Join us for an interactive workshop on piping plovers! Learn about their habitat on a beach walk and help paint signs to inform the public!
Are you and your family looking for a fun way to kick off the summer? Are you looking to help make a difference in your community and protect local wildlife? Join the Nature Conservancy of Canada and Birds Canada for their Piping Plover Awareness Event! This free 3-hour event is designed to be family friendly, for all ages and will include the following activities/workshops:
This event is a great way to connect with other environmentally-minded folks in our community! We will collectively learn more about an endangered shorebird species, take creative action to help protect their habitat and spend time enjoying the outdoors. Should you have any questions, or would like to discuss details, please feel free to reach out to Jill (she/her) by email at [email protected]
This is a free event and all crafting materials will be supplied, however to best support sign making we ask that you do register yourself and your family so that we can properly prepare.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the country’s unifying force for nature, working to deliver large-scale, permanent land conservation. The Nova Scotia Stewardship Team will be there to share what conservation efforts are underway in the local area and how our community can help.
Birds Canada is Canada’s national bird conservation organization. Their mission is to drive action to increase the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of birds in Canada.
We can’t wait to see you there!
This event will happen along the beach, where there will be a potential shallow water crossing by foot, depending on the tides. (Water crossing should not exceed the depth of approximately 12 inches). Participants using mobility aids are welcome to join for the presentations and sign painting, but may find the beach walk and potential shallow water crossing to be challenging. Children must be able to independently cross or cross with a parent, without the use of a stroller.
Coastal weather can change quickly, so be sure to be outfitted with the appropriate clothing/sun protection!
Part of this event will be in the Thomas Raddall Park, meeting in the Ron Lawson Building and heading along the shore from there. The park is located at 529 Raddall Park Road, NS. please follow according signs to the Ron Lawson Building.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding this event, please feel free to reach out to Jill (she/her) at [email protected]
Thank you to our partners!