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EcoSpark’s Kids BioDiversity Training

Ages 6 - 17

2021-04-22 14:00:00 2021-04-22 14:30:00 America/New_York EcoSpark’s Kids BioDiversity Training Celebrate Earth Day with Idea Exchange and EcoSparks. Virtual

Thursday, April 22
2:00pm - 2:30pm

Add to Calendar 2021-04-22 14:00:00 2021-04-22 14:30:00 America/New_York EcoSpark’s Kids BioDiversity Training Celebrate Earth Day with Idea Exchange and EcoSparks. Virtual

Celebrate Earth Day with Idea Exchange and EcoSparks.

Learn how to tie a bowline knot, make a seed necklace, and share nature photos for science! In this virtual nature workshop for all ages (suggested grade 6 and up), participants will learn how to find and identify a wide variety of plants, insects and animals using interactive species ID apps and field guides in their own community. Participants have the option to try more projects and contribute outdoor nature observations following the training by exploring backyards, parks, or other areas near home and sharing observations—such as bird counts and plant photos—to online databases for citizen science. Explore local data with online maps and research connections between climate change and biodiversity.

To attend, please register in advance or go to Idea Exchange’s Facebook page to watch the video live at the scheduled time.

Note: Try our optional knot-tying activity by having a string about the length of a shoelace handy. Garden project ideas are introduced using household materials, but no materials are required. Participants will be introduced to optional family nature activities that use EcoSpark’s website and other free citizen science websites and apps, including Seek by iNaturalist.

This program is presented in connection with the City Nature Challenge 2021. Visit the City Nature Challenge website to find out how you can help us identify plant, animal, and bug species in Waterloo Region. 

Cost: Free

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Kids |

EVENT TYPE: | Programs + Workshops |

TAGS: | |

Virtual

Phone: 519-621-0460

Hours
Mon, Apr 12 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Apr 13 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Apr 14 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Apr 15 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Apr 16 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 17 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Apr 18 Closed

About the branch

Virtual programming means we bring the programs directly to you – it’s all online! Join us virtually from the comfort of home.

Be inspired at Idea Exchange in Cambridge! Connect with the public libraries and public art galleries of Cambridge. Idea Exchange supports and inspires our community with an environment of discovery for people of all ages.

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Upcoming events

Mon, Apr 12, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Mon, Apr 12, All day
Virtual
Help Charity and her beau gather everything they will need to elope to Scotland before the end of the Queen's ball in this fun, virtual escape room!

Mon, Apr 12, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtual - Facebook Live
Do you want to see some amazing animals and reptiles and learn some cool facts about them!

Tue, Apr 13, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Tue, Apr 13, All day
Virtual
Help Charity and her beau gather everything they will need to elope to Scotland before the end of the Queen's ball in this fun, virtual escape room!

Tue, Apr 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual - Zoom 1
Crafty critters go online!
This event is full

Tue, Apr 13, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Virtual - Zoom and Facebook Live
Join us as we celebrate Forest of Reading with bestselling illustrator Kim Smith.
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Tue, Apr 13, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual - Zoom 1
Have fun while practicing math quests with friends!
This event is full

Tue, Apr 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual - Microsoft Teams
Discover the surprising science hiding in a bag of Skittles.
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Tue, Apr 13, 6:45pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Are you new to Cambridge? Would you like to practice your English-speaking skills while you are staying home during COVID-19?
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Tue, Apr 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Join wildlife photographer and journalist Paul Gains as he shares his experiences of photographing wildlife in Waterloo Region.
Register

Wed, Apr 14, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Wed, Apr 14, All day
Virtual
Help Charity and her beau gather everything they will need to elope to Scotland before the end of the Queen's ball in this fun, virtual escape room!

Wed, Apr 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual - Zoom 1
Dance, stretch, sing, and read together in this action-packed program.

