Intermediate Wildlife Conservation

🐢 KEJIMKUJIK NATIONAL PARK 🌿

About

  • September 17-18
  • 2 days, camping overnight
  • Kejimkujik National Park & Historic Site
  • 10 seats
  • Pay-what-you-can
  • Drop-off/pick-up times and locations to be determined, transportation assistance to/from program available from Halifax
  • No prior knowledge needed
  • This program is for BIPOC girls+ and will be offered in partnership with Diversity of Nature, a BIPOC-led and BIPOC-focused science outreach group based out of Dalhousie University
  • This program is being funded through a WISE Atlantic Partnerships Program Grant

Activities

  • Working with Kejimkujik Park staff and volunteers to count and measure endangered Blanding’s turtle hatchlings
  • Learning about water pollution and measuring water quality at sites around the Park
  • Hiking through the park and using apps to identify plants and fungi
  • Stargazing at night in Keji’s Dark Sky Preserve
  • Walking the shores of Kejimkujik Lake, we’ll do a guided tour to learn about Mi’kmaw culture by experiencing the petroglyphs
  • Swimming and learning to kayak on Kejimkujik Lake
  • Learning about careers in wildlife biology and what it’s like to study wildlife conservation at college and university, and as BIPOC individuals
  • And more!

Eligibility

This program is open to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) girls and under-represented genders ages 12-15 who live in the Maritime provinces (NB, NS, PEI). Participants from other areas are welcome to apply for our wait list.

How To Apply

Participants must be nominated by an adult that knows them well, including parents/guardians, by July 20th.


This is a new program, so we don’t have photos to show you! But rest assured that we’re going to have a fantastic time learning all about wildlife conservation at Kejimkujik National Park & Historic Site.

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