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Environmental Extravaganza - Week 5

Exploring nature, rain or shine!

Environmental Extravaganza - Week 5




May 20 - 26

Surrey Nature Centre

Kids and Family Parks and Environment


Surrey Environmental Extravaganza

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

Week 5: May 20 - 26 2017

Sat, May 20
8am - 12pm
Bird Count at Little Campbell Watershed
Help with this annual bird count led by local naturalists. Divide into small groups to survey birds at four sites in the watershed, and then gather at the Brooksdale Environmental Centre to share your tallies. No expertise necessary - all are welcome!
Brooksdale Environmental Centre; 1620 - 192 St
Hosted by: A Rocha Canada

Sat, May 20
9am - 11am
Birding Walk at Surrey Lake Park
Search for birds in the lake, meadow, marsh and forest habitats of this diverse park. This guided walk is great for beginner to intermediate birders. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them! All ages. Rain or shine.
Meet in Surrey Lake Park’s parking lot; 7500 - 152 St
Hosted by: Lynn Pollard

Sat, May 20
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 20
10am - 12pm
Burns Bog Guided Walk
Join our knowledgeable guides for an interpretive tour of the unique ecosystem that is Burns Bog. Learn about bogs, the living things capable of surviving their harsh conditions and the story of the infamous sunken tractor. Pre-registration appreciated; visit and use coupon code “SurreyEE2017”.
Meet at Planet Ice’s parking lot; 10389 Nordel Ct (Delta)
Hosted by: Burns Bog Conservation Society

Sat, May 20
11am - 1pm
Mason Bees 101
Let’s cover the basics of mason bees! Learn about these friendly pollinators, check out the mason bee nests at the Surrey Nature Centre and find out how to create bee-friendly spaces in your own backyard.
Surrey Nature Centre; 14225 Green Timbers Way
Hosted by: Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad and City of Surrey - Urban Forestry

Sat, May 20
11am - 1:30pm
Nature Work Party at Clayton Park
Get your hands dirty removing invasive plants to prepare three local parks for fall tree planting events. Bring friends and family - everyone is welcome to volunteer! No experience needed; tools, training and light refreshments provided. Dress for the weather and wear close-toed shoes.
Clayton Park; 18513 - 70 Ave
Hosted by: City of Surrey - Urban Forestry

Sat, May 20
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

Wed, May 24
10am - 11:30am
Guided Walk: Plants of Hawthorne Park
Discover some of the fascinating ways that plants have been used by people in this hands-on park tour!
Ages 10+.
Meet in Hawthorne Park’s parking lot (next to the salamander statue); 10513 - 144 St
Hosted by: City of Surrey - Urban Forestry

Wed, May 24
11:30am - 1:30pm
Living Streets
Share your opinions, concerns, and compliments regarding Surrey’s streets, pathways, parks and public spaces. Afterwards, enjoy a walk where you can talk and learn with your fellow residents. Pre-registration appreciated; e-mail
Newton Library; 13795 - 70 Ave
Hosted by: Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST)

Wed, May 24
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