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Students preform a variety of hands-on activities to understand how archaeologists learn about the past. Using archaeological findings, photos of a dig, and information cards, students cover the process from excavation and lab analysis to interpretation.

City: 
Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
6, 7
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Students have a unique opportunity to examine and handle a variety of animal and bird skeletons. They discuss skeletal differences and environmental adaptations through examining a variety of skeletons, including cougar, swan and deer skeletons. They will also compare herbivores to carnivores, birds of prey to wading birds, and more.

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

Students perform a variety of hands-on activities to understand how archaeologists learn about the past. Using archaeological findings, photos of a dig and information cards, students cover the process from excavation and lab analysis to interpretation.

City: 
Duration: 
Full Day
For Grades: 
6, 7
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Discover the history of Fort Langley while exploring the village. Students follow a map to locate numerous locations, use historic photos and facts to compare with the community today, observe and identify architectural details, and answer in-depth questions. Parental involvement is required for elementary classes.

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Immerse your students in the Universe with our digital portable planetarium. With our portable planetarium you will be able to stand on the Moon and look back at Earth, experience a Martian sunrise, and even see what the Milky Way galaxy looks like. 

The portable planetarium is a large dome that can be easily set up in any 7 x 7 x 4 metre (23 x 23 x 12.5 feet) space. The program consists of:

  • Elementary School – up to 6 presentations / day (20-30 minute presentations).
  • Secondary School – up to 4 presentations / day (40 minute presentations).
  • Also available for community groups.
Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Learn what it was like to work at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery.  In this interactive and fun exploration, participants will take a tour of the facilities and then be put through the test of a canning relay race and trivia hunt.  This 90-minute program will introduce the people, jobs, and machinery of the cannery. 

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

Students in grades 4-7 explore the economic and technological exchanges between Aboriginal people and early explorers during the fur trade and become archaeologists as they dig for artifacts that represent key events in the development of BC.

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
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Program Description & Details

Students in grades K-7 assess the survival needs of white sturgeon with a special focus on evaluating human impacts on the environment. The program includes hands-on stations about sturgeon life cycle and anatomy, and a sturgeon survival game focused on the habitat needs of sturgeon in the Fraser River.

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
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Program Description & Details

Shape a stone tool, listen to legends and discover uses of edible plants. Investigate Aboriginal uses of the site over time through a simulated archaeological dig. Explore the relationship between the First Nations, HBC employees and the environment.

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Sculptez un outil de pierre, écoutez des légendes et découvrez les usages de diverses plantes comestibles. Faites des fouilles archéologiques simulées pour découvrir les utilisations que les Autochtones faisaient des lieux au fil des époques. Explorez les liens qui unissaient les Premières Nations, les employés de la Compagnie de la Baie d’Hudson et l’environnement.

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

Students work in teams to complete hands-on activities such as assembling a bucket, identifying furs, learning a different language, re-enacting the proclamation of BC and more! Along the way, they discover how the Hudson’s Bay Company and local First Nations groups related with each other. We provide a lesson plan and story, “Jimmy Goes Home,” for teachers to use in the classroom.

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Les élèves font des activités pratiques en équipe, comme assembler un seau, reconnaître des fourrures, apprendre une langue différente, reconstituer la proclamation de la C.-B., et plus encore! Du même coup, ils découvrent quelles étaient les interactions entre la Compagnie de la Baie d’Hudson et les Premières Nations. Nous fournissons un plan de cours et un récit intitulé « Le retour de Jimmy » que les enseignants peuvent utiliser en classe.

City: 
Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

Ever wonder what it takes for the Vancouver Symphony to produce a concert? What is a day in the life of a professional musician like? Join the VSO for an exclusive glimpse into the daily workings of a world-class orchestra. With prior arrangement, "Meet a Musician" and Orpheum tours are available .

Friday, October 18, 2019, 10:00am - 12:30pm 
Friday, November 22, 2019 10:00am - 12:30pm
Friday, January 17, 2020 11:00am - 2:00pm
Friday, February 7, 2020 11:00am - 1:30pm
Friday, March 7, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm.

City: 
Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Months Available: 
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

“It was really important for the young students to have this opportunity to experience conceptual art and wrap their minds around it. Thanks so much, it was a great visit." - High School Teacher, Gleneagle Highschool, Coquitlam

"I loved the variety of activities, it all flowed really well, Our guide was excellent, so great with the children and really engaging. This is definitely an experience I will recommend to my colleagues and I will for sure be back next year!" - Elementary School Teacher, West Bay Elementary, West Vancouver 

The Contemporary Art Gallery offers engaging arts programs for students from K-12. Led by experienced art educators, participants explore CAG exhibitions through guided observation, facilitated discussion and studio art-making. Utilizing inquiry-based learning strategies, students and teachers are encouraged to creatively experiment with visual art materials and processes as well as critically reflect upon the power of contemporary art to engage with diverse themes, perspectives, and complex ideas. 

School programs are offered for grades K-12. There are two options –a one-hour interactive tour of the exhibitions at a cost of $50.00 or a two-hour tour that includes art-making related to the exhibitions for $90.00. Class size is typically capped at 30 students due to the size of the galleries.

Guided visits introduce major themes in contemporary art while making connections to the wider school curriculum from visual and language arts to science and math. To book a guided visit for your class, contact Danielle Green at learning@contemporaryartgallery.ca or 604 681 2700. For more information about our education resources, please visit our website at https://www.contemporaryartgallery.ca/learning/

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
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Program Description & Details

Inspire your students!

The lower gallery showcases Burnaby Art Gallery’s annual Arts Alive 2020. This 38th edition highlights a variety of engaging artwork by Burnaby secondary students and is an excellent way to introduce a wide variety of media, artistic styles, and visual principles to the classroom. In the studio, students engage in an art-making activity inspired by the exhibit.

City: 
Duration: 
90
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

A fun, interactive coyote awareness presentation for your whole school. Find out where coyotes live, how to identify a coyote, what attracts them, Coyotes 101 is a full school auditorium program, teaching primary and intermediate students about the life history of coyotes and why they are so successful in our urban environments. Through interactive activities and a multimedia presentation, staff and students will learn all about these amazing creatures and how to safely encounter them in our schoolyards and communities and what to do if you see one!

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, forest, hands-on, interactive, explore, animals, plants

City: 
Duration: 
30
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
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Program Description & Details

Students explore a 125 year old Victorian cemetery and use maps to locate historic graves, learn personal facts about the deceased, examine historic photos accompanying each stop, explore the evolution of gravestone features and symbols, plus discover demographic patterns of the cemetery. Parental involvement is required for elementary classes.

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No

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