With the success of our Nature Connections Webinar Series (from the Campbell Valley Nature House), we have decided to keep the fun rolling into autumn!
Join us to learn about new and exciting topics with some of Metro Vancouver’s environmental experts, and expand your knowledge and understanding of our local wildlife. All of our webinars are FREE and open to all ages. We would love to have you join us.
Here are the current upcoming webinars… with more to come.
The Hidden World of Spotted Frogs
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Oregon spotted frogs are the most endangered frog in Canada. They’re found only in the Fraser Valley and they’re under threat from human activities. Join Michelle MacKenzie, Endangered Species Technician at Wildlife Preservation Canada, for an interactive webinar to learn about her breeding and rearing program and her efforts to save this wetland gem from disappearing. Get answers to such questions as: How do you tell a female frog from a male frog? Where does a tadpole’s tail go?
Clinging to Survival: the Taylor’s Checkerspot Butterfly
Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
As native grasslands are lost to agriculture and other development, the survival of the Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly hangs in the balance. Learn about the lifecycle and habitat of this rare and important species and the reasons they almost disappeared from BC. Join Michelle Polley, Endangered Species Technician at Wildlife Preservation Canada, for an interactive webinar on her work raising these butterflies in captivity, and get answers to such questions as: What surprising skills do these tiny animals have? What does a day in the life of a butterfly keeper look like?
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Join Metro Vancouver Regional Park Interpreter Zoey for a virtual walk through the life of a black bear. Find out how to co-exist with these intelligent animals by learning about bear food, habits, and the signs they leave behind.
The Secret Life of Spotted Owls
Wednesday, October 28, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The northern spotted owl is the rarest owl in Canada and one of our most endangered species. Join Jasmine McCulligh, Facility Coordinator for the Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program, who will talk about the program and debunk some common misconceptions about owls. With a special appearance by Small Eyes, the glove-trained spotted owl.