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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 abut the lift 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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Program Description & Details

Chinese New Year is an exciting time! Students will explore its stories and traditions and finish the program by doing a fun scavenger hunt around the Garden OR a take-home craft.

This program only takes place during the 4 weeks around the Chinese New Year festival in late January or early Feburary. Visit our website to find the exact dates and don't delay - spots get booked up quickly!

A popular add-on option is to book a Chinatown Walking Tour along Pender street. Students will see how the shops and businesses are decorated for New Year and learn a little about the history and culture of this fascinating neighbouhood. Contact us or visit our website for more information.

*UPDATE FOR 2021 - YEAR OF THE OX. We'd love your input! Are you interested in our Chinese New Year programs and resources? Help us plan for the upcoming season by filling in this form:

https://forms.gle/t2TKTvep3yuspq6Q9

Thank you!

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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
Program Description & Details

Virtual Program Add-on

Bring the MOV to your school with education kits designed to augment your virtual field trip, making it a “hands-on” interactive learning experience. Education Kits are available for all of our virtual field trips: Cedar & Sealskin, Immigration Nation, Ancient Worlds and Resilience & Reconciliation. Education Kits are quarantined for 3 days between two rentals and are available for pick up at the MOV.

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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

This web-based Holocaust educational resource creates opportunities for students to interact with Holocaust survivor’s accounts of persecution, loss and survival. Educators and students can engage with Holocaust testimony in a lesson, within a larger unit, or as part of an independent research project.

  • Recommended for students in grades 8 through 12, with adaptations possible for intermediate grades
  • Includes excerpts of digitized audio-visual testimonies from the VHEC’s survivor testimony collection
  • Contains lesson plans, student worksheets and classroom activities

Visit: https://vhec.org/primaryvoices/

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For Grades: 
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

The Online Symposium on the Holocaust provides student engagement with a historian and Holocaust Survivor Speakers. Once registered, the symposium is accessible to learners at any time, offering different levels of engagement and learning at the user’s own pace. It can be taught in half a day, or over several days or weeks.

Symposium is recommended for students in grades 10 through 12.

Includes:

  • A video-recorded historical overview on the Holocaust by Dr. Lauren Faulkner Rossi (SFU)
  • Video-recorded eyewitness accounts by Holocaust survivors Lillian Boraks-Nemetz and Dr. Robert Krell
  • Video-recorded answers to frequently asked questions asked of survivors
  • Guidelines for teachers, a note to students on how they can make a difference, and links to additional resources

Follow these easy steps to enroll:

  • Click on this link: https://vhecsymposium.thinkific.com/
  • Click on “Enroll for free”
  • Register with your contact information
  • Ask students to take the same steps to enroll
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10, 11, 12
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No
Program Description & Details

Holocaust Survivor Speakers share their experiences of persecution, discrimination and loss with teachers and students from their homes on Zoom.

Engaging with a Holocaust Survivor Speaker prompts your students to think in depth about social justice and human rights. Your students gain a better understanding of what it means to take on individual and social responsibilities, as many survivors address taking action toward a more just world.

The program’s duration is 60 minutes (40-minute survivor presentation followed by a 20-minute question period). A small number of speakers are able to address groups in French.

  • Recommended for students in grades 6 to 12
  • Recommended class size of as many students as possible up to a maximum of 95.
  • Free of charge until December 2020, thanks to the generous sponsorship from the Diamond Foundation

For more information and bookings visit: https://www.vhec.org/school-programs/outreach-holocaust-speakers/

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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

This workshop consists of a short film, Pigeon, followed by an interactive presentation by a VHEC docent on Zoom. Students learn about the systematic persecution of Jews in France and acts of rescue during the Holocaust. Questions by the workshop facilitator foster critical thinking and ideas about social responsibility with students. The interactive workshop stimulates student thinking about the choices we all make and our motivations for making them.

Sessions run 60 minutes for secondary school classes, 45 minutes for elementary school classes, or as per agreement with the Centre.