Wed, Apr 14, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Virtual - Zoom
Is your young family new to Cambridge? Would you like to practice your English-speaking skills while you connect with other parents in town?
Register

Wed, Apr 14, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtual - Facebook Live
Meet Penny Pom Pom, a colourful ball of energy who embodies creative confidence and artistic freedom.

Wed, Apr 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Learn how to successfully navigate the hidden job market, and use the most effective job search tools to date.
Register

Wed, Apr 14, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Virtual - Zoom 2
Get ready to learn some camping basics to prepare you for your next outdoor adventure!

Thu, Apr 15, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Thu, Apr 15, All day
Virtual
Help Charity and her beau gather everything they will need to elope to Scotland before the end of the Queen's ball in this fun, virtual escape room!

Thu, Apr 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual - Zoom 1
It's never too early to read, dance and sing with your little one!

Thu, Apr 15, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtual - Zoom and Facebook Live
We get to meet Samantha who is interested in all things manta ray, especially how to ensure that their habitats are free of pollution.
Register

Thu, Apr 15, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Are you new to Cambridge? Would you like to practice your English-speaking skills while you are staying home during COVID-19?
Register

Thu, Apr 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Zoom and Facebook Live
Join us as we talk to Alexandra Morton who has been called “the Jane Goodall of Canada”.
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Thu, Apr 15, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Do you know what a dinglehopper is? Are you a die-hard Disney fan?
Register

Thu, Apr 15, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Virtual - Eden Mills Writer's Festival
Sign up for the EMWF Book Club and enjoy conversation with fellow readers in the lead up to our main event!
Register

Fri, Apr 16, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Fri, Apr 16, All day
Virtual
Help Charity and her beau gather everything they will need to elope to Scotland before the end of the Queen's ball in this fun, virtual escape room!

Fri, Apr 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual - Zoom 1
Join us each week for stories, songs, and STEAM activities straight from home.

Fri, Apr 16, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Virtual - Zoom 1
Do you have a great memory?

Sat, Apr 17, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Sat, Apr 17, All day
Virtual
Help Charity and her beau gather everything they will need to elope to Scotland before the end of the Queen's ball in this fun, virtual escape room!

Sat, Apr 17, 10:30am - 11:30pm
Virtual - Zoom 2
Join us for an introduction to preparing your photos for laser engraving on the Old Post Office Laser Cutter.

Sun, Apr 18, All day
All Locations
All Idea Exchange locations will be closed on Sundays starting Sunday, January 3, 2021 through to and including Sunday, September 5, 2021.

Sun, Apr 18, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Sun, Apr 18, All day
Virtual
Help Charity and her beau gather everything they will need to elope to Scotland before the end of the Queen's ball in this fun, virtual escape room!

Sun, Apr 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual - Facebook Live
The Kitchener-Waterloo Guitar Orchestra is an amateur community guitar ensemble based in Waterloo Region, led by their Music Director, Mariette Stephenson.

Mon, Apr 19, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Mon, Apr 19, All day
Virtual
Help Charity and her beau gather everything they will need to elope to Scotland before the end of the Queen's ball in this fun, virtual escape room!

Mon, Apr 19, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Virtual - Zoom 2
Join us as we play a one-off Dungeons & Dragons game on Zoom!

Tue, Apr 20, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Tue, Apr 20, All day
Virtual
Help Charity and her beau gather everything they will need to elope to Scotland before the end of the Queen's ball in this fun, virtual escape room!

Tue, Apr 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual - Zoom 1
Crafty critters go online!
This event is full

Tue, Apr 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Virtual - Zoom 2
Knit and crochet poppies for the Cambridge Poppy Project. Suitable for all skill levels.

Tue, Apr 20, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual - Zoom 1
Have fun while practicing math quests with friends!
This event is full

Tue, Apr 20, 6:45pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Are you new to Cambridge? Would you like to practice your English-speaking skills while you are staying home during COVID-19?
Register

Tue, Apr 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Zoom 2
With no set book to read, this club is about great conversation and good fun!

