Community Learning, Together
The Iris Griffith Centre is pleased to serve as the base for a wide variety of educational workshops led by local and visiting experts. Workshops are offered in a wide variety of disciplines related to local natural history, ecological monitoring and restoration, and sustainable living. They provide hands-on learning opportunities for community members.
In 2008 and 2009 we were pleased to offer a comprehensive “Greening Your Home” workshop series, with sessions on living roofs, alternative energy, geo-exchange conditioning, building efficiency, solar hot water, solar electric, waste water management and more.
In the fall of 2009, we offered our new “Water for Life” workshop series. Participants learned about what they could do in their homes, gardens and community to help conserve water and protect freshwater resources from pollution.
From 2011 to 2013, we offered a series of workshops in conjunction with the development of our Sunshine Coast Biodiversity Strategy Program. Examples included: hands-on workshops at the Tyner Biodiversity Park building trails, removing invasive species, and creating butterfly and bee friendly gardens, as well as native plant propagation classes.
In 2014, with the acquisition of the Wood Duck Bus, we have been able to diversify our workshops by taking them to the road! Examples have included Coastal Mushroom Field Identification courses while exploring the Pender Harbour Area, and trips to the Sechelt theatre to view environmental documentaries like Cowspiracy.
More Workshops are being planned for 2016 - keep an eye on our Lagoon Society Blog for updates!