  • Recommended for students in grades 6 to 12
  • Recommended class size of a maximum of 30 students
  • Free of charge until December 2020, thanks to the generous sponsorship from the Diamond Foundation

For more information and bookings visit: https://www.vhec.org/school-programs/classroom-workshops/

 

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6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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No
Program Description & Details

An interactive and enthusiastic exploration of the farm for preschool and elementary classes! Chickens, goats, horses, orchard... there is so much to see and do at the farm. At the end students can pick their pumpkin from the Apple Orchard.

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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
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Program Description & Details

New for 2020-2021 we are offering programs for homeschool classes and small bubbles who would like to enhance their school curriculum. Through exploring the exhibits, activities and site features, you can discover our relationship with Earth Materials. This can help teach the following Big Idea in the Grade 5 Curriculum in BC. 

Earth materials change as they move through the rock cycle and can be used as natural resources. 

Your visit to the museum will help answer questions such as;

  • What are Earth Materials
  • How do we interact with Earth Materials
  • How can we change our relationship with Earth Materials to be better stewards of the environment

Included in your admission to the museum are the following

  • Guided tour of the underground
  • BOOM!
  • Self-exploration of the site and exhibits
  • A support package
  • Gold Panning
  • Choice of one 30 minute session from the following;

Earthly Explorers

Have you ever seen a dinosaur footprint fossil? How do such fossils form and what can they tell us? Join us for Earthly Explorers as we uncover teh story of our dinosaur footprint and how the stories of rocks reveal the geological timeline of our planet. This session also includes free time to uncover the secrets of a variety of rocks and minerals selected to help understand earth materials and the rock cycle. 

Chemical Solutions in the Real World

The Britannia Mine Museum had a serious environmental problem called Acid Rock Drainage that chemically speaking, was a solution of sulphur and several metals. Get an introduction to what is a chemical solution through a look at Britannia's former problem and how it was resolved. This session will include hands-on testing of water samples. 

Regular admission rates apply but don't forget you get a wonderful support package and a 30 minute additional session with one of our educators for the price!

Admission rates can be found here https://www.britanniaminemuseum.ca/pages/rates

 

 

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

While we are not currently offering on-site school programs, school groups are welcome to visit the museum for a self-guided experience. There is a lot to discover! Worksheets to support and enhance your self-directed exploration can be emailed to teachers on request. 

Self-guided museum visits must be booked at least 10 days in advance to receive the discounted rate.

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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
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Program Description & Details

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

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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

A Chinese Garden is so much more than a collection of rocks and plants. Enjoy a Grade-appropriate, interactive tour of the Garden and learn about Ming Dynasty family life, philosophy and arts. This tour lends itself to a variety of curriculum outcomes and our knowledgeable facilitators can adapt the tour to your learning objectives, student age or English language level.

A 30 minute Garden Tour is also available as an add-on to other programs. Contact us for more information. 

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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Learn about the objects, stories and lives of Chinese immigrants and those they interacted with in early Vancouver.

This program is a perfect resource for classroom studies on Chinese immigration to Canada. Students will discuss the issues surrounding early Chinese immigration, watch a short video, look through our immigration suitcases and use critical thinking skills to draw conclusions and create a short presentation. 

Add a Chinatown Walking Tour or Garden Tour to this program to futher enrich your learning objectives. Contact us or visit our website for more information. 

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Find out what life was like in this historic neighbourhood in the past and enjoy the traditional markets, family associations and fascinating places that still exist today. This is a unique opportunity to study Vancouver's Chinatown in place.

This is a popular, highly customizeable program and our expert facilitators are happy to work with you to acheive your learning objectives. Teachers have used this tour for supplementary learning in a range of subjects from Social Studies and English Language Arts to Urban Planning, Tourism and Asian Studies. A shorter version of this tour is available for younger students.

A popular addition to this program is our Crossing Borders program that discusses early Chinese immigration. Contact us or visit our website for more information. 

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No

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