Durham Region: Conservation Youth Corps – Location to Be Confirmed

August 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mary Gawen

Get outdoors and earn high school volunteer hours! Learn how to safely use equipment and participate in environmental conservation.

Find out how effective a butterfly garden is at attracting butterflies, using eButterfly — one of the many citizen science projects in EcoSpark‘s Park Watch program.

EcoSpark is teaming up with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s (TRCA) Conservation Youth Corps program at Rick Hull to engage students in monitoring greenspace. You’ll learn how to identify butterflies and moths, and will be contributing to a North America-wide data set that researchers use to do real science!


  • At least 14 years of age;
  • Currently enrolled in High School and returning in September 2019;
  • Able to commit to volunteering for the full session;
  • Interested in the outdoors and environmental conservation;
  • Comfortable working in a team environment;
  • Punctual and reliable.

Expectations of participants:

  1. Arrive on time at a designated location.
  2. Participate in an orientation and training session.
  3. Comply with all health and safety instructions provided and maintain a safety focus during all tasks.
  4. Use hand tools and equipment safely, including shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows.
  5. Other tasks as assigned.

Registration is required for youth ages 14-17 participating without parent/guardian supervision (registration form below). 

What to wear: Long pants, closed-toed shoes and sun/rain protection. This event will take place rain or shine.

Work task at this location is:  Native plant garden maintenance

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