Environmental Workshops

Join the fun and learn something new! Our Environmental Workshops encourage active participation and inspire you to learn about different sustainable topics. Workshops are limited to availability, and you can join on a first come, first serve basis when you are at Party for the Planet. Plus, you get to take home whatever you make!
 

Bees, Bugs and Butterflies!
Supporting our pollinators one outdoor space at a time.

12:00 – 12:30pm

Presented by: Surrey Parks - Shannon Cressey, Stewardship Programs Coordinator & Jocelyn Herbert, Parks Technician

Pollinators are birds, bees, butterflies, beetles, bats, and other small mammals that pollinate many of the plants that produce the foods we eat.  Sadly, many pollinator populations are declining.  Support our pollinators one outdoor space at a time by learning more and planting a pollinator-friendly garden to take home.

 

How to Make a Dreamcatcher Using Natural Materials 

1:00 – 1:30pm

Presented by: Francis Williams

Join Francis to make a dreamcatcher from sinew,  stones, pony beads, feathers and rings made of branches.

The Dreamcatcher myth originated from the Ojibwe people who believed their protector goddess was the spider woman. The Dreamcatcher was created to protect tribe members who travelled across Turtle Island. Today the Dreamcatcher is referred to as the “dream protector”. 

Dreamcatchers are made from fresh willow twigs shaped into a circle, which represents the sun. A spider web, made from thread or sinew is woven into the middle of the circle.  The eight knots that secure the web to the hoop, represent the eight legs of the spider.  Gemstones used to decorate the middle of web represent the Great Spirit who’s energy flows through ever living being. Sometimes a feather which symbolizes air, is added to the middle of the dreamcatcher. Bad dreams and negative energy are trapped within the web while you sleep. They will be released and disappear at the light of dawn.  All good dreams and positive energy are allowed to go through the spider web holes and gently fall down the feather to the mind of the dreamer.

 

Stewarding Surrey’s Urban Forest: Discovering ways to connect with nature   

2:00 – 2:30pm

Presented by: Surrey Parks - Kim Houghton, Stewardship Programmer & Kelsey Slattery, Stewardship Programs Assistant 

Bring your family and join us to explore ways to connect with nature when you are visiting your local park. We will help you make your own nature journal and share other activities you can do like nature bingo and identifying plants, animals and butterflies.

 

Build a Solar Light Mason Jar 

3:00 – 3:30pm

Presented by: Explore Science Club

Bring your family to this guided workshop where you will learn to build your very own solar powered mason jar! Explore Science Club offers nature inspired science enrichment programs and events for children aged 3-12 and their families. 

How to Paint a Métis Paddle

4:00 – 4:30pm

Presented by: Pat Calihou

Patrick is Métis who can trace his roots back to 1782. He is an artist/carver who is best known for carving Métis style paddles and building canoes and traditional “Red River Carts”.  In 2020 he built a 13 metre long “York Boat” replica from scratch that is now on display at Fort Langley Historic Site. Recently he completed two Metis designed children’s playgrounds, for the Head Start Programs on Vancouver Island and in Kelowna. Today he’ll walk you through painting a paddle he has carved for you.

 

How to Draw a West Coast River Mural 

5:00 – 5:30pm

Presented by: Ginalina

 

Create a Reusable Shopping Bag out of Old Clothing 

6:00 – 6:30pm

Presented by: ReThink Waste

Learn how to get the most out of your favourite worn out t-shirt, by making it into a usable grocery bag! 

  • Easy upcycling techniques.
  • No sewing required.
  • All materials are provided.

About Frameworq Education Society:
Frameworq Education Society, a non-profit organization with the mission to overthrow a throwaway culture, bring back repair skills, build resilient communities, and divert textile waste from the landfill.
 

 

 

 

 

EVENT SPONSORS

We couldn't do this without the generous support of our sponsors. If you're interested, we'd love to chat. We look forward to working with companies and organizations ready and excited to share their love for the community!

 


 

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