In recent years, residents of the Fraser River Basin have witnessed several weather records: The village of Lytton reached 49.6 degrees Celsius in June of 2021, and the town of Hope received 252 millimetres of rain within the span of a weekend that November. These records are not just anomalies, they are a result of how climate change is affecting the frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events.
Join Fraser River Discovery Centre in the Ken Spencer Science Park to learn how climate change has been affecting flooding events across the Lower Mainland with their Emriver Em2 stream table. Explore various flood scenarios and different ways we can adapt our communities to rising waters.
Good stuff for you to know:
- This event is included in the price of admission — sign up for free at the Ken Spencer Science Park on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Activities are recommended for flood scientists 5+ and are better with an adult
- Please note: Space is limited – we can accommodate a maximum of 12 participants at a time.
This event is an initiative of GenAction, for youth grades K-12.
In the spirit of water conservation, this stream table reuses water throughout the day. At the end of the day, the water is cleaned and used to water vegetable gardens in the Science Park. Additionally, the stream table utilizes user-activated switches and is in accordance with the Stage 2 watering restrictions in Vancouver to conserve drinking water.