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13 January 2024 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am PST

Location: Stanley Park #19 Bus Loop

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It’s the end of the last Ice Age and the land masses we call home are immerging from ice. Glacial till is deposited on erosion resistant volcanic rock and sandstone. Ecological processes begin to shape our natural spaces; however, it will take many thousands of years before they resemble the landscapes we see today. Join SPES Educator Kelsey Marzotto to travel through ecological time to learn about how our natural spaces form and change. Explore the processes of wetland formation, forest generation and the geomorphology shaping our landscapes.


Accessibility notes: This program requires moving at a moderate pace with moderate inclines on some uneven surface. If you have any questions or input about accessibility, please email publiced@stanleyparkecology.ca     

This program will meet at the Stanley Park #19 Bus Loop (located between the Stanley Park Mini Train and the Stanley Park Dining Pavilion) Please arrive 5 minutes early to sign in.   (1) (2) (3) (4)

Terms and conditions    

(1) Registration required - NO DROP-INS ARE ALLOWED.  Fees for this program are based on a sliding scale – you choose what you pay!       

(2) Weather dependent - Please check your email 12 hours before the program date and time to confirm it has not been cancelled due to inclement weather such as high winds, heavy rain, or extreme heat.        

(3) Program Availability – Program full or you cannot attend this day or time?   Sign up here to be notified when the program runs in the future.        

(4) Cancellation policy – We refund cancellations due to illness to keep everyone healthy, but the number of recent cancellations is impacting our capacity to run these programs. If you must cancel, please let us know if you need a refund or if you are able to help us offer affordable programs for the public by donating your registration fee. (This is one way we can all subsidize programs in this changing economic climate and ensure these programs are available on a sliding scale.)  


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.     

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