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23 September 2021 @ 5:00 pm 6:30 pm PDT

Location: Nature House

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IN-PERSON WALK  

Wetlands are wonderful waterbodies that not only have many fascinating functions and important implications in supporting the environments they are in, but they are also rare in our urban environment. In this walk with SPES Environmental Educator Justine Kaseman, participants will wander to Beaver Lake to learn about the roles that wetlands play in mitigating climate change and supporting biodiversity. You’ll see the plants and animal species that wetlands support, and learn about water quality testing as a way to monitor wetland health. Participants will get to test several parameters of water quality themselves, such as pH, turbidity, and temperature, and observe amazing flora and fauna up close with a macro-scope. You will also learn about indicator species for wetland health and find and identify some of those species including macroinvertebrates in Beaver Lake.  Don’t miss this chance to witness the wonderful wetland environment in Stanley Park that so many plants and animals call home! This program will be moved online if park closures continue. 

This program is supported by PromoScience as a part of Science Literacy Week. 

This program will follow approved COVID protocols, and attendees must respect these protocols to participate in the program.  All participants must pre-register – NO DROP-INS ALLOWED.  To make everyone comfortable, we will encourage distancing and will be keeping numbers low to accommodate this.   

This program will meet at the Nature House on Lost Lagoon (located underneath the Lost Lagoon viewing platform near the intersection of Alberni and Chilco Streets).  Please try to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of the program. 

*By reserving 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.   

**All participants must pre-register for this program – NO DROP-INS ARE ALLOWED.   

***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.   

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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.