Family fun, environmental education and helping with the long-term reforestation of Vancouver's 5th largest Park
(Exhibits are listed in alphabetical order.)
Bird Studies Canada
Bird Studies Canada is non-profit organization that promotes understanding, appreciation, and conservation of wild birds and their habitats. Thanks to the enthusiastic contributions of thousands of volunteer Citizen Scientists, data from Bird Studies Canada's volunteer surveys and targeted research projects are used to identify significant population changes and help direct conservation planning.
Canada Girl Guides
Guiding provides a safe, all-girl environment that invites girls to challenge themselves, to find their voice, meet new friends, have fun and make a difference in the world. Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada (GGC) strives to ensure that girls and women from all walks of life, identities and lived experiences feel a sense of belonging and can fully participate. Girl Guides is an organization with over 100 years of history and a strong and growing future. The Guiding Promise is: I promise to do my best, To be true to myself, my beliefs and Canada. I will take action for a better world. And respect the Guiding Law.
EarthHand Gleaners Society
We are artists, makers and educators who believe that bringing people together to share creative projects that connect us with the land helps our communities become strong, resilient and just.
A monthly series of free workshops about gathering, learning, and making in tune with the land. Each session will be a profile of a different local fibre, including how to harvest and prepare it, and ways to work with it. We'll explore different traditional hand skills that are the foundation of many weaving techniques.
Environmental Youth Alliance
The Environmental Youth Alliance is a non-profit charity that cultivates transformative nature experiences for children and youth in urban environments to foster community connectedness, build ecological leadership skills, and enhance their well-being. The Environmental Youth Alliance works to engage and empower youth to create meaningful, positive action for our community and environmental health.
At EYA, we raise awareness around environmental issues and actively engage young people so that they get to see, taste and touch their surrounding environments. We create small moments of magic knowing that those moments will accumulate over time that is how change occurs. Magic comes from the imagination, a place of wonder and awe, and EYA taps into that curiosity to awaken ideas. We help educators and learners look at education through new lenses.
Fraser River Discovery Centre
Meet and exchange ideas about the Fraser River. The Discovery Centre seeks to connect communities up- and down-river and to provide a place to discuss, debate, and showcase the living, working Fraser River. Discover the stories and diversity of the entire Fraser River. Through rotating exhibits and hands-on programmes, the Fraser River Discovery Centre presents the river's contribution to the life, history, and future of British Columbia and its people.
Gratefully Going Green
Discover a fun new way to spell GREEN. It's exciting! It's easy! Green is the biggest word in the world. In fact it's as BIG as the whole world. And when Green starts with Grateful it spells a glowingly gorgeous great Green Earth.
Yes, Gratefully Going GREEN is now a FREE download. Now you can download and print ONE copy for your personal reading enjoyment. If you have friends or family who would also like to have their own copy, just direct them to this site, and before you can say, "a glowingly gorgeous great Green Earth," they will be enjoying their copy. Gratefully Going GREEN is FREE, but I ask if you could please "pay it forward." For a thank-you for your download copy please help a person, a group of people financially (no minimum or maximum) who are doing good in our world or you could help someone with your time and or talents.
Lupii Community Cafe
Lupii cafe is a community focused, zero-waste cafe, dedicated to environmental and social sustainability while providing delicious food and beverages. Our strategy extends throughout the company, from our food to our furniture to our take-out containers. At lupii cafe you won't find anything disposable our take-out containers are mason jars and resuable upcycled cloth napkins you won't be throwing anything away. In addition, our store has been built from the ground up with reused materials.
In addition to our zero-waste mandate, lupii cafe is also devoted to cultivating and promoting a sense of community. We do this by hosting community events, supporting local businesses, fundraising for charitable causes and encouraging interaction and communication in the surrounding area.
Red Fox Healthy Living Society
Reach new heights with the Red Fox leaders as you experience "Youth Potential at Play." Walk on stilts, learn to juggle flower sticks, and join in for tug-o-war! Red Fox provides interactive "Active Play" programs tochildren, youth and families throughout Metro Vancouver to promote physical literacy, community engagement, fitness and fun!
Red Fox Geocaching: Team up with family and friends to complete a high-tech scavenger hunt! Learn from Red Fox Eco-Ambassadors how to find treasures in the park using smart phones and GPS units. Find us at the Red Fox Active Play tent to learn more about this exciting outdoor adventure.
