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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
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Offered In French: 
No
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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. 

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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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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For the Labour's trace gallery exhibition, the Richmond Art Gallery has created two free video art lessons that can be done at home or in the classroom.  Exhibition artists Amy Malbeuf and Karin Jones explore cultural and personal identity through their artwork, and the ways in which identity shapes our experiences of the world.

In the first video art lesson, students will be introduced to the history of Métis beadwork and the artwork of Métis artist Amy Malbeuf. A gallery educator then demonstrates the technique of pointillism and guides students to make an artwork inspired by beadwork traditions.

In the second video art lesson, students will be introduced to the artwork of Canadian artist Karin Jones, and hear her discuss the way she explores her African-Canadian identity through art-making. A gallery educator then demonstrates the technique of making wearable artwork through the technique of making paper beads.

A teacher guide for the Labour's trace gallery exhibition is available if you wish to expand on the lessons with classroom discussions and extension activities.

City: 
Duration: 
30
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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 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.

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For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
No
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Ocean Wise has combined our expert knowledge in ocean science, our ongoing research, and passion for the ocean to bring you Ocean Literacy Courses. These interactive and comprehensive online classrooms are perfect for educators and students to deepen their understanding and appreciation of the ocean.

These online courses are free, self-directed, and interactive for students in grade 3 to 12, and anyone who is interested in learning more about the ocean. Students can take the course at their own pace, and earn exciting badges for every accomplishment they make throughout the course.

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For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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What animals are hiding within the garden walls? Our Garden is filled with animals, both real and symbolic. Through fun and interactive activities, students will explore the Garden and learn about the cultural significance of certain animals. 

The program ends with the students making an animal-themed craft to take home.

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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Learn about the style of Chinese painting known as ink and wash painting (shuǐ-mò 水墨). This ancient practice, still alive today, is closely related to calligraphy and was one of the Four Arts practised by Chinese scholars.

Using the beauty of our Chinese Garden as inspiration, students will use special brush pens to create their own ink and wash painting to take home. 

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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Join our Tai Chi master in learning a series of movements and stretches that are designed to improve balance and coordination and relive stress. Perfect for students of all ages and fitness levels.

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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Did you know, the very first Dragon Boat race to take place outside Asia happened in Vancouver? The roots of Dragon Boating go back thousands of years. Why not join in the fun!

Dragon Boat paddling is a fun activity that encourages teamwork and is appropriate for all skill levels.

This program is in partnership with Dragon Boat BC and starts from Creekside Community Centre, a short 15 minute walk from our Garden. All equipment and trainers are provided and the program takes place rain or shine.

Land and Sea Combo: Combine this program with our Dragon Tales program to learn about the stories and traditions behind the 2000 year old Dragaon Boat festival. 

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

What do culture and tradition mean to you, your family and your community? In this program, students will ponder that question as they learn about the culture and traditions of our Ming Dynasty family home. Then they will discover the stories and folklore surrounding the 2000 year old Dragon Boat festival and its customs that continue to this day.

Many of the ancient practices surrounding the Dragon Boat Festival are to do with avoiding bad luck: the program ends with students creating their own good luck charm.

Land and Sea Combo: Did you know, the very first Dragon Boat race to take place outside Asia happened in Vancouver? Combine this program with our Dragon Boat Paddle program, run in partnership with Dragon Boat BC.

 

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

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Months Available: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Science World's Pro-D workshops embrace an approach to teaching and learning that reflects the new curriculum’s focus on place- and inquiry-based learning. We also make sure you leave the sessions with confidence in your ability to pass on knowledge and enthusiasm about the topic to your students.

Click here for details on our workshops––and don’t hesitate to email or phone us if you have any questions.

City: 
Duration: 
90
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Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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Bring the joy of discovery into your classroom with one of our brand new Educator’s 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 [email protected].

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For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Help students discover the Fraser River through creative, hands-on activities designed with British Columbia’s school curriculum in mind.

Download our free My River, My Home Resource Kit for lesson plans, activities and background information related to the ecosystems, cultures and industries connected to the Fraser River. The kit aligns with our fully guided education programs, with many activities that are suitable to extend learning before or after field trips to the Fraser River Discovery Centre.

 

Complementing the award winning “My River My Home” exhibit at the Fraser River Discovery Centre in New Westminster, the free 100-page, user-friendly guide:

  • Includes 25 lesson plans and background information for educators
  • Challenges students to see the Fraser River holistically, exploring concepts of environmental, cultural and economic sustainability through creative activities, writing prompts and hands-on activities
  • Activities meet BC Ministry of Education Curriculum requirements for grades K-9 and address BC’s new cross-curricular competencies (critical thinking, personal and social awareness and responsibility, and communication skills).

The kit is divided into 5 sections that can be explored independently or used to create an inquiry unit about the Fraser River:

  1. Connect: students are asked to activate previous knowledge and explore the question “What is my connection to the Fraser River?”
  2. Develop Knowledge and Explore Sustainability: students explore the cultural, economic, and environmental sustainability of the Fraser River.
  3. Investigate Water Quality: introduces water quality and outlines the Taking the Pulse of the Fraser program available at the Discovery Centre.
  4. Putting the Fraser on the Global Map: students study and compare the cultures, environment, and art, and water quality data from the Fraser, Amazon, Congo, Ganges-Brahmaputra, and Kolyma rivers.
  5. What’s Next: The final section encourages students to become active citizens in water quality issues.

For suggestions on how to use or modify an activity in the kit, or to book a professional development workshop for educators on using the kit with your students, please contact [email protected].

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Duration: 
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For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
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Offered In French: 
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