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How do invasive species affect the balance of our delicate ecosystems? Join us on a fun, fact-filled quest to find out what impact invasive plants have on biodiversity, and consider the role humans play in protecting our ecosystems. Put on your gloves and take direct action to remove invasive English ivy from Stanley Park.

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, forest, beach, wetland, hands-on, interactive, explore, conservation, animals, plants

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
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Explore wilderness survival in Stanley Park and immerse your class in this team-based adventure. Imagine yourself lost in the woods; would you know what to do? Learn the essentials of what humans need to survive. Try your hand at knot tying and practice your new skills while building your own wilderness survival shelter.

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, forest, beach, wetland, hands-on, interactive, explore

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
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Visualize: your class playing games, singing songs and having fun in nature. Experience: the science curriculum coming alive. Witness: young people developing life skills and building strong bonds with the natural world. Explore the wilds of Stanley Park by day, sleep under the stars at night. Under the leadership of skilled educators, students spend two days exploring forest, wetland and intertidal ecosystems and learn survival skills. They set up tents and cook meals on camp stoves. An evening hike to Beaver lake is always exciting, where students often encounter beavers, bats and owls. For grades 4-7, Nature Ninjas starts on Tuesdays and Thursday in April, May and June. Nature Ninjas is educational, easy for teachers, safe, affordable and fun! See our website for more information, including detailed parent and teacher information packages.

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, forest, beach, wetland, hands-on, interactive, explore, conservation, animals, plants, overnight

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Full Day
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
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Free tours of our exhibitions are available for Grades 8 - 12. Learn about the artists, their works, and how we curate the exhibitions. Teachers' Guides are available on our website for each exhibition. Please book ahead of time to ensure availibility. Gallery-based activities can be arranged to integrate with your subject area.

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Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
No
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The costumed interpreter takes the students back in time to become the class of 1924. Students have the opportunity to participate in this school by taking on the roles and responsibilities of pioneer students. Obedience, good manners and hard work are insisted upon - but students have a good time despite the high standards!

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6
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Offered In French: 
No
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Book one of our three trunks of replicated 1920's boys and girls clothing, games and activities to use in your classroom. Trunk 1 is for Kindergarten and grade 1. Trunk 2 has 5 costumes and simple games for grade 2 and 3.

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Duration: 
Full Day
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
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Offered In French: 
No
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Students perform a variety of hands-on activities to understand how archaeologists learn about the past. Using archaeological findings, photos of a dig and information cards, students cover the process from excavation and lab analysis to interpretation.

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Duration: 
Full Day
For Grades: 
6, 7
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No
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Immerse your students in the Universe with our digital portable planetarium. With our portable planetarium you will be able to stand on the Moon and look back at Earth, experience a Martian sunrise, and even see what the Milky Way galaxy looks like. 

The portable planetarium is a large dome that can be easily set up in any 7 x 7 x 4 metre (23 x 23 x 12.5 feet) space. The program consists of:

  • Elementary School – up to 6 presentations / day (20-30 minute presentations).
  • Secondary School – up to 4 presentations / day (40 minute presentations).
  • Also available for community groups.
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For Grades: 
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
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Offered In French: 
No
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Learn what it was like to work at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery.  In this interactive and fun exploration, participants will take a tour of the facilities and then be put through the test of a canning relay race and trivia hunt.  This 90-minute program will introduce the people, jobs, and machinery of the cannery. 

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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Students in grades 4-7 explore the economic and technological exchanges between Aboriginal people and early explorers during the fur trade and become archaeologists as they dig for artifacts that represent key events in the development of BC.

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
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Students in grades K-7 assess the survival needs of white sturgeon with a special focus on evaluating human impacts on the environment. The program includes hands-on stations about sturgeon life cycle and anatomy, and a sturgeon survival game focused on the habitat needs of sturgeon in the Fraser River.

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
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Students work in teams to complete hands-on activities such as assembling a bucket, identifying furs, learning a different language, re-enacting the proclamation of BC and more! Along the way, they discover how the Hudson’s Bay Company and local First Nations groups related with each other. We provide a lesson plan and story, “Jimmy Goes Home,” for teachers to use in the classroom.

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Les élèves font des activités pratiques en équipe, comme assembler un seau, reconnaître des fourrures, apprendre une langue différente, reconstituer la proclamation de la C.-B., et plus encore! Du même coup, ils découvrent quelles étaient les interactions entre la Compagnie de la Baie d’Hudson et les Premières Nations. Nous fournissons un plan de cours et un récit intitulé « Le retour de Jimmy » que les enseignants peuvent utiliser en classe.

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Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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In this program, students will tour the poles that stand outside on the museum’s grounds overlooking the Salish Sea. An introduction to the life cycle of poles from tree cutting, carving and painting, to pole raising is presented through contemporary photographs. Students will study different tools, features and functions of Musqueam, Haida, Kwakwaka’wakw poles through guided observation and hands-on interaction with tools and materials. Students will become familiar with various styles and imagery carved on house, frontal, memorial and mortuary poles. A larger discussion of artistic traditions will present an opportunity for students to draw crests or figures to explain what their designs communicate about the First Nations cultures represented.

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5
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Offered In French: 
No
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“It was really important for the young students to have this opportunity to experience conceptual art and wrap their minds around it. Thanks so much, it was a great visit." - High School Teacher, Gleneagle Highschool, Coquitlam

"I loved the variety of activities, it all flowed really well, Our guide was excellent, so great with the children and really engaging. This is definitely an experience I will recommend to my colleagues and I will for sure be back next year!" - Elementary School Teacher, West Bay Elementary, West Vancouver 

The Contemporary Art Gallery offers engaging arts programs for students from K-12. Led by experienced art educators, participants explore CAG exhibitions through guided observation, facilitated discussion and studio art-making. Utilizing inquiry-based learning strategies, students and teachers are encouraged to creatively experiment with visual art materials and processes as well as critically reflect upon the power of contemporary art to engage with diverse themes, perspectives, and complex ideas. 

School programs are offered for grades K-12. There are two options –a one-hour interactive tour of the exhibitions at a cost of $50.00 or a two-hour tour that includes art-making related to the exhibitions for $90.00. Class size is typically capped at 30 students due to the size of the galleries.

Guided visits introduce major themes in contemporary art while making connections to the wider school curriculum from visual and language arts to science and math. To book a guided visit for your class, contact Danielle Green at learning@contemporaryartgallery.ca or 604 681 2700. For more information about our education resources, please visit our website at https://www.contemporaryartgallery.ca/learning/

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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From towering forests to sandy seashores, regional parks are filled with fun, hands-on learning environments. Park interpreters lead field trips outdoors for about 2 hours. Students are engaged in discovery, activities and games related to the topic. Specimens are often brought out to showcase the species that live nearby.

Our programs meet various curricula, from science to physical activity and more. Let us know how we can meet your learning objectives when you book.

Our calendar fills quickly, we suggest you submit a field trip request as soon as booking opens for the entire school year.  Please visit: http://www.metrovancouver.org/events/school-programs/K-12-field-trips/regional-parks-field-trips/Pages/default.aspx to book an exciting regional park field trip today!

Duration: 
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For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
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