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Family Climate Club: Bird Box Building and Birding

July 11 @ 5:30 pm 7:30 pm

$10 + $15 for a take-home bird box

Do you want to get involved with climate action and support your local wildlife and ecosystems in Mississauga? Join our weekly Climate Club for hands-on activities and educational walks that protect biodiversity, fight climate change, and supplement lost habitat due to development.

This session of Riverwood Climate Club is a hands-on workshop that allows participants to construct bird boxes, which can be used to provide nesting habitat for migratory birds to Riverwood. Participants will work in small groups to construct their own bird boxes, and then install them in designated areas at Riverwood. The workshop will conclude with a guided bird walk at Riverwood, where participants will count all species of birds seen and contribute to citizen science initiatives.

Made possible thanks to the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, each session will include an educational aspect to offer skill development and knowledge about practical ways you can help mitigate climate change.

Important Information

This program is suitable for all ages.

Dress for the weather. This is a rain-or-shine event unless severe weather is in the forecast.  Wear clothing that you are comfortable with potentially getting dirty.

Bird boxes will be built and installed at Riverwood. If you would like to build and take-home a bird box you can pay in advance or cash at the door of $15.

No dogs permitted, service animals welcome.

Difficulty Rating

Difficult. This program will involve steep, uneven pathways to a terrace at Riverwood to install swallow boxes. A volunteer is available to remain at the base of the terrace if participant wish to join the program but do not want to hike to the bird terrace.

Cancellations and Refunds

Due to processing fees, no refunds will be given for cancelled registrations for this event. No refunds will be given for no-shows. If the event is cancelled due to weather, illness, or minimum registrations not reached, we will attempt to reschedule, or a full refund will be issued based on the circumstances of the cancellation.

About the Presenter

Stephanie Keeler is an experienced environmental educator and enthusiast. She completed her degree in Biology and Geography at the University of Guelph, and has spent several years submersing herself in Ontario’s biodiversity in the forests of Algonquin Park. She is now Community Program Coordinator at The Riverwood Conservancy, connecting city communities with urban nature.

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4150 Riverwood Park Lane
Mississauga, Ontario L5C 2S7 Canada
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