BC Field Trips Blog
Mark September 30th, 3:00 - 6:00 pm (arrive when you can) in your calendar for the 11th Annual Field Trip Fair for Teachers. We're really excited to work with the BC Sports Hall of Fame for this year's event. Check for updates and registration information about the event or join our mailing list to receive information and other special BC Field Trips offers.
We've just opened another draw - this month we are giving away a few $200 field trip bursaries as well as some free field trips. The free field trips are generously donated by Southlands Heritage Farm, Historical Chinatown Tours, Stanley Park Ecology Society, and Ridge Wilderness Adventure Ltd. If you would like to to enter the draw please join our mailing list. The draw closes on March 17th at 5 pm.
Thank you to all the teachers who provided us with some great feedback during last month's field trip bursary draw. We are still going throught the more 300 comments about what you find useful on the website and suggestions for improvement.
If you didn't win a bursary in February's draw (we've contacted the lucky winners already) we will be offering another draw shortly. If you are not on our mailing list you can sign up here - join the mailing list
Throughout the year the volunteers of the BC Field Trips committee gives away money to help teachers with the cost of field trips. The bursary is available to BC certified teachers who are currently teaching in a K-12 school. Winners are selected by random draw. If you would like to enter the draw join our mailing list and we will send you the details on how to enter.
The Provincial Capital Commission has extended the deadline for applications for to their Travel Subsidy Program to November 18, 2010. These funds are meant to support groups from around the province in accessing our provincial capital. Funds from this round of the travel subsidy proogram are for trips taken between February 2011 and June 2011. For more information click here, email email@example.com or call 250-953-8807.
Use the Advanced Search feature of the BC Field Trip website to check out possible trips in Victoria - the Royal BC Museum, Victoria Butterfly Gardens, St. Ann's Academy and many more!
Thanks to everyone - teachers, student teachers and exhibitors - who attended the 8th Annual BC Field Trip Fair, held September 29, 2009 at the Japanese Canadian National Museum at the Nikkei Centre in Burnaby. 400 teachers met and chatted with more than 100 community based educators to lean about the rich learning opportunities available in our community. At the end of the day, over 1500 students will participate in free field trips, courtesy of our participating field trip sites. Winners of those prizes will be contacted directly by the field trip location.
Congratulations to the following teachers who won transportation prizes for their class at the 8th annual BC Field Trip Fair!
A class set of transit tickets will be making their way to:
- Kerrin Kyllonen, Montgomery Middle School, Coquitlam
- Jesse Marm, Student teacher, SFU
- Julie Luciani, Weir Elementary, Vancouver
- Eleni Harvalias, Maywood Community School, Burnaby
- Jana Connolly, Student teacher, SFU
$200 towards the cost of charter bus transportation will be provided to:
- Mirela Vasilache, Gabrielle-Roy, CSF
- Shannon Woron, Student teacher, Vancouver
- Joy Godwin, Traditional Learning Academy, Surrey
- Cris Ohama, Spectrum, Vancouver
- Helen Carmichael, Carisbrooke, North Vancouver
Enjoy 'taking learning on the road' with your students. We look forward to sharing your stories on the website in the coming months!.
Time to plan your first field trip of the year! Translink is once again supoprting International Walk to School Week by offering free transit for elementary students and secondary students with a valid GoCard the week of October 4-8, 2010. Consider planning a field trip this week to take advantage of FREE transportation - perhaps look at a site outside your fare zone, to maximize the benefit. Help teach your students about the environmental, health and social benefits of transit ridership. Think of it as "Raising a Rider"!
During the Olympics, the Translink initiative TravelSmart to School worked with key schools to increase transit ridership and decrease road congestion during the games. Contact the TravelSmart team to see how your school could get involved. School and teacher interest are essential to ensuring the longevity of the program.