Tuesday April 12, 2011

Upcoming Event

Earth Day With Skowkale

Special guests, activities for the kids April 20

Released by Skowkale 


n Canada, Earth Day has grown into Earth Week and even Earth Month in order to accommodate the number of public events and projects. Be part of a 6-million person movement across Canada taking positive action in helping to achieve local solutions to our environment. EARTH DAY was first launched as an environmental awareness event in the United States back in 1970; it is officially celebrated on April 22nd.


You can start by visiting the on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Participate in an assortment of activities ranging from coloring and building fish head-bands to digital microscopy of aquatic invertebrates. Try the salmon ‘Wheel of Misfortune’ or, perhaps, a virtual fish dissection. Learn about ‘Plastic is Drastic’ or help to release a live fish into Little Chilliwack River.


Teachers wishing to bring a group of students should plan on visiting for up to one hour and are required to contact Mr. Harold Archie, Hatchery Manager, Skowkale First Nation at (604)-819-2511 in order to reserve a time.


Don’t forget to meet our special guest Harold Archie, Skowkale Hatchery Manager. Fisheries Biologists Ron Valer, Chilliwack River Hatchery (DFO) Assistant Hatchery Manager, and Mark Johnson, DFO Community Advisor – Fraser Valley East will also be on hand for students to ask questions!


This is a FREE event open to the general public; snacks or lunch is provided to all attendees.



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