In 2018, EYA is offering one free 8 week program (June 23-August 9) where youth age 15-25 will learn to identify indigenous bee species, understand the threats facing wild bees and learn how they can take action in their communities to support them. Participants will also be carrying out a number of rewildling projects in the Strathcona community to create more habitat and provide food for pollinators and other urban wildlife. In this program, youth will also be testing a new community-based bumblebee monitoring protocol. In the long term, this data will help reflect any changes to bumblebee populations and track the presence and absence of both introduced and native species. The program helps urban youth connect with nature in their communities, improve observational and applied science skills, and nurture a lifelong love for nature.
We are now accepting applications for our Summer 2018 program! Learn more and apply today here.