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https://www.alouetteriver.org/school-programs

Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
Ages: Grades Pre K – 3.  This workshop can be adapted for Grades 4-12. Grades 5-12 can include a fish dissection in the fall.
Cost: $75

Purpose:

The different types of Pacific Salmon and their lifecycle are introduced in this program. Students will participate in interactive demonstrations and activities and will come away with an understanding of the trials and tribulations that salmon must face on their journey homeward. The program will include discussion of actions that the students and their families can do to protect salmon and their habitat.  In the fall it can include a fish dissection for Grades 5-12 onsite at the Allco Fish Hatchery.

 

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90
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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How it works: 

Select from a combination of our day programs offered to elementary and highschool-aged students, post secondary students and teachers. Round out the experience with an overnight camping experience at the 188-acre Millard Learning Centre!

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https://www.alouetteriver.org/school-programs

Duration:  1.5 hours

Grade:  1 - 3

Cost:  $75 per class

Purpose: 

Students learn the fascinating facts about wildlife trees and their importance to BC’s wildlife. By the end of the presentation students will be familiar with different kinds of native trees to our watershed and learn the importance of wildlife trees to the animals in our area of the Fraser Valley.  Specific wildlife species are also introduced including: black bears, owls, bats, and woodpeckers. The concepts of habitat and ecosystems are discussed and how humans can have a positive or negative impact on the environment.  A walk through the forest is included for all trips to our location in Maple Ridge.  Come dressed for any weather - rain or shine!

Duration: 
90
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1, 2, 3
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https://www.alouetteriver.org/school-programs

Duration:  1 - 1.5 hours (depending on the grade and age level of students)

Grade: Pre K to Grade 3

Cost:  $75

Availability: Spring only from April to end of May

Purpose:  

Compare the lifecycle of a bee and a butterfly.  ARMS instructor will take your students through a 1 - 1.5 hour presentation interactive session.   Each workshop for Preschool children, kindergarten and grade 1 – 3 have a different focus (please enquire upon registration).

We include:
– an observation honey bee hive,
– a demonstration of how we extract honey, young ones can try on the honey suits, pretend to use the smoker and see all the parts of a bee box

– everything you will need to raise caterpillars into butterflies in your classroom (painted lady caterpillars included)! special note:  all efforts are made to supply caterpillar larvae, however, no guarantee is made.

- pollination passports for the grades 2-3, a craft of the teacher’s choosing for ages pk-grade 1.
- an amazing video of the life of a monarch butterfly (an endangered butterfly in our area),

Our main objective is to teach youth about the importance of pollinators in our world!

Duration: 
90
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K, 1, 2, 3
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https://www.alouetteriver.org/school-programs

Duration: 1.5 hours

Grade: 3 - 7

Purpose:  Dissect an owl pellet, reconstruct its skeleton, look at the owl food chain!  Discussion: what happens if we disturb, or disrupt owl food chain, how does this explain why species become endangered?  

Cost per group:  $75 including the owl pellets and dissection equipment

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90
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3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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This is a hands-on educational adventure all about pollinators and their habitat. 

People, Plants and Pollinators brings the fascinating world of pollinators to life, equipping learners with both scientific knowledge and direct skills to make a tangible difference.

Students will learn practical skills to encourage healthy populations of pollinators in their communities. Participants will:

  • get to know both native and introduced pollinators such as honeybees; 
  • become familiar with the habitat needs of these species; 
  • learn how to help create conditions that are critical for pollinator success; 
  • receive take-home materials that continue learning in their own communities. 

The program takes place in the Galiano Conservancy Forest Garden at the Millard Learning Centre. The Forest Garden hosts two honey bee hives. Program participants will learn first-hand about the colonies’ inner workings and ecology, while watching honey bees pollinate the Forest Garden. 

An Amazing Diversity

British Columbia has over 450 native bee species, and the Southern Gulf Islands are home to a number of bees and other native pollinators. This program will also look beyond the “usual suspects” and engage learners about orchard mason bees, leafcutter bees, carpenter bees, mining bees, plasterer bees, insects other than bees (e.g. butterflies, beetles, flies, wasps) and hummingbirds. This fascinating array of species is critical to pollination; many of them pollinate more species than honeybees do, and are adapted to thrive in natural habitats with little intervention from humans. This makes them a critical part of our ecosystems. Both the Galiano Conservancy Forest Garden and new Native Forage Forest are perfect outdoor learning environments to discover real examples of native pollinators, their foraging and their habits. 

