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Program Description & Details

In Sḵwx̱wú7mesh culture, the first item made of any art form is to be given away. During this workshop students will make two woven bracelets, the first will be given away as part of the upcoming opening of the new MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver (planned for later in 2021) and the second is theirs to keep.

As this is a hands-on workshop, supplies will be provided for students and available for teachers to pick up from MONOVA: Archives of North Vancouver at 3203 Institute Road in Lynn Valley. Appointments are required. Please arrange a time to pick up the supplies when registering for the workshop. .

COVID-safety: All weaving kits will have been quarantined for three days prior to distribution.

Your students will:

  • Learn Coast Salish teachings around wool weaving.
  • See how weaving is done and try making their own woven bracelet.
  • Find out about the cultural importance of giving and share their work with their community.
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Can you see like a bee? Can you sniff out flowers from afar? Join us in celebrating how bees’ senses help pollinate many of the crops we depend on for food.

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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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60
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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FRDC is continuing to support schools during this pandemic with our newest offer: online school programs! Hosted through video conference software, an FRDC educator will lead your students through a fully interactive program, engaging them with the material by utilizing the latest tools in online and remote education. 

Learn about all sturgeon from both an Indigenous and Western Science Perspective.

Did you know there’s a 6-meter-long, 100-year-old fish living in the Fraser River? Learn all about the endangered white sturgeon through interactive activities, with both Indigenous and Western science perspectives. Students will listen to a First Nation’s story about sturgeon, construct theories from available research, and communicate their learning through art.

To participate in this program, you will need:

  • A stable internet connection.
  • The ability to join the video conference with the FRDC educator.

Curricular connections:

This program incorporates the First Peoples Principles of Learning, specifically that learning is relational; recognizes the role of indigenous knowledge; is embedded in story; and requires recognizing the consequences of one’s actions. This program supports science competencies through analyzing data and constructing theories, and applying First people’s perspectives. This program supports the ELA Big Idea that stories help us make connections with others and the world. And this program supports the Arts Education competency of expressing feelings, ideas, stories, observations, and experiences through the arts.

For more information, visit our website or email us. 

Online booking form here.

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60
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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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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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Play a game in our c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city exhibition. Learn about the impact of colonization on the Musqueam community, how they resisted assimilative policies, and the Museum’s role in the reconciliation process. Test your critical-thinking skills in a hands-on workshop where you will learn about our shared responsibility in the reconciliation process. Through Object-Based Learning, gain a deeper understanding of traditional and contemporary First Nations culture.

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Half Day
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4, 5, 6
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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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Use historical inquiry skills to analyze the oral histories of six Richmond newcomers to determine how their stories shape Richmond’s story.

Download the teacher's guide here

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4, 5, 6
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No
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Discover the process of transitioning from “immigrant” to “Canadian”, including all the hardship and joy that comes from moving from one country to another.

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4, 5, 6
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Encourage a more meaningful and comprehensive understanding of the forced removal of Japanese Canadians from Richmond while developing critical thinking skills.

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4, 5, 6
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Explore the stories of joy and hardship that reflect the history of the Japanese community in Richmond and what it truly means to be Canadian.

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4, 5, 6
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Play the frustrating yet rewarding game of immigration and discover first-hand the trials and tribulations of early Chinese immigrants to Canada.

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4, 5, 6
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Understand the significance of fishing for the Musqueam First Nation in the past, present and future.

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3, 4
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