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Program Description & Details

Thursdays | October 6, 2022-June 22, 2023

This program is offered in person and virtually.

Discover the interwoven worlds of math and art. Using tessellations as a foundation, each workshop explores the pattern making and mathematical elements of design work. Workshops examine the work of Dylan Thomas, a Coast Salish contemporary artist, and how he has connected math and geometry to his art practice.

Curriculum tie-ins: Art Education, Indigenous Art, Earth Science, Math, STEAM

 

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Take your students on an educational adventure that combines a treasure hunt and ecology knowledge! Led by clues and a forest map, your students will decode the mysteries of temperate rainforest plants and animals, searching for the secret of life in the rainforest. You’ll also have a chance to view forest life up close with our amazing projector!

This is a 1.5hr self-guided rainforest tour of Lynn Canyon. It includes a 15min introduction to the temperate rainforest and a 15min wrap-up, inside the Ecology Centre as well as a self-guided hike in Lynn Canyon Park with a provided worksheet.

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

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.

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
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Offered In French: 
No
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Students match, compare, and critically analyze a set of two dozen historic and modern images of North Vancouver. They consider the continuity and change of many features of North Vancouver. The photographs are accompanied by directed learning activities.

English: Teacher’s Package (pdf) and Student’s Activity Sheets (pdf)

French: Teacher’s Package (pdf) and Student’s Activity Sheets (pdf)

Your students will:

  • Explore the themes of communities and common experiences.
  • Discover the rich history of North Vancouver’s development through archival photos.
  • View primary source evidence and develop photo analysis skills.
Duration: 
65
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No
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Water is powerful, and small droplets become a force that shapes the landscape. Peek into a small tributary of Lynn Creek and see some of the many animals who live there. Learn about their life cycles and explore some of the characteristics that help these animals survive in their aquatic habitat.

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K, 1, 2, 3
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Get outside and get a custom taste of what the farm is all about! If you are interested in a field trip longer than two hours or would like to work with our Experiential Learning Manager to craft a program to meet your learning objectives, get in touch and we will get in touch to figure out how we can help make it happen! 

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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Learn how to set up a simple and fun biological survey of your local area. Great for homelearners and people of all ages!

You may know your human neighbours, but do you know which birds live in your local area? Which bugs? Do you know the names of the plants growing on the sidewalk? Do you want to? If you do, then this is the program for you!

First, you’ll join an FRDC educator on Zoom for 1 hour to learn how to set up and conduct a biological survey of your neighbourhood. A survey creates a list of all the species that live in an area. Second, you’ll go out on your own to conduct the survey. Third, you’ll share your findings with the other workshop participants through a invite-only video message board.

A survey can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be, so all ages and levels of experience are welcome. You don’t need any prior knowledge; this workshop will give you all the tools you need to conduct a successful survey!

To participate in this program, you will need:

  • A stable internet connection.
  • Mobile devices or tablets, to run the Seek app. A data connection for the device is recommended, but not required. Participants can work independently or in groups.
  • The ability to see and hear a video conference with the FRDC educator, on a device separate from the one running Seek.

Curricular connections:

This program fully supports curricular competencies in the science curriculum as students go through the entire scientific process: questioning and predicting, planning and conducting,  processing and analyzing data and information, all the way to communicating. A super scaleable activity, it also has applications at every grade level.

For more information, visit our website or email us. 

Online booking form here.

City: 
Duration: 
60
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
Program Description & Details

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with us!

In person group bookings will be available from January 17th to February 11th 2022.

Visit our website for more details!

https://vancouverchinesegarden.com/schools/chinese-new-year/

Not able to visit us in-person?

Lesson Kits, props kits, craft kits and online activities are available. See separate post on this website or visit https://vancouverchinesegarden.com/schools/chinese-new-year/

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

We have reinvented our popular Chinese New Year programs and invite you to celebrate the Year of the Tiger!

Not able to come to the Garden in-person? Join us in your classroom! 

Lesson Kits $40 (+ tax)

  • teaching plan, Powerpoints and photocopiable material 
  • craft materials for each student to make a Chinese New Year decoration (24 pieces)

Props Kits rental $30 (+ tax)

  • decorations and photos
  • storytelling props
  • authentic lion head and percussion instruments to put on a Lion Dance parade.

Craft Kit Only $15 (+ tax) includes the materials to make a New Year decoration (24 pieces)

Visit our website for more details:

https://vancouverchinesegarden.com/schools/chinese-new-year/

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Duration: 
Outreach Kit/Online Resource
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Examine traditional belongings that tell us how Indigenous peoples met the basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter. Excavate belongings from Pacific Northwest Coast cultures. Be a player in a life-sized game while learning about the seasonal cycle of traditional Inuit life.

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4
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Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

Deep in Lynn Canyon Park live giant plants that clean the air and water and create food and habitats for animals. What are they? Trees of course! In this program, students will learn about the life cycles of these giant plants, discover how trees grow food and create habitats, and learn about the connections between trees and the soil, air, and water cycles.

Duration: 
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For Grades: 
2, 3
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

How do animals and plants survive in the cool, wet, temperate rainforest? From magnificent mayflies to the spectacular salmonberry, learn about the amazing adaptations of animals and plants and discover the diversity of forest life. Through hands-on and sensory activities, explore how animals and plants work together to create a thriving ecosystem.

