Photo: Liron Gertsman
SPES educators are offering an interactive online club for children who are passionate about animals, keen to learn more about them, and want to help protect them. We will explore wildlife in Stanley Park and around us through art, activities, short presentations, Q&A, and more!
In our free introductory session of Critter Club, young minds ages 9-13* will explore high flying Stanley Park raptors including Bald Eagles, Barred Owls, and Sharp Shinned Hawks! We’ll look at real taxidermy specimens from the SPES collection to discover how strong these birds’ talons are, why they’re at the top of the food chain, and learn their haunting calls! We’ll also have some fun activities you can do after the program to continue learning about these amazing birds.
Clubbers will be offered an optional exciting activity to do on their own over the next week! Activities will be based around sustainable living and learning how to protect our precious wildlife.
Check back in June for a new Critter Club series covering mammals, insects, fish, intertidal creatures, and more! Clubbers will meet once a week in June, over four weeks. You can join for a single session, or come for the whole month. An overview about the June series will be available soon, but in the meantime, you can join the wait list to be emailed when the club goes live here.
*We welcome youth outside the suggested age range (younger participants should be accompanied by an adult to help with tech support) but programming will be designed for 9–13-year-olds.
This webinar is free as a part of Science Odyssey, a festival of science and technology for explorers all ages. We acknowledge the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Nous remercions le Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada (CRSNG) de son soutien.
*Tickets must be reserved in advance. Ticket reservation closes 30 minutes before the start of the program.
**This program will take place on Zoom, so please make sure you have Zoom downloaded well in advance of the webinar. A Zoom link can be found within your confirmation email, and will also be sent out one hour before the start of the program. Only one ticket required per household.
***This is a pilot program, so at this time we won’t be sharing a recording for this program.
We gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we gather and help steward is the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. Since time immemorial, Coast Salish peoples have lived reciprocally with the land, harvesting and cultivating foods and medicines and practicing ceremony. The abundance of these lands and waters, which enables us to live, work, and play here today, is a result of the past and on-going stewardship and advocacy of the Coast Salish peoples.