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Discover what makes plants special by learning about plant parts and the basic needs of plants. Students discuss the stages of plant development, play Seed to Fruit Bingo, and start a plant collection book through outdoor exploration. 

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

 

Duration: 
75
For Grades: 
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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Offered In French: 
No
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Discover the world of arthropods and the important role these creepy crawly creatures play in our world. Be a bug detective when aquatic bugs are brought to your classroom. 

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

Duration: 
75
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2
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Offered In French: 
No
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Students become Water Rangers as they discover where their drinking water comes from! Water Rangers will learn about the water cycle and make a water necklace and a water conservation door hanger. 

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

Students will be given individual kits with the water necklace supplies. 

Duration: 
75
For Grades: 
Months Available: 
Days Offered: 
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Offered In French: 
No
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Students become Hazard Detectives and identify which household hazardous products can be harmful by matching symbols with meanings. They also learn how household hazardous products can be harmful outside the home and learn safer choices for us and the environment.  Students participate in making a Greener Cleaner for their classroom.

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

Duration: 
75
For Grades: 
1, 2
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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Students learn skills to fight garbage and become Waste Warriors. Using the 3R's, students recognize recycling symbols and sort materials found in their home and classroom. 

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

Duration: 
75
For Grades: 
K, 1
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

JOURNEYS Education Kits offer object-based and multimedia learning tools for classroom use to learn about Japanese Canadian internment. The kit includes historical artefact replicas, primary and secondary source documents, and sample lesson plans suitable for students from grades 5 to 12. More information, and an order form, here: https://centre.nikkeiplace.org/education/journeys-education-kits/

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4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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(Grades 2-5) Determine how personal choices have environmental consequences by "polluting" a model of the lower mainland and brainstorming alternatives to common pollutants. 

This program is divided into:

  • Introduction to the Centre, Program and Rules (5 minutes)
  • PowerPoint Presentation (10 minutes)
  • Activities (25 minutes each)
    • Pollution Model and Solutions to Pollution (exploration of our hands-on model of non-point source polution in the Fraser Valley)
    • Water Conservation Station (Matching game of water saving tips)
  • Video: Journey of the Blob (10 minutes)
  • Conclusion (5 minutes)

For more information, visit our website or email us. 

Online booking form here

*In the 2020-2021 school year, this program may be available for in-class outreach, with an educator and all the materials coming to your school in-person. To provide us with more information on what you would like from in-class outreach, fill in our survey

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5
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Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
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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.

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Duration: 
75
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
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Offered In French: 
No
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Lesson planning is made easy with BAG in a Box! Three unique educational kits are available. For only $15 a week each kit features original artwork by local artists, resource materials, art supplies and detailed lesson plans for theme-based art-making activities in your classroom. Suitable for Grades K-7.

The Printmaker’s Pets

Discover relief printmaking techniques, drawing and mixed-media, while exploring how printmakers portray cats, dogs, birds, and more.

Cultural Portraits

Investigate how an artist’s expression reflects their identity and culture and the role visual art plays in reflecting or challenging traditions.

My Place

Learn about narrative and depth in landscape, representing nature through collage, pallette knife painting, colour and pattern to portray Canada’s special places.

 

Duration: 
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For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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What is a tree, and how does it work? Your students will learn how trees make their own food and how they are part of the soil, air, and water cycles of the temperate rainforest. They will also discover how a diversity of trees and other plants creates habitat for local wildlife.

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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Times Offered: 
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Offered In French: 
No
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(Grades 4-7) Explore the economic and technological exchanges between local Indigenous people and early European settlers during the fur trade and become archaeologists as they dig for artifacts that represent key events in the development of BC.

This program is divided into:

  • Introduction: PowerPoint Presentation (20 minutes)
  • Stations (20 minute stations)
    • Archeology Dig (dig in our archeology sandbox for artifacts and explore what those artifacts mean for BC)
    • Archaeologist’s Journal (sketch artifacts and make inquiries into their purposes based on archeological data)
    • FRDC Trading Post Game (consider value of objects for explorers and Indigenous people in developing BC in a Deal or No Deal inspired competition)
  • 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: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
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Program Description & Details

(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.

This program is divided into:

  • Introduction to the Centre and Program Content (5 minutes)
  • PowerPoint (15 minutes) 
  • Stations (20 minutes each)
    • Anatomy and Life Cycle (Explore the life cycle stages of the river sturgeon with our life sized model and perserved samples)
    • Sturgeon Survival Game (Consider the obstacles in the different stages of a sturgeons life with this consequence judgement game)
    • Station #3 is Age Dependent
      • Felt Board Habitat (K-2) (Explore and create a narrative story around the life of sturgeon)
      • Water Testing (2-3) (Use the scientific method to test a water sample taken by the class from our boardwalk)
      • Tagging Lesson (3-7) (Role-play as marine biologists, using the math inquiry that they would to learn more about sturgeon)
  • Conclusion, Theatre (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: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
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