Surrey Nature Centre - Sammy the Salamander

Registration for on-site, in-person school programs for Kindergarten - Grade 12 is now available.

In-person School Programs

The Surrey Nature Centre is pleased to offer in-person, on-site school programs for the remainder of the 2021-'22 school year. Programs are 90 minutes in duration and cost $109 per class (30 students maximum). For information on our limited spring dates and to book, please call 604-502-6065.

Shelter Building (Kindergarten - Grade 12)

 $109 per session

Join a Nature Centre program leader as they introduce your students to the urban forest where they will use provided tools and instructed techniques to create a wilderness shelter. After learning the basics, students will be divided into small groups to overcome a challenge based on their grade level. The program ends with an informal presentation where we’ll visit each shelter creation to witness the design and rationale behind each structure. Programs are held outside, rain or shine. Information Sheet


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. To find our more information or to register please call 604-502-6065.

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.

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. Information Sheet

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. Information Sheet

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. Information Sheet