2023 Environment Week Schedule

Workshops and Events:

June 3 & 4 – 7 am

Birding Walks with Ken Orich

Join local bird expert Ken Orich for a morning of birding in some of his favourite hot spots in Lethbridge!

$10 per session | Ages 16+ | Call the Nature Centre to Register: 403-320-3064

June 5-9

Bike to Work Week

Join the movement towards a greener future and a healthier lifestyle by participating in Bike to Work week, and experience the joy of commuting on two wheels! Share your commute on your socials and be sure to tag Environment Lethbridge and use the hashtag #biketoworkyql

June 3 & 8

Free compost!

FREE compost has been generously provided by the City of Lethbridge Waste & Recycling Department. Please bring your own containers & shovels. Assistance will be provided.

June 3: 11-5pm ENMAX Centre – East Parking Lot

June 8: 4-8pm Casa Parking Lot


New date TBD

Bandana Plant Dyeing

Join us for a plant dyeing workshop during Environment Week and discover the beauty of natural colors while learning about local plants and sustainable fashion practices!

June 6 10-11 am

Iissksiniip Plant Walk (Coming to Know and Learn) with Api’soomaahka

Learn about local indigenous plants and their traditional uses during this short walk along the top of the coulees.
Meet in parking lot “K” at Lethbridge College. By donation to the Naapii’s Garden and Kayotiss Seed Bank Project.

Registration required.


June 6

Kainai Iinnii (bison) Rematriation

Join Justin Bruised Head Akkamootskoonaki from Blood Tribe Land Management to present on his work as the Kainai Iinnii (Bison) Rematriation Project Coordinator.

June 7 – 6-8 pm

Waste and Recycling Centre Tour

The tour will depart by bus from the Galt Museum, and includes a brief history of waste and recycling in Lethbridge and tour the Waste and Recycling Centre.

Children over the age of 12 are welcome, but must be accompanied by a guardian.

All participants are required to wear sturdy closed toed footwear and should dress for outdoor weather.

Free! Registration is required. 44 seats available.

June 7

School Clean-up Challenge

Students, are you looking for a fun and meaningful way to participate in Environment Week? Consider a clean-up challenge at your school! This is an opportunity for you and your classmates to work together to make a positive impact on our environment by removing litter and waste from your school grounds. Let’s show our commitment to the environment and see who can collect the most garbage.

June 8

Bike to School Day

Get ready to pedal your way to a cleaner, greener future by participating in Bike to School Day during Environment Week – it’s the perfect opportunity to reduce carbon emissions, promote physical activity, and have fun!

June 8 – 8-9 am

Yoga in the Park

Join us for morning glory Yoga in the Park with Heartspace Yoga Studio
Kinsman Park Coffee provided, please bring your own mug. Class by donation.

Registration required.


New date TBD

Pollinator Cafe Planting

Join us for a fun-filled morning of planting flowers in pollinator cafes and help support green infrastructure in the city.

June 10 – 12-4 pm

Nature Play Fest

Nature Play Fest will provide families with the opportunity to try diverse outdoor activities from crafts to kayaking!


June 11 – 12-2 pm

Flora Foundations: Aasowa (Wild Licorice) with Api’soomaahka

Join Api’soomaahka (artist, Kainai Ecosystem Protection Association, Napi’s Garden) to learn about the plant Aasowa (Wild Licorice). We will spend our time in the river bottom harvesting, learning Blackfoot plant science, and listening to stories.

Hosted by the Galt Museum, $10 per ticket.

Closes June 26

Climate Adaptation Plan Survey

The City of Lethbridge is preparing a Climate Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan and they want to hear from you! Share your thoughts on climate adapation in the Lethbridge through this online survey.

1000 Trees for 2023

Join the Helen Schuler Nature Centre in securing Lethbridge’s tree legacy by planting 1000 trees in 2023. The big trees we enjoy today were planted many years ago by someone like you! Planting trees is both a legacy project and an act of climate leadership that will benefit Lethbridge for generations to come.