Fraser River Discovery Centre has found a way to connect community members with the Fraser River – even if its doors are closed.
Located on New Westminster’s waterfront, Fraser River Discovery Centre offers a variety of programs and exhibits related to the mighty Fraser. The centre remains temporarily closed because of the COVID-19 crisis, but it’s launching a number of activities that can be done from the comforts of home.
“We are excited to have found a few ways to share our love for the mighty Fraser with people without them having to come here,” said Stephen Bruyneel, director of external relations and development. “FRDC@Home will hopefully provide a bit of respite during these difficult times.”
FRDC@Home will include social media opportunities, virtual exhibit tours and crafts that can be done at home. Free activities, crafts and tours will be available at www.fraserriverdiscovery.org, or through Fraser River Discovery Centre’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram feeds
“We will drive people to the website, and also link our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts to the website,” Bruyneel said. “Some activities will be on the site, some via social media, but always connected.”
Content being offered will include: a social media series (sharing interesting Fraser River facts, as well as providing the opportunity to engage on what the Fraser River means to you); ‘deep dives’ into exhibits featuring video tours of FRDC exhibits, including Bones are Made of Salmon and George the Sturgeon; and Crafts at Home, where folks can follow along with staff as they guide viewers through easy-to-follow craft activities via instructional videos.
“Each week we will have a different set of activities for people of all ages,” Bruyneel said. “We will kick things off during the last week of April with the first in our social media series, which will focus on tugboats. Then, later in the week, we will share fun and interactive information on one of our most iconic species – wild Pacific salmon.”
For more info, go to www.fraserriverdiscovery.org.