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Simon Fraser University biologist Tammy McMullan leads a fun introduction to insects.

Join us for a bug hunt in the forests and waterways of Hope!  Biologist Tammy McMullan will show you the amazing diversity of insects that live around us, including their strange lifecycles and the important role they play in ecosystems.

You’ll get to see lots of bugs up close, including live specimens.  You’ll also get some hands-on experience as you learn different methods for gathering insects in the outdoors.


By donation.

Your support helps us to continue hosting free family programs.


We’ll walk for approximately one kilometer on gently-graded trails.


Saturday, June 27th, 2015

9:30 AM – Meet at Thacker Regional Park.  Click HERE for map.

– Explore forests, streams, and ponds.

12:00 Noon – Program ends.

There are nice places nearby to have a picnic beside the Coquihalla River, so consider bringing a picnic lunch.


Thacker Regional Park.

Click HERE for map.


Participants must arrange their own transportation to Thacker Park.


Participants should be prepared for the demands of changing weather.

  • Snack food and water
  • Hat and sunblock
  • Sun glasses
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Clothes for all weather
  • Camera, binoculars
  • Net, clear viewing containers
  • Insect ID book
  • Magnifying glass

While we love animals of all kinds, we ask that you please leave your pet at home.

We will bring:

  • Insect sampling gear
  • Educational displays
  • Colouring sheets


Liability Waiver Form

Everyone age 19 & over must sign a liability waiver form in order to participate in this program. Please take the time to read this form because you must understand and agree to it when you sign it. By signing it you are waiving certain rights, including the right to sue. These forms will be available to sign when you check in. Please seek legal counsel if you have any questions.

Everyone age 18 & under must have an informed consent form signed by their parent or legal guardian in order to participate. Please contact us if you need this form prior to arrival at this program.

If you are bringing children that you are not parent or legal guardian for, you need to get the informed consent form done ahead of the program and bring it along to participate.


Space is limited and there may be a waiting list, so please let us know immediately if you must cancel.


Hope Mountain Centre carries liability insurance and maintains excellent safety records. Due to the nature of outdoor programs, these trips do involve some personal risk. Hope Mountain Centre assumes no responsibility for personal injury or damage to personal property and we will require each participant to sign a liability release and assumption of risk form before participating in this program. Please be aware that activities typical of this program involve many risks, dangers and hazards including, but not limited to: accidents which occur during transportation or travel to and from events; slips and falls; loss of balance; impact, cold water immersion; repetitive strain injuries; dislocated shoulders; hypothermia, frostbite, sunburn; changing and inclement weather conditions including storms, blizzards, whiteouts and high wind; steepness of terrain, tree wells, crevasses; avalanches, cornices, landslides and falling ice, snow and objects; encounters with domestic or wild animals; negligence on the part of releasees and other participants.

While we love animals of all kinds, we ask that you please leave your pet at home.