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Let SPES come to your school! Although we offer schools outdoor field trips year-round, we understand that due to COVID-19, transportation may be a barrier to getting your students outside. We will bring props to green spaces near your school and engage your students in an immersive outdoor experience. 

 

Greenspace Programs we offer:

  • Nature Detectives
  • Forest Fundamentals 
  • Beautiful Bats
  • Seasons and Cycles
  • Beach Expolorers 

More information here!

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

THEATRE AND VISUAL ARTS FOR GRADES 1-7

This innovative program explores the theme of voyages through theatre and visual arts. An immersive day of arts activities helps students in grades 1-7 develop critical thinking skills, explore creative expression, and better understand the world they live in. 

During this one-day virtual field trip, students are given the supplies to craft an artistic interpretation or response during a number of thematically linked arts classes. For the 2020-21 school year, Arts Umbrella offers this program as a virtual field trip through Microsoft Teams. In order to participate, classrooms must have: Internet, Microsoft Teams, laptop with a webcam, projector and projector screen, and external speakers. Supplies are provided for by Arts Umbrella and will dropped off to school offices. Please note that we are only able to provide this online experience to elementary schools in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond and New Westminster.

To apply for programming, please email Kelsey Lee, Coordinator, Vancouver Commuity Programs at klee@artsumbrella.com and include "Shaw Creative Journeys Program" in the subject line. Schools in areas demonstrating high economic, social, and cultural vulnerability will be prioritized, as well as on fair rotation. Successful applicants will be notified in 2-5 business days.

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

Burnaby Art Gallery offers all sorts of resources for teachers, from current teachers’ guides and online exhibits for use in your classroom to professional development workshops.

These online lesson plans illuminate the BAG’s permanent collection and engage the public in online art-making. Teachers, parents, students, and arts educators are invited to participate in this online series of art-making activities.

Virtual Exhibits and Lesson Plans

Public Art Story Map

City: 
Duration: 
90
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

Students are invited on a virtual curator-led tour through the current exhibit, followed by a hands-on art workshop online. Participants are challenged through cultivated learning, close observation and thoughtful discussions about the art featured in the gallery exhibit. Key concepts and new artistic modes of creation come to life! Suitable for Grades K-12.

Please check our website to see what our current exhibition is : https://www.burnaby.ca/Things-To-Do/Arts-and-Heritage/Burnaby-Art-Galler...?

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

The School Art Program has created family art kits for students learning at home.  Each kit includes access to a series of online video art lessons, a pdf package of student handouts and lesson plans, and specialty art materials mailed to your home to complete the lessons.  Our first kit is now available, and we will be adding more throughout the year, so check our website often!  Further information and our online order form can be accessed on our current workshops page.

Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Historic Stewart Farm is now offering live, virtual school programs. Without leaving your classroom,  an experienced costumed guide will lead your class on a virtual tour around the Farmhouse, providing curriculum current interpretation. Explore the history of local holiday celebrations, family roles, and how newcomers shaped the environment around them. This 60-minute program costs $53 and will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs are available for booking now and take place Dec 2 to 18, Wed-Fri, at 10:30am.

To reserve your program spot please contact the Historic Stewart Farm at 604-591-4627 or email StewartFarm@surrey.ca. Please leave a message with the preferred date and grade level.

Please Note: We will be using the Microsoft Teams platform to deliver this program. To ensure a smooth program we require a technical ‘check-in’ prior to your scheduled program - we will discuss this with you upon booking. A projector, screen, and a laptop with speakers and microphone are required.

Hands On Activity Add-on:

A heritage craft activity is also available for an additional $25. The craft teaches students how to create their own wooden top, just like newcomer children in the past. This activity package must be picked up before your scheduled program and will be led by the heritage instructor after the program. The craft activity will take an additional 15-25 minutes after the program. 

City: 
Duration: 
75
For Grades: 
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

We are pleased to announce that our popular and fun Chinese New Year programs are taking place this year! 

Not able to come to the Garden in-person?

Join us in your classroom! 
Lesson Kits will be available to buy from mid-January. These kits will include:

  • exclusive online access to teaching plans, photocopiable material and more so you can recreate our program in your own school.
  • materials for each student to make a Chinese New Year craft

For a small extra fee, teachers can also opt to borrow a Chinese New Year Props kit, with all the decorations and props needed to illustrate the traditions, tell the stories and create a Lion Dance parade. 

Join us online! 
Find free Chinese New Year learning activities on our website from mid-January.

Visit our website for more details!

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

If you are able to come to the Garden with your group, we are currently closed to the public but we will be open for school groups in 2021. With Covid safety protocols in mind, spots will be limited this year with adequate time in between groups for sanitization.

CNY group bookings will be available from February 1st to February 26th 2021.

