Whatever your background, you can help collect data for research in Pinery Provincial Park. However you participate, you’ll be providing invaluable data to help scientists understand what’s happening in our changing natural world.
Become a Bat Scientist
You can “rent” (for a safety deposit) a bat detector at the Park’s Visitor Centre and become a bat scientist. Explore the park, use the detector to listen for bats, and record what you find. When you return your detector, mark your findings on our map.
You can also help by taking photos at the photo monitoring posts set up throughout the park. Each post has a metal bracket to accept smart devices that ensures the direction and angle of photos is consistent. Take a picture of the Pinery landscape and email it to the address on the post. This helps Park ecologists to monitor changes from week to week and year to year.
Established in 1989, The Friends of Pinery Park is a registered charity dedicated to education, promotion, and preservation of Pinery Provincial Park. Over the years we have undertaken a variety of activities to protect the Park’s rare ecosystem and enhance the experience of visitors to the Park. Among them: research into species at risk, projects to stabilize the freshwater dunes, projects to make the Park’s natural beauty accessible to all, educational programs for children and youth, and much more. Join us!