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Welcome teachers and students! The Kilby Historic Site provides an enjoyable learning experience in an interactive, authentic historic setting–depicting pioneer life in rural British Columbia. Our living history program actively enables student learning with actual artifacts and costumed role players such as a shopkeeper, pioneer wife or farmhand that would have lived in the 1920s, in rural British Columbia. All education programs complement current school curriculum and augment resources used by secondary school classes.

Teachers’ Packages consisting of detailed site information, guidelines and directions are available to teachers prior to your visit for in class lesson and travel preparation assistance.

In this program, your class will be divided into two groups. One group is guided by a costumed storekeeper through the General Store Museum, learning about rural country life during the 1920s. The other group explores the farmyard, with help from the farmhand and encouragement from our friendly farm animals.

We require a minimum of 20 students for all school programs and additional experiences listed below. 

Optional Experiences:

Ice Cream Making $4/person

Students have a first-hand experience at making ice cream the old-fashioned way! This fun and interactive demonstration allows students to learn by instruction and participation. The reward for their hard work is a sample of the real ice cream they themselves have made.
(Approx. 30 minutes) Minimum$60

Cider Pressing $4/person

Students see how apples turn into juice on our 100–year old cider press. They can try their hand at pressing the apples and listen to the stories shared as the old cider press is used once again!
(Approx. 30 minutes) Minimum $60

Strolling Through Time $4/person

In this walking tour, students learn about Harrison Mills and the surrounding area’s unique culture. The students will be introduced to our region’s geography and industry. Archival photographs will reveal the need for the extensive dyking system in place today.
(Approx. 30 minutes) Minimum $60

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90
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4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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Exploring First Peoples’ ways of knowing and being, we will learn how knowledge, ecological sustainability, and prosperity were, and still are, all linked. Take some plants back with you and create a calendar of their natural cycles through the year.

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8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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There are aliens in the forest, and they’re taking over! Do you have what it takes to stop the invasion? Meet some common introduced and invasive species, discover why they are so successful, and help restore the habitat for indigenous plant and animal species.

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6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Is the farm an ecosystem? We will look at the attributes of an ecosystem, and search for evidence of those on our farm. This can a good introduction to ecosystems, or a chance to apply prior ecosystem knowledge.

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9, 10, 11, 12
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Plants grow from seeds that develop from flowers pollinated by bees. Except when they are pollinated by wind. Or grow from runners. Or tubers. Or bulbs. Or more! Discover some of the many, many ways plants reproduce sexually and asexually on our farm.

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9, 10, 11
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Team Builds are a chance for students (and teachers and chaperones!) to get their hands really dirty helping our farmers grow Good Food for All. This program includes an introduction to Fresh Roots and the many things we do, and plenty of time to work on projects around the farm, from weeding to building. Exact projects will vary depending on the group and the needs of the farm.

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6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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RPSA has been offering field trips to grades 5-12 during May and June for over 15 years. The program challenges students to work as a team using problem solving skills in a dynamic, inclusive and safe environment while learning the basics of sailing. Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) and a lunchroom are provided.

For more information or to book a program email info@rpsa.ca.

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Full Day
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5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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In this program, the intersections between science, culture, museums and architecture are explored. Students will learn about the historical context in which scientific knowledge of earthquakes was formulated. By engaging in different ways that earthquakes are recorded, in objects, artworks and oral traditions, students are encouraged to think about the significance of cultural and artistic interpretations of earthquakes. Students will have the chance to investigate some seismic and engineering concepts through small-scale hands-on demonstrations. A visit to see MOA conservators in action, will give students insights into the efforts and responsibilities of conserving culturally significant objects. Students will be asked to consider intersecting ways of knowing by drawing on cultural stories, scientific understandings and museum practices while also thinking about earthquake preparedness.

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90
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9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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In this program, students encounter examples of historical and contemporary Northwest Coast First Nations paintings and are introduced to the innovative Image Recovery Project. Using infrared technology, and raking light to reveal images under dirt or ash, historical painted images are recovered from bentwood boxes, house fronts and other cedar sculptures and objects. The recovery of these images allows First Nations artists and researchers to see the uniqueness and beauty of historical Northwest Coast paintings. A visual presentation paired with a walking tour through the museum galleries highlights the both new and old objects that have extraordinary painted designs. Contemporary bentwood boxes recreated from the infrared photographs of historic boxes are used in a tracing and sketching activity to encourage students to look closely, and appreciate the artists design skills.

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90
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9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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In this program, students are introduced to contemporary and historic Northwest Coast First Nations art. The tour of a select group of art works emphasizes the importance and role of multi-generational teachings, the role of art in activism and resistance, diversity of issues and expressions in Northwest Coast First Nations. Students are introduced to a variety of stories and perspective of the Northwest Coast First Nations artists, Elders or knowledge holders. The goal of the tour and discussion is to understand the importance of shared histories and to seek meaningful ways to understand others through art. The program will conclude with a framing activity where students choose an object and frame it in ways which pose the questions – what is included, what is excluded. A facilitated discussion follows.

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60
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9, 10, 11, 12
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This program offers the opportunity to examine two local heritage sites in detail—the train station and the pier—in order to better understand how they came to be sites of significance in White Rock. Students will explore this by interacting with the permanent gallery, and reviewing newspaper articles and historic photographs.

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90
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9, 10, 11
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Join us for an amazing guided tour through our 100 year old powerhouse and get a look at real turbines and generators up close. You can learn about how we use water to make power and other renewable energy resources. Take a walk through time a see how electricity production helped build the province of British Columbia.

Duration: 
90
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Join us for an amazing guided tour through our 100 year old powerhouse and get a look at real turbines and generators up close. You can learn about how we use water to make power and other renewable energy resources. Take a walk through time a see how electricity production helped build the province of British Columbia.

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Join us for an amazing guided tour of the dam that offers an up close look into clean, renewable power generation in British Columbia.

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60
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Join us for an amazing guided tour of the dam that offers an up close look into clean, renewable power generation in British Columbia.

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60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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