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Earth ALIVE Edmonton Biodiversity Week Kickoff Event - Saturday, May 14

Afternoon at City Hall (noon - 4pm)

Join us for a fun, interactive and educational afternoon kicking off Biodiversity Week in Edmonton! Join a hands-on workshop and learn how you can create wildlife habitat in your backyard, enjoy the live music and great food, take in a treasure hunt or puppet show with your children, meet some of the wild creatures that live in Edmonton's natural areas... there's an activity for everyone!

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Event Program

Interactive Workshops

  • Naturescaping your backyard
  • Beneficial insects… and ones to look out for
  • Creating and installing bee blocks
  • Worm composting
  • Edmonton’s urban forest
  • Backyard birds

Loads of fun family activities

  • Back Porch Swing - enjoy these local folk/bluegrass legends!
  • African hand drumming - facilitated workshop and drum/dance circle. Discover the connection between nature and music.
  • Global Voices Choir - take in the beautiful songs of this talented local multicultural choir
  • Treasure hunt and puppet show - for the young and young-at-heart!
  • Live critters - meet some of the wild creatures we share this city with
  • Tasty food and drinks, including bicycle-powered smoothies
  • Great giveaways and door prizes
  • Award presentations celebrating local stewards (Lily of the Valley Award for Biodiversity Stewardship) and young artists (Biodiversity: Together Art Contest)
  • ETS Free Ride Home for the first 200 people! Bring proof of payment from your bus or LRT ride to City Hall and receive a free ETS ticket for the ride home.

Evening at Stanley Milner Library (5-7:30pm)

Film Screening: "Play Again" in the Edmonton Room

A screening of the award-winning film Play Again, followed by a facilitated discussion about reconnecting children with the natural world and how YOU can get involved.

Coffee, tea and snacks will be served.

Please reserve your spot by calling 780-442-4974 or by email to westrsvp@edmonton.ca.

For more information:

Angela Hobson

Title Office of Natural Areas Conservation
Telephone 780-496-6147 
Fax 780-496-1150
Email angela.hobson@edmonton.ca