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Environmental Extravaganza - Week 3

Releasing a fish at the Salmon Sendoff

Environmental Extravaganza - Week 3




May 6 - 12

Surrey Nature Centre

Kids and Family Parks and Environment


Surrey Environmental Extravaganza

2017-05-06 00:00:00 2017-05-12 12:00:00 America/Vancouver Environmental Extravaganza - Week 3 Explore and learn about nature with these free programs and events! Surrey Nature Centre

Here's what happened during the third week of the 2017 Environmental Extravaganza! Keep an eye out for the 2018 schedule coming soon.

Week 3: May 6 - 12 2017

Sat, May 6
9am - 12pm
Birding Spectacular
Come on a birding walk in this urban conservation area. Using your keen observation skills, you might just discover some wild spectacle like a rare bird!
Serpentine Wildlife Management Area (parking lot); 44 Ave west of King George Blvd
Hosted by: White Rock and Surrey Naturalists

Sat, May 6
9:30am - 11am
Nature Play at the Surrey Nature Centre
Join us for some forest fun! Our leader will engage children in outdoor play with activities such as storytelling, nature arts and exploration, games and best of all, child-led free play. Ages 3-5, parent participation required.
Surrey Nature Centre; 14225 Green Timbers Way
Hosted by: City of Surrey - Surrey Nature Centre

Sat, May 6
9:30am - 4pm
Surrey Earth Walk
Join this self-supported trek across Surrey and stop along the way to celebrate the people and projects that are making our community more sustainable. For details, visit
Starts at The PLOT Community Sharing Garden; 71 Ave and 137A St
Hosted by: Village Surrey Transition Initiative and Surrey Blue Dot Movement

Sat, May 6
10am - 12pm
Invasive Plant Removal at Kwomais Park
Help remove invasive plants and make room for the native plants that belong in the park. We’ll bring the tools and snacks - you bring the enthusiasm! Pre-registration appreciated; e-mail
Kwomais Point Park; 1367 - 128 St
Hosted by:  Ocean Park Community Association and City of Surrey - Urban Forestry

Sat, May 6
10am - 4pm
Seed Library and Storytime
Get free seeds for your garden at the Surrey Seed Library! This community collection supports local gardeners and currently offers 60 varieties of regional seeds. Are you a seed saver? Drop off your contributions to help our collection grow. A seed-themed story time will be offered at 2pm.
Ocean Park Library; 12854 - 17 Ave
Hosted by: City of Surrey - Surrey Libraries

Sat, May 6
2pm - 3pm
Guided Walk at the Surrey Nature Centre
Come out for a family-friendly guided nature walk to experience the seasonal changes along the trails of the Surrey Nature Centre and get to know the wildlife who call this place home. All ages.
Surrey Nature Centre; 14225 Green Timbers Way
Hosted by: City of Surrey - Surrey Nature Centre

Sat, May 6
2pm - 3:30pm
DiscARTed - Adult Craft: Books into Seeds
Join us to learn how to fold biodegradable seed pots out of newspaper and take home seedlings to start your summer veggie patch! Ages 14+, pre-registration required; call 604-592-6908.
Semiahmoo Library; 1815 - 152 St
Hosted by: City of Surrey - Surrey Libraries

Sun, May 7
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Edible Plants Walk
Learn to identify edible and non-edible plants in Green Timbers Urban Forest. Handouts provided. Pre-registration required by May 5; visit
Meet in Green Timbers Urban Forest's parking lot; 100 Ave between 140 St and 148 St.
Hosted by: Village Surrey Transition Initiative

Wed, May 10
6pm - 8pm
Learn to Fish
Youth ages 5-15 can learn the basics of freshwater fishing in this two-hour session, which includes fishing time on Green Timbers Lake. All equipment provided, parent supervision required. Pre-registration required; call 604-502-6065. Spaces are limited so book early!
Green Timbers Urban Forest (at the lake); 100 Ave between 140 St and 148 St
Hosted by: Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC

Once Upon an Acorn: Nature Stories in the Library

Visit your local Surrey Library branch for a fun storytime celebrating nature! 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
Fri, May 12 (2pm - 4pm, craft program only - no story)

Fleetwood Library; 15996 - 84 Ave
Fri, May 12 (10am - 10:30am)
Fri, May 12 (11:30am - 12pm)

Newton Library; 13795 - 70 Ave
Fri, May 12 (10:30am - 11am)