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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! 

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Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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Join us for our Science Literacy Week event, September 24th, as we head out on the MV Alta to dredge up a sample from the botom of the ocean!

http://www.scienceliteracy.ca/event/1651/

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Duration: 
30
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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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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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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The intertidal zone is a wonderful and extreme exvironment for those who call it home. 

Along the west coast of Canada, the intertidal zone is home to an incredible diversity of organisms, all competing for the same space! When the tide is out, we can give you a tour of this habitat and discuss the biotic and abiotic factors that will influence life within this extreme environment.

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Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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It took thousands of years for the sea stacks and tidepools of Brady's Beach to form, creating a unique topography allowing for some incredible exploration! We will visit your classroom live from the beach and dive into the distinctive habitat found within tidepools.

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Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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What is biodiversity, and why is it important? In this on-line field trip, your students will learn about genetic, species, and habitat diversity. We will explore British Columbia's diverse ecosystems from deserts to rainforests and learn how local plants and animals are well-adapted to our temperate rainforest ecosystem.

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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
8, 9, 10
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No
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Written to support distance learning but also useful for physically distanced teaching, a Tech-Up Learning Kit contains resources for both synchronous and/or asynchronous lessons. The teacher guide walks you through leading student activities over a series of sessions of approximately 30-45 minutes. Student activities are handouts for students to work through on their own as assigned, according to your own timeline and discretion.

In these activities, learners in Grades 4-6 will explore how parts of speech can be used to strengthen their understanding of variables.

Students will work towards writing their own Mad Lib Stories before using Scratch to code a Mad Lib story generator.

There is also an optional extension activity if you would like to build further on the coding concepts explored in these lessons.

This kit contains resources for both synchronous and asynchronous lessons.

Tech-Up Learning Specialists are available to support you with these kits.

Find out more and request Variable Stories Learning Kit

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
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Offered In French: 
No
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This virtual workshop will introduce students to coding with random generators and arrays within micro:bit classroom.

NO PHYSICAL MICRO:BIT REQUIRED.

In this workshop we will work to familiarize your students with coding within the micro:bit classroom, opening up the opportunity for you to continue using micro:bit lessons with your class.

Students will learn how to create, access, and changes lists as well as explore the uses of inputs and random numbers. They will work towards creating a random generator to help them solve the everyday problem of “I’m bored, what should I do?”

This workshop will cover basicsvariablesarrays, and input and leaves room for possible further extension. This activity can be done entirely using the online simulator if no physical micro:bit is available.

Find out more about Marvelous Micro:bits Virtual Workshop

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Duration: 
50
For Grades: 
7, 8, 9
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THIS WORKSHOP, OFFERED VIRTUALLY, WILL INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO THE BASICS OF CODING BY USING A VIRTUAL OZOBOT EMULATOR.  

This workshop introduces students to computational thinking and the technology computer programmers may use. Students work through a series of challenges on Shape Tracer, a simulated Ozobot environment. They will learn how to program the robot to change colour, use loops and move in the most efficient way. This workshop will cover basic coding practices, no coding experience is required. If students have a physical Ozobot they can flash their code to their robot to see it play out in real life.

Find out more about Discover Ozobots Virtual Workshop

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Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
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THIS WORKSHOP, OFFERED VIRTUALLY, WILL INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO THE BASICS OF SCRATCH AS THEY WORK TO CREATE AN INTERACTIVE GREETING CARD.

In this workshop we will start with a discussion around what coding is and why it’s an important skill to learn. We will then do a brief introduction to the Scratch website and review all of the features before we begin coding. Following an I do – We do – You do model, we will work towards building an interactive greeting card that will use motion, looks, sound, backgrounds, and events. Students will leave the workshop with a solid foundation of Scratch coding skills so that they can continue to experiment with their own ideas!

Find out more about Say It With Scratch Virtual Workshop

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Duration: 
75
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
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Offered In French: 
No
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STUDENTS WILL UNDERSTAND THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CODING AND HOW ROBOTS WORK BY PROGRAMMING A VIRTUAL BEE ROBOT AND THEN GETTING IT TO COMPLETE A SERIES OF CHALLENGES. FOLLOWING THE WORKSHOP, STUDENTS WILL 'BEE' CONFIDENT TO COMPLETE FURTHER CODING CHALLENGES INDEPENDENTLY.

Intended for and geared towards overall early learners and newcomers to computer programming, students will be introduced to coding and robotics. In small groups, students will learn how to program a robot bee to execute a series of commands.

Students are introduced to computational thinking through offline coding. Students will discuss coding as a language and learn how to write and to follow a code using symbols. With these coding skills, students will be presented with a series of challenges and program a virtual bee robot to solve them. By the end of the workshop, students will understand how robots read code to perform a task. They will also be able to independently explore with the virtual robot platform after the workshop ends.

Find Out More about Bee Bot Bop Virtual Workshop

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Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4
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Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

Written to support distance learning but also useful for physically distanced teaching, a Tech-Up Learning Kit contains resources for both synchronous and/or asynchronous lessons. The teacher guide walks you through leading student activities over a series of sessions of approximately 30-45 minutes. Student activities are handouts for students to work through on their own as assigned, according to your own timeline and discretion.

In these activities, learners in Grades 4-6 will explore how binary code can be used to represent images while exploring reflections and transformations. They will be invited to share their binary code with their peers and work from each other’s codes. They will start with binary code for simple two-toned images and then work their way into coding four-toned images with possible extensions into how all colours are coded in binary for computers to use.

This kit contains resources for both synchronous and asynchronous lessons.

Tech-Up Learning Specialists are available to support you with these kits.

Find out more and request Coding Math Learning Kit

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
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What exactly is plankton? We will collect a sample right from outside our front step and show you another world! These tiny creatures are found in all waters and have very cool life histories.

This one is a great follow up to the Oceanography trip!

 

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Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Ever wonder about the life inder the dock? All maner of creatures attach themselves while drifting around. We will send a camera below the surface and examine what's there.

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Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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We will leave the dock in our skiff and study the ocean! Students will learn about the factors that influence water density (temperature and salinity), as well as basics of physical and biological oceanography.

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Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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