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Students work as a team to make crucial decisions and complete necessary tasks to keep the fort running smoothly. Students document their accomplishments with photos using their smart phones.

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Travaillez en équipe pour réaliser vos tâches et prenez des décisions importantes sur le fonctionnement du fort. Les élèves documenteront leurs réalisations en utilisant leurs téléphones intelligents.

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Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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In this program, students will tour the poles that stand outside on the museum’s grounds overlooking the Salish Sea. An introduction to the life cycle of poles from tree cutting, carving and painting, to pole raising is presented through contemporary photographs. Students will study different tools, features and functions of Musqueam, Haida, Kwakwaka’wakw poles through guided observation and hands-on interaction with tools and materials. Students will become familiar with various styles and imagery carved on house, frontal, memorial and mortuary poles. A larger discussion of artistic traditions will present an opportunity for students to draw crests or figures to explain what their designs communicate about the First Nations cultures represented.

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5
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Offered In French: 
No
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“It was really important for the young students to have this opportunity to experience conceptual art and wrap their minds around it. Thanks so much, it was a great visit." - High School Teacher, Gleneagle Highschool, Coquitlam

"I loved the variety of activities, it all flowed really well, Our guide was excellent, so great with the children and really engaging. This is definitely an experience I will recommend to my colleagues and I will for sure be back next year!" - Elementary School Teacher, West Bay Elementary, West Vancouver 

The Contemporary Art Gallery offers engaging arts programs for students from K-12. Led by experienced art educators, participants explore CAG exhibitions through guided observation, facilitated discussion and studio art-making. Utilizing inquiry-based learning strategies, students and teachers are encouraged to creatively experiment with visual art materials and processes as well as critically reflect upon the power of contemporary art to engage with diverse themes, perspectives, and complex ideas. 

School programs are offered for grades K-12. There are two options –a one-hour interactive tour of the exhibitions at a cost of $50.00 or a two-hour tour that includes art-making related to the exhibitions for $90.00. Class size is typically capped at 30 students due to the size of the galleries.

Guided visits introduce major themes in contemporary art while making connections to the wider school curriculum from visual and language arts to science and math. To book a guided visit for your class, contact Danielle Green at learning@contemporaryartgallery.ca or 604 681 2700. For more information about our education resources, please visit our website at https://www.contemporaryartgallery.ca/learning/

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
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A fun, interactive coyote awareness presentation for your whole school. Find out where coyotes live, how to identify a coyote, what attracts them, Coyotes 101 is a full school auditorium program, teaching primary and intermediate students about the life history of coyotes and why they are so successful in our urban environments. Through interactive activities and a multimedia presentation, staff and students will learn all about these amazing creatures and how to safely encounter them in our schoolyards and communities and what to do if you see one!

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, forest, hands-on, interactive, explore, animals, plants

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Duration: 
30
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
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Discover Richmond’s diverse cultures by exploring multicultural winter celebrations, from First Nations to European, Asian and African traditions. Unwrap mystery presents that hold clues about a cultural winter celebration, play a Japanese New Year game and make a Victorian Christmas craft.

Please download the Field Trip Guide from our website: http://www.richmondmuseum.ca/field-trips/

Register online at http://bit.ly/RMHSFieldTrip

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
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Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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Looking for some creative inspiration for your next staff pro-D workshop? Come to the art gallery for an energizing day packed with art projects that integrate big ideas, content, and skills development. Learn effective strategies for teaching art concepts and techniques, and practical ways to integrate visual art across the curriculum. Choose a theme or work with us to create a customized workshop for your staff.

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See notes.
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Offered In French: 
No
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Students explore a 125 year old Victorian cemetery and use maps to locate historic graves, learn personal facts about the deceased, examine historic photos accompanying each stop, explore the evolution of gravestone features and symbols, plus discover demographic patterns of the cemetery. Parental involvement is required for elementary classes.

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

From towering forests to sandy seashores, regional parks are filled with fun, hands-on learning environments. Park interpreters lead field trips outdoors for about 2 hours. Students are engaged in discovery, activities and games related to the topic. Specimens are often brought out to showcase the species that live nearby.

Our programs meet various curricula, from science to physical activity and more. Let us know how we can meet your learning objectives when you book.

Our calendar fills quickly, we suggest you submit a field trip request as soon as booking opens for the entire school year.  Please visit: http://www.metrovancouver.org/events/school-programs/K-12-field-trips/regional-parks-field-trips/Pages/default.aspx to book an exciting regional park field trip today!

Duration: 
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For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
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In this program, students consider ways that cultural traditions and environmental conditions affect architecture by exploring the relationship between design and function at museums around the world. Using MOA as a case study, students are led through contrasting gallery spaces and asked to record their visual, spatial and emotional impressions. After a classroom presentation that introduces the history of the museum and theories of context, purpose and function, students are encouraged to respond to the built environments they have encountered and to design a museum interior space or façade of their own.

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
No
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During an interactive nature walk along the streams and boardwalks of the Delta Nature Reserve, your students will make ecological observations and connections with their surroundings. Through inquiry and discussion, students will learn about the 3 main characteristics of a bog, how 5 First Nations relied on the land to survive, and where the infamous sunken tractor really came from.

Tour guides demonstrate how to respectfully collect plant samples, and explain how human activity has aided the spread of invasive species through the Bog. Students will learn which leaves would make good toilet paper, as well as how to tell the difference between a plant that makes a fruity tea and one that could make them very sick.

Students will also learn about the services and resources Burns Bog provides for the Lower Mainland, as well as many of the rare and endangered species that call it home.  They will find out how different animals use physical and behavioral adaptations to help them survive in Burns Bog and the Delta Nature Reserve.

By the end of the Field Trip, your students will leave with a greater understanding of the importance of saving Burns Bog and other local ecosystems. We hope that they become eco-warriors within their own community, and take individual steps to leave a positive impact on the environment.

​Burns Bog Field Trips are aligned with the BC K-12 curricular competencies

All tours can be customized to meet the needs of your class.

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Duration: 
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For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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Let’s explore the Village! This self-guided program focuses on First Nations, cultural communities, seasonal change, and resource harvesting in the 1920s. Teachers and chaperones lead groups of 10-12 participants through the Museum. New activities include a scavenger hunt for Indigenous plants on site, handling a First Nations cedar bark basket, exploring our salmon-bearing creek, and a cedar grove sensory walk. At one of the stops, our First Nations educator guides an exploration of local plants and animals in relation to First Nations territory using storytelling and an interactive map activity. Appropriate for K-9 including all levels of ESL and preschool.

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Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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Offered In French: 
No
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Experience West Coast maritime heritage traditions by exploring the Shipyard, and a Japanese boat builder’s family home and boatworks. Then learn wooden boat building and maritime skills by creating a hand-held boat to take home.

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

We aim to provide unique, entertaining, and memorable educational experiences that engage students of all ages in topics related to mineral exploration, natural resource management, land reclamation, and the role of mining in our lives.

School Trips

For 2019-2020 we are pleased to offer our programming a-la-carte. Select the sessions which best fit your needs to create a tailored visit.

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

Step back in time and learn how the London Family shaped their local environment, and how the local environment shaped how they lived. Experience what farming was like in Richmond’s early years through storytelling, outdoor games and planting.

Please download the Field Trip Guide from our website: http://www.richmondmuseum.ca/field-trips/

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
Months Available: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No

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