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Program Description & Details

With their teacher, students will explore the concept of community by analyzing photographs that illustrate how North Vancouver has changed over time. Activity guide, photographs, and Teacher's Package provided. Also available in French, North Vancouver: Trousse Hier et Aujourd'hui.

Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
2, 3
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

(Grades 6-9) Follow each step of the scientific method to conduct a water quality investigation. During this 2 hour workshop students observe and become curious about the Fraser River, do background research, construct hypotheses, test their hypotheses by doing experiments, analyze their data, draw a conclusion, and report their results. Students determine whether the current temperature, pH, and turbidity will or will not be above acceptable levels for salmon survival.

This program is divided into:

  • Introduction Outside (5 minutes)
  • Observe and Conduct Background Research
    • Observe the Fraser (outdoor observation and water sample collection 20 minutes)
    • 5-minute transfer to upstairs exhibit gallery
    • Background research (10 minutes upstairs exhibit search, 10 minutes presentations)
    • Construct hypotheses (10 minutes)
  • Stations (25 minutes each)
    • Turbidity Testing Station
    • pH Testing Station
  • Conclusion (10 minutes)

For more information, visit our website or email us. 

Online booking form here

 

Outreach Wednesdays!

Can’t come to the Fraser River Discovery Centre? No problem! We can come to you! Two FRDC staff will bring all the materials necessary to run some of our most popular River School Programs right in your own classroom!

All materials will be fully sanitized between use, and the staff will wear masks. If there are additional safety protocols we need to follow, please contact us. Please note, small group work is part of each program, with frequent sanitation of touched objects.

Cost: $7 per student, plus $0.59 per kilometer between FRDC and your school.

When: Wednesdays

 

To provide us with more information on what you would like from in-class outreach, fill in our survey

Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
6, 7, 8, 9
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
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Program Description & Details

A world-renowned weeklong festival of performing and visual arts for young audiences. The Vancouver International Children's Festival has been educating, entertaining and inspiring educators, students and families since 1978. This year, due to the pandemic, we will offer a hybrid Festival. Small groups will have the option to attend a live performance on Granville Island (Performance Works and Ron Basford Park). Everyone will be able to stream online on a private platform. Each patron will need a ticket. ADDED VALUE this year: A ticket give you access to:

    • 2 shows,
    • all on-demand workshops,
    • repeat performance: teachers and students can view shows multiple times, when they want
    • link to the show will be active for additional time past the Festival!

 2021 Festival School Tickets will be on sale January 18, 2021. Mark your calendars! Please check our Newsletter for update or visit us at  The Vancouver International Children's Festival

www.childrensfestival.ca

City: 
Duration: 
55
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Months Available: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

BMSC is currently closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and will not accept clients until April 1, 2021, at the earliest.

Currently, though, we are offering virtual field trips through out BMSC Live! program. These are delivered through Zoom and cover many of our regular field trip topics: including, but not limited to Marine Invertebrate Diversity, Oceanography, intertidal ecology, Plankton studies, Seaweeds, and more! 

Check out our website for more details:
http://www.bamfieldmsc.com/education/educators/bmsc-live-virtual-experie...

Hands-on immersion learning experiences packed with field trips to beaches, boat trips, experimentation and observations in the laboratory, and presentations about marine science. Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre is a world-renowned teaching and research facility on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Our award-winning programs have inspired and engaged students for decades.

City: 
Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Months Available: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
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Program Description & Details

(Grades 4-7) Explore local Indigenous People's connections to the environment by comparing traditional salmon fishing tools, and learn how Aboriginal people preserve their culture from two local elders who share oral histories through a storytelling film.

This program is divided into:

  • Introduction to program, centre and rules Outside (5 minutes)
  • Salmon Origins Storytelling Film Theatre (20 minutes)
  • Introduction in Theatre: (10 minutes)
  • 2 Stations (25 minutes)
    • Salmon Fishing Tools and Methods (Hands-on inqury of traditional Indigenous fishing tools)
    • Wind-drying Salmon (Exploration of the method used to dry salmon in the Fraser Canyon, and a workshop on sharpening traditional slate knives)
  • Conclusion Theatre (5 minutes)

For more information, visit our website or email us. 

