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Environmental Extravaganza - Week 7

Searching for birds at Blackie Spit Park.

Environmental Extravaganza - Week 7




May 27 - June 2

Surrey Nature Centre

Kids and Family Parks and Environment


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.

Here is what's happening during the 7th week of the Environmental Extravaganza!

Week 7: May 27 - June 2

Sun, May 27
Salmon Dash ‘n Splash
Join us by the water park for fishy-themed family fun and 300m fun runs that take off at 1pm and 3pm. Dress for a wet and wild time!
Fleetwood Park; 15802 – 80 Ave
Hosted by: City of Surrey – Salmon Habitat Restoration Program (SHaRP)

Sun, May 27
Can You Spot the Spotted Owl?
Learn about BC’s most endangered bird of prey, the northern spotted owl. Explore the life of the mysterious northern spotted owl through games and activities. Please note: our birds are wild so no live owls will be present at the program. Ages 6-12, parent participation required. Pre-registration required; email:
Surrey Nature Centre; 14225 Green Timbers Way
Hosted by: Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program

Mon, May 28
Discovery Day
Take advantage of the Pro-D day and head to the Surrey Nature Centre to discover nature in Surrey. Kick start your adventure in our Sky room with hands-on exploration and a story (daily at 10:30am) then head outside to the forest for a variety of guided outdoor activities.
Surrey Nature Centre; 14225 Green Timbers Way
Hosted by: City of Surrey – Surrey Nature Centre

Wed, May 30
Sounds of Spring
Bring your chair (or a blanket) and a picnic to enjoy while you listen to live music at Wickson Point.
Blackie Spit Park; 3136 McBride Ave
Hosted by: City of Surrey – Park Partnerships

Fri, Jun 1
Youth Work Party
Drop in, get your hands dirty and meet other youth as we remove invasive plants and clean up litter in the park. No experience needed! We’ll provide tools, training, and snacks (please bring your own water bottle). Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear. All high school-aged youth welcome.
Hazelnut Meadows Community Park; 14069 – 68 Ave
Hosted by: City of Surrey – Urban Forestry & Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad (SYSS)

Sat, Jun 2
Orchard Fun— Help Build a Cool Cob House!
Help to finish building a cool new storage shed in the orchard. We’ll get creative as we decorate it with a variety of treasures.
Ocean Park Community Orchard; 12814 – 22 Ave
Hosted by: Ocean Park Community Orchard & City of Surrey - Parks

Sat, Jun 2
Day of the Honeybee
Join us in celebrating the "Day of the Honeybee!" Come learn why honeybees are vital to crop pollination and the fascinating ways they do it. Enjoy free activities, hot dogs and take home a bee friendly plant all while learning what YOU can do to help save the bees!
Honeybee Centre; 7480 - 176 St
Hosted by: Honeybee Centre

Sat, Jun 2
Nature Work Party
Get your hands dirty removing invasive plants to prepare the park for fall tree planting events. Bring your friends and family – everyone is welcome to volunteer! No experience needed; tools, training, and light refreshments provided. Please dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes.
Bose Forest Park; 6203 – 164 Ave
Hosted by: City of Surrey – Urban Forestry

Sat, Jun 2
Marine Creatures and Eelgrass Meadows in Boundary Bay
Learn about marine creatures and eelgrass habitats on our local beaches, then take a guided walk down 1001 Steps (actually 300 steps) to the beach. Light refreshments provided. Bring lunch, water, and a hat. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear. Pre-registration required; email: register@
Sanford Hall at Kwomais Point Park; 1367 – 128 St
Hosted by: Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society

Sat, Jun 2
Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest Park Open House — 30th Anniversary
Visit the beautiful Urban Forest, meet Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society volunteers and City staff, and enjoy family-oriented activities for all ages including naturalist-led tours and birdwatching. Refreshments provided. Please dress for the weather.
Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest Park (Wally Ross parking lot); 24 Ave between 144 St and 148 St
Hosted by: Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society, City of Surrey – Urban Forestry & Surrey’s Natural Areas Partnership (SNAP)

Sat, Jun 2
Mandarin Guided Nature Walk
Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest Park: parking lot at 14500 – 24 Ave near 144 St, Surrey
Hosted by: Green Club

Sat, Jun 2
Felted Rock Craft
Create a rainbow coloured felted rock for yourself or a loved one. All supplies will be provided. All ages (children under 10yrs with caregiver). Pre-registration required; call 604-592-6907.
Ocean Park Library; 12854 – 17 Ave
Hosted by: City of Surrey – Surrey Libraries