Register for our free Summer Youth Programs!

April 29, 2020 Featured, Homepage, Uncategorized

Are you a youth age 14-18 looking for something to do during the Summer break? Join our free youth programs at Strathcona Community Gardens! Click here to register!

Hey youth 19 years and older! Check out our Pollinator Community Science program as well as our Peer Mentorship opportunities.

COVID-19 UPDATE: EYA is planning for in-person summer programs with some changes to keep you and your family safe, including small group sizes, outdoor activities only, 2-metre physical distancing, no sharing of tools or gloves, frequent hand-washing, and safely-prepared pre-packaged lunches. We’re carefully monitoring updates from health authorities – if it isn’t possible to run in-person programs, we will run virtual programs instead.

In our Summer programs you will…

  • 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 at Strathcona Community Gardens (759 Malkin St) with field trips to other parks and garden sites in Vancouver.

We have 2 different programs with three available openings for this Summer:

Native Plant Nursery
You’ll gain hands-on experience working in an organic nursery & greenhouse, grow hundreds of native plants, and learn about our urban ecosystem.
You’ll also help to restore wildlife habitat along Still Creek. One program has a pollinator theme, the other has a bird theme.

  • July 27-August 7(Monday to Friday) 12:30pm-4:30pm | Native Plant Nursery (Birds)

Plants & People
You’ll learn how to use different native plants for food, medicine, and fibre crafts (like weaving), and deepen your connection with our plant relations. You’ll gain experience with growing plants, harvesting plants, and preparing foods and medicine. You’ll also help maintain and improve EYA garden sites.

  • July 13-24 (Monday to Friday) 10:30am-2:30pm
  • August 10-21 (Monday to Friday) 11am-3pm

Phone us at 604-689-4446 or email the Program Supervisor (Brennan) at with any questions.

Click here to register today! (or fill out the form below)

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