I am a big fan of the Stanley Park Ecology Society and the good work they go in the park – from guided walks to ive busters maintenance of the natural landscape. They have an upcoming event highlighting the flying squirrel (yes, there are flying squirrels in Stanley Park) that I would like to mention here.
“On Saturday, August 9, 2008,the Stanley Park Ecology Society proudly presents Flying Squirrels: Denizens of the Dark, an entertaining and uniquely educational program for audiences of all ages.
The program will begin with a snappy musical introduction provided by the Stanley Park Ecology Societyâ€™s Jarrid Jenkins – a huge flying squirrel fan. He will then introduce naturalist Steve Patterson, a good friend and business partner of Sabrina and Scooter (the Northern and Southern flying squirrels living in Steveâ€™s care). For the next hour and a half, they intend to introduce everyone to the fascinating lives that these little mammals lead when the sun goes down and people are asleep. Forget about an expensive circus – come and see these real acrobats at work and play!”
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Stanley Park Ecology Society, a non-profit, community-based organization connecting people with nature through education and stewardship initiatives in Stanley Park for 20 years.
What: Flying Squirrels: Denizens of the Dark
Where: West End Community Centre
When: Saturday, August 9, 2008
Show time: 10:15am (Doors at 9:45am) – noon
Tickets are $7 each and children under one-year-old are FREE. Tickets can be purchased online through the West End Community Centreâ€™s program registration.