 21
10am–2pm
Chinook Salmon Community Release
Bring the whole family to help release Chinook salmon smolts into the Little Campbell River. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the forest along the salmon spawning beds and bring a picnic lunch for a day of fun! Please dress for the weather.
Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club; 1284 – 184 St
Hosted by: Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club, Little Campbell Hatchery

Sat, Apr 21
10am–2pm
Orchard Fun – Birds, Bees, and Seeds!
Learn about bees and taste some honey! Plant a seed in a biodegradable pot and take it home to encourage pollinators to visit your own garden. Bring your camera or phone for a bonus garden photography workshop! Email: opcommunityorchard@ gmail.com for more details.
Ocean Park Community Orchard; 12814 – 22 Ave
Hosted by: Ocean Park Community Orchard & Honeybee Centre

Sat, Apr 21
Learn-to-Camp Workshops
Join Parks Canada’s Learn-to-Camp team for a day of workshops to get you geared up for this year’s camping season. Never camped before? Then these workshops are for you! Pre-registration required; call the Surrey Nature Centre at 604-502-6065.

Build Up Your Tents and Your Camping Experience
10-11am and 2:30-3:30pm
Discover and practise all of the basics of campsite set up. This program will include instruction on campsite planning, safe food storage practices, learning the Leave No Trace Principles and trying your hand at setting up a tent. All ages.
Surrey Nature Centre; 14225 Green Timbers Way
Hosted by: Parks Canada & City of Surrey – Surrey Nature Centre

Packing Perfect
11:30am-12pm
Discover how easy and enjoyable camping can be. Learn about packing necessities for a front-country camping experience and get ideas on where to rent or purchase gear needed for your trip. All ages.
Surrey Nature Centre; 14225 Green Timbers Way
Hosted by: Parks Canada & City of Surrey – Surrey Nature Centre

AdventureSmart Survive Outside
1-2pm
Gain the basic knowledge and confidence needed to safely experience your own outdoor adventures! Learn outdoor travel tips and the 10 survival items which should be carried with you on any outdoor excursion. Ages 12+.
Surrey Nature Centre; 14225 Green Timbers Way
Hosted by: Parks Canada & City of Surrey – Surrey Nature Centre

Sat, Apr 21
2–3:30pm
Guided Nature Walk
Join us for a guided nature walk to explore the Surrey Nature Centre at Green Timbers Park. Walk routes and themes vary each month. Ages 13+.
Surrey Nature Centre; 14225 Green Timbers Way
Hosted by: City of Surrey – Surrey Nature Centre

Nature Stories in the Library

Visit your local Surrey Library for nature themed stories and songs. These programs will enrich your child’s imagination, foster their curiosity about the natural world, and help build their life-long love of reading! All ages, drop-in (unless otherwise indicated).

City Centre Library; 10350 University Dr
Tue, Apr 17 (7pm–7:30pm)

Cloverdale Library; 5462 176A St
Fri, Apr 20 (10:30am–11am)

Guildford Library; 15105 105 Ave
Mon, Apr 16 (6:30pm–7pm)
Tue, Apr 17 (10:30am–11:30am) Ages 1-2 ½, includes a craft
Thur, Apr 19 (10:30am–11:30am) includes a craft
Fri, Apr 20 (10:30am–11:30am) Ages 2 ½ - 6, includes a craft

Newton Library; 13795 70 Ave
Fri, Apr 20 (10:30am–12pm)