Final Project 2-4 Zyra B, Amy C

Community Event

The community event we went to was Global Rewind VI at Science World.

Global Rewind was hosted by Science World's TAG Team, and Metro Vancouver Youth4Action.
The purpose of the event was to allow people to explore, be inspired, and have fun! 

Event details:

When: May 5th 2017
Where: Science World
Time: 6pm - 9:30pm

Food: Zero waste meal. Please bring your own containers.

How my day went (personal account):

I arrived at the location at exactly 6pm. I was excited to learn about sustainability, and it was my first time attending a community event. After checking in at the registration table, I was surprised to see that almost all the staff members were youth. The boy who checked my name off the list was younger than I was! He handed me a small sheet of paper which held a set of instructions. It was a scavenger hunt, where I had to go to set locations and take a selfie with the area. The completed paper will then be put into a ballot for a draw. Prizes weren't told to us yet.

After I had completed the scavenger hunt, the PA spoke, "Everyone, please come to the theater. I repeat, everyone, please come to the theater." 

There, we heard about a video contest on sustainability. The hosts of the night showed us videos from the winning schools. Afterwards, the hosts asked us to explore the booths created by their members on sustainability and nature. A particular booth that interested me was growing colourful flowers from a white petaled flower by adding food colouring to the water. 

Near the end of the event, we all went to the white spot dining area, and answered some questions asked by the hosts. Finally, they handed each attendee a post card for us to write a way for us to become more sustainable. The postcards were fpr ourselves. They told us they would mail the postcard to  our houses.

Central Park Tour

Ask: What is a rain forest? - environment that receives high rainfall and has many tall trees.

Native Plant Species:
Sword fern
Douglas fir
Bracken fern
Big leaf maple

Invasive Plant Species:

Holly - has spiky edged leaves and red/yellow/black berries
-commonly used to make wreaths

Ecological Interactions:
  1. Bats live in the gaps on the Douglas Fir tree bark
  2. Salmon decomposing
    • Bone- phosphorous, essential nutrients for trees
    • Flesh- nitrogenessential nutrients for trees
  3. Birds getting drunk on elderberry
  4. Woodpecker (two types in central park) eats insects hiding in tree bark
  5. Bats eating insects at night
Grey squirrel
Douglas squirrel
Wood Pecker( Pileated )

 Dichotomous Key

History of the Place:
Central Park is a second growth forest. When the British Navy needed logs for their masts, they logged majority of the trees. The trees were old, which meant they were very large, so logging one tree required the work of two men. At the time, trees were hand logged with a long saw with a handle on each side. The method they used was to first create a gap from the middle of one tree, though to the other side, and then stick a strong wooden plank through the gap. Then, the men would stand on each side of the plank, and begin sawing. Once the tree was fully cut across, it would fall down to the side, and the men would carry it away to produce more products for their ships.

Cards for Pacific West Coast Ecosystem


This blog was created and written by Amy Cao. 
Special thanks to Zyra Barluado for creating the dichotomous key.
The playing cards were drawn by Zyra, and coloured by Amy.


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