Wed, Apr 21, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Wed, Apr 21, All day
Virtual
Help Charity and her beau gather everything they will need to elope to Scotland before the end of the Queen's ball in this fun, virtual escape room!

Wed, Apr 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual - Zoom 1
Dance, stretch, sing, and read together in this action-packed program.

Wed, Apr 21, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Virtual - Zoom
Is your young family new to Cambridge? Would you like to practice your English-speaking skills while you connect with other parents in town?
Register

Wed, Apr 21, All day
Virtual
Visit our Facebook page on April 21st at 2 P.M. for the announcement of the One Book, One Community 2021 selection.

Wed, Apr 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
In this webinar, you will learn how to develop a resume and cover letter that will help you stand out from the rest!
Register

Wed, Apr 21, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Virtual - Zoom 2
A new book club for swoon-worthy romance novel lovers.

Thu, Apr 22, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Thu, Apr 22, All day
Virtual
Help Charity and her beau gather everything they will need to elope to Scotland before the end of the Queen's ball in this fun, virtual escape room!

Thu, Apr 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual - Zoom 1
It's never too early to read, dance and sing with your little one!

Thu, Apr 22, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtual
Celebrate Earth Day with Idea Exchange and EcoSparks.
Register

Thu, Apr 22, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Are you new to Cambridge? Would you like to practice your English-speaking skills while you are staying home during COVID-19?
Register

Thu, Apr 22, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual - Facebook Live
Dress up as your favourite princess and join us for an enchanting story time with a Rose Princess.

Fri, Apr 23, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Fri, Apr 23, All day
Virtual
Help Charity and her beau gather everything they will need to elope to Scotland before the end of the Queen's ball in this fun, virtual escape room!

Fri, Apr 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual - Zoom 1
Join us each week for stories, songs, and STEAM activities straight from home.

Sat, Apr 24, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Sat, Apr 24, All day
Virtual
Help Charity and her beau gather everything they will need to elope to Scotland before the end of the Queen's ball in this fun, virtual escape room!

Sat, Apr 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Virtual - Zoom 2
Learn how to digitize old home movies, photos, and film negatives.

Sun, Apr 25, All day
All Locations
All Idea Exchange locations will be closed on Sundays starting Sunday, January 3, 2021 through to and including Sunday, September 5, 2021.

Sun, Apr 25, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Sun, Apr 25, All day
Virtual
Help Charity and her beau gather everything they will need to elope to Scotland before the end of the Queen's ball in this fun, virtual escape room!

Sun, Apr 25, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Virtual
An online classical guitar concert featuring musicians of all playing levels.
Register

Mon, Apr 26, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Mon, Apr 26, All day
Virtual
Help Charity and her beau gather everything they will need to elope to Scotland before the end of the Queen's ball in this fun, virtual escape room!

Tue, Apr 27, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Tue, Apr 27, All day
Virtual
Help Charity and her beau gather everything they will need to elope to Scotland before the end of the Queen's ball in this fun, virtual escape room!

Tue, Apr 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual - Zoom 1
Crafty critters go online!
This event is full

Tue, Apr 27, 10:30am - 11:30am
Virtual - Zoom 2
Knit and crochet poppies for the Cambridge Poppy Project. Suitable for all skill levels.

Tue, Apr 27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
As COVID persists, the challenging effects it has on the economy are far-stretching. Many people are unable to find work while others feel stuck in their careers.
Register

Tue, Apr 27, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Virtual - Zoom and Facebook Live
This virtual program, designed by FLAP Canada, encourages youth to appreciate the diversity of birds in their own neighbourhoods.
Register

Tue, Apr 27, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual - Zoom 1
Have fun while practicing math quests with friends!
This event is full

Tue, Apr 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual - Microsoft Teams
Be a detective! Test your powers of observation and deduction as you use forensic science to solve the mystery of the missing car.
Register

Tue, Apr 27, 6:45pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Are you new to Cambridge? Would you like to practice your English-speaking skills while you are staying home during COVID-19?
Register

Tue, Apr 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Do you ever look up at the night sky and wonder which planets and constellations are visible? What is visible to the naked eye and what can be seen with a small telescope?
Register

Wed, Apr 28, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Wed, Apr 28, All day
Virtual
Help Charity and her beau gather everything they will need to elope to Scotland before the end of the Queen's ball in this fun, virtual escape room!

