90

Program Description & Details

As classes plant and tend vegetables at local community gardens, students learn about soil and composting, discover the needs of plants, and become environmental stewards.  Throughout the series, they will develop an awareness of environmental issues and social responsibiility as they learn about local food security.  Food grown and harvested is donated to local food banks.

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

This interactive program encourages students to think about how they move through their communities, and about how the past influences the present and future of city planning. Students will learn about the factors that influenced the founding, building, and settling of New Westminster while taking a tour of the museum’s galleries. Students will put this knowledge into practice by creating a LEGO city and consider how transportation factors into city planning.

Programs running before November 17, 2018 will include a special tour of our feature LEGO exhibition, People Gotta Move.

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Learn about the history of printmaking in our museum gallery, then develop practical skills and create designs through a one-hour printmaking workshop. Students will use printmaking technology, terminology, and techniques to explore their creative expression through a hands-on workshop and produce collagraph prints on a printing press and relief prints. The program will place a particular emphasis on the prominent figures and print shops in New Westminster’s history as well as the role printmaking plays in fostering communication.

Programs running before April 28, 2019 will include a special tour of our feature exhibition, Getting the Word Out.

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

This interactive program will guide students in the exploration of the field of archaeology and how it allows us to understand past inhabitants of an area. Students will learn the proper technique and methodology to be used while excavating a site, artefact analysis, and hypothetical testing. Through hands-on specimen exploration and activities, students will gain an understanding of their local environment and the clues it holds to early inhabitants and their way of life.

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

https://www.alouetteriver.org/school-programs

Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
Grade: Grades 3 - 7 (please be advised this workshop is not suitable for younger grades)
Cost: $75

Purpose:

Our streams and rivers are home to dozens of different species of aquatic insects. ARMS instructors will collect the river critters and bring them to your classroom where students will actively identify and view the bugs with microscopes and magnifying glasses. Students will learn how important diversity is to our water systems and the impact we humans have on our watersheds.

 

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Months Available: 
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
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Program Description & Details

https://www.alouetteriver.org/school-programs

Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
Ages: Grades Pre K – 3.  This workshop can be adapted for Grades 4-12. Grades 5-12 can include a fish dissection in the fall.
Cost: $75

Purpose:

The different types of Pacific Salmon and their lifecycle are introduced in this program. Students will participate in interactive demonstrations and activities and will come away with an understanding of the trials and tribulations that salmon must face on their journey homeward. The program will include discussion of actions that the students and their families can do to protect salmon and their habitat.  In the fall it can include a fish dissection for Grades 5-12 onsite at the Allco Fish Hatchery.

 

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Months Available: 
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Maximum Students: 
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Program Description & Details

https://www.alouetteriver.org/school-programs

Duration:  1.5 hours

Grade:  1 - 3

Cost:  $75 per class

Purpose: 

Students learn the fascinating facts about wildlife trees and their importance to BC’s wildlife. By the end of the presentation students will be familiar with different kinds of native trees to our watershed and learn the importance of wildlife trees to the animals in our area of the Fraser Valley.  Specific wildlife species are also introduced including: black bears, owls, bats, and woodpeckers. The concepts of habitat and ecosystems are discussed and how humans can have a positive or negative impact on the environment.  A walk through the forest is included for all trips to our location in Maple Ridge.  Come dressed for any weather - rain or shine!

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
1, 2, 3
Months Available: 
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Offered In French: 
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Program Description & Details

https://www.alouetteriver.org/school-programs

Duration:  1.5 hours

Grade:  Pre K to 2

Cost: $75

Purpose:  It’s all about the cycle of life!  During our presentation we listen to frog calls from our area, look at pictures of various frogs and talk about the differences of frogs, toads, newts and salamanders, all a part of the amphibian family. The students are engaged in learning about the anatomy of a frog with our plastic display which we pull part in the form of a dissection. Created specifically to meet the learning outcomes of students Pre K to Grade 2.

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2
Months Available: 
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
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Program Description & Details

https://www.alouetteriver.org/school-programs

Duration:  1 - 1.5 hours (depending on the grade and age level of students)

Grade: Pre K to Grade 3

Cost:  $75

Availability: Spring only from April to end of May

Purpose:  

Compare the lifecycle of a bee and a butterfly.  ARMS instructor will take your students through a 1 - 1.5 hour presentation interactive session.   Each workshop for Preschool children, kindergarten and grade 1 – 3 have a different focus (please enquire upon registration).

We include:
– an observation honey bee hive,
– a demonstration of how we extract honey, young ones can try on the honey suits, pretend to use the smoker and see all the parts of a bee box

– everything you will need to raise caterpillars into butterflies in your classroom (painted lady caterpillars included)! special note:  all efforts are made to supply caterpillar larvae, however, no guarantee is made.

- pollination passports for the grades 2-3, a craft of the teacher’s choosing for ages pk-grade 1.
- an amazing video of the life of a monarch butterfly (an endangered butterfly in our area),

Our main objective is to teach youth about the importance of pollinators in our world!

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
Months Available: 
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
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Program Description & Details

https://www.alouetteriver.org/school-programs

Duration: 1.5 hours

Grade: 3 - 7

Purpose:  Dissect an owl pellet, reconstruct its skeleton, look at the owl food chain!  Discussion: what happens if we disturb, or disrupt owl food chain, how does this explain why species become endangered?  

Cost per group:  $75 including the owl pellets and dissection equipment

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Months Available: 
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
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Program Description & Details

Step back to Fort Langley, a trading post built by the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1827, to trade with the Indigenous people of this land. As you explore the historic site on this guided tour, learn about the culture of the Indigenous people and the early fur traders.

City: 
Duration: 
90
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

Shakespeare: In Action 

The ideal way to support your English/Theatre unit, these workshops give students the chance to play Shakespeare with our professional teaching artists through the use of voice, movement, and acting exercises. Workshops can focus on a specific play, or provide a general introduction to Shakespeare.

  • Available year-round
  • Up to 90 minutes long
  • Up to 30 students per workshop
  • Up to three workshops per day
  • Workshops can focus on the story, the imagery or the language (or a combination of all three) in a particular play, or provide a general introduction to Shakespeare.
  • $220 per workshop + travel
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Months Available: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Contact Us
Program Description & Details

This interactive program encourages students to think about how they move through their communities, and about how the past influences the present and future of city planning. Students will learn about the factors that influenced the founding, building, and settling of New Westminster while taking a tour of the museum’s galleries. Students will put this knowledge into practice by creating a LEGO city and consider how transportation factors into city planning.

Programs running before November 17, 2018 will include a special tour of our feature LEGO exhibition, People Gotta Move.

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Learn about the history of printmaking in our museum gallery, then develop practical skills and create designs through a one-hour printmaking workshop. Students will use printmaking technology, terminology, and techniques to explore their creative expression through a hands-on workshop and produce collagraph prints on a printing press and relief prints. The program will place a particular emphasis on the prominent figures and print shops in New Westminster’s history as well as the role printmaking plays in fostering communication.

Programs running before April 28, 2019 will include a special tour of our feature exhibition, Getting the Word Out: The Printing Industry in New West.

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Thursdays, October 18-December 13, 2018
Wednesdays, January 9-June 19, 2019

Imagine, balance, construct and combine materials to engineer
an exciting mini city. Students learn about physics and connecting
techniques they can use to support their structures. Elements of
colour, pattern, and recycled materials encourage students to get
creative. Focus can be adjusted—perhaps a realistic, futuristic or
environmentally sensitive city could fit your curriculum.

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No

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