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Environmental Extravaganza - Week 4

Showing off Jessie the barred owl at Owl Prowl.

Environmental Extravaganza - Week 4




May 6 - May 12

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 for the fourth week of the Environmental Extravaganza!

Week 4: May 6 - 12

Sun, May 6
Coastal Native Plants Garden Tour
Come out for a tour celebrating the beauty and usefulness of native plants, including how to use them in your garden. Meet Bardia Khaledi who will share his passion for plants and guide you on this two-garden tour. Refreshments provided. Please dress for the weather. Pre-registration required; email:
Meet at Little Campbell Hatchery (Semiahmoo Fish & Game Club); 1284 – 184 St.
The second part of the tour will visit the Darts Hill Native Plant Garden at 2:30pm, parking lot off 16 Ave, east of 168 St.
Hosted by: Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society, Darts Hill Conservancy Trust Society & Little Campbell Hatchery

Tue, May 8
Owl Prowl
Come have a hoot! A guest from the O.W.L. Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society will introduce you to some live owls and lead a guided walk into the park to search for these feathered wonders. Ages 5+. Pre-registration required; call 604-502-6065.
Historic Stewart Farm; 13723 Crescent Rd (meet at the barn beside the Stewart farmhouse)
Hosted by: City of Surrey – Urban Forestry

Wed, May 9
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!
Green Timbers Urban Forest Park (at the lake); 100 Ave between 140 St and 148 St
Hosted by: Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC

Sat, May 12
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 604-598-7366.
Guildford Library; 15105 – 105 Ave
Hosted by: City of Surrey – Surrey Libraries

Sat, May 12
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.
Godwin Farm Biodiversity Preserve Park; 9016 – 164 St
Hosted by: City of Surrey – Urban Forestry

Sat, May 12
Buzz at the Community Bee Garden
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!
Cedar Grove Community Garden; 10222 – 141 St
Hosted by: Honeybee Centre

Sat, May 12
Salmon Send-off and Open House
Help release salmon back into the Serpentine River and discover how salmon are raised in the hatchery. There will be trout fishing, a plant sale, wish pearls, and more. Fun for all ages! Concession will be available.
Tynehead Hatchery (96 Ave entrance to Tynehead Regional Park); 17200 – 96 Ave
Hosted by: Serpentine Enhancement Society & Metro Vancouver Regional Parks

Sat, May 12
Environmental Movie Series: Revenge of the Electric Car
Learn about environmental issues and how they affect our world.
Semiahmoo Library 1815 – 152 St #200
Hosted by City of Surrey - Surrey Libraries

Sat, May 12
Mandarin Guided Nature Walk
弗氏公園擁有草原、溪流及森林。走在森林步道,聆聽清幽的溪流, 令人心曠神怡。森林內有闊葉樹、灌木,及盛開的野花。這是鮭魚與鱒魚的棲地。
Fleetwood Park; parking lot at 15802 – 80 Ave near 158 St
Hosted by: Green Club

Once Upon an Acorn: 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
Fri, May 11 (10–10:30am) Ages 0-5 with caregiver

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

Strawberry Hill Library; 7399 122 St
Sat, May 12 (2–3:30pm)

Meet Jennifer Harrington

Join author Jennifer Harrington as she reads from her book Spirit Bear, shows a short film about the ecology of the Great Bear Rainforest, and then presents a slideshow about the animals from the book.

Cloverdale Library 5642 176A St
Mon, May 7 10am–11am Ages 5-10
Register by calling 604-598-7326

Fleetwood Library 15996 84 Ave
Mon, May 7 1pm–2pm Ages 5-10
Register by calling 604-598-7347

Newton Library 13795 70 Ave
Wed, May 9 1pm–2pm Ages 5-10
Register by calling 604-598-7408

Strawberry Hill Library 7399 122 St
Wed, May 9 10am–11am Ages 5-10
Register by calling 604-501-5838