Plant Awareness Project

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Plants!


The Plant Awareness Project aims to create opportunities for people of all ages to recognize and further appreciate the plants around them. With this in mind, 23 interpretive plant signs were created and mounted on existing structures near living specimens of the plant. Here is a map showing approximately where the signs are located.

Look for one of our signs on your next walk!

Two overview signs have also been created and mounted on the chain-link fence where the Rotary Trail meets Selkirk Drive (Behind APES) and behind the ice arena. These signs show all of the 23 photographs from the individual plant signs plus the scientific name and names of each plant in 6 languages: Ktunaxa, Secwepemc, Michif, Blackfoot, French and English. Learn more about these languages and how First Peoples use plants.

The individual smaller signs aim to draw attention to the plants and open doors to more learning. Each 20 cm x 32 cm sign has a unique representation created by a local artists (Artists’ Statements), a photo of the plant (Photographers’ Statements), the plant name in English, brief information about the plant’s uses and roles in the ecosystem plus an outline of the leaf which can be easily traced, making the signs interactiveClick here for the backstory and people behind the project.

We hope that teachers will make use of these signs to bring their students outside.  Anyone can trace the leaves and other outlines on the signs to make art pieces and to help with recognizing the plant. Learning about plants touches on many parts of the curriculum from the 3Rs to biology and art. Learn more about the featured plants and the many other plants in the area. 



































































Here are some resources to help gain the lasting benefits of learning to know local plants.



The Plant Awareness Project was made possible by generous support from Columbia Basin Trust, The Town of Golden, Rotary International and the Parent Advisory Council at Alexander Park Elementary School. 

We also thank the Golden Star for their reporting on this project and encourage you to read their articles:

Golden Star Article May 14, 2020 


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