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world environment month
 

In celebration of World Environment Day (June 5) Mississauga will be hosting virtual events throughout the month of June. While practising physical distancing, World Environment Month will help you find a way to connect back to nature and feel more connected with your surroundings. Celebrate World Environment Month with us and participate in many of the environmental events happening virtually:

2020 World Environment Month Events

Chat with a Forestry Expert
June 25 (5 - 6 p.m.)

Want to do more to help pollinators in your neighbourhood? Maybe you’ve wondered who our pollinators are? They are so much more than just bees!

Join the City’s Woodlands and Natural Areas team for a live webinar to learn more about the types of pollinators in our city and ways we can help them thrive. Email your buzzing questions (questions from kids are encouraged) prior to the event to onemilliontrees@mississauga.ca and City staff will share knowledge and tips! Or, send us photos of pollinators and/or pollinator initiatives you’ve seen that we’ll showcase so we can all be inspired by the growing ecosystems in our City.

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Storytimes with Mississauga Libraries
June 26 (11 a.m.)
Registration not required, suitable for families and kids

Celebrate World Environment Month with a Mississauga Library Facebook Live Storytime. Join us for an interactive program with stories, songs, rhymes and early literacy activities that the whole family will continue to can enjoy together at home!

Watch a Storytime


Biology in Your Backyard
June 27 (11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)

Join the creators of #BiologyInYourBackyard (Prof. Marc Johnson, Tamarack, Mae & Oscar) to learn about the importance of pollinators in your backyard. This session will include examples of a wide diversity of pollinators (bees, butterflies, hummingbirds), plants to increase pollinator habitat and diversity, and how you can build bee hotels to increase the diversity and abundance of wild native bees.

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Victory Gardens
June 29 (5 - 6 p.m.)

Learn about the history of Victory Gardens in Mississauga and how families grew their own Victory Garden, used the fresh produce in recipes and preserved fresh fruits and veggies for later use.

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Lego Club
June 30 (12 p.m.)
Registration not required, suitable for families and kids

Celebrate World Environment Month by building a nature-inspired LEGO® creation. Join us on the Mississauga Library Facebook page for some inspiration! If you don’t have LEGO® at home, feel free to draw a picture or try out mecabricks.com or LEGO Digital Designer where you can build digitally!

Your personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001. The personal information will be used for your registration and the administration of the online outreach event. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Environmental Outreach Coordinator, Parks, Forestry & Environment Division, 9th Floor, 201 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, ON L5B 2T4. Telephone: 905-615-3200 ext. 2643.

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