Stream of Dreams Mural Society
The Stream of Dreams Murals Society provides environmental education and is noted for its award-winning watershed education through community art program: helping people understand their connections to water and fish habitat and how to make behavioral changes to protect streams, rivers, lakes and our one ocean.
Stream of Dreams murals are calls to action to take care of water! Join the Stream of Dreams Murals Society to support environmental education for clean water and sustainable living practices. Please donate to support our work.
Tiddley Cove Morris Dancers
Based in Vancouver, Tiddley Cove Morris is an all-women's Morris dance troupe with about a dozen active dancers and musicians established in 1986. They perform dances using both stick and hank. Performing to live, unamplified music is an important part of Morris tradition, and members of Tiddley Cove Morris play melodeon, concertina, penny whistle, recorder, bodhran, tambourine, triangle and mandolin.
Morris dancing is one of the oldest traditional dances of England. It is a "display" dance, rather than a social dance (where you dance with a partner). Morris dancing has over 600 years of history and is tied to special events such as harvest, first plowing, May Day and Solstice.
Outdoor Environmental Education, UBC Faculty of Education
The mandate of Professional Development & Community Engagement is to work collaboratively with academic units in the Faculty of Education and outside groups to offer innovative programs that respond to the learning needs of educators in British Columbia and elsewhere. These programs are delivered using a variety of formats and in locations convenient for busy professionals.
Our aim is to design and deliver programs in a way that permits academic staff and program participants to concentrate on the learning experience rather than administrative details. We welcome inquiries from individuals and groups who may wish to discuss credit or non-credit programs tailored to the needs and circumstances of educators working in schools, colleges, universities and the community. If you have a question or would like to explore a program idea, please feel free to contact us.
Vancouver Mycology Society (VMS)
VMS advocates the retention of prime mushroom areas; believes in the maintenance of a healthy ecological community of native species by conserving large areas of forest. here seems to be as many different approaches to enjoying the humble fungus as there are different people. Some like photography or that nice combo interest of Mycology and travel. There are mushrooms all over the world and at our regular monthly meetings, we have had guest speakers give veritable travel slide shows of holidaying fungi! The lower mainland of British Columbia which surrounds Vancouver is home to some of the most most diverse forms of fungi found anywhere in the world. The first Mushroom Fair in the Vancouver area was held at the VanDusen Botanical Gardens in 1975. The Fairs became so popular that it was suggested a mushroom club be formed. The first Vancouver Mycological Society meeting was held on November 7, 1978. VMS meets once a month.
Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation The first resolution of the first City Council in 1886 was to petition the Federal Government for the use as park, a 1,000-acre (404 hectares) peninsula which we now know as Stanley Park. Council designed an appointed Park Committee to manage its new charge by building trails and gardens. By 1890, the Park Board had become an elected body and remains the only Canadian board of its kind.
Walked Paws Dog Walking
Sabrina is a professional dog walker and trainer. When she is not spending time with dogs, she is reading up on the latest canine research and studies. Before becoming a doggy professional she worked as a nanny, and has found that many of the skills overlap! Certified in pet first aid and low stress handling. Proud member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and Professional Dog Walkers of Canada.
Sahaja Yoga is a unique technique of meditation which awakens the spiritual energy within every individual. It focuses on the five elements within us and Mother Earth is one of the elements which sucks in our negative energy. Therefore, let's meditate to rejuvenate.
Youth Manual Co-Design
Stanley King and Susan Chung are co-authors of the Youth Manual for Sustainable Design: Stanley is a pioneer in public participation and he developed the City on the Wall and co-design process. Susan is a science and biology educator and co-design artist. She adapted the co-design process for environmental education so that youth may respond to ecological challenges. Susan explored and articulated the connection between youth participation through co-design and ecology and place-based education for youth.
Their combined experience in youth engagement enables them to develop lesson strategies that combine co-design with current methods in environmental education. Together they created a Co-Design Youth Program to help youth participate in the design of the spaces they will ultimately inherit. Recently, the program has enabled youth to participate in school garden design, the interior design of a public library youth space, architectural design of a waterfront, transportation planning, youth-led conferences, strategic planning for environmental education.
Vancouver Public Library (Champlain Branch)
Champlain Heights Branch is located near 54th Avenue and Kerr Street. Easiest access is from the 54th Avenue entrance to Champlain Square.