Surrey Nature Centre - Sammy the Salamander

Registration for virtual school programs (September to December, 2021) is ongoing. Details for in-person programming and January to June 2022 registration will be released soon.  

 

In-person School Programs

The Surrey Nature Centre will have in-person school programs for the 2021-22 school year - stay tuned for details!

Virtual School Programs

Without leaving the comfort of your classroom we will take you on a tour of Green Timbers Park and will explore the differences between frogs and salamanders (primary program), the forest edge habitat (intermediate program) or wildlife in our urban forest (high school program). Each program is 40 minutes and costs $45 per session.

Frogs and Salamanders (Kindergarten – Grade 4)

$45 per session

The 40-minute Frogs and Salamanders virtual program will introduce your students to the life cycle and habitats of these two amphibians. We’ll start by meeting our Northwestern Salamander, Sammy, and learn about its species. Then, your class will join one of our team members as they search for the best places to find frogs and salamanders in Green Timbers Park.

Exploring the Forest Edge (Grades 4-7)

$45 per session

The 40-minute Forest Edge virtual program will introduce your students to the forest edge habitat and the animals that live there. We’ll start by familiarizing ourselves with the Surrey Nature Centre’s urban forest and meadow ecosystems. Using the example of a coyote, we will head outside to learn the four main factors that coyotes and other animals need to survive on the forest edge.

Wildlife in the Urban Forest (Grades 7-9)

$45 per session

The 40-minute Wildlife in the Urban Forest virtual program will introduce your students to the urban forest and how it provides safe, sustainable spaces for wildlife to thrive. We'll start by familiarizing ourselves with the history of Green Timbers Park and reforestation in B.C. Then, we'll focus on two local creatures and how their presence in the park indicates the success of our regreening and restoration efforts.

Please Note: We will be using the Microsoft Teams platform to deliver the live, virtual programs. To ensure a smooth program we require a technical ‘check-in’ prior to your scheduled program - we will discuss this with you upon booking.