Environmental Extravaganza - Week 6

May 20 - 26, 2019

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


Free

Website:
Surrey Environmental Extravaganza
https://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/22497.aspx?startDate=May-05-20…

Explore and learn about nature during Environmental Extravaganza! Environmental Extravaganza is an 8 week series of events that take place between April 13 and June 9, 2019.

Here is what's happening during the sixth week of the Environmental Extravaganza!
Tuesday, May 21
Owl Prowl

Come have a hoot! Enjoy a short presentation by Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (O.W.L.), meet live owls and go on a guided walk through the park to look for these feathered wonders. Ages 5+; pre-registration required; call 604-502-6065.

Tuesday, May 21, 7 – 8:30pm
Historic Stewart Farm; 13723 Crescent Road (meet at the barn beside the Stewart farmhouse)
Hosted by: Surrey Parks
Wednesday, May 22
Learn to Fish

Youth ages 5-15 can learn the basics of freshwater fishing and give it a try! This two-hour session includes fishing time on Green Timbers Lake. All equipment provided, parent supervision required. Pre-registration required. Spaces are limited so book early!

Wednesday, May 22, 6pm – 8pm
Green Timbers Urban Forest Park; 14600 – 100 Avenue (meet at Green Timbers Lake)
Hosted by: Surrey Nature Centre and Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC
Saturday, May 25
Nature Work Party

Drop in to remove invasive plants and prepare the park for planting in the fall! Meet new people, earn volunteer hours, and give back to your community. All ages; tools and training provided.

Saturday, May 25, 10am – 1pm
Hazelnut Meadows Community Park; 14069 – 68 Avenue
Hosted by: Surrey Parks
Biodiversity Day BioBlitz

Calling all nature nerds – expert and amateur! Celebrate the International Day of Biodiversity by recording as many nature sightings as possible – everything from caddisflies to chickadees – in one of Surrey’s most biologically diverse parks. Connect with naturalists and curious members of the public while enjoying the great outdoors!

Saturday, May 25, 10am – 2pm
Godwin Farm Biodiversity Preserve Park; 9016 – 164 Street
Hosted by: Surrey Parks
Glades Garden Open House

Explore this recently expanded and stunning woodland garden. Meander through the paths among towering rhododendrons, unique heritage trees, and serene water features. Parking is limited. Admission by donation. Service dogs only.

Saturday, May 25, 10am – 3pm
The Glades Garden Park; 457 –172 Street
Hosted by: Surrey Parks
Darts Hill Garden Open House & Plant Sale

Wander among the mature trees and flowers shrubs during the garden’s peak. Join a guided garden walk and purchase some new plants at the plant sale. Master Gardeners will be in the garden to answer questions.

Saturday, May 25, 10am-3pm
Darts Hill Garden Park; 1633 –170 Street
Hosted by: Surrey Parks and Darts Hill Garden Conservancy Trust Society
Buzz at the Community Bee Garden

The Community Bee Garden Project brings honeybees and native pollinators to every corner of Surrey to inspire, educate and connect community. Join the Honeybee Centre for a mini presentation, honey tasting and lots of cool bee information! Learn more about the Community Bee Garden event.

Saturday, May 25, 11am – 2pm
Clayton Park Community Garden; 7011 – 188 Street
Hosted by: Honeybee Centre
Artful Interpretation of Nature

Create your own botanical sketch or painting while learning about some local plants. Come create a masterpiece while enjoying the beauty of nature! All ages. Supplies provided.

Saturday, May 25, 12pm – 3pm
Green Timbers Urban Forest Park; 14600 – 100 Avenue (meet at Green Timbers Lake)
Hosted by: White Rock and Surrey Naturalists Society
Youth Invasive Plant Removal

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. Questions? Email: stewardship@surrey.ca

Saturday, May 25, 2pm – 4pm
Hazelnut Meadows Community Park; 14069 – 68 Avenue
Hosted by: Surrey Parks and Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad (SYSS)
Active Mt. Meager

Yes, Canada has active volcanoes! Mt. Meager, Canada’s Mt. St Helens, is only 160 km NW of Vancouver, erupted explosively 2430 years ago and is currently emitting gas through its ice-capped summit. Join us for a presentation by SFU Professor Glyn Williams-Jones.  8+ (children under 10 with caregiver).

Saturday, May 25, 2pm-4pm
Semiahmoo Library; #200, 1815 – 152 Street
Hosted by: Surrey Libraries
Sunday, May 26
Buzz at the Community Bee Garden

The Community Bee Garden Project brings honeybees and native pollinators to every corner of Surrey to inspire, educate and connect community.  Join the Honeybee Centre for a mini presentation, honey tasting and lots of cool bee information! Learn more about the Community Bee Garden Event.

Sunday, May 26, 11am – 2pm
PLOT Community Sharing Garden; 71 Ave and 137A Street (behind the Newton Arena)
Hosted by: Honeybee Centre
Salmon Dash n’ Splash

Join SHaRP by the water park for family fun in their Salmon Dash ‘n’ Splash event! Fishy-themed activities throughout the event and the 300m fun runs take off at 1pm and 3pm. Be ready for a wet and wild time!

Sunday, May 26,12pm – 4pm
Hazelgrove Park; 7080 –190 Street
Hosted by: Salmon Habitat Restoration Program (SHaRP)
Mystery of the Chrysalis

Explore ways to support butterflies and other pollinators by learning about them and their habitat needs. With a little luck there might be the chance to release hand raised butterflies into the wild.

Sunday, May 26, 1pm – 3pm
Historic Stewart Farm; 13723 Crescent Road
Hosted by: White Rock and Surrey Naturalists Society
Mandarin Guided Nature Walk

森林步道跨過橋樑和溪流,穿過草地和森林,並提供許多美麗的風景。當你走在整個公園,望著高聳的樹頂,或許可見貓頭鷹或老鷹的巢。你也可沿著溪畔,尋找幼小的鮭魚。

Sunday, May 26, 3pm-5pm
Bear Creek Park; 13750 88 Avenue (meet by the playground washroom)
Hosted by: Green Club
Nature Story times

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!

City Centre Library; 10350 University Drive

Friday, May 24 | 10 – 10:30am | Ages 0-5 (with caregiver), drop-in

Newton Library; 13795 – 70 Avenue

Friday, May 24| 10:30 – 11am | All ages, drop-in

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