Activities to Foster Care for and a Connection to the Urban Forest

Join Surrey Parks staff for a day of cross-curricular activities inspired by the sights, sounds and smells of Kwomais Point Park. We’ll begin our day in Kwomais Lodge then head out for two breakout sessions – one on phenology (study of the seasonal changes of plants and animals) and the other on the learning potential of shade trees. Kwantlen First Nation Elder Karen Gabriel will wrap up our day with a presentation and guided walk on local plant life. You’ll leave with ways to foster care for and a connection to our urban forest as well as a package of resources.

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To Bring/Important Notes

Lunch will be provided - please email Bree at by April 21 with any allergies and/or dietary restrictions.
Please bring a refillable water bottle.
Please dress for the weather. We will be outdoors for most of the day.


8:45 AM - 3:00 PM

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This workshops is held offsite at Kwomais Point Park - 1367 128 Street - Surrey, BC - V4A 1H3 - Canada


  • City of Surrey
    Bree Greve

    Bree has had the privilege of connecting children with nature and learning along side them for over 20 years. Her work with Surrey Parks focuses on finding meaningful and responsible ways to connect children with nature in the city and it’s the challenges and rewards of this that keep her going. She’s proud to have played a role in launching the City of Surrey’s first Nature Preschool program, with some of her most memorable days being the muddiest. Trees, sunsets and banana slugs make her smile and she will forever be exploring.  

  • City of Surrey
    Natasha Jackson-Drouin
  • Carly Campos

    Carly works as a Stewardship Program Leader with the City of Surrey and absolutely loves connecting people with our urban forest, our parks and to nature. She leads class plantings, youth invasive removals and public nature work parties. You will also find her leading nature walks throughout Surrey parks and educating the public on environmental stewardship. Carly enjoys hiking and being outdoors with her family and she would prefer to never have to come back inside!