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In our changing world, teaching ethics has become increasing important in creating responsible global citizens. The new curriculum asks students to make ethical judgements about the past and evaluate the limitations of drawing direct lessons from history.  One approach is to directly compare modern codes of ethics with historical codes from period sources. Studying prescribed codes of ethics from medieval chivalric manuscripts, such as the Book of Chivalry by Geffroi de Charny, and The Flower of Battle by Fiore dei Liberi, helps students examine their own codes of ethics and understand the pitfalls of dubious translations. But chivalry is essentially the ethics of swordfighting, and the best way to learn this is by swinging a sword. This exciting workshop combines hands on swordplay experience for kinesthetic learners with interpretation of historical manuscripts to reach multiple intelligences.

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6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Learn to ski or snowboard at Grouse Mountain! Students will develop skills and good sportsmanship in a fun and playful winter environment.

One and four day sessions available.

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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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The Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife offers programs that make learning about nature fun and fascinating! Our programs align with the BC Curriculum for science, social studies, and physical education, and our experienced educators teach outside in the natural beautiful setting of Grouse Mountain.

Wildlife Education: Pick from a range of interactive curriculum-focused activities and build an unforgettable field trip for your students. Duration: Full or Half Day

Hiwus Feasthouse Cultural Program: Step into an authentic Pacific Northwest Longhouse and let Kwel-a-a-nexw, our Squamish First nations elder, take you back in time to discover the traditional way of life of our First Nations people. Duration: Full Day. Lunch included.

Sustainability in Motion: (May-October) This program examines alternate forms of energy and creates discussion among the students on today’s current issues. Add on an inspiring visit to The Eye of the Wind, BC’s largest energy-producing wind turbine for a once-in-a-lifetime field trip. Duration: Full or Half Day

Peak of Christmas: (December) Engage your students in the magic of the holidays: Peek at Santa in his workshop, visit live reindeer, discover snow-fleas, take a scavenger hunt, play in the snow and more. Duration: Full or Half Day

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Fun for all ages! Join our experienced guides for outdoor adventure program sessions.

Snowshoe Tours: Wander through the snowy trails exploring the sub-alpine forest of the Coastal Mountain Range. Students will learn outdoor safety and survival skills and avalanche awareness. Duration: 1.5 or 2 hours

Alpine Wilderness Survival: A blend of hands-on survival skills and outdoor adventure experiences, neatly bound by friendly group competition. Duration: Half or Full Day

Scavenger Hunts: The Mountain Scavenger Hunt takes school groups on an adventure to stunning locations and hidden hideouts of Grouse Mountain. Duration: 3 hours

Mountain Ropes Adventure: A series of four aerial ropes courses with varying degrees of difficulty. Balance, jump, climb, swing and zip your way to the finish! School group pricing available. Duration: variable

Ziplining: Our dual-line, five-line circuit gives you an adrenaline-pumping tour across the peaks and canyons of Grouse and Dam Mountains. School group pricing available. Tour Duration: 2 hrs

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Cedar Coast Field Station offers K-12+ curriculum-based programming for school groups, specializing in multi-day, overnight trips perfect for graduation groups (elementary/secondary school) and teacher capacity building. Students and teachers alike will reconnect with nature through place-based education, cultural teachings and guided scientific inquiry. Guests learn alongside Cedar Coast staff in participatory, ecological research programs while immersed in the Clayoquot Sound with the goal of students being able to conduct their own ecological research in their own local ecosystems! Just a fifteen minute boat ride from Tofino, education groups will stay in canvas wall tents and share meals in a 5000+sq foot, off-the grid facility. Seasonal monitoring programs include juvenille salmon monitoring, stream assessments, bird surveys and intertidal biodiversity surveys, or, hike through BC Parks routes to one of the off-property field sites for micro plastic surveys and sunset camping, such as Ahous Bay! Further, Cedar Coast is working with School Districts to develop for-credit-coures, dual credit courses, work experience opportunities and professional development days for teachers as well! To stay up to date, visit our website and join our mailing list! 

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Full Day
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
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Shakespeare: In Action 

The ideal way to support your English/Theatre unit, these workshops give students the chance to play Shakespeare with our professional teaching artists through the use of voice, movement, and acting exercises. Workshops can focus on a specific play, or provide a general introduction to Shakespeare.

  • Available year-round
  • Up to 90 minutes long
  • Up to 30 students per workshop
  • Up to three workshops per day
  • Workshops can focus on the story, the imagery or the language (or a combination of all three) in a particular play, or provide a general introduction to Shakespeare.
  • $220 per workshop + travel
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Thursdays, October 18-December 13, 2018
Wednesdays, January 9-June 19, 2019

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 or
environmentally sensitive city could fit your curriculum.

Duration: 
90
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Wednesdays, October 3-December 12, 2018
Thursdays, January 10-June 20, 2019

Discover the Gallery’s Permanent Art Collection, focusing on
handmade prints by Indigenous artists. Using real artworks from
the collection, students compare the different techniques used
and elements of meaning in the works. The class considers the
significance of the ecosystem and environment represented in
the select works. Students create their own art piece inspired by
their connection with the environment and explore how different
mediums work together.

Duration: 
90
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Mondays, October 1-December 10, 2018
Tuesdays, January 8-March 12, 2019

Investigating contemporary works by Coast Salish artists, students
learn about traditional design elements represented in Coast Salish
art. The class also considers how and why these artists are merging
popular images, such as Starbucks and Coca Cola logos with
traditional artistic designs. Students create a work of art inspired
by concepts found in the Salish Weave Education Collection.

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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Use promo code NG2018 and take advantage of this educational field trip opportunity to see National Geographic Explorer, Nizar Ibrahim, at our Student Matinee on October 10th. School matinees are suitable for students from Grades 2 to 7. With the BC Curriculum’s focus on Inquiry in Science, we hope that this National Geographic Live speaker series can act as a valuable experiential learning field trip for your students.

Other shows available for student matinees:

October 10 - Lost Giant of the Cretaceous
February 27 - On the Trail of Big Cats
March 12 - Ocean Soul
May 7 - View from Above
 

Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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No
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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.

Duration: 
Half Day
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4, 5, 6, 7
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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.

Duration: 
Half Day
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2, 3, 4, 5
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Why are pollinators so important? Who is pollinating what and how can we provide proper habitat for our pollinators? They will learn about the incredible biodiversity of pollinators and their needs. Through exploring the honey-bee hive, pollinator habitats and beaty boxes, students will learn who our pollinators are, and how our food systems would look without them. Classes will have the opportunity to make their own insect hotel to take back to their schoolyard.

Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
No
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What is the difference between soil and dirt? How can we protect our soil ecosystems on and off the farm? Students will explore the farm’s composting system, and the stages involved with building soil for the farm. They will study the biodiversity of our soil web and learn about the different roles of insects and bacteria.

Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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Offered In French: 
No

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