In this program, participants will learn about which plants are good for pollinators, identifying native plants, as well as herbal and medicinal species. Students will help to plant these in the Galiano Community Forest Garden and new Native Forage Forest. They will learn about the blooming calendar to create habitat for pollinators year-round, and learn how to plant by colour to best attract a variety of different pollinators. 

Hands-on Experience

They will gain hands-on experience creating native bee habitat, and discover pollinator-friendly gardening techniques by installing Mason Bee houses at the Forest Garden and taking home instructions to make their own.

This new knowledge will go home with the participants so they can design or improve their gardens to better assist pollinator species.

As part of the program, students will construct take-home signs that announce their pollinator-friendly gardens, allowing students to spread their new awareness of different ways to encourage the health of native bee and pollinator populations. 

We will also install Pollinator Habitat signs from the the Galiano Community Forest Garden and Native Forage Forest to explain to visitors what is being done to encourage pollinators, and demonstrate how people can learn more about creating pollinator habitat in their own gardens and communities.

Program Outcomes

People Plants and Pollinators will…

  • Increase participants’ interest, awareness and knowledge of pollinators in BC, their biology, ecology, threats and importance to our ecosystems and food systems locally and globally; 
  • Provide participants with hands-on applicable skills in supporting pollinator success in their local communities; 
  • Enable students to apply their knowledge at home.

For elementary and highschool: https://galianoconservancy.ca/product/people-plants-and-pollinators/

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Full Day
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3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
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Get your  hands dirty in our cutting-edge Food Forest, through activities like planting, weeding and harvesting. It’s a great chance for city kids to discover where our food comes from—and to discover what sustainable farming looks like. You’ve probably never seen anything like a healthy Food Forest in action!

Adapted to high-school curriculums, participants will discover the environmental, social and economic significance of sustainable agriculture and gain practical experience with renewable food systems. This program includes in depth lessons on edible and medicinal species, soil health and permaculture!

Curriculum link: Sustainable Resources 

Where: The Millard Learning Centre on Galiano Island

When: This program is available at your convenience. It takes about 5 hours and yes, you can do it in a day trip from Vancouver or Victoria. 

The Edible Forest (Gr. 3-7): https://galianoconservancy.ca/product/edible-forest-gr-3-7/

The Future of Food (Gr. 8-12): https://galianoconservancy.ca/product/the-future-of-food/

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Cedar Coast Field Station offers K-12+ curriculum-based programming for school groups, specializing in multi-day, overnight trips perfect for graduation groups (elementary/secondary school) and teacher capacity building. Students and teachers alike will reconnect with nature through place-based education, cultural teachings and guided scientific inquiry. Guests learn alongside Cedar Coast staff in participatory, ecological research programs while immersed in the Clayoquot Sound with the goal of students being able to conduct their own ecological research in their own local ecosystems! Just a fifteen minute boat ride from Tofino, education groups will stay in canvas wall tents and share meals in a 5000+sq foot, off-the grid facility. Seasonal monitoring programs include juvenille salmon monitoring, stream assessments, bird surveys and intertidal biodiversity surveys, or, hike through BC Parks routes to one of the off-property field sites for micro plastic surveys and sunset camping, such as Ahous Bay! Further, Cedar Coast is working with School Districts to develop for-credit-coures, dual credit courses, work experience opportunities and professional development days for teachers as well! To stay up to date, visit our website and join our mailing list! 

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Full Day
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
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Step back to Fort Langley, a trading post built by the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1827, to trade with the Indigenous people of this land. As you explore the historic site on this guided tour, learn about the culture of the Indigenous people and the early fur traders.

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90
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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Learning Labs are like having the museum as a school for the day. This museum learning program is inquiry based, and staff-led. Museum staff will be working alongside classrooms, investigating big ideas with the galleries as a backdrop. The Learning Lab may include behind the scenes visits in order to deepen an understanding of the role of the museum as a site for research and learning. The times for when classes are at the museum for a Learning Lab are flexible, to align with the needs of the classroom. 

