Take action for the Environment
Join Friends of Wye Marsh for a wonderful action-packed Earth Day celebration. Free workshops and family-friendly activities - plus drummers and a storyteller!
Where: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
When: Saturday, April 22, 2023
How much: Admission is FREE. Donations Appreciated!
- 9:00 am - Wye River Clean-Up:
Meet at Sainte-Marie Park. Please bring gloves and wear long sleeve pants and a long-sleeved shirt. Get ready to get a little dirty!
- 9:30 am - Our Beautiful Bees:
A mini workshop of Family Fun in the Blue Room.
- 11:00 am - Recycling Goodness in the Garden:
Making pop bottle terrariums, planting seedlings in the classroom
- 11:00 am - Rubber Boot Hike:
Meet us at the Back Door to hike the ski trails
- 1:00 pm - Wet n’ Scaly & Creation Story:
Learn how climate change is impacting our turtles by joining our Wye Marsh team in the Display Hall. Then gather around an Indigenous Storyteller to find out how we are all living on "Turtle Island".
- 2:00 pm - Pollinator Seed Bombs:
Make a fun planting ‘tools’ in the classroom and take it home for free!
- 2:30 pm - Dipnetting:
Join us on the Boardwalk to examine the diversity of aquatic life and learn how climate change and habitat destruction are affecting our fresh water.
Looking for more resources to help stop invasive species?
Invasive species, both plant and wildlife can be devistaing to the native ecosystems. Invasive speices are species that are introduced to an ecosystem either intentionally or unintentionally; they do not naturally appear in the ecosystem. Invasive speices compete for resources and cause damage to existing populations. To learn more, and for ways to help, click the links below:
- Grow Me Instead - Southern Ontario. A listing of native plants to add to your garden instead of invasive ones!
- Quick Reference Guide to Invasive Species - From Credit Valley Conservation Authority
- Plant Hero-Emerald Ash Borer-Beginner Activity Book from the American Public Gardens Association
- Plant Hero-Emerald Ash Borer-Advanced Activity Book from the American Public Gardens Association
- Plant Hero-Gypsy Moth-Beginner Activity Book from the American Public Gardens Association
- Plant Hero-Gypsy Moth-Advanced Activity Book from the American Public Gardens Assocation
Can't make it to the celebration? Try these activities to celebrate from home!
- Backyard BioBlitz with iNaturalist
Ever wondered what’s in your backyard? Download iNaturalist or Seek on your mobile device and join the Wye Marsh for a BioBlitz around your home.
Click here to participate in the Wye Marsh iNaturalist Backyard BioBlitz.
- Wye Marsh At Home Activities - Totally Turtles Colouring Page
Click here for a colouring page that highlights the difference between a native and an invasive species of turtles in Ontario.
- Wye Marsh At Home Activities - Build a Biosphere for Earth Day
Click here for instructions to build your own self regulating Biosphere. A biosphere is defined as the area of the planet where organisms live, including the ground and the air. The Earth is one big Biosphere!
- Wonder Wye Wednesdays - Wye is Earth Day April 22?
Click here for the story of Earth Day, and why we celebrate every April. 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day - what a milestone!
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