Wed, Apr 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual - Zoom 1
Dance, stretch, sing, and read together in this action-packed program.

Wed, Apr 28, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Virtual - Zoom
Is your young family new to Cambridge? Would you like to practice your English-speaking skills while you connect with other parents in town?
Register

Wed, Apr 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Feeling nervous before an interview? Unsure if you’re giving the right answer?
Register

Wed, Apr 28, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Virtual - Zoom
Do you love to write? Do you have great taste in books, movies, and music?
Register

Wed, Apr 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Join Jenna from rare Charitable Research Reserve as she takes you through how to use the free app iNaturalist for your phone, tablet or desktop computer.
Register

Thu, Apr 29, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Thu, Apr 29, All day
Virtual
Help Charity and her beau gather everything they will need to elope to Scotland before the end of the Queen's ball in this fun, virtual escape room!

Thu, Apr 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual - Zoom 1
It's never too early to read, dance and sing with your little one!

Thu, Apr 29, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtual - Zoom and Facebook Live
Join us as we celebrate Ramadan with author M.O Yuksel and illustrator Hatem Aly as we talk about their wonderful new book In My Mosque.
Register

Thu, Apr 29, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Are you new to Cambridge? Would you like to practice your English-speaking skills while you are staying home during COVID-19?
Register

Thu, Apr 29, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Join us for a night of virtual trivia with Miss. Campbell.
Register

Fri, Apr 30, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Fri, Apr 30, All day
Virtual
Help Charity and her beau gather everything they will need to elope to Scotland before the end of the Queen's ball in this fun, virtual escape room!

Fri, Apr 30, 10:00am - 11:30am
Virtual - Zoom
Love to discuss the nuances of a great book? Our Preston Book Club meets monthly to discuss a set title, share our thoughts and learn more about the books we love.
Register

Fri, Apr 30, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual - Zoom 1
Join us each week for stories, songs, and STEAM activities straight from home.

Sat, May 01, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Sun, May 02, All day
All Locations
All Idea Exchange locations will be closed on Sundays starting Sunday, January 3, 2021 through to and including Sunday, September 5, 2021.

Sun, May 02, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Mon, May 03, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Tue, May 04, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Tue, May 04, 10:30am - 11:30am
Virtual - Zoom 2
Knit and crochet poppies for the Cambridge Poppy Project. Suitable for all skill levels.

Tue, May 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Join us as the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory gives us a virtual guided tour of their space.
Register

Tue, May 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Zoom and Facebook Live
Join us as we Comlink Chat with E.K. Johnston this May the Fourth at 7:00 pm.
Register

Wed, May 05, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Thu, May 06, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Thu, May 06, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtual - Facebook Live
Calling all young padawans! Dress up as your favourite Star Wars character, and join us for this virtual story time with Rey and Kylo Ren.

Fri, May 07, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Sat, May 08, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Sun, May 09, All day
All Locations
All Idea Exchange locations will be closed on Sundays starting Sunday, January 3, 2021 through to and including Sunday, September 5, 2021.

Sun, May 09, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Mon, May 10, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Mon, May 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Zoom and Facebook Live
Join us as we talk to bestselling historian John Boyko as he talks about his latest book, The Devil’s Trick.
Register

Tue, May 11, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?

Tue, May 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
Virtual - Zoom 2
Knit and crochet poppies for the Cambridge Poppy Project. Suitable for all skill levels.

Wed, May 12, All day
Virtual
A text-based murder mystery. Can you discover the killer?