Online booking form here

 

Outreach Wednesdays!

Can’t come to the Fraser River Discovery Centre? No problem! We can come to you! Two FRDC staff will bring all the materials necessary to run some of our most popular River School Programs right in your own classroom!

All materials will be fully sanitized between use, and the staff will wear masks. If there are additional safety protocols we need to follow, please contact us. Please note, small group work is part of each program, with frequent sanitation of touched objects.

Cost: $7 per student, plus $0.59 per kilometer between FRDC and your school.

When: Wednesdays

 

To provide us with more information on what you would like from in-class outreach, fill in our survey

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Contact Us
Program Description & Details

Are you as big as an eagle? What lives at Lost Lagoon? Do herons have an easy life? Do salmon visit Stanley Park? Discover the answers to these questions and more while leading your own adventure with our easy to use Discovery Kit. Bring your class for a half-day Park Program and extend your trip for the day. This is a great option for two classes from one school who want to share a bus. The Discovery Kit is a backpack containing a class set of binoculars, a detailed map, an easy to follow teaching script, fun props, engaging activities and visuals.

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

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Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Did you know that many amphibians call Langley home? Students learn all about amphibian lifecycles, adaptations, habitats, and frog friendly behaviour through interactive discussions and fun games. 

LEPS workshops take place in YOUR CLASSROOM in LANGLEY, ABBOTSFORD or SURREY school districts.

Duration: 
75
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

​​​With fieldtrips cancelled for the foreseeable future, school groups can still visit the Parliament Buildings virtually! The new Virtual Classroom program provides students with an opportunity to learn about the Legislative Assembly in a fun and engaging way from the comfort of their home computers or classroom. ​The interactive presentation is hosted by one of our Legislative Guides and includes lots of fun stories and many interesting photos of the Parliament Buildings from the time of its construction up to today. Students will learn about the key people who work in the Legislative Assembly, how a bill becomes a law, and the important symbols of the Legislative Assembly.​ 

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

The field trips offered by LEPS are in-class workshops, offered in your classroom, unless otherwise specified (with some adapted for outdoor classes), in SD 34, 35, and 36 only.

Some of the programs are also available virtually! Please email or call for inquiries.

City: 
Duration: 
75
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details
Program Description & Details

Visit the Museum on your own. Gallery resource materials are available to support and enhance your self-directed exploration.

Self-guided visits can take place in our Vancouver History Galleries and/or our featured exhibits.The following temporary exhibits will be featured in 2020/2021:

  1. Haida Now 
  2. A Seat at the Table: Chinese Immigration and British Columbia (open Nov 19th)
  3. Cesna?em: The City Before The City
  4. Neon Vancouver/Ugly Vancouver
City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

How does industry impact a community? Learn about the fur trade, railroad, port, lumber mills, and others as you play our industry bingo. Listen to the stories of industry workers of the past, handle objects and examine historical photos and documents. Program adjusted to meet curriculum objectives for each grade level. *Program materials available as an in-class kit.

City: 
Duration: 
75
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Discover the hidden secrets and stories of the forest in this sensory journey through nature. Awaken your senses as you explore the temperate rainforest. Use magnifiers and look for tiny life forms, meet bugs, feed trees, and transform into a bat while learning how all of these forest elements are connected.

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

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City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Contact Us
Program Description & Details

Discover the many wonders of the only mammal that can fly. Find out how bats live, hunt, echolocate and adapt to their habitat using their unique bodies. Because bats are nocturnal, we will not see any live bats during the program. Instead, we will explore their habitat with unique props and activities. Bats really are beautiful; learn why in this interactive forest adventure.

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

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City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
Months Available: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Contact Us
Program Description & Details

The lush temperate rainforest is diverse, abundant and full of interconnected species. Engage all of your senses to piece together the story of forest dwelling plants and animals and their important roles in the web of life.

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

Book here!

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
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