Langley

Program Description & Details

We are excited to introduce River Champions, a FREE in-person outreach program available for students in grades 3-12. This program is available to schools located within the Fraser River Basin boundary. It runs for 70-90 minutes, depending on your schedule.

Grades 3-5  

Students explore the basics of climate science and river processes. Using a stream table model, students model different climate change scenarios and design infrastructure that could mitigate the damage caused by climate change. 

Grades 6-12  

Students discuss connections between climate change and land management practices, both traditional Indigenous and current industrial. Using a stream table model, students model different climate change scenarios and design infrastructure that could mitigate the damage caused by climate change. For the optional action project, students research how their communities may be susceptible to extreme weather events and climate change, and present their findings using ArcGIS Story Maps. A follow-up online workshop connects students to knowledge holders.

We’re a proud partner of GenAction; a national initiative designed to inspire youth to become innovative leaders in climate action now, and into the future. Visit GenAction for details.

Click here to book!

Duration: 
80
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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Invite OWL (Orphaned Wildlife) Rehabilitation Society to join you in your classroom 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 in person! 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.

https://www.owlrehab.org/education/in-class/

Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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The School Art Program has created family art kits for students learning at home.  Each kit includes access to a series of online video art lessons, a pdf package of student handouts and lesson plans, and specialty art materials mailed to your home to complete the lessons.  Our first kit is now available, and we will be adding more throughout the year, so check our website often!  Further information and our online order form can be accessed on our current workshops page.

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

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 $0.90 per kilometer between FRDC and your school.

Programs:

  • Our Bones are Made of Salmon (Grades 4-7)
    • Indigenous people have relied on salmon since the fish became abundant in the Fraser River about 5000-6000 years ago. This program explores the connection between Indigenous people and salmon on the Fraser River. Students get hands-on experience with fishing technology, learn about wind-drying salmon, and discover that salmon is in the hearts of Indigenous people living along the Fraser River today.
  • Living Dinosaurs (Grades K-7)
    • Sturgeon are amazing fish that have been around since the time of the dinosaurs. Human influences over the past 150 years have threatened their existence. In this program, students will learn about the sturgeon lifecycle, survival needs, and what we can do to protect this remarkable species.
  • Trading Trail (Grades 2-5)
    • The Fraser River is one of the world’s great rivers not only in its contribution to the environmental, cultural, and historical wealth of British Columbia, but because of its current pivotal role in the economy of BC. We are going to explore how people have used and shared the resources of the Fraser River, focusing on the tumultuous time when First Nations and Fur traders shared the river.
  • Welcomed by the Water (K-3)
    • Prior to European colonization, Indigenous peoples got what they needed from the land and water around them. Indigenous peoples have relied on salmon since the fish became abundant in the Fraser River about 5000-6000 years ago. They used native plants for food, medicine, building materials and more. This program explores the connection between Indigenous peoples, salmon, and the broader Fraser River Basin. Students experience the movement of salmon, storytelling and oral histories, and the many uses of native plants through an Indigenous perspective.
    • PLEASE NOTE: This program requires a large open space, like a covered play area or gymnasium.

For more information, visit our website or email us. 

Online booking form here

Duration: 
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For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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Can't visit the gallery? The School Art Program has created classroom art kits to bring the exciting world of contemporary art into the classroom or home classroom.  Each kit is a combination of online content plus specialty art supplies for each student.  The online content contains videos of our art educators guiding students step by step through 3-5 different art lessons which are all connected by the themes of our gallery exhibitions. Also included are virtual exhibition tours and video interviews with gallery artists and a teacher guide so students can learn about contemporary Canadian Artists and connect their work and experiences to the exhibition artworks.  For more information check out our website.

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

Bring the joy of discovery into your classroom with one of our brand new Education Kits! It’s all the hands-on learning you expect from the Fraser River Discovery Centre, conveniently packed into one easily transportable package. Our Kits include all the materials you’ll need, as well as detailed lesson plans, for inquiry-based learning about life right here in the Fraser River Basin. The Kits are fully sanitized between uses.

We currently have one on offer, but check-back soon, as more are in development!

138 Reasons We all know that salmon are important for people, both culturally and economically, but did you know that there are 138 other species that rely on salmon for their survival? Learn all about them through hands-on or eyes-on materials, interactive lessons, as well as a scientific experiment!

