Apply for our free Fall Youth Programs!

August 19, 2021 Uncategorized

Applications for Fall programs are now closed! Please return back in February 2022 to apply for Spring programs. 

COVID-19: EYA has policies in place to keep you and your family safe from COVID-19. Visit for full details. 

In our Fall 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 up to $200 honorarium, based on attendance. Please noteThe honorarium cannot be paid out if participants attend less than four days of the program. 

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 4 programs open for registration this Fall:

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.

  • Saturdays, September 11th – November 20th, 11am – 3pm

Rewilding Still Creek (Wildlife 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.

  • Saturdays, September 18 – November 20, 10:30am-2:30pm
  • Sundays, September 19 – November 21, 10:30am – 2:30pm

Native Plant Nursery
You’ll learn about plants native to coastal British Columbia and how they support birds and pollinators. Working in EYA’s plant nursery and greenhouse, you’ll gain horticultural skills that can help you get a job, including native plant care, soils, propagation, seed-saving, and environmental stewardship. We will also take field trips to Still Creek where we’ll help restore habitat for salmon, birds, and other wildlife.

  • Sundays, September 12 – November 9    I     Sundays, 10:30 – 2:30 PM

Phone us at 604-689-4446 or email Erica, our Program Manager at with any questions.

EYA operates on the unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish people).

Applications for Fall Programs are now closed. Please check back in February 2022 for Spring applications.