Themes include: Governance and Beyond, Photography and Memory of the Gold Rush, The Numbers of Nature, The Case of the Cougar, Ethics: Dialogue and Debate, Simple Machines, Reading an Object, The Ceremonies and Science of Seasons...and many more. We also offer the option of a Let's Talk Learning Lab, which is customizable to the particular classes we work with.

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Duration: 
Half Day
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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A young goatherd finds out that he is heir to the throne and is dazzled by the riches and finery of his new life, only to discover that everything comes at a price. Will the young king make the right decision for himself or his kingdom?

The classic Oscar Wilde story, The Young King,  is a coming of age story that grapples with the ethics of beauty, leadership and compassion. The beautiful language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally-acclaimed theatre company Slingsby (Adelaide, Australia), as audiences journey to far away lands replete with rich rewards and challenging choices. Be sure to come early to this production to join in the pre-show coronation activities beginning 15 minutes before showtime. (This production takes place at Performance Works- just down the street from our home at the Waterfront Theatre).

What to Expect: Preshow coronation activities. This is an immersive theatre experience, imaginatively staged by the renowned Slingsby Theatre. A young boy is orphaned, leaving him to be raised by goatherds. Some confrontational scenes depicting hunger and other challenging circumstances.

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80
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3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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A young girl makes some extraordinary friendships when she dives into a magical adventure where the delicate balance of nature could change her life forever. Theatre, dance, music and puppetry create a stunning experience that shares a First Nations perspective on the importance of salmon in the natural world.

Margie has never given much thought about the river or the living creatures within it until she falls into the water and becomes a salmon. But fins and a tail are not the only changes that Margie undergoes; when she makes friends with a young salmon and a couple of other lively characters, Margie begins to realize that the river is an important life-force for everyone. The young girl joins her new friends on an exciting journey that brings her closer to her Indigenous ancestors, the Salmon People, and the wisdom of old. This beautiful dance-drama encourages audiences to consider their own relationship to the world around them.

The production elements of Salmon Girl were all brought together with great care, making complex themes simple and accessible for the intended audiences.

-Margaret Grenier – Executive & Artistic Director-Dancers of Damelahamid

 

Salmon Girl invites us to tap into the traditional wisdom of the salmon with the innocence and playfulness of a child’s heart and mind.

-Martine Kleissen- Event Coordinator

What to Expect: Shadow puppetry, dancing, and projections

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Duration: 
60
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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No
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Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” is a delightful new musical about two bestest friends and their many adventures; this charming story based on the best-selling book series by Mo Willems will light up our stage for the month of March with its silliness and exuberance.

Join best friends, Gerald and Piggie, on a day where anything is possible! Filled with beloved characters and lively songs, it’s the perfect adventure for young audiences!

What to Expect: This is a musical with lots of movement, dancing and singing. There is some audience participation.

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60
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K, 1, 2, 3
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Good Grief, it’s twice the fun! The holiday sell-out, A Charlie Brown Christmas, is back and playing in a special double bill feature with You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.

CTYP Audience favourites Andrew Cownden, Rebecca Talbot, Emilie Leclerc and Amanda Testini bring these cherished stories to the stage for children and grown-ups alike! Both of these lively musical adaptations feature a live jazz trio.

Experience the ups and downs of everyday life with Charlie Brown and his friends in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown. It’s just a series of typical days but when your friends are the Peanuts gang, no day is ever ordinary and no event is too small to ponder. And somewhere between Beethoven’s Birthday, peanut butter sandwiches, and the existential merits of a Peter Rabbit book report, Charlie Brown and the gang stumble upon the true meaning of happiness.

Then join Charlie Brown in A Charlie Brown Christmas as he tries to direct his friends in the school Christmas pageant. With help from his friends and a ragged little tree, Charlie Brown discovers what the season is really all about.

What to Expect: This is a lively musical with musicians on stage, and lots of movement, dancing and singing. Charlie Brown and his friends ponder questions big and small as they celebrate the season.

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Duration: 
75
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Are you looking for an authentic museum experience without the stress of dealing with permission forms or transportation? Sit back and relax – we bring the museum to you with our in-class program!

Equipped with hands-on artefacts from our teaching collection, our experienced guides will use object-based learning methods to explore, discover, and learn our local history through material culture.

Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
No

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