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Program Description & Details

Free tours of our exhibitions are available for Grades 8 - 12. Learn about the artists, their works, and how we curate the exhibitions. Teachers' Guides are available on our website for each exhibition. Please book ahead of time to ensure availibility. Gallery-based activities can be arranged to integrate with your subject area.

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Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Immerse your students in the Universe with our digital portable planetarium. With our portable planetarium you will be able to stand on the Moon and look back at Earth, experience a Martian sunrise, and even see what the Milky Way galaxy looks like. 

The portable planetarium is a large dome that can be easily set up in any 7 x 7 x 4 metre (23 x 23 x 12.5 feet) space. The program consists of:

  • Elementary School – up to 6 presentations / day (20-30 minute presentations).
  • Secondary School – up to 4 presentations / day (40 minute presentations).
  • Also available for community groups.
Duration: 
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For Grades: 
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Shape a stone tool, listen to legends and discover uses of edible plants. Investigate Aboriginal uses of the site over time through a simulated archaeological dig. Explore the relationship between the First Nations, HBC employees and the environment.

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Sculptez un outil de pierre, écoutez des légendes et découvrez les usages de diverses plantes comestibles. Faites des fouilles archéologiques simulées pour découvrir les utilisations que les Autochtones faisaient des lieux au fil des époques. Explorez les liens qui unissaient les Premières Nations, les employés de la Compagnie de la Baie d’Hudson et l’environnement.

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Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

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.

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

Ever wonder what it takes for the Vancouver Symphony to produce a concert? What is a day in the life of a professional musician like? Join the VSO for an exclusive glimpse into the daily workings of a world-class orchestra. With prior arrangement, "Meet a Musician" and Orpheum tours are available .

Friday, October 18, 2019, 10:00am - 12:30pm 
Friday, November 22, 2019 10:00am - 12:30pm
Friday, January 17, 2020 11:00am - 2:00pm
Friday, February 7, 2020 11:00am - 1:30pm
Friday, March 7, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm.

City: 
Duration: 
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For Grades: 
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Months Available: 
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

“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
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
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Program Description & Details

Inspire your students!

The lower gallery showcases Burnaby Art Gallery’s annual Arts Alive 2020. This 38th edition highlights a variety of engaging artwork by Burnaby secondary students and is an excellent way to introduce a wide variety of media, artistic styles, and visual principles to the classroom. In the studio, students engage in an art-making activity inspired by the exhibit.

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Days Offered: 
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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Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
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Program Description & Details

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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Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Students will learn to access information, assess the reliability of sources, interpret information and have the opportunity to view original documents and photographs. They may investigate a local story or conduct a research project on their own.

Duration: 
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For Grades: 
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

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
Program Description & Details

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
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Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No

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