Half Day

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 about the life 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

Come learn about the rich and vibrant history of the Indigenous peoples of British Colombia and Canada. We will guide you through activities examining artifacts and thinking critically about their functions. We will look at traditional Sinixt stories provided from Nancy Wynecooop who was a story keeper and who has kindly granted us permission to share. We will also look at the languages of Indigenous people as we prepare fo out 'Living Languages' exibition coming from the Royal BC Muuseum in the new year! 

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

Looking for a live experience, but current policy has you staying close to home?  We’re taking our Owls and First Nations Hiwus program on the road to your school!   While we would much rather have your students visit an authentic Feasthouse and enjoy the wide open spaces of Grouse Mountain, we realize that’s not always possible.  We are now taking bookings for our Outreach program that will include experienced Educators, owl ambassadors, and First Nations presenters.  Our staff will teach your students about owls and open a discussion about habitat and conservation. In turn, our elder will drum, sing and speak to your students about the rich, Squamish culture and the importance of community.

Duration: 
Half Day
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: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

(Grades 4-7) 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.

Key Messages:

  • We are all connected to the Fraser River through our lifestyles (Recreation, culture, economic, environmental)
  • The Fraser River connects the Canadian economy to the rest of the world, which allows us to have the items we want that do not come from Canada.
  • The Fraser River is a gateway from BC to the world, to transport natural resources that support the Canadian economy.

This program is divided into:

  • Introduction: Outdoor Introduction to the Fraser and PowerPoint Presentation (20 minutes)
  • Stations (20-minute stations)
    • Peer Market (Supply and Demand modelling game)
    • Transportation Detective (Shipping method problem solving math activity)
    • Global Trade Game (Resource trading card game)
  • Conclusion (10 minutes)

For more information, visit our website or email us. 

Online booking form here

 

*In the 2020-2021 school year, this program may be available for in-class outreach, with an educator and all the materials coming to your school in-person. To provide us with more information on what you would like from in-class outreach, fill in our survey

Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
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Program Description & Details

(Grades 2-5) 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.

Key Messages:

  • We all have a responsibility to care for the environment.
  • Taking preventative steps is important for preventing accidents.
  • Currently, in Canada we all use materials that can be harmful if not used properly.
  • Companies try their best to be preventative and our government imposes rules on them to help, but we still must be prepared for the accidents that will inevitably happen.

This program is divided into:

  • Introduction Outside (10 minutes)
  • Puppet Show with Oscar (10 minutes) 
  • Stations (20 minutes each)
    • Spill Response Drill (Role-play problem solving activity demonstrating the roles of different groups during an oil spill)
    • What Do We Use Oil For? (Exploratory activity investigating household objects made from oil)
    • Secret Item Game (Matching game and discussion about imports and exports in BC)
  • Conclusion (10 minutes)

For more information, visit our website or email us. 

Online booking form here

 

*In the 2020-2021 school year, this program may be available for in-class outreach, with an educator and all the materials coming to your school in-person. To provide us with more information on what you would like from in-class outreach, fill in our survey

Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5
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Program Description & Details

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
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Tobogganing is fun for all ages. Tobogganers are encouraged to bring their own toboggan or rent one for $1. Combine tobogganing with one of our snowshoe programs! Unlimited tobogganing when tubing is purchased!

Duration: 
Half Day
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
Program Description & Details

Snow tubing is fun, safe, and thrilling for all ages. Tubers must be 122 cm or 48 inches tall. We provide durable nylon covered tubes. Our tubing area is equipped with a handle tow to pull you back up the hill. Combine tubing with one of our snowshoe programs for the best rate!

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

Through activities and observations, students will identify the characteristics of systems found in the mountain environment through the lens of unique creatures like snow fleas. Observations of snow pack levels and exploration into ecological footprints and carrying capacities will help participants become equipped to apply their knowledge to human systems. All done on snowshoes! Combine with Tubing or Tobogganing for a full day!

Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

It is said that ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ but how do we actually learn from photographs?

Using images from the Archives of North Vancouver's collection, students will explore Squamish themes and stories. The photographs feature local landscapes and individuals. Students will learn to analyze each image and to record relevant observations while learning aspects of Squamish culture. Topics include family life, education and art. The Kit includes lesson plans which encourage team work, group discussion and critical thinking.

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

(Grades 6-9) Follow each step of the scientific method to conduct a water quality investigation. During this 2 hour workshop 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. Students determine whether the current temperature, pH, and turbidity will or will not be above acceptable levels for salmon survival.

This program is divided into:

  • Introduction Outside (5 minutes)
  • Observe and Conduct Background Research
    • Observe the Fraser (outdoor observation and water sample collection 20 minutes)
    • 5-minute transfer to upstairs exhibit gallery
    • Background research (10 minutes upstairs exhibit search, 10 minutes presentations)
    • Construct hypotheses (10 minutes)
  • Stations (25 minutes each)
    • Turbidity Testing Station
    • pH Testing Station
  • Conclusion (10 minutes)

For more information, visit our website or email us. 

Online booking form here

 

Outreach Wednesdays!

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

 

To provide us with more information on what you would like from in-class outreach, fill in our survey

Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
6, 7, 8, 9
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Program Description & Details

Are you as big as an eagle? What lives at Lost Lagoon? Do herons have an easy life? Do salmon visit Stanley Park? Discover the answers to these questions and more while leading your own adventure with our easy to use Discovery Kit. Bring your class for a half-day Park Program and extend your trip for the day. This is a great option for two classes from one school who want to share a bus. The Discovery Kit is a backpack containing a class set of binoculars, a detailed map, an easy to follow teaching script, fun props, engaging activities and visuals.

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, forest, beach, wetland, hands-on, interactive, explore

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Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Winter safety awareness and skills are practiced through a fun survival scenario on snowshoes. Be prepared to spend plenty of time digging and playing in the snow! Combine with Tubing or Tobogganing for a full day!

Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Months Available: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

Learn about the incredible characteristics of a winter ecosystem through fun, nature focused games. On snowshoes! Combine with Tubing or Tobogganing for a full day! New*snowshoe location for K-3's. Meet us at Enquist Lodge and enjoy quicker access to easier trails. Ask about where to stay and play in the snow afterwards!

Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Months Available: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

How do trees and animals survive under a blanket of snow? Discover the amazing adaptations that allow them to do so while while learning winter safety basics. On snowshoes! Combine with Tubing or Tobogganing for a full day! New* snowshoe location for K-3's. Meet us at Enquist Lodge and enjoy quicker access to easier trails. Ask us where to stay and play in the snow afterwards!

Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Months Available: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes

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