Tag Archives: Whitehorse

Annual bird and bat box building day

Kids can build their own bird or bat house or even a bird feeder. Pre-cut materials are provided free of charge just bring your favourite hammer.

Sponsored by Turner Contracting Ltd., Kilrich Industries and Yukon Fish and Game Association.

Yukonstruct- Make it Wild! Make a Duck Nesting Box – SPECIAL FAMILY


Special Family: Buy one ticket and attend the workshop with your kid*!+ Optional family hike the following Sunday to install the boxes on appropriate trees surrounding a local lake!
*Each adult can bring one youngster (ages 10+) along to join them as we learn and build.
Work with your hands as you complete a conservation project to increase habitat for our feathered friends!

This family workshop will have us exploring the lives of Yukon water birds, and then building a duck box to improve access to nest sites when they migrate North this Spring. A short opening presentation with Erin Nicolardi of Rivers to Ridges will start us off, and then we will be in the wood shop to construct some duck nesting boxes.

Optional family hike the following Sunday to install the boxes on appropriate trees surrounding a local lake.

About the instructor:
Erin is a certified teacher, Wilderness First Responder and amateur bird appreciator. She is interested in risk management and the benefits of risky play, bird language as a doorway to awareness, and how to create accessibility (culture, gender, ability, language, family, age, finances, etc.) for young people to take part in programs that connect them to the land. Erin grew up in Southern Ontario, and she has over 10 years of experience working outdoors with children and youth. She is also the co-founder of Rivers to Ridges, land-based education initiative to connect young people to the land in Whitehorse!

All materials and tools provided, some basic woodworking skills required.
Special Family: Buy one ticket and attend the workshop with your little helper*!
Non members: $25 ~ Members: $20
Maximum 5 participants
Register here.