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Gain experience through meaningful and hands-on learning!

Located in the heart of Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, Cheakamus Centre provides outstanding full or half-day educator workshops focusing on indigenous and environmental learning. These experiential workshops are designed for a wide range of groups including K-12 teachers and administrators, outdoor centre program leaders, post-secondary program groups, and other adult educators interested in broadening their understanding of indigenous and place-based learning.

Learn more:

https://cheakamuscentre.ca/programs/educator-workshops

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Educators’ Art Workshop and Wine Social

Wednesday, October 9, free

4:30pm – 7:30pm

 

Join the Burnaby Art Gallery staff and instructors for an evening of refreshments, art making and engaged learning. Please call 604-297-4414 to register, seating is limited.

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As an educator, how can you help facilitate student learning at the museum? The museum contains a wide variety of specimens and information, which can be catered to learners of all ages. On this unique tour, appropriate for teachers of all grades and ages, you will explore strategies to utilize the museum as part of your teaching plan. Learn about the museum’s collections, programs, activities, resources, and more!

This tour is appropriate for educators looking for a group outing or professional development day.

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On this guided tour students uncover the history of social development, crime and law enforcement in Vancouver and how it impacts modern living. Students are guided through a 45-minute tour followed by 15 minutes of self-guided exploration. Tour content and complexity can be tailored to group needs and interests.

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En garde!

Immerse your students in the middle ages and renaissance, with a lesson in the arts of knightly combat.

Swordplay is a great special program to offer as part of your physical education classes as a single session or an ongoing series. We combine historical swordplay skills with modern physical conditioning techniques in a way that will excite your kids to move. We have had great results engaging students who usually have a hard time in phys.ed. and have found that even push-ups are exciting when swordplay is the reward.

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In a Vancouver Mysteries game your students are the heroes of their own outdoor adventure — they’ll sharpen their deductive reasoning skills while they complete a series of challenges and collect clues to solve a mystery on the streets of downtown Vancouver.

Students are divided into teams of up to 5 players competing for first place in an Amazing Race style game. Points are earned by answering each challenge correctly, completing the game within a time limit, and by being one of the first teams back.

Game kits include a map, game book, worksheet, and any tools required to solve the mystery (examples: magnifying glass, measuring tape). Players use the map to navigate the streets of downtown Vancouver, cracking codes and solving puzzles along the way. Landmarks, sculptures, parks, and historic sites all play their part as the story unfolds.

Games are facilitated by Vancouver Mysteries’ Game Operators who arrive in character as detectives or secret agents to introduce the game and send the teams out on their adventure. At the end of the game, Game Operators meet the teams to calculate their scores and award team certificates.

Choose from any of our three games: Gastown murder mystery Crime in Downtown, downtown spy game Secret Mission and superhero adventure Heroes and Villains.

Need some lesson plan ideas? Check out our Field Trips page to download free lesson plans, access Kahoots! games, and pick our brains for more field trip ideas.

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A forest’s story is written on the landscape.

We will compare two forests—one healthy, one in restoration—analyzing their feeling, understory, size, spacing and soil. In an interactive teaching train students are encouraged to share with one another knowledge about various plant communities and ecosystem dynamics. A guided hike to beautiful Pebble Beach illustrates the complexity of an undisturbed forest, while a walk to our restoration forests displays the noticeable contrast between the two forest types. A lesson on the purpose of restoration is coupled with with the hands-on learning of restoration practices – together we will pull a tree down in the densely planted forest to create light gaps so other species can grow.

Join us for an interactive look at carbon sequestration, forest complexity and the climate resilience of our West Coast forest ecosystems!

Curriculum link: Humans can play a role in conservation and restoration of ecosystems (Gr.11)

For elementary groups (Gr. 5-7): https://galianoconservancy.ca/product/coastal-forests-pebble-beach-gr-5-7/

For high school groups (Gr. 8-12): https://galianoconservancy.ca/product/coastal-forests-8-12/

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Interpretive programs: Join Manning Park Resort’s Naturalists and guest speakers for entertaining and educational programs at the Lightning Lake Amphitheatre, the Alpine Meadows and at various locations throughout the park. Interpretive programs are available by request for groups.

