Surrey Nature Centre - Sammy the Salamander

Surrey Nature Centre is pleased to offer two live, virtual school programs. Without having to leave your classroom we will take you on a tour of Green Timbers Park and will explore the differences between salamanders and frogs (primary program) and forest edge habitat (intermediate program). These 30 minute programs are free and will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

Program availability is as follows: Tuesday and Thursdays at 10:30am and 1:30pm.

To reserve your program spot please contact the Surrey Nature Centre at 604-501-6065 or


Frogs and Salamanders (K – gr 4)

The Frogs and Salamanders virtual program will introduce you to the life cycle and habitats of these two amphibians. We’ll start by meeting our Northwestern Salamander, Sammy, and learn about his 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 (gr 4-7)

The Forest Edge virtual program will introduce you 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.


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