Ponds teem with a diversity of prey and predators that conduct their lives largely unseen below the surface. The outdoor workshop will begin with an examination of several species of pond organisms that Don Scallen will have on hand. We’ll then visit one of the Arboretum ponds to see what else we can discover. Dip nets, and containers to briefly house the creatures, will be supplied. Don Scallen has written about vernal pools for ON Nature and Escarpment Views magazines and since 2001 he has been the primary nature writer for In The Hills magazine https://www.inthehills.ca/author/don-scallen/ In 2020 he published Nature Where We Live, Activities to Engage Your Inner Scientist from Pond Dipping to Animal Tracking.