Photo:  Critter Club Meeting November 2021


Do you know any children who are captivated by creatures? Hungry for hummingbirds? Bananas about bees? Wild over woodpeckers? Or dead set on diving into the world of ducks? SPES is running our THIRD Critter Club Series! Critter Club offers young minds a place to grow their curiosity, meet other like-minded children, and have fun! 

Clubbers, age 9-13**, will meet once a week, over four weeks starting February 2nd, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. over Zoom and will be offered an optional exciting activity to do on their own! Activities will be based around sustainable living and learning how to protect our precious wildlife. Participants will have a chance to share and showcase their individual activities the following week. 

This sign-up page is for the VIP Four Week Pass. It includes passes to all four events listed below. 

February 02 Week 1: Heroic Hummingbirds

Ever wonder how hummingbirds survive the winter? Or how they manage to eat enough to keep those buzzing wings a flutter? Join us as we explore the different hummingbird species in BC. We will learn about local populations and all the wonderful adaptations that keep these unique and marvelous birds present year-round.

February 09 Week 2: A-buzz for Local Bees

Bees have been all the rage in recent years. As climate change has made us more aware of the importance of bees, the popularity and understanding of these amazing insects has grown. Come with us on a journey to understand the types of bees native to BC’s south coast. Learn about solitary bees as well as colonies and how you can help these important pollinators be all that they can be!

February 16 Week 3: The Dashing Ducks of Stanley Park

Local waterfowl are some of the most interesting and colorful animals in this part of the world! Stanley Park is home to many species that live here year-round and many others who stop off at Lost Lagoon and Beaver Lake during their migration. Dive into the fascinating world of ducks as SPES educators help you identify different species and understand all the evolutionary adaptations that let these creatures survive tough conditions.

February 23 Week 4: Wild Woodpeckers

Ever wondered what’s up with Woodpeckers? How do they manage to peck such large holes in trees without getting dizzy? And why do all the pecking in the first place? Come find answers to these questions and more as we delve into the world of these charismatic woodland creatures. Learn about the different species of woodpeckers found in Stanley Park and what makes each of them unique.


Each session includes the following:  

Welcome, group sharing, short solo activity, learning sessions from SPES, and an introduction to an optional activity for after the club! 

**We welcome youth outside the suggested age range (younger participants should be accompanied by an adult to help with tech support) but programming will be designed for 9–13 year-olds. Parental guidance for younger children is advised. 

The club is open to new participants and children who have attended previous series.  If Wednesday mornings are not suitable and you have a small group interested, let us know and we can figure out a time that works during or afterschool! Email us to inquire further at 

*Tickets must be purchased in advance. Fees for this program are based on a sliding scale, to keep them accessible to more people - you choose what you can afford! As a non-profit that subsidizes our programs for increased accessibility, your contributions make a huge difference in being able to offer our services for the years to come. Thank you for your support!  If you are unable to afford the price, please contact us at  

**This program will take place on Zoom, please make sure you have Zoom downloaded well in advance of the webinar.  A Zoom link can be found within your confirmation email, and will also be sent out one hour before the start of the program. Only one ticket required per household.

Please contact us at or 604-257-6908 ext:103 for more details.

We gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we gather and help steward is the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. Since time immemorial, Coast Salish peoples have lived reciprocally with the land, harvesting and cultivating foods and medicines and practicing ceremony. The abundance of these lands and waters, which enables us to live, work, and play here today, is a result of the past and on-going stewardship and advocacy of the Coast Salish peoples.