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Program Description & Details

Thursdays | October 6, 2022-June 22, 2023

This program is offered in person and virtually.

Discover the interwoven worlds of math and art. Using tessellations as a foundation, each workshop explores the pattern making and mathematical elements of design work. Workshops examine the work of Dylan Thomas, a Coast Salish contemporary artist, and how he has connected math and geometry to his art practice.

Curriculum tie-ins: Art Education, Indigenous Art, Earth Science, Math, STEAM

 

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Take your students on an educational adventure that combines a treasure hunt and ecology knowledge! Led by clues and a forest map, your students will decode the mysteries of temperate rainforest plants and animals, searching for the secret of life in the rainforest. You’ll also have a chance to view forest life up close with our amazing projector!

This is a 1.5hr self-guided rainforest tour of Lynn Canyon. It includes a 15min introduction to the temperate rainforest and a 15min wrap-up, inside the Ecology Centre as well as a self-guided hike in Lynn Canyon Park with a provided worksheet.

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

We are excited to introduce River Champions, a FREE in-person outreach program available for students in grades 3-12. This program is available to schools located within the Fraser River Basin boundary. It runs for 70-90 minutes, depending on your schedule.

Grades 3-5  

Students explore the basics of climate science and river processes. Using a stream table model, students model different climate change scenarios and design infrastructure that could mitigate the damage caused by climate change. 

Grades 6-12  

Students discuss connections between climate change and land management practices, both traditional Indigenous and current industrial. Using a stream table model, students model different climate change scenarios and design infrastructure that could mitigate the damage caused by climate change. For the optional action project, students research how their communities may be susceptible to extreme weather events and climate change, and present their findings using ArcGIS Story Maps. A follow-up online workshop connects students to knowledge holders.

We’re a proud partner of GenAction; a national initiative designed to inspire youth to become innovative leaders in climate action now, and into the future. Visit GenAction for details.

Click here to book!

Duration: 
80
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Listen to the voices of BC mountaineers, analyze photographs of their expeditions and tools of the trade, and discover their role in wilderness conservation. This education kit investigates the relationship that the Indigenous people have had with local mountains, the scientific and technical advances made by mountaineers, the impact of Mountaineers on wilderness conservation, and how mountain experiences have influenced our cultural heritage. It is based upon the virtual exhibit of the same name (available in French and English).

Your students will:

  • Learn how people have interacted with the North Shore mountains over time.
  • Explore primary source evidence of mountaineering history in BC.
  • View primary source evidence and develop photo analysis skills.
Duration: 
75
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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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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See notes.
For Grades: 
4, 5
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Offered In French: 
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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Duration: 
See notes.
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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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.

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

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.

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
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Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

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/

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

Learn about past and present immigration policies while discovering the history of Vancouver through the decades: 1900 - 1970s. Modelled after the points-based-system, explore the history galleries through a scavenger hunt activity and examine real suitcases from 4 immigrants’ personal journeys. This program focuses on who immigrates and why, the quality of life for new immigrants, and immigrants’ contributions to Vancouver.

 

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Duration: 
Half Day
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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Explore c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city through a scavenger hunt activity based on the Big Six Historical Thinking Concepts. Learn about the impact of colonization on the Musqueam community and their resiliency toward assimilative policies. Through Object-Based Learning, examine the impact of colonial policies on First Nations history, language, and culture and learn about our shared responsibility in the reconciliation process.

City: 
Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
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Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

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/

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

Engage in a virtual experience of our galleries from the comforts of your classrooms! An educator leads you through our 360° virtual galleries via screen sharing, pausing along the way with inquiry-based questions to stimulate creative thinking and critical discussions.

Virtual Galleries available:

Vancouver History Galleries

ćəsnaʔəm: the city before the city

 A Seat at the Table

That Which Sustains Us

Haida Now

City: 
Duration: 
30
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

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

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

This year the Dragon Boat Festival falls on June 14th. Why not explore it with our Dragon Tales lesson kit! This is based on our popular Dragon Tales program that highlights some of this ancient festival’s stories, traditional customs and food, such as zhongzi/joong dumplings.

Lesson Kit:
Includes PDF lesson plan, powerpoint, props kit and Dragon Charm craft materials. Pick up or delivery options available.
$35 + the cost of the craft + tax.
Craft: $2 EACH 19 pieces or fewer / $1.50 EACH 20+ (plus tax)

Craft Only kit:
Include all the pieces to make a Dragon Charm craft (see photo)
$2 EACH 19 pieces or fewer / $1.50 EACH 20+ (plus tax) 

Visit our website for more details! https://vancouverchinesegarden.com/schools/dragon-boating/

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No

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