Whistler

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The Ziptrek Eagle tour is a fully guided ecology based tour that takes students through the treetops on a series of five ziplines, suspension bridges and observation platforms. This tour is similar to the Bear Tour but includes different ziplines that are higher and longer.  Our mission is to inspire and educate students about Climate Change and Conservation, Health of the Environment and Living Sustainably. While on tour you'll be able to see first hand the difference in forest composition between the ancient, old growth forests and the second generation forests that exist in the area. All Ziptrek guests are informed about the Natural Step framework as well as information about the local ecology. It is the ideal site for interactive learning and outdoor adventure exploration.

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Half Day
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3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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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
 

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60
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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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.

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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.

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Half Day
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2, 3, 4, 5
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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
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Based on the BC curriculum, Stillwood's Outdoor Eduation Program is designed to take classroom learning outside in a practical and hands-on approach. Our aim is to help students learn in the outdoors while applying critical thinking and problem solving, as well as developing teambuilding and leadership skills. The Program can cover a broad variety of subjects, particularly science, mathematics and geography, and also encourages the development of critical thinking and analysis skills. 

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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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West Coast NEST offers extraordinary outdoor learning experiences on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. We work with community partners in the Clayoquot Biosphere Region to offer unique, enriching, multi-day outdoor academic experiences for your students. Hands-on educational programs are customized to meet your learning objectives, and cover topics such as Indigenous culture, nature, sustainability, science, language, history, outdoor education, and art.

Connect with us to develop a customized itinerary for your group, orient your group upon arrival, and serve as a point of contact prior to and during your stay on the West Coast.

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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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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
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8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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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
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4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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Do your students have challenging questions about space science and astronomy? We might have the answers! Connect your students with our staff so we can share their passion and knowledge with them through a 45-minute video Skype session. Your virtual field trip will include a short demonstration related to one of the themes below and a Q & A session with our staff. 

A Day in a Dangerous Place Called Space

This video Skype presentation introduces students to the world of the International Space Station where astronauts live and work. We investigate the differences between living and working on Earth versus the microgravity environment of the ISS and highlight the challenges involved in exploring the extreme environment of space. Available Monday to Friday 8:30am - 10:00am (Pacific Standard Time).

Let's Talk about the Universe

For a more in-depth look at the science of astronomy, our curious staff are ready for your questions. From black holes to dark matter, to the origins of the Universe, we can customize a session based on your learning objectives and the topics that you're most interested in. Available anytime.

Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
1, 4, 6
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No
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There are many ways to see the natural environment around us. In this program students will explore strategies for looking at and responding to a variety of non-representational artworks housed in the Museum. By looking, thinking, discussing and creating works of abstract art students will be introduced to new ways of looking at and approaching subject matter. Using a variety of different techniques such as drawing, collage, and mixed media, students will feel supported in the exploration of their own creativity.

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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Students will explore a variety of artworks including landscapes, abstracts, photography, carvings and installations by BC artists while thinking about how the principles of art and design are used to express stories and issues related to life in coastal British Columbia. Students will engage in meaning making through deep observation, critical thinking and dialogue in response to various works of art.

 

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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Students will explore how historic and contemporary BC First Nations artists have used their knowledge and respect of natural materials to create their incredible works of art. Through direct comparison and observation, students will discover the elements, materials and stories found within the expressive artworks and how they have transformed over time, while also having the opportunity to creatively express their own identity.

 

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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Students will investigate the representations of people throughout history with a focus on identity as seen through portraiture. Explore the significance and value of portraiture in general, while learning about the characters depicted in the paintings as well as about the artist who captured them in history. Through collaboration, critical thinking, and dialogue students will complement their in-gallery tour with the exploration of a variety of drawing and sketching techniques.

* Program available until October 7, 2016

 

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