Education is an important aspect of the Institute of Urban Ecology's mandate to preserve and enhance the natural environment in urban areas. We believe that by raising public awareness of nature in the city, we can inspire people to think about how their choices affect the urban environment. Simply getting people to notice the plants and animals living outside their doorsteps is a step in the right direction. In the end, we try to promote a better understanding of nature in the city and of how individuals can make a difference in their own homes and communities.
Our programs are available FREE OF CHARGE (except where noted) to school and community groups in the Lower Mainland. Our environmental education programs include a variety of workshop topics, from wildlife to wetlands, stream ecology to backyard habitat. No need to travel, our educators come to you!
Workshops for 2020/21
We are currently adapting our workshops to comply with the return to school guidelines laid out by the provincial health officer, Work Safe BC and the World Health Organization. Please check back soon for the most up to date information.
Click here to see last years workshops and updates as they are made.