Pollinator Picnic (Doors Open Richmond)
Join Border Free Bees at our Pollinator Picnic in the new Terra Nova Pollinator Meadow during Doors Open Richmond! Bring your lunch and participate in creating a new public art sculpture by weaving a bumble basket with eco-artist Jaymie Johnson; learn how to identify and count pollinators using our Citizen Science app; enjoy live music with the Vancouver Regional District Youth Community Band; and tour the meadow to learn how you can create pollinator habitat in your own backyard.
The Art Of Nature: Plant Walk & Microscopic Photography Workshop with Stephanie Aitken
Come learn about Okanagan native plants and discover microscopic photography! We will start with a plant walk on campus, learning how to identify native plants, discussing their ecological roles, and how we incorporate them into our own gardens. Returning to the lab we will use microscopes to take a closer look at the hidden beauty of seeds, bark, leaves, etc. Bring your own camera and try your hand at microscopic photography. You will leave with a new artful appreciation for nature!
WorkBee 3: Three-Dimensional Forms
Focus on shape and patterning: create coiled bumble baskets using previously harvested material. Guests: Natalie Der and Maya Khayrallah from the Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra.