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November 27 @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm PST

Location: Stanley Park #19 Bus Loop

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Spread the word – invasive plants are here and we can help keep them at bay!  Did you know that many introduced plants out-compete native species and threaten biodiversity? Join SPES educators to learn how to identify invasive ivy, Himalayan blackberry, and … (other plant we’ll see at this time of year)! Find out answers to questions like “what exactly is an invasive species?” and “why are they harmful to Stanley Park?” Through games, exploring and pulling out ivy, we’ll soon be experts on these introduced invaders! 


Do you know any children captivated by creatures? Good news! In-person Critter Clubs will run on a monthly basis from November ‘till March. Our Critter Club online series is also a great place for kids to connect with each other and their local ecology. Check out our online Critter Club series here.

Critter Club offers young minds a place to grow their curiosity, meet other like-minded children, and have fun!     

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 program will meet at the Stanley Park Bus Loop (located between the Stanley Park Railway and the Stanley Park Dining Pavilion).  Please try to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of the program.  

*By purchasing a ticket, you are confirming you have read, understood, and agree to follow all COVID-19 protocols found here.  Participants must include a telephone number and email address for contact tracing. 

*Tickets must be purchased in advance. Fees for this program are based on a sliding scale, to keep them accessible to more people – you choose what you can afford! As a non-profit that subsidizes our programs for increased accessibility, your contributions make a huge difference in being able to offer our services for the years to come. Thank you for your support!  If you are unable to afford the price, please contact us at school@stanleyparkecology.ca   

***This program is weather dependent.  Please check your email 12 hours before the program date/time to confirm it has not been cancelled due to inclement weather such as high winds, heavy rain or extreme heat.    

****Program full or you can’t attend this day/time?  Sign up here to be notified if this program runs again in the future!    

*****Cancellation policy – We are aiming to be accommodating for refunds due to sickness 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 (we will continue to seek ways of subsidizing programs in this changing economic climate as well!)    

Please contact us at school@stanleyparkecology.ca or 604-257-6908 ext:103 for more details about the online Critter Club series. 

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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