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(Cancelled) Ocean Depths to Tree Tops – Youth Nature Program!

August 20, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until August 20, 2020



Via interactive video talks and activities youth will learn about marine and terrestrial ecology, community science and connection to place.


From blobfish and plankton, to bats and berries. Join the Stanley Park Ecology Society and Ocean Wise for a journey from the depths of the ocean to tree tops in a virtual summer camp engaging youth on local habitats and how to get involved to help protect them. We will explore nature around us through art, activities, short presentations, Q&A and more. What challenges do these ecosystems face? How can we use community science to make a difference? Find out on our journey through nature from home!

Join for single days or the whole week! Each day, participants will be given an optional activity to do on their own in the afternoon. There will be an optional session in the afternoon to come back and share what you did, or if you are participating the whole week, you can share in the break-out session the following day.


Ages: 11-15

Platform: Zoom

Dates: August 17 & 20, 2020


Day 1 – Sea to Sky

Day 2 – Where Water Meets Land


Daily Schedule:

9:30 -11:30 am –

Welcome, Group Sharing, short solo activity, learning sessions from SPES and Ocean Wise, and an introduction into an optional activity to do in the afternoon!

11:30 am – 12:00 pm –

Optional Q&A session

12:00 – 2:15 pm –

Lunch and optional activity time

2:15 pm –

Optional sharing session for single day participants


Day 1 – Sea to Sky

On day one, we will explore the different spaces that plants and animals inhabit from sea to sky. First, we will swim through the different ocean zones, focusing on creatures of the deep sea and the adaptations that help them survive the challenges of ocean depths. As we reach the shoreline and step onto the land, we will discover the places that life is found, focusing on the only mammals to truly fly through our planet’s skies – bats!

Day 2 – Where Water Meets Land

As we float toward the end of our week together, we will investigate the special spots where water meets land. In the forest, we will explore some of the plants and animals that rely on riparian zones, the areas where streams and rivers meet the land. Then, we will wade into the intertidal zone to learn more about this world that changes by the hour. These habitats are not only important to the organisms that live there, but can be crucial for overall ecosystem health, and are under many threats from human activities.


Cost:  $25 single day / $50 for both days


Click here to register!


We gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we gather and work is the unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. For thousands of years, Coast Salish people have walked this land and walked with it in a good way, harvesting foods and medicines and made good ceremony here. The abundance that these lands and waters provide us to live, work and play is due to the reciprocal relationships by which Coast Salish people lived and live today.


August 20, 2020
9:30 am - 11:30 am
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