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Come learn about the rich and vibrant history of the Indigenous peoples of British Colombia and Canada. We will guide you through activities examining artifacts and thinking critically about their functions. We will look at traditional Sinixt stories provided from Nancy Wynecooop who was a story keeper and who has kindly granted us permission to share. We will also look at the languages of Indigenous people as we prepare fo out 'Living Languages' exibition coming from the Royal BC Muuseum in the new year! 

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Half Day
For Grades: 
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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Holocaust Survivor Speakers share their experiences of persecution, discrimination and loss with teachers and students from their homes on Zoom.

Engaging with a Holocaust Survivor Speaker prompts your students to think in depth about social justice and human rights. Your students gain a better understanding of what it means to take on individual and social responsibilities, as many survivors address taking action toward a more just world.

The program’s duration is 60 minutes (40-minute survivor presentation followed by a 20-minute question period). A small number of speakers are able to address groups in French.

  • Recommended for students in grades 6 to 12
  • Recommended class size of as many students as possible up to a maximum of 95.
  • Free of charge until December 2020, thanks to the generous sponsorship from the Diamond Foundation

For more information and bookings visit: https://www.vhec.org/school-programs/outreach-holocaust-speakers/

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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Yes
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This workshop consists of a short film, Pigeon, followed by an interactive presentation by a VHEC docent on Zoom. Students learn about the systematic persecution of Jews in France and acts of rescue during the Holocaust. Questions by the workshop facilitator foster critical thinking and ideas about social responsibility with students. The interactive workshop stimulates student thinking about the choices we all make and our motivations for making them.

Sessions run 60 minutes for secondary school classes, 45 minutes for elementary school classes, or as per agreement with the Centre.

  • Recommended for students in grades 6 to 12
  • Recommended class size of a maximum of 30 students
  • Free of charge until December 2020, thanks to the generous sponsorship from the Diamond Foundation

For more information and bookings visit: https://www.vhec.org/school-programs/classroom-workshops/

 

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6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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Join us for our Science Literacy Week event, September 24th, as we head out on the MV Alta to dredge up a sample from the botom of the ocean!

http://www.scienceliteracy.ca/event/1651/

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Duration: 
30
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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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Ahh! The great outdoors! With 144 acres of ocean-front property, lush rainforest and quiet creeks, YMCA Camp Elphinstone is an ideal location for learning in the great outdoors. Located on British Columbia's beautiful Sunshine Coast, YMCA Camp Elphinstone is just two kilometres north of the Langdale Ferry Terminal and a 40-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver.

Through meaningful outdoor experiential learning, kids develop strong and healthy minds and bodies while they learn and grow with their classmates. Students are challenged outside the traditional classroom and benefit from hands-on learning as they explore the serene forests and rocky shoreline of beautiful YMCA Camp Elphinstone.

Programming is customized for each group and designed to fulfill BC Ministry of Education prescribed learning outcomes. Participants benefit from:

  • Structured activities like our discovery hike or marine beach study that teach about marine wildlife or the ecosystem.
  • Programming that focuses on skill development such as archery, orienteering or outdoor living skills.
  • Activities like our high or low ropes courses that encourage leadership and team building.
  • Water-based programming such as kayaking, canoeing and swimming.
  • Games and sports with an emphasis on physical activitiy, strategy and teamwork.
  • Interactive leadership sessions that focus on conflict resolution, group dynamics, public speaking and more.
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Program Description & Details

The intertidal zone is a wonderful and extreme exvironment for those who call it home. 

Along the west coast of Canada, the intertidal zone is home to an incredible diversity of organisms, all competing for the same space! When the tide is out, we can give you a tour of this habitat and discuss the biotic and abiotic factors that will influence life within this extreme environment.

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Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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It took thousands of years for the sea stacks and tidepools of Brady's Beach to form, creating a unique topography allowing for some incredible exploration! We will visit your classroom live from the beach and dive into the distinctive habitat found within tidepools.

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Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Looking for a live experience, but current policy has you staying close to home?  We’re taking our Owls and First Nations Hiwus program on the road to your school!   While we would much rather have your students visit an authentic Feasthouse and enjoy the wide open spaces of Grouse Mountain, we realize that’s not always possible.  We are now taking bookings for our Outreach program that will include experienced Educators, owl ambassadors, and First Nations presenters.  Our staff will teach your students about owls and open a discussion about habitat and conservation. In turn, our elder will drum, sing and speak to your students about the rich, Squamish culture and the importance of community.

Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

By putting our two most popular programs online in a live, interactive session, Bears of North America and Owls of Grouse Mountain, we’ve made it easy for you to enjoy the field trips you’ve come to know, and the wildlife ambassador owls that your students love, all from the comfort of your school.  And best of all, as the teacher, you get to take a moment and let us drive - our engaging Educators offer fun, interactive learning, brought right to your students.  No bussing to coordinate, no permission forms to collect, no chaperones to organize.  We’ll have live chat to answer questions in real time, worksheets, videos, and webcams.  While we can’t bring you to the mountain, we want to bring the mountain to you!  The first 50 teachers to book an online program will receive a $150 credit towards their next onsite field trip.

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Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Yes
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This virtual workshop will introduce students to coding with random generators and arrays within micro:bit classroom.

NO PHYSICAL MICRO:BIT REQUIRED.

In this workshop we will work to familiarize your students with coding within the micro:bit classroom, opening up the opportunity for you to continue using micro:bit lessons with your class.

Students will learn how to create, access, and changes lists as well as explore the uses of inputs and random numbers. They will work towards creating a random generator to help them solve the everyday problem of “I’m bored, what should I do?”

This workshop will cover basicsvariablesarrays, and input and leaves room for possible further extension. This activity can be done entirely using the online simulator if no physical micro:bit is available.

Find out more about Marvelous Micro:bits Virtual Workshop

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Duration: 
50
For Grades: 
7, 8, 9
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Program Description & Details

THIS WORKSHOP, OFFERED VIRTUALLY, WILL INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO THE BASICS OF CODING BY USING A VIRTUAL OZOBOT EMULATOR.  

This workshop introduces students to computational thinking and the technology computer programmers may use. Students work through a series of challenges on Shape Tracer, a simulated Ozobot environment. They will learn how to program the robot to change colour, use loops and move in the most efficient way. This workshop will cover basic coding practices, no coding experience is required. If students have a physical Ozobot they can flash their code to their robot to see it play out in real life.

Find out more about Discover Ozobots Virtual Workshop

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Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
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An interactive and enthusiastic exploration of the farm for preschool and elementary classes! Chickens, goats, horses, orchard... there is so much to see and do at the farm. At the end students can pick their pumpkin from the Apple Orchard.

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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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What exactly is plankton? We will collect a sample right from outside our front step and show you another world! These tiny creatures are found in all waters and have very cool life histories.

This one is a great follow up to the Oceanography trip!

 

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Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Ever wonder about the life inder the dock? All maner of creatures attach themselves while drifting around. We will send a camera below the surface and examine what's there.

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Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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We will leave the dock in our skiff and study the ocean! Students will learn about the factors that influence water density (temperature and salinity), as well as basics of physical and biological oceanography.

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Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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