Join our 2018 Pollinator Citizen Science program!

April 12, 2018 Featured, Homepage, Uncategorized

Dates: Orientation: Saturday June 23, 10:30am-2:30pm; then Thursdays from June 28-August 9, 10:30am-2:30pm
Location: Strathcona Community Gardens
Ages: 15-25

Interested in joining a dedicated group of like-minded youth supporting urban pollinators and wildlife in Vancouver? This summer our Citizen Science program will be focused on “rewildling” the inner city for pollinators and wildlife. Thus, we’ll be working on a number of hands on habitat restoration projects and caring for plants that support pollinators. We’ll also be contributing to a new bumblebee monitoring program at Strathcona Community Garden that will help us begin to track both native and introduced species to see how populations are changing over time. Understanding the status of bumble bee species will help to target and improve local conservation efforts. This aspect of the program will give participants an intimate view into the lives of bumblebees and the inter-weavings of their lives with the world of plants. Learning about pollinators on this level can often lead us to examine, question and strengthen our connection to nature… If you’re a youth (age 15-25) and eager to explore, fill out an application below.

This program is FREE! Upon completion of the program you will earn a small stipend for your time & commitment, gain community service hours towards graduation, and receive a certificate of participation from the Environmental Youth Alliance.

This 8-week program is open to youth aged 15-29. Registration closes Monday, May 28, 2018. This is a popular program and space is limited, so please get your application in early!

Dates: Orientation: Saturday June 23, 10:30am-2:30pm; then regular sessions run Thursdays from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm from June 28th to August 9th.

Location: Strathcona Community Gardens (759 Malkin Ave)

This 8 week program is open to youth age 15-25.

The registration form is at the bottom of this page, and can also be found here. For questions, contact marika@eya.ca.