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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
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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
Program Description & Details

Lesson planning is made easy with BAG in a Box! Three unique educational kits are available. For only $15 a week each kit features original artwork by local artists, resource materials, art supplies and detailed lesson plans for theme-based art-making activities in your classroom. Suitable for Grades K-7.

The Printmaker’s Pets

Discover relief printmaking techniques, drawing and mixed-media, while exploring how printmakers portray cats, dogs, birds, and more.

Cultural Portraits

Investigate how an artist’s expression reflects their identity and culture and the role visual art plays in reflecting or challenging traditions.

My Place

Learn about narrative and depth in landscape, representing nature through collage, pallette knife painting, colour and pattern to portray Canada’s special places.

 

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

Subtopic: First Nations of the Northwest Coast Culture (45-60 minutes, $120)

Gain a deeper understanding of First Nations’ traditional culture through Object-Based Learning. Examine belongings from the Pacific Northwest Coast and learn how First Nations Peoples met the basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter.*

*An Education Kit is available for this subtopic ($40/week)

 

Subtopic: Inuit Culture (45-60 minutes, $120)

Learn more about the seasonal cycle of traditional Inuit life through an interactive inquiry-based activity that focuses on Inuit belongings.

 

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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
1, 2, 3, 4
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Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

Discover the hidden secrets and stories of the forest in this sensory journey through nature. Awaken your senses as you explore the temperate rainforest. Use magnifiers and look for tiny life forms, meet bugs, feed trees, and transform into a bat while learning how all of these forest elements are connected.

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

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
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Program Description & Details

Discover the many wonders of the only mammal that can fly. Find out how bats live, hunt, echolocate and adapt to their habitat using their unique bodies. Because bats are nocturnal, we will not see any live bats during the program. Instead, we will explore their habitat with unique props and activities. Bats really are beautiful; learn why in this interactive forest adventure.

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, forest, hands-on, interactive, explore, conservation, animals, plants

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
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Program Description & Details

Visit the Lumberman’s Arch beach at low tide and explore the incredibly diverse and abundant life in the intertidal zone. Low tide offers us a glimpse at fascinating animals and plants that have adapted to life in and out of the sea. Hunt for crabs, sort seaweeds, and find out what else lives or eats on the seashore, while students discover important human connections to the oceans. Beach Explorers is a tide-dependent program and is available in spring between April and June. Please contact us for available dates.

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

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Program Description & Details

What is a tree, and how does it work? Your students will learn how trees make their own food and how they are part of the soil, air, and water cycles of the temperate rainforest. They will also discover how a diversity of trees and other plants creates habitat for local wildlife.

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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

This fun self-guided scavenger type activity is a great way for students to learn more about the Ecology Centre's displays. We welcome pre-booked groups of 10 for this activity inside the Ecology Centre.

Duration: 
30
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

This fun self-guided activity is a great way to learn more about the Ecology Centre's displays. Go on a scavenger hunt to discover nature pictures hidden in the Ecology Centre displays. We welcome pre-booked groups of 10.

Duration: 
30
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

(Grades K-7) Assess the survival needs of white sturgeon with a special focus on evaluating human impacts on the environment. The program includes hands-on stations about sturgeon life cycle and anatomy, and a sturgeon survival game focused on the habitat needs of sturgeon in the Fraser River.

This program is divided into:

  • Introduction to the Centre and Program Content (5 minutes)
  • PowerPoint (15 minutes) 
  • Stations (20 minutes each)
    • Anatomy and Life Cycle (Explore the life cycle stages of the river sturgeon with our life sized model and perserved samples)
    • Sturgeon Survival Game (Consider the obstacles in the different stages of a sturgeons life with this consequence judgement game)
    • Station #3 is Age Dependent
      • Felt Board Habitat (K-2) (Explore and create a narrative story around the life of sturgeon)
      • Water Testing (2-3) (Use the scientific method to test a water sample taken by the class from our boardwalk)
      • Tagging Lesson (3-7) (Role-play as marine biologists, using the math inquiry that they would to learn more about sturgeon)
  • Conclusion, Theatre (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: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Maximum Students: 
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Program Description & Details

Written to support distance learning but also useful for physically distanced teaching, a Tech-Up Learning Kit contains resources for both synchronous and/or asynchronous lessons. The teacher guide walks you through leading student activities over a series of sessions of approximately 30-45 minutes. Student activities are handouts for students to work through on their own as assigned, according to your own timeline and discretion.

In these activities, students will be introduced to thinking algorithmically which is an essential skill for learning how to code. They will be explore the algorithms of dance, create algorithms to successfully navigate an obstacle course, and examine different algorithms while moving through and acting out a choose your own adventure story.

Tech-Up Learning Specialists are available to support you with these kits.

Find out more and request Active Algorithms Learning Kit

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

A fun, interactive coyote awareness presentation for your class. Find out where coyotes live, how to identify a coyote, what attracts them, Coyotes 101 is an online program, teaching primary and intermediate students about the life history of coyotes and why they are so successful in our urban environments. Through interactive activities and a multimedia presentation, staff and students will learn all about these amazing creatures and how to safely encounter them in our schoolyards and communities and what to do if you see one!

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, forest, hands-on, interactive, explore, animals, plants

Email urbanwildlife@stanleyparkecology.ca

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Duration: 
30
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
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Program Description & Details

Help protect your backyard streams! Sign out a storm drain marking kit and paint a yellow fish beside the storm drains on your street. We have 4 kits available. The pavement must be completely dry before and after the stickers are placed. This is a good summer activity. For more information phone 604-990-3755.

Watch our How To Mark A Storm Drain video here: https://youtu.be/K6ezjyuAil0 

Duration: 
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For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
Months Available: 
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. 

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: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
Months Available: 
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Offered In French: 
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