Become an EcoPark Explorer! Learn from experts the basics of plant identification, birding, and backyard biodiversity. Take what you learn on a self-guided hike and stop by the EcoPark System pop-up booth for a family friendly activity!
The festival will be a hybrid of virtual workshops and pop-up booths in Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System partner owned properties.
- Plant ID Basics | September 14 or 16 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Learn plant ID basics with Royal Botanical Gardens Herbarium Curator and Field Botanist Nadia Cavallin and the best local hiking spots from the Bruce Trail Conservancy Manager of Conservation and Trail, Adam Brylowski.
- Birding 101 | September 21 or 23 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
The Hamilton Naturalists’ Club Bird Study Group Director, Jackson Hudecki and Bruce Trail Conservancy Landowner Stewardship Coordinator and Ecologist, Mara McHaffie, will be talking birding basics and wildlife hotspots.
- Backyard Biodiversity | September 28 or 30 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Join Conservation Halton Landowner Outreach Technician, Erin Mallon, and Hamilton Conservation Authority Watershed Stewardship Technician, Jeff Stock, as they talk about the things you can do in your own backyard to support local biodiversity.
Pop-up Booths | Saturday, September 18, 25 and October 3
Experts are organizing a pop-up booth and activity at three surprise EcoPark System locations. Come out for a self guided tour and opportunity to test what you have learned in nature. Locations will be announced at the workshops and on Ecopark System social media.
Who is it for?
Pop-up booth activities are for all ages . Workshops are best suited for teenagers, young adults, and adults.
Registration is required for the workshops. Participants who attend all three workshops and go on a self-guided hike will earn an “EcoPark Explorer” t-shirt and pin.
How to get tickets?
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: Select dates, September 14, 2021 – October 3, 2021
Venue: Virtual and pop-up booths in Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System partner-owned properties.
Locations will be announced at the workshops and on Ecopark System social media.