You’re invited to learn all about the ancient and mysterious Fraser River white sturgeon at Super Saturday.
Super Saturday is a series of public programs at the Fraser River Discovery Centre that celebrate the living, working Fraser River. The next event – Ghosts of the Fraser – is on Saturday, Feb. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 788 Quayside Dr.
“Nicknamed the Ghosts of the Fraser, white sturgeon are specially adapted to live in their watery home,” said Stephen Bruyneel, Fraser River Discovery Centre’s director of external relations and development. “Despite this, there are still a lot of challenges they must face in order to survive in the Fraser, and we’d love to tell you about them on Saturday, Feb. 29.”
According to Discovery Centre, white sturgeon have been around for millions of years and have actually changed very little over that time. A female can lay up to four million eggs at once, and while few of them will make it to be adults, those that do can grow to be more than seven metres long and live for over a century.
“We hope people of all ages will join us this Saturday to play our Sturgeon Survival board game and learn more about the Fraser’s elusive ‘ghosts’,” Bruyneel said.
Taking place on the last Saturday of every month, Super Saturday is a series of public programs geared toward family-friendly activities, all focused on a different Fraser River topic each month. They are included with the price of admission to the galleries and there is no need to sign up in advance.
The next Super Saturday, taking place on Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will focus on Panning For Gold. The April 25 event will focus on estuaries and feature an estuary pond craft.