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Program Description & Details

Having a Voice is designed to fit the Grade 5 Social Studies: Canadian Issues and Governance curriculum. All classes and community groups are invited to use the kit. Students or community groups will use the contents of this kit and their inquiry process skills to address participation and representation in BC politics, the electoral process and electoral boundaries.

 

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Join OWL in this unique virtual experience to learn about owl pellets and how they are formed. You will learn about the digestive process of owls and other raptors and where they are on in the food chain. Our Eucator will then demonstrate for your class how to dissect an owl pellet to get your class started. You also get the chance to meet one of our Owl Ambassadors up close on camera and ask questions with our Educator! Each program will be focused to each grade level that is participating.

For more information or to book, please visit: https://www.owlrehab.org/education/virtual/

To order pellets, please visit: https://www.owlrehab.org/owl-pellets/ 

City: 
Duration: 
40
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

THEATRE ARTS FOR GRADES 1–7

Since 1988, the Stage Coach program has provided free theatre arts workshops to Metro Vancouver elementary schools.

Arts Umbrella teaching artists bring creativity-inspiring activities into local elementary schools over the course of three days (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) and deliver two workshops per day to participating classes. Workshops run for a maximum of 75 minutes and are offered at 9:00am and 10:45am each day. Each elementary class explores a curriculum-relevant topic through Theatre Arts – experiencing the arts through theatre games, performing, and more. School children have the chance to embrace diversity, explore artistic expression, and nurture community spirit – all while having fun!

A generation of children have experienced these incredible workshops – directly benefiting from free, high-quality arts programming in their schools.

To apply for the BMO Stage Coach program, please email Kelsey Lee, Coordinator, Vancouver Community Programs at klee@artsumbrella.com, and include "BMO Stage Coach" in the subject line. Schools in areas demonstrating high economic, social, and cultural vulnerability will be prioritized. Successful applicants will be notified in 2-5 business days.

For more information about Arts Umbrella and what we do, please visit our website: https://www.artsumbrella.com/ 

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

Join OWL (Orphaned Wildlife) Rehabilitation Society in this unique virtual experience to learn about the amazing species of raptors that call BC home, the features and adaptations that make them unique, how they respond to their environment, and about the dangers they face and how you can help. You also get the chance to meet some of OWL’s Raptor Ambassadors up close on camera! Each program will be focused to each grade level that is participating.

Have a specific topic in mind? We are more than happy to work with you to make the program you are looking for. Some popular requests include focusing on a specific species, such as owls or just hawks, life cycles, or food chains.

The program also comes in a 40-minute length for those who don't have time for a 60-minute program or for the younger grades. 

For more information or to book, please visit: https://www.owlrehab.org/education/virtual/

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Join OWL (Orphaned Wildlife) Rehabilitation Society in this unique virtual experience to learn about the amazing species of raptors that call BC home, the features and adaptations that make them unique, their life cycles, and about the dangers they face and how you can help. You also get the chance to meet some of OWL’s Raptor Ambassadors up close on camera! Each program will be focused to each grade level that is participating.

Have a specific topic in mind? We are more than happy to work with you to make the program you are looking for. Some popular requests include focusing on a specific species, such as owls or just hawks, life cycles, or food chains.

The program also comes in a 40-minute length for those who don't have time for a 60-minute program or for the younger grades. 

For more information or to book, please visit: https://www.owlrehab.org/education/virtual/

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

VISUAL ARTS FOR GRADES K–7

Since 1988, the Van Go program has provided free visual arts workshops to Metro Vancouver elementary schools.

Arts Umbrella teaching artists bring creativity-inspiring activities and arts supplies into local elementary schools over the course of three days (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) and deliver two workshops per day to participating classes. Workshops run for a maximum of 75 minutes and are offered at 9:00am and 10:30am each day. Each elementary class explores a curriculum-relevant topic through Visual Arts – experiencing the arts through drawing, painting, and more. School children have the chance to embrace diversity, explore artistic expression, and nurture community spirit – all while having fun!

A generation of children have experienced these incredible workshops – directly benefiting from free, high-quality arts programming in their schools.

To apply for the BMO Van Go program, please email Kelsey Lee, Coordinator, Vancouver Community Programs at klee@artsumbrella.com, and include "BMO Van Go" in the subject line. Schools in areas demonstrating high economic, social, and cultural vulnerability will be prioritized. Successful applicants will be notified in 2-5 business days.

For more information about Arts Umbrella and what we do, please visit our website: https://www.artsumbrella.com/ 

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

This tour includes:

  • Learning how homes were built more than 100 years ago by European Settlers and Local Indigenous people. Artifact investigation;

  • Visiting the Natural History Wall and learning about local animals;

  • Includes a guided outdoor walking tour exploring how animals have returned to the mine sites now that the industry is inactive.

