Junior Wildlife Conservation

šŸ¢ KEJIMKUJIK NATIONAL PARK šŸ„

About

  • June 17-18
  • 2 days, camping overnight
  • Kejimkujik National Park
  • 12 seats
  • Pay-what-you-can
  • Drop-off/pick-up times and locations to be determined
  • No prior knowledge needed
  • Double Covid-19 vaccinations are required to attend this program, which is a Parks Canada policy

Activities

  • Beach walking at night, we’ll work with Kejimkujik Park staff and volunteers to find and monitor nesting endangered Blandings turtles
  • Alongside female and gender diverse Kejimkujik Park staff, we’ll learn about their different endangered and threatened species monitoring programs and what kinds of measurements and data they collect
  • Building different kinds of insect traps and identifying insects
  • Using apps, we’ll identify native plants and fungi and learn about their anatomy
  • Learning to camp, we’ll set up our own tents and talk about the important to-do’s of sleeping outside
  • Learning about careers in wildlife biology and what it’s like to study wildlife conservation at college and university

*This program has been updated from 2021 and is different enough that it can be taken again.

Eligibility

This program is open to girls and under-represented genders ages 9-12 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 May 10th.


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