Creatures of Habitat 2015

Volunteers Needed for 7th Annual “Creatures of Habitat” program!

“Creatures of Habitat” is an environmental education program that we deliver annually to Gr. 6 students to coincide with Earth Day.  We will visit three schools over four days in April 2015.  This year we are at Bayside, Royal Oak and Colquitz schools.

We deliver this program, free-of-charge, to the schools. We’ll visit each of these schools for 1-2 days and engage the entire Gr. 6 (and sometimes Gr. 7s) class in both indoor and outdoor educational activities. (We only require volunteers for the outdoor activities.)  Outdoor activities comprise hands-on restoration activities on or near the school property (this has included invasive species removal, mulching, planting and weeding, fry releases at a nearby creek, garbage pick-up)

The events will take place on the following dates in APRIL:
Bayside – Thursday 16th
Colquitz – Monday 20th
Royal Oak – Wednesday 22nd AND Thursday 23rd

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Volunteer Activity Description

We are looking for enthusiastic and responsible adult volunteers to work with and supervise youth (ages 11-12) at the school ground and/or park location. Depending on the school (each school has slightly different bell schedules), volunteer shifts are from ~8:30am-2:45pm. No restoration experience necessary…we will teach you everything you need to know at the training session (info below). The outdoor activities will consist of supervision of a small group of Gr. 6-7 students (5-7 students) doing invasive plant species removal, garbage pick-up, weeding, tree mulching, and similar tasks. Training will be provided.

Volunteers are absolutely VITAL to this program, to provide instruction and supervision to the students during the outdoor activities.  Depending on the number of students at each school, we require anywhere from 12-16 volunteers/day. You don’t need any special skills related to ecological restoration; as we will hold training sessions for each of the school locations, and have informational booklets for you. You are Most welcome to volunteer for more than one day; and if you can be there for only a morning or afternoon shift, we are flexible.

So you’d like to Volunteer?…Contact us at PeninsulaStreams at Gmail dot com or 250-363-6480. Please let me know which day(s) you would like to help out with.

Training Sessions

Bayside School Training Session – Thursday April 9th 5:30-6:30pm
Meet at entrance to Gowlland Tod Provincial Park at 5:25pm (along Wallace Drive, across from ‘Quarry Lake’ reservoir)

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Colquitz School Training Session – Monday April 13th 5:30-6:30pm
Meet at Colquitz School at 5:25pm (505 Dumeresq St, Victoria, BC V8Z 1X2), parking lot (as shown in map below)

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Royal Oak School Training Session – Tuesday April 14th 5:30-6:30pm
Meet at Royal Oak School at 5:25pm (4564 W Saanich Rd, Saanich, BC V8Z 3G4), parking lot (as shown in map below)

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