New Westminster

Program Description & Details

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
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Mt Seymour's Outdoor Education Dept. is delighted to announce that this year we are making it easier than ever to get your class outdoors!  For the first time we will be offering mobile Outdoor Education Programming, and our experienced Guide Team will come to your location (school or nearby park).

Intro to Outdoor Recreation

Learn what it takes to recreate outdoors in a safe and conscientious way. We will cover: Trip Planning; The Essentials; Leave No Trace; Bear Aware; Hug A Tree.

Nature Games

Participants learn about the life of some of our local animals through games and fun activities.

Seymour Survival Skills Workshop

Learn the basics of staying safe outdoors. Children will play their way to learning about how to be prepared, how to avoid getting lost, and what to do if lost.

Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Our team of two educators comes to your site to deliver engaging programming for two classes of learners.  In this program, we incorporate learning about ocean animals through our educators, artifacts and live animals with learning about some impacts ocean animals face, impacts that are caused by humans.  Students will break into small groups to explore artifacts and the live inter-tidal animals from our west-coast environment, making connections between our individual actions and the health of our ocean globally.  At stations we will discuss impacts such as pollution, mal-fishing and plastic debris.  In conclusion, students will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gained to brainstorm solutions to real life ocean challenges.

Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
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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 $0.59 per kilometer between FRDC and your school.

When: Wednesdays

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.
  • Taking the Pulse (Grades 6-9)
    • Follow each step of the scientific method to conduct a water quality investigation. 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.
  • 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.

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
Program Description & Details

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
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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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Program Description & Details

(K-3) Prior to European colonization, Indigenous peoples got what they needed from the land and water around them. Indigenous people 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 people, 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.

This program is divided into:

  • Introduction to program, centre and rules Outside (5 minutes)
  • Read aloud P'ésk'a and the First Salmon Ceremony (20 minutes)
  • Stations (20 minutes each)
    • Salmon Life Cycle and Migration (An acting game where students envision themselves as migrating salmon)
    • Build a Plant (Understand traditional Indigenous uses for local plants, and invent a possible new plant)
  • Film (Salmon origin traditional Indigenous oral stories) (20 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: 
K, 1, 2, 3
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Wednesday: October 2020 – June 23, 2021

Imagine, balance, construct, and combine materials to engineer an exciting mini city. Students learn about physics and connecting techniques they can use to support their structures. Elements of colour, pattern, and recycled materials encourage students to get creative. Focus can be adjusted- perhaps a realistic, futuristic, space-age or environmentally sensitive city could fit your curriculum.

Curriculum Tie-ins; Art Education, Social Studies, Geography, Math

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Tuesdays | October 2020 – June 22, 2021 

Discover the Gallery’s Permanent Art Collections, focusing on handmade prints by First Nation artists. Using real artworks from the collection, students will make comparisons of the different techniques and elements of meaning in the works. The class will consider the significance of the ecosystem and environment which are represented in the selected First Nations works. Students will create their own art piece inspired by their connection with the environment and explore how different mediums work together.

Curriculum Tie-ins: Indigenous Studies, Ecology/Environment, Art Education

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

(Grades 4-7) Students discover the importance of trade and economics in their own lives. Through games and activities, students learn about trade on the Fraser River, global trade, and supply and demand.

Key Messages:

  • We are all connected to the Fraser River through our lifestyles (Recreation, culture, economic, environmental)
  • The Fraser River connects the Canadian economy to the rest of the world, which allows us to have the items we want that do not come from Canada.
  • The Fraser River is a gateway from BC to the world, to transport natural resources that support the Canadian economy.

This program is divided into:

  • Introduction: Outdoor Introduction to the Fraser and PowerPoint Presentation (20 minutes)
  • Stations (20-minute stations)
    • Peer Market (Supply and Demand modelling game)
    • Transportation Detective (Shipping method problem solving math activity)
    • Global Trade Game (Resource trading card game)
  • Conclusion (10 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: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
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(Grades 2-5) Through experience and roleplay, students learn how industries take on the responsibility of spill clean-up on the Fraser River, and learn about their connections to the use of resources.

Key Messages:

  • We all have a responsibility to care for the environment.
  • Taking preventative steps is important for preventing accidents.
  • Currently, in Canada we all use materials that can be harmful if not used properly.
  • Companies try their best to be preventative and our government imposes rules on them to help, but we still must be prepared for the accidents that will inevitably happen.

This program is divided into:

  • Introduction Outside (10 minutes)
  • Puppet Show with Oscar (10 minutes) 
  • Stations (20 minutes each)
    • Spill Response Drill (Role-play problem solving activity demonstrating the roles of different groups during an oil spill)
    • What Do We Use Oil For? (Exploratory activity investigating household objects made from oil)
    • Secret Item Game (Matching game and discussion about imports and exports in BC)
  • Conclusion (10 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: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5
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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
Program Description & Details

Mondays | October 2020 - June 28, 2021

Discover the interwoven worlds of math and art throughout history and explore how math inspires art in this unique outreach program geared towards secondary students. Using tessellations as a foundation, variations upon each workshop caters to specific grade levels. Each workshop explores traditional design elements represented in Coast Salish contemporary art, and examines artists who use tessellations in their work.

Workshop 1 | Grade 8
Learn about basic translation tessellations, the connection
to translation math, as well as the history behind how math
inspires artmaking.

Workshop 2 | Grade 9-10
Learn about proportional reasoning and the basic connection
between math and art using tessellations as a starting point.

Workshop 3 | Grade 11-12
Learn about modelling curves in art works with equations, such as
quadratic and radical equations, while exploring tesselations and
traditional shapes utilized by Coast Salish artists.

Curriculum Tie-ins: Art Education, Indigenous Studies, Math

Duration: 
75
For Grades: 
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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: 
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Offered In French: 
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Program Description & Details

Camp Jubilee is a boat access only camp, located on 128 acres of Indian Arm oceanfront. We are a 45 minute boat ride from Cates Park, North Vancouver. Camp Jubilee provides overnight school programs from 1 – 4 nights for students from kindergarten to grade 12.  Our fully inclusive packages will provide your school with the highest quality of fun and engaging adventure activities. All our packages include your boat transportation, accommodations, meals, snacks, instructor led activities and of course our world famous campfire program! Students cabins are heated, have electricity and a two-peice bath. Teacher accomodations are in semi-private rooms in our lodge, including a teachers lounge with fireplace. Special diets can be accomodated.

For 2021 we are working on a number of options to offer our Outdoor School programs, including Day Trips, or even bringing Camp Jubilee to you!

Duration: 
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For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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