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Program Description & Details

Students explore and analyse archival photographs featuring Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) people and places chosen from an exhibit presented at the North Vancouver Museum & Archives (NVMA) in 2010. This was a shared project of the NVMA and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation). The Squamish Elders and Language Authority chose these photos that represent local landscapes, the community and individuals, and contributed to exhibit research.

Your students will:

  • Recognize that the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) is an active community today on the North Shore.
  • Discover aspects of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) history and culture through photos.
  • View primary source evidence and develop photo analysis skills.
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90
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Through images and activities, students come to know səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Chief Dan George and understand his historical significance. They discover how his acting career helped change the image of Indigenous people in the media and how his activism raised awareness of Indigenous rights in Canada. This Kit includes lesson plans to encourage discussion and critical thinking.

Chief Dan George Story Kit 2021-22

Your students will:

  • View primary source evidence and develop photo and artifact analysis skills.
  • Assess the historical significance of Chief Dan George.
  • Read and discuss poetry by Chief Dan George, including his ‘Lament to Confederation’.
  • Watch a unique video about Chief Dan George produced by the MONOVA.
Duration: 
90
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No
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These entertaining videos and activities, are a great way to engage students with the history of Burrard Inlet, including early industry, settlement, and shipping. Activities will capture your students’ imagination and are great launch pads for further discussions about primary and secondary sources and learning from photographs.

Your students will:

  • Learn about Moodyville, our early stevedores, and port operations past and present.
  • Take a short and entertaining quiz to help them remember the video content.
  • Play a puzzle game to reveal real historic photographs the Archives.
Duration: 
90
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No
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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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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.

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

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60
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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No
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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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Outreach Kit/Online Resource
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4
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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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90
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2, 3, 4
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Yes
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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.

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2, 3
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No
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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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K, 1, 2, 3
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No
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Understand the significance of fishing for the Musqueam First Nation in the past, present and future.

Download the teacher's guide here

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3, 4
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No
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Trace the stories of Richmond’s past through the lives of six pioneers: Hugh McRoberts, Joseph Steves, Charles London, Otokichi Murakami, Asayo Imamoto and Chung Ling Lam.

Download the teacher's guide here

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3, 4, 5
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No
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Discover the cultural diversity in Richmond by comparing how people from different cultures eat and celebrate, play and dress. Download the teacher's guide here.

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K, 1, 2, 3
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No
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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
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Offered In French: 
No
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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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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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