Nature Stewards

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Nature Stewards

These free multi-week programs will support you to develop skills to care for nature in your community, including growing native plants, restoring wildlife habitat, and working with plant medicines.

Two young women are wearing masks and standing outside. They are wearing gardening gloves and holding a gardening tool.
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Program Themes

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Program Details

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    Location
    Strathcona Community Gardens (759 Malkin St) and Renfrew Ravine (3998 Renfrew St)

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    Spring Program Dates

    All programs run from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

    Native Plant Nursery | Saturdays | Feb 24 - May 4 | 10 Sessions

    Rewilding for Bird & Wildlife | Sundays | Feb 25 - May 5 | 10 Sessions

    Nature Stewards Leadership | Sundays | Feb 25 - May 5 | 10 Sessions

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    Eligibility
    Youth ages 14-18 who identify as Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, LGBTQ2S+, living with a disability, or from other equity-deserving communities.

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    Supports
    You will receive up to $20/day honorarium based on attendance. Youth must attend a minimum of 4 program days to receive an honorarium. Lunch and bus tickets are provided. We also have some outdoor clothing available to borrow, including rain jackets and boots.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Program In Action

Four young women are standing outside around a table. They are handling and preparing seedlings to plant.

Youth participants learn to grow and care for native plants in EYA’s nursery.

Four young women are standing outside around a table. They are handling and preparing seedlings to plant.
A group of youth are standing and kneeling outside in a green field surrounded by trees. They are making gestures with their hands and are happily posing.

A group of Nature Stewards youth in Strathcona Community Gardens.

A group of youth are standing and kneeling outside in a green field surrounded by trees. They are making gestures with their hands and are happily posing.
A group of youth are standing around a table outside working on a project together.

Youth participants learn to make salves and teas from medicinal plants.

A group of youth are standing around a table outside working on a project together.
Two young women are wearing masks and standing outside. They are wearing gardening gloves and holding a gardening tool.

Youth participants help to restore wildlife habitat at Renfrew Ravine.

Two young women are wearing masks and standing outside. They are wearing gardening gloves and holding a gardening tool.
A smiling young man is wearing a mask and gardening gloves. He is holding a root in his hands.

Youth participants help to remove invasive plants like Himalayan blackberry.

A smiling young man is wearing a mask and gardening gloves. He is holding a root in his hands.

“I am able to recognize more plants and birds, which makes me feel more connected with nature. Being able to understand nature more makes me more likely to take care of and consider the environment around me.”

— Participant

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Have Questions? Let’s Connect

Deandra Atmojo
Manager, Land-Based Education
(She/Her)

Deandra is a settler from Indonesia with mixed Chinese and Southeast Asian ancestry. She studied Natural Resources Conservation at UBC and leads the Nature Stewards program.

deandra@eya.ca

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