  • Kit includes:
    • Detailed lesson plans
    • Salmon life-cycle refresher (video or narrated storybook available, based on age)
    • Salmon-arch building sets
    • Replica skulls of some of the 138 species
    • Water quality testing kits, including a Fraser River water sample

For more information, visit our website or email us. 

Online booking form here

 

Want something different in an outreach kit? Please fill in our educator survey to tell us what you need from an outreach kit, or email us your comments to programs@fraserriverdiscovery.org

Duration: 
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For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Teachers, Teachers, This is Covid Safe!  

Eagle Acres Dairy & Pumpkin Patch SaFarmi Tour is your answer to still visit the farm and see all of the animals!  This tour meets all the Government and Public Health social distancing guidelines and is Covid safe.  Select a date and time for your class to do the SaFarmi Tour in convoy style.  You get to see your students and they get to cruise around the farm and see all of the farm animals from the safety of their family vehicle.

City: 
Duration: 
30
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Months Available: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

As classes plant and tend vegetables at local community gardens, students learn about soil and composting, discover the needs of plants, and become environmental stewards.  Throughout the series, they will develop an awareness of environmental issues and social responsibiility as they learn about local food security.  Food grown and harvested is donated to local food banks.

This workshop series will be 4 sessions, administered outside, and masks are required for all students.  All workshop supplies will be sanitized after every single presentation.

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
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Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Did you know that in Metro Vancouver tens of thousands of kgs of food is discarded every day? Food waste is a big problem.  Through this workshop students will learn the importance of food recycling and practical ways to reduce food waste, as well as glimpsing how families around the world eat. 

This program is also available virtually! Duration of the program may vary. Please contact for details.

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

No one likes garbage.  Learn where our garbage goes and explore waste reduction.  Compete in a recycling relay.  Discover how worms are true recycling heroes.

This program is also available virtually! Duration of the program may vary. Please contact for details.

City: 
Duration: 
75
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4
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Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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What are endangered species and do any call Langley home?  Discover the creatures who are at risk within our community. Learn what life is like for a Great Blue Heron, Pacific Water Shrew, Salish Sucker, Oregon Forest Snail and other local endangered species.  Gain an understanding of biodiversity and conservation science and build a snail hotel with recycled materials.

This program is also available virtually! Duration of the program may vary. Please contact for details.

City: 
Duration: 
75
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5
Months Available: 
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Taking a closer look at the "life story" of everyday objects, students discover the true "cost" in terms of environmental impact in the production, distribution and disposal of products.  Students are empowered to consider putting into practice a second set of 3 R's: Refuse, Repair and Repurpose.

City: 
Duration: 
75
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
Months Available: 
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Our Pumpkin Patch will be available for your class to be 'In-Person' this year!!

Jump on a bus or wrangle up some parents so you can bring your class out to the farm and pick some pumpkins!

You and your class will enjoy our Covid Safe plan on our farm this fall.  We will arrange the physical distancing between guests and the animals and the students will still get to hunt through the pumpkin patch.  Teachers, staff, and parents will need to control the students physical distancing.

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

BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation (BCAITC) invites K-12 teachers and students to take part in our Ag Adventures tours of The Pencil Patch (a Garden for Learning) and Stable Harvest Farm in spring and fall 2023!

Located in Abbotsford and Langley, the garden and farm provide fun learning opportunities including a tour of BC agriculture subjects such as soil, pollinators, water, growing zones, the Agriculture Land Reserve, invasive species, greenhouses, crop rotation, and more. More details here.

Pre-registration required – see https://bcaitc.ca/ag-adventures#apply for tour availability.

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Months Available: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Format: Online kit available at https://monova.ca/native-newcomer-relations-case-studies-in-contact-colonialism-resistance/

Secondary level students will critically analyze both archival and contemporary newspaper articles relating to aboriginal rights and land title in British Columbia. This program presents the story of native activism in the mid-twentieth century through the lens of one individual (Maisie Hurley, 1887-1962), founder of the Native Voice newspaper.

This program has been organized with the Squamish Nation Education Department and made possible in part through a grant from the Museums Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage.

Duration: 
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For Grades: 
10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No

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