Nature Fridays! Theme: Busy Beavers - Animal Engineers


Ever wondered what an ecosystem engineer is? This week is for you! Come learn about how beavers play a key role in ecosystem engineering and the other animals, like prairie dogs and woodpeckers, that are also considered to be ecosystem engineers. Kids can enjoy a fun beaver related craft and activity to show the role of the beaver. There will also be themed colouring pages and videos related to this week’s topic!

Theme: Busy Beavers - Animal Engineers

Here's what we've got going on this week:

8 AM - 4 PMExplore: Open to the public to explore

10 AM

Activity: Come make your own beaver puppet and create your own beaver dam!

1 PM

Watch 'Big Changes in the Big Forest' – we will learn about how different animals have changed their natural environment and built their own homes!

2:30 PM

Activity: Ecosystem engineering-related colouring pages.

Please note: parents must stay with their children while they are in the Environmental Education Centre.

Hours: the Environmental Education Centre is open Monday to Friday to the public from 8 AM to 4 PM. On Fridays a staff member will be on hand running activities, and will be available to chat with the public and answer any questions.

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    Wondering what other kinds of handy things you might learn? While our programming is geared toward younger nature nuts, our Conservation Educator also has plenty of information that can be useful to adults!

    Find out what's happening every week!

    Visit the Green Living Events page to see our weekly schedule of planned activities for Nature Fridays! at the Environmental Education Centre!

    Event type
    Community, Sustainablility, Town of Okotoks
    Okotoks Conservation Educators