Squamish

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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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 individually packaged 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

This Winter wrap up warm, grab your camera, and embark on this unique journey to view the spectacular bald eagles that gather in the Brackendale area of Squamish, British Columbia, every year.

As you travel the lower Cheakamus and Squamish Rivers, observe, photograph and learn about the local population of wintering eagles as our expert guides share their knowledge of the bald eagles, aboriginal legends, local area, river features, and flora and fauna with you.

Don’t forget to take in the breathtaking scenery of the Stawamus Chief, Shannon Falls, Mount Garibaldi, and the Coast Mountains of British Columbia. Enjoy your time with your friends, teachers, parents, and nature during this idyllic interpretive wildlife float and learn about the world-renowned Squamish Valley and its thriving eagle population.

Finish your Winter Eagle Float Tour at a cozy restaurant for a warm hearty meal.

Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
No
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Along with some of North America’s most exhilarating rapids, this river journey will take your group through approximately 20 kilometers of British Columbia’s most inspiring wilderness in the stunning Tantalus Mountain Range less than an hour away from the city.
This is a full-day event suitable for all experience levels. Check-in time in Squamish is 8:30am for a 9am start, and return time to the rafting base at 2:30pm.
*Please contact us if you need a customized itinerary!

Duration: 
Full Day
For Grades: 
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
No
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Come up to Squamish for a great day of fun adventures. Students will enjoy the morning working together in teams on challenges seen on the popular TV series. Then, after a delicious lunch, it’s time for a scenic river experience on our kid-friendly Cheakamus Splash river trip.
Have a really large group? In the morning while one half are doing Survivor, the other half will hop on the river. Then they’ll swap!

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • 2-hour SURVIVOR event
  • 1-hour LUNCH break
  • 3-hour CHEAKAMUS river adventure
  • PHOTOS of the day

This is a full-day event. Check-in time in Squamish is 9:30am for a 10am Survivor start time, lunch is at 12pm, and the Cheakamus river trip begins at 1pm. Finish and departure time from Squamish will be approximately 4:30pm.
*Please contact us if you need a customized itinerary!

Duration: 
Full Day
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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Format: Online kit available at http://nvma.ca/education/online/

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
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Offered In French: 
No

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