- July 20th – 21st
- Day program, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
- Wolfville area/Blomidon Provincial Park
- Drop-off/pick-up times and locations to be determined
- 10 seats
- We’ll assist local female biologists with their bird conservation field work
- We’ll become monarch butterfly citizen scientists and help monitor a local milkweed patch for monarch eggs and caterpillars
- We’ll learn about endangered pollinator species and observe local insect diversity
- We’ll learn about plant and fungi identification and how to use different mobile phone applications, like iNaturalist, to collect data and learn about plant and fungi anatomy
- We’ll set mammal print traps to see what species are living nearby
- We’ll explore different ways of knowing, and how Traditional Indigenous Knowledge can help us learn from our environment
- We’ll learn about careers in wildlife biology and what it’s like to study wildlife conservation at college and university
We are currently preparing multiple delivery options for our Summer 2021 programs, contingent on provincial COVID-19 Safety Guidelines. If necessary, this program may be adapted to a hybrid format (online + in-person component) OR be fully online. We will try our best to adapt listed activities for an online environment, but activities may be subject to change. If this program is adapted to a fully online format, participants will be sent program kits in the mail.
Read Terranaut Club’s current COVID-19 Safety Measures.
Who Can Apply
Girls and under-represented genders aged 9 – 12 who reside in Nova Scotia. Participants from New Brunswick and PEI are welcome to apply to be placed on our waitlist, should we be able to welcome girls+ from out-of-province this year.
How To Apply
Participants must be nominated by an adult that knows them well (parents included) by Tuesday, June 8th.
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 local wildlife conservation.