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Boating:  Enjoy and explore the waters of on Lightning Lake with our boat rentals. Choose your adventure in a two-seater canoe, five-person Mackenzie canoe, rowboat, kayak or a stand-up paddleboard.

We have hourly and day rates available at the Boathouse (located at the Lightning Lake Day Use Area), as well as group rates for boat rentals of 6 boats or more.

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Nordic: At Manning Park Resort, Nordic skiers can explore over 60 km of classic and skate ski groomed trails, as well as 160 km of backcountry trails. This is cross-country skiing at its finest—in forests and valleys, with a scenic mountain backdrop. Equipment rentals and lessons are available. The Nordic Centre also offers guided cross-country skiing and snowshoeing tours. 


Snowshoeing at Manning Park Resort is a fun and adventurous way to get into the park. With access to over 300km of trails for individuals of all abilities, individuals new to snowshoeing can follow marked trails through the surrounding forest.  Equipment rentals are available.

Guided excursions: We offer both day and evening excursions with our friendly and knowledgeable guides. Prices are based on group numbers, and packages are available with or without rental equipment.

Ice Skating: Ice skating at Manning Park Resort is available to all our guests when our outdoor rink is open. We also have everything you need to rent for a day of skating or a rousing game of hockey, including skates, hockey sticks, helmets and soft pucks. To protect guest safety, hard pucks are not permitted on the rink.  See our friendly staff at the Nordic Centre for all equipment rentals. Please note that access to the outdoor rink is weather dependent. The ice rink can be reserved exclusively by request. 

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Alpine: Manning Park Resort has some of the best snow conditions in B.C. We are located at a charmed intersection between the temperate coastal and dry desert interior regions, which means our powder is top notch! The Ski Hill, open from December to April, is located 10 km east of Manning Park Resort and offers excellent ski and snowboard terrain for beginners to advanced. Equipment rentals and lessons are available.

Snow Tubing: Located at the Ski Hill, the Polar Coaster is Manning Park Resort’s very own tube park. Enjoy a day of tubing on four beginner and advanced groomed runs. Lift service is provided so you can tube down and ride up. The Polar Coaster is open on weekends and holidays. Private Group bookings and Night Tubing rates are also available for the Polar Coaster. Please contact Group Services at least 2 weeks in advance.

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From the Bronze Age to the First World War, the sword has a rich and diverse history in Europe.  

Come to Academie Duello's downtown studio and take a tour through our museuem, where students will spend an hour learning about the evolution of the sword from simple bronze age knives, to the knightly longsword, to the slender rapier, all the way to the sabres issued to cavalry regiments in the first world war.  There will also be a look at the way the fighting manual changed, with reproductions and first edition manuscripts, and a chance to try on armour too!

After a short break and chance to handle some swords and armour, students will take to the floor under the tutelage of a senior instructor and an assistant, and learn some swordplay!  The lesson will be an hour long, and will cover the basics of stance, movement, attack, and defence, and will conclude with a fencing bout between the instructors. 

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Chinatown is a National Historic Site and one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Vancouver.

I'm the only guide who can take people into the heritage buildings, the only one who has a Master's degree in Chinese Canadian History, and I donate money to the Chinese associations for upkeep and renovations. I also make the elders my famous dumplings to show my appreciation and respect.
 
I don't have set times for tours. I customize my tours to what people want.

I take people to numerous clan and county association buildings, to a herbal store, to dried goods and fresh produce stores, etc. You will feel embraced by the community.

Here are some news articles on my business ... 
http://nationalpost.com/travel/from-east-to-west-hot-destinations-across-canada/wcm/b8bec4d5-f3e0-41cc-9801-491d9f41d952 
 
https://www.dallasnews.com/life/travel/2016/02/26/inside-vancouver-s-historic-chinatown 
 
http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-d-dtes-main-20160403-story.html 
 
http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/five+must+sees+vancouver+from+canada+urban+park+best+city+markets/11