Apply for our free Spring Youth Programs!
Applications for Spring programs are now CLOSED. Please check back in May for Summer Registration.
COVID-19 & EYA: We’re planning for in-person programs this fall with some important changes to keep you and your family safe. We’re carefully monitoring updates from health authorities – if it isn’t possible to run in-person programs, we will run virtual programs instead. Find our full policy here.
In our Spring programs you will…
- Connect with the Earth
- Get to know the plants and animals in your neighbourhood
- Meet new friends
- Grow your leadership skills
- Gain experience for your resume
… and earn money while you’re at it!
Programs are open to youth ages 14-18. You will receive a $200 honorarium ($25 per day) for participation.
Lunch is provided and bus tickets are available.
Programs are based primarily at Strathcona Community Gardens (759 Malkin Ave) with field trips to Renfrew Ravine (3998 Renfrew St.) and other parks and gardens in Vancouver.
We have 3 programs open for registration this Spring:
Rewilding Still Creek (Bird Focus)
You’ll learn about ecological restoration and work with a team of youth to restore habitat for salmon and birds along Still Creek in Renfrew Ravine, one of Vancouver’s only remaining urban streams. You’ll gain skills that can help you get a job, including how to remove invasive species, plant native species, and identify plants and wildlife.
- February 20 – May 1 I Saturdays, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Seed Generation (run in partnership with Red Fox Healthy Living Society)
You’ll learn about Indigenous land stewardship, traditional foods and medicines, decolonization and Indigenous cultures and histories. You’ll also help to restore wildlife habitat along Still Creek – one of the only streams left in Vancouver. You’ll also go on two camping trips – one overnight in the city at the UBC Farm, and a second two-night trip outside of Vancouver! The Seed Generation programs also includes recreational outings on Wednesday evenings, 4-7pm.
- Feb 13 – May 1 I Saturdays, 11 AM – 4 PM
- May 29 – July 3 I Saturdays AND July 8 – Aug 12 | Thursdays, 11 AM – 4 PM
Phone us at 604-689-4446 or email the Program Manager (Marika) at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
EYA operates on the unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish people).
Applications for Spring programs are now CLOSED. Please check back in May for Summer Registration. When open, the registration form will be available here.