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

Invite OWL (Orphaned Wildlife) Rehabilitation Society to join you in your classroom to learn about the amazing species of raptors that call BC home, the features and adaptations that make them unique, their life cycles, and about the dangers they face and how you can help. You also get the chance to meet some of OWL’s Raptor Ambassadors up close in person! Each program will be focused to each grade level that is participating.

Have a specific topic in mind? We are more than happy to work with you to make the program you are looking for. Some popular requests include focusing on a specific species, such as owls or just hawks, life cycles, or food chains.

https://www.owlrehab.org/education/in-class/

Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

In this activity, inspired by the traditional windows and views of a Chinese garden, students will think about a view they would like to frame and create it within the octagonal shape of a leak window frame.

This activity can be adapted easily to the age of the students and the time available in class.

Options: 

  • Teaching notes about the concepts of a Chinese Garden and leak windows, plus photocopiable materials for the activity (PDF) $20
  • Craft materials kit (for one class): cardstock frames, bamboo-design paper straws and paper plates to create a 3-D effect frame. $40 
  • All of the aove plus virtual visit from one of our knowledgeable facilitators to talk to your class about the Garden and the themes of this activity (approx 20 mins) $50

Contact us through this form for more information and to order!

https://forms.gle/9vFP7vbEgzJaomg9A

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Duration: 
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For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Title:  Talaysay's Talking Trees – Student Program (K to Grade 12)

Welcome to our Talaysay  TALKING TREES PROGRAM. 

Type of Program:  Student Indigenous Walking Tour - Ecology

Tour Description:  This is a walking tour in Stanley Park. Your Talaysay guides-ambassadors will take you on a forest walk and teach the rich stories and history of the land while you learn how the trees and plants are used by indigenous people for both food and medicine.  Learn to identify a variety of indigenous plants and tree species  so when you venture into the forest you too will know what is edible, medicinal and adaptable for technology.   Emphasis on Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Sustainable Practices and Ecology. 

Date of TourTuesday to Friday

Start Time:  10:00 am   End Time:  11:30 am    Duration:  1.5 hrs  We can book custom times between 9 am and 10:30 am for the morning tour and 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm for the Afternoon Tour.

Includes:  Guide-Ambassador-Instructor.  At times we have a co-guide, a trainer and or a trainee. The tour is rich with Indigenous stories and interpretation.  Students have the opportunity to discuss and ask questions during the tour and or in the last 15 minutes of the tour.  

Student Rate with 20 or more participants:  $18.00 pp plus gst (This Rate is for K to 12 Students Only). 

With 20+ students, 2 teachers or adult volunteers are complimentary.  When there are less than 20 students, the base rate is $360 plus gst $18.00.  Total:  $378.00 

Primary Location:  Stanley Park:

This tour meets at the Stanley Park bus loop which is accessible by car, taxi, bus or by foot. Our guide will meet you under the gazebo in the bus loop. Please note, if driving by car, the parking lot is all pay parking. If taking the public bus, it is the #19 bus to Stanley Park and it is the last stop.  
If traveling by school bus, the driver can drop the students off then park at the designated bus parking in Stanley Park.  
Please provide yourself plenty of time to arrive and find your guide.

Other Locations:  When planned in advance, our guides could travel to a forest area near your school.  Review of the site for safety, access and diversity in indgenous plants is required.  

Inquiring and Bookings:  Please email admin@talaysay.com or info@talaysay.com and or contact us at 1-800-605-4643 (Toll Free) or 604-628-8555 (Vancouver line)

Our Programs In Summary

Nature

Talking Trees Walk - In Person and Virtual via Zoom

Indigenous Forest Walk - In Person and Virtual via Zoom (extended program of Talking Trees; includes Wellness)

History 

Spoken Treasures  In Person and Virtual via Zoom

Art 

Talking Totems - In Person and Virtual via Zoom

Indigenous Story Telling - In Person and Virtual via Zoom

Wellness:

Forest Therapy Walk - external guide

Land-Basked Learning - currently offered virtually

Company:  Talaysay Tours   Book on line at:  https://www.aboriginalecotours.com/

Our Tours:  Virtual and in Person

1. talking trees - nature    (90 min)

2. indigenous forest walk (in person only) (2.5 hrs)

2. spoken treasures - history (75 min)

3. talking totems - art  (60 min)

4. storytelling - art and culture (60 min)

5. land-based learning - outdoor education  (2 hours

6. custom virtual tours and seminars

Virtual Links to Review and Book:  https://www.aboriginalecotours.com/tours/community/talking-trees-tour-st...

 

In Person Programs:

https://www.aboriginalecotours.com/tours/aboriginal-eco-tours/vancouver/...

 

Locations:  Vancouver, North Shore, Squamish

 

Dates and Times:  can be customized with groups.

 

Wishing you a great week ahead and look forward to planning further with you both.

Media:

Land Basked Learning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahAFvrl90e4

Talking Totems

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww0P01Ehtgo

Spoken Treasures

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7JbZgnnNKg

Talaysay Virtual Tours

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ-4KWXx5p0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-LY2tTLzrc

 

Christine Elliot - Manager - admin@talaysay.com 

Candace Campo – Operator Lead Guide and Teacher

Talaysay Tours - Authentic Cultural Experiences & Aboriginal co Tours 

www.aboriginalecotours.com (on-line booking) 

 

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: 
Yes

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