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Pond Exploration at Fanshawe Conservation Area

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Pines Shelter, Fanshawe Conservation Area

1424 Clarke Road

London, ON N5V 5B9

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Get your feet wet in the world of wetland ecology and investigate some of Fanshawe's aquatic critters!

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Grab your rubber boots and get ready to make a splash at Pond Exploration, an outdoor adventure within Fanshawe Conservation Area where we will use nets to examine invertebrates, tadpoles, and any other residents beneath the surface. Dip nets will be provided by UTRCA staff, who will be on hand to answer questions and provide support. Any captured critters will be placed in viewing trays until the end of the program when we will have a show and tell of our discoveries, then release everyone back to their aquatic home.

Pond Exploration is a family-friendly event for those who love amphibians, fish, or just playing in the water, although all children must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up soon because we only have 25 spots available! We look forward to exploring the pond with you!

Program Notes:

-Pond Exploration is a free event, but the regular gate fee will apply when entering the park. London residents are eligible to check out a free park day pass from London Public Library, although availability may vary.

-Registration through Eventbrite is required to attend Pond Exploration. All participants must receive their own ticket, including children and babies. This is so we can have an accurate headcount for COVID-19 regulations.

-Prior to attending the event, all participants must review the UTRCA COVID-19 Guidelines for Participants in Community Education & Partnerships Programs & Events.

-If you are feeling sick, please stay home and cancel your Eventbrite registration as soon as possible to give someone on the waitlist a chance to participate.

-Please arrive 10 minutes early so we can complete a health check and review our COVID-19 safety protocols.

-We ask all participants over 4 years of age to have a mask on hand at all times for situations when social distancing cannot be maintained. However, masks do not need to be worn outdoors when groups are at least 2m apart.

-Please come dressed appropriately for a morning in the mud and water. Pond Exploration will run rain or shine, but will be canceled in the case of severe inclement weather. If the event is cancelled due to inclement weather, we will notify all participants through email by 8 am on the day of the event. We will do our best to reschedule the event to a new date/time.

-There is a portable restroom near the Campground office that you will be able to use if needed.

-Don’t forget to pack a water bottle and nut-free snacks.

Please note: If we are unable to run this program due to a change in COVID-19 restrictions, we will notify all participants as soon as possible.

All UTRCA summer events will be led by UTRCA Environmental Educators. Staff have First Aid training and vulnerable persons checks. We are excited to share our passion for nature and the outdoors with you!

Questions?

Contact Julie Read, Supervisor of Community Education, Upper Thames River Conservation Authority

readj@thamesriver.on.ca

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Pines Shelter, Fanshawe Conservation Area

1424 Clarke Road

London, ON N5V 5B9

Canada

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