Environmental Extravaganza 2021
Choose close-to-home outdoor adventures this spring. Visit a new park, try a new activity or help care for nature each week!
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Hosted by the City of Surrey together with dozens of community partners, the Environmental Extravaganza normally provides over 100 free environmental programs and events each spring.
Until we can meet again in person, we invite you to get explore and learn about nature with self-guided activities, fun challenges and more. Check out the Get Outside Guide for different Environmental Extravaganza activities each week. Visit a new park, try a new activity and help care for nature!
The Environmental Extravaganza kicks off on April 22 and continues through June 8. Get ready to participate!
This Week's Highlights
May 10 - 16
- Go birdwatching to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day
- Enter the Biodiversity Poster Contest
- Week 3 Self-Guided Activities
Contest and Challenges
- April 22-May 16
- Celebrate nature through art!
- April 30-May 3
- Become a citizen scientist, reveal your Surrey-spirit and help showcase our biodiversity on the world stage. It’s easy to participate - all you need is a smart phone, tablet, or camera and PC. No experience necessary.
- Explore Surrey’s urban forest.
- How many of these bingo activities can you check off during the Environmental Extravaganza?
Parks are more than picnic tables and playgrounds. They protect ecosystems, plants and animals. They are places to recreate and to search for solitude. They also provide opportunities to learn from our past, embrace culture, and express ourselves creatively.
Get to know new parks with our weekly park crawls. Each week, a new theme will introduce you to the diversity of Surrey’s parks and help you to see them through a different lens.
- Week 1: Public Art in Parks
- Week 2: Treemendous Trees
- Week 3: Best Birdwatching Parks - Happening Now!
- Week 4: Park Gardens
- Week 5: Parks’ Past (Protecting our Legacy)
- Week 6: Park Ponds, Creeks and Shorelines
Pop-Up Park Walks
Explore nature! Follow a self-guided nature walk in a different park each week. Each walk will highlight seasonal or natural park features, wow you with fun facts and nature knowledge, and inspire you to care for our parks.
- Week 1: Godwin Farm Biodiversity Preserve Park (9016-164 Street)
- Week 2: Surrey Nature Centre (14225 Green Timbers Way)
- Week 3: Surrey Lake Park (7500-152 Street) - Happening Now!
- Week 4: Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest Park (14500 block 24 Avenue)
- Week 5: Bose Forest Park (6203-164 Street)
- Week 6: Blackie Spit Park (3136 McBride Avenue)
Get inspired or gain some new nature knowledge before your next outdoor adventure.
- Redwood Arboretum Tour
- Mother’s Day Virtual Tour of the Glades Garden
- The Glades is open Saturdays by pre-registration only
- Virtual Tour of Darts Hill Garden
- Darts Hill Garden is open weekends by pre-registration only
- Storytime at Redwood Park
- Beginner Birdwatching
- Learn some birdwatching basics from local Naturalist Lynn Pollard
- Community Bee Gardens – learn how to introduce pollinators into our community
- Teacher Resources for Outdoor Learning
- Pack it in, Pack it Out – learn how to keep parks clean and beautiful
- Wild Whales – learn to identify BC’s marine mammals and report your whale and sea turtle sightings
- Youtube Nature Storytimes
- Join Surrey Libraries for nature-themed stories and songs
- New video uploaded every Tuesday morning from May 4 - June 8
- Authors Among Us: Meet Surrey Writer Sylvia Taylor
- Join Surrey Libraries for an Author talk and Q&A with Sylvia Taylor on April 28 at 6-7pm
Our Community Partners
- B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network
- Better Environmentally Sound Transportation
- Burns Bog Conservation Society
- Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
- Darts Hill Conservancy Trust Society
- Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C.
- Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society
- Friends of Semiahmoo Heritage Trail
- Green Timbers Heritage Society
- Hancock Wildlife Foundation
- Honeybee Centre
- Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver
- Little Campbell Watershed Society
- Metro Vancouver Regional Parks
- Nature Conservancy of Canada
- Nicomekl Enhancement Society
- Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program
- Ocean Park Beautification Committee
- Ocean Park Community Orchard
- O.W.L. Rehabilitation Society
- Parks Canada
- Salmon Habitat Restoration Program (SHaRP)
- Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club
- Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society
- Surrey Libraries
- Surrey’s Natural Areas Partnership (SNAP)
- Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market
- Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad (SYSS)
- White Rock and Surrey Naturalists Society