Stream Ecology - In Person

Last updated on
Thursday, February 9th, 2023
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Program Description

A wondrous world exists below the chilly waters of Lynn Creek. What’s living there? Most of the creatures in the creek are much smaller than salmon and trout. Invertebrates form the basis of the aquatic food chain. During this program, you’ll discover how aquatic invertebrates have adapted to, depend on, and survive in their environment. Students will identify aquatic invertebrates and use simple chemical tests to measure water quality in Lynn Creek.

Big Ideas
  • All living things sense and respond to their environment.
  • Multicellular organisms have organ systems that enable them to survive and interact within their environment.
  • Multicellular organisms rely on internal systems to survive, reproduce, and interact with their environment.
  • Evolution by natural selection provides an explanation for the diversity and survival of living things.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    4, 5, 6, 7
    Months Available: 
    Times Offered: 
    See notes. minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Packages Provided: 
    No Packages Provided
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 
    • Up to 12 students – $98
    • 13 to 30 students – $174.50
    Additional Notes

    Fill out our school booking form online to start the booking process. Call 604-990-3755 or email with questions.

    This program is offered from 10:00am to 12:30pm.

    Please plan to arrive by 945am to have time for a snack and bathroom break and snack before starting the program at 10am. 

    We can only accommodate one class of 30 students or less each day.

    Lynn Canyon Park is easy to access.

    1. Public transit. Take the #227 community shuttle to Peters Road at Duval Road or the #228 bus to Burrill Avenue and Lynn Valley Road.
    2. Private bus. Bus parking is limited. Please notify us in advance if you will be arriving by private bus so we can make arrangements for parking.
    3. Car. If you’re visiting with parent drivers, the closest parking to the Ecology Centre is the upper paved parking lot. Pay parking is in effect seasonally from March 1 to October 31. Parking is $3 per hour, for a maximum of 4 hours. The parking meter only accepts credit cards. District residents are eligible to purchase a $10.20 annual DNV Park Parking Pass that will enable them to park in the lot without paying the hourly rate. More information is available here.