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

This tour includes:

  • A guided historical tour in the ski wing where students learn about the contributions early miners made to the sport of skiing;

  • Watch the film "Mining to Moguls" and play a trivia game;

  • Visit the Sinixt Display to learn about the local Indigenous connection to Red Mountain prior to the arrival of European settlers.

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

This tour includes:

  • a visit to our local Chinese history display and an object identification activity;

  • students explore the kit "The Writing on the Wall" that details the racism and prejudice the Chinese immigrants faced at the turn of the century;

  • This tour includes a workshop on Chinese Calligraphy.

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Months Available: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

This tour includes:

  • Watching a short film on the history of Rossland and a scavenger hunt in the museum;

  • Instruction in goldpanning on site (year round);

  • Rock identification activity where students will learn the different classifications or rocks and their properties.

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Online education for students during the time they are unable to visit Roedde House Museum in person. Available in October, this will include a 2 part video and online activities which may be downloaded and used in conjunction with the video for a full learning experience. All will be accessible through the 'Education' page of our website:

https://roeddehouse.org/website/index.php/en/education

Video:  Watch as our School Program docents take you on a tour through the Museum to discuss the stories and day to day objects which showcase what life in Victorian Vancouver was like for an immigrant family. Roedde House Museum is the 1893 home of Vancouver's first bookbinder, Gustav Roedde and his family. The House has been authentically restored to reflect life during the 1890s.

Online classroom activities: PDF projects which may be downloaded and which cover the topics "Learning from Architecture" and "Exploring Family History".

City: 
Duration: 
Full Day
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
Months Available: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Come learn about the rich and vibrant history of the Indigenous peoples of British Colombia and Canada. We will guide you through activities examining artifacts and thinking critically about their functions. We will look at traditional Sinixt stories provided from Nancy Wynecooop who was a story keeper and who has kindly granted us permission to share. We will also look at the languages of Indigenous people as we prepare fo out 'Living Languages' exibition coming from the Royal BC Muuseum in the new year! 

City: 
Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Holocaust Survivor Speakers share their experiences of persecution, discrimination and loss with teachers and students from their homes on Zoom.

Engaging with a Holocaust Survivor Speaker prompts your students to think in depth about social justice and human rights. Your students gain a better understanding of what it means to take on individual and social responsibilities, as many survivors address taking action toward a more just world.

The program’s duration is 60 minutes (40-minute survivor presentation followed by a 20-minute question period). A small number of speakers are able to address groups in French.

  • Recommended for students in grades 6 to 12
  • Recommended class size of as many students as possible up to a maximum of 95.
  • Free of charge until December 2020, thanks to the generous sponsorship from the Diamond Foundation

For more information and bookings visit: https://www.vhec.org/school-programs/outreach-holocaust-speakers/

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

This workshop consists of a short film, Pigeon, followed by an interactive presentation by a VHEC docent on Zoom. Students learn about the systematic persecution of Jews in France and acts of rescue during the Holocaust. Questions by the workshop facilitator foster critical thinking and ideas about social responsibility with students. The interactive workshop stimulates student thinking about the choices we all make and our motivations for making them.

Sessions run 60 minutes for secondary school classes, 45 minutes for elementary school classes, or as per agreement with the Centre.

  • Recommended for students in grades 6 to 12
  • Recommended class size of a maximum of 30 students
  • Free of charge until December 2020, thanks to the generous sponsorship from the Diamond Foundation

For more information and bookings visit: https://www.vhec.org/school-programs/classroom-workshops/

 

City: 
Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Months Available: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Ahh! The great outdoors! With 144 acres of ocean-front property, lush rainforest and quiet creeks, YMCA Camp Elphinstone is an ideal location for learning in the great outdoors. Located on British Columbia's beautiful Sunshine Coast, YMCA Camp Elphinstone is just two kilometres north of the Langdale Ferry Terminal and a 40-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver.

Through meaningful outdoor experiential learning, kids develop strong and healthy minds and bodies while they learn and grow with their classmates. Students are challenged outside the traditional classroom and benefit from hands-on learning as they explore the serene forests and rocky shoreline of beautiful YMCA Camp Elphinstone.

Programming is customized for each group and designed to fulfill BC Ministry of Education prescribed learning outcomes. Participants benefit from:

  • Structured activities like our discovery hike or marine beach study that teach about marine wildlife or the ecosystem.
  • Programming that focuses on skill development such as archery, orienteering or outdoor living skills.
  • Activities like our high or low ropes courses that encourage leadership and team building.
  • Water-based programming such as kayaking, canoeing and swimming.
  • Games and sports with an emphasis on physical activitiy, strategy and teamwork.
  • Interactive leadership sessions that focus on conflict resolution, group dynamics, public speaking and more.
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Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
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