We look forward to celebrating New Year with you - whether online or in person!

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

All our Farm Field Trips start with an interactive and enthusiastic exploration of the farm. Get ready: We will touch soil, kiss goats, listen to the bees buzzing, pet chickens, smell horses and taste veggies right from the market gardens! So much fun!! Besides our hands-on teaching style, we love getting into juicy discussions about agricultural practices, ecosystems, food security, sustainability... Throughout the Farm Field Trip, hands-on experimentation and discussions will complete your students' learnings in Environmental and Social Sciences curriculums. 

- Fun and engaging introduction to the farm, its gardens, animals and farmers.
- Stimulating the 5 senses - experimental learning is the core of our pedagogy for all ages!
- Adapting to the age range and request, the farm educator can relate to “the bigger picture” in terms of farming technics, agro- ecosystems, food systems and/or local & global ecosystems.

Longer field trips are available. All field trips can be tailored to your learning plan requirements.

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: 
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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
Months Available: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Contact Us
Program Description & Details

We are pleased to announce that our popular and fun Chinese New Year programs are taking place this year! 

Our Garden is currently closed to the public but we will be open for school groups in 2021. With Covid safety protocols in mind, spots will be limited this year with adequate time in between groups for sanitization.

CNY group bookings will be available from February 1st to February 26th 2021.

Visit our website for more details!

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

Not able to visit us in-person? Check these other options out:

Join us in your classroom! 
Lesson Kits will be available to buy from mid-January. These kits will include:

  • exclusive online access to teaching plans, photocopiable material and more so you can recreate our program in your own school.
  • materials for each student to make a Chinese New Year craft

For a small extra fee, teachers can also opt to borrow a Chinese New Year Props kit, with all the decorations and props needed to illustrate the traditions, tell the stories and create a Lion Dance parade. 

Join us online! 
Find free Chinese New Year learning activities on our website from mid-January.

We look forward to celebrating New Year with you - whether online or in person!

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Months Available: 
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Having a Voice is designed to fit the Grade 5 Social Studies: Canadian Issues and Governance curriculum. All classes and community groups are invited to use the kit. Students or community groups will use the contents of this kit and their inquiry process skills to address participation and representation in BC politics, the electoral process and electoral boundaries.

 

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Months Available: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Virtual Program Add-on

Bring the MOV to your school with education kits designed to augment your virtual field trip, making it a “hands-on” interactive learning experience. Education Kits are available for the following virtual field trips:

· Cedar and Sealskin

· Ancient Worlds

· Resilience and Reconciliation (for add-on portion only)

Education Kits are quarantined for 3 days between two rentals and are available for pick up at the MOV.

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

Join OWL in this unique virtual experience to learn about owl pellets and how they are formed. You will learn about the digestive process of owls and other raptors and where they are on in the food chain. Our Eucator will then demonstrate for your class how to dissect an owl pellet to get your class started. You also get the chance to meet one of our Owl Ambassadors up close on camera and ask questions with our Educator! Each program will be focused to each grade level that is participating.

For more information or to book, please visit: https://www.owlrehab.org/education/virtual/

To order pellets, please visit: https://www.owlrehab.org/owl-pellets/ 

City: 
Duration: 
40
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

THEATRE ARTS FOR GRADES 1–7

Since 1988, the Stage Coach program has provided free theatre arts workshops to Metro Vancouver elementary schools.

Arts Umbrella teaching artists bring creativity-inspiring activities into local elementary schools over the course of three days (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) and deliver two workshops per day to participating classes. Workshops run for a maximum of 75 minutes and are offered at 9:00am and 10:45am each day. This program can take up to 6 classes at each elementary school; each class explores a curriculum-relevant topic through Theatre Arts – experiencing the arts through theatre games, performing, and more. School children have the chance to embrace diversity, explore artistic expression, and nurture community spirit – all while having fun!

A generation of children have experienced these incredible workshops – directly benefiting from free, high-quality arts programming in their schools. 

To apply for the BMO Stage Coach program, please email Kelsey Lee, Coordinator, Vancouver Community Programs at klee@artsumbrella.com, and include "BMO Stage Coach" in the subject line. Schools in areas demonstrating high economic, social, and cultural vulnerability will be prioritized. Successful applicants will be notified in 2-5 business days.

For more information about Arts Umbrella and what we do, please visit our website: https://www.artsumbrella.com/ 

City: 
Duration: 
75
For Grades: 
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Months Available: 
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Join OWL (Orphaned Wildlife) Rehabilitation Society in this unique virtual experience 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 on camera! 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.

The program also comes in a 40-minute length for those who don't have time for a 60-minute program or for the younger grades. 

For more information or to book, please visit: https://www.owlrehab.org/education/virtual/

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No

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