Nature Programs for Youth Groups

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The Friends of Fish Creek strive to engage all ages, including youth, in nature awareness and appreciation and responsible use of our natural spaces. We invite you to bring your group to the park to not just learn about a conservation issue, but do something about it!
 
Fish Creek Stewardship Adventure
 
Visit Fish Creek Provincial Park for a guided discovery walk, where we will learn about an issue threatening the park’s natural ecosystems before taking part in a hands-on conservation project to improve the situation. Topics include litter (available late April to October) and invasive species (available June and July). This two-hour program is suitable for groups of youth, aged 10 and up. A $75 flat rate* applies for a group of up to 30 youth and accompanying adults/leaders.
 
We provide ecology education, stewardship instruction, safety orientation and any tools required (masks, sanitizer, buckets, bags, etc.). Group leaders/parent volunteers must be present to ensure a 1:6 ratio of adults to youth, and participants must bring their own work gloves.
 
As part of our suite of Learning Naturally programs, proceeds from Fish Creek Stewardship Adventure bookings are matched by up to 50% through the Birdies for Kids program, then reinvested into stewardship and public engagement in Fish Creek. Click here to learn more.
 
 

*Flat rate system effective January 15, 2019. Smaller youth groups are welcome to invite participant siblings or invite another youth group to take part under same booking. To request fee subsidy, please email katie@friendsoffishcreek.org.

 


Here’s what youth group leaders have said about our programs:

“The kids had so much fun. They were showing things to Friends’ staff
and asking questions. The interaction was perfect.”

“We had four groups of youth go through and they all expressed how much fun they had.
Many commented that this has been the best activity ever.”

“We thought it was excellent value, particularly since we had quite a large group of kids.”