Storytelling and Hula at Bloedel Conservatory

Thursday, April 27 - Thursday, May 4 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Join Poh Tan in this two-session storytelling time to connect with plants at Bloedel Conservatory. In addition to being a scientist, Poh is also a hula dancer, and she learned with Kumu Josie de Baat from Halau Kia’i O Ka Hula. Join us to learn a few basic steps of hula and how hula can help tell meaningful stories about our environment.

April Intro to Bird Watching

Saturday, April 29

Long-time VanDusen birding guide Jeremy Gordon is back on-site with this seasonal favourite! During this introductory level class, he will discuss the best birding resources, such as binoculars and field guides, share tips on identifying local & migratory birds, and highlight hot birding spots around Vancouver. Following a one-hour classroom presentation, Jeremy will take you for a walk to look for some of the 106 species of birds in the Garden.

The class is designed for aspiring and beginner bird watchers to help build a foundation of knowledge and gain confidence to get out and go birding this spring.

Seed Collecting: Native Plants Series

Tuesday, May 2 - Tuesday, September 5

Biodiversity thrives with native plants!

Join this monthly 5-session workshop presented by experienced members of the VanDusen Seed Collectors group.

Learn proper techniques for harvesting the seeds from native plants found throughout the Lower Mainland and how to grow a square-meter meadow habitat that will promote and support biodiversity in your neighbourhood. Native plants sustain native species of birds, pollinating insects, butterflies and other equally threatened urban wildlife.

Join the discussion about the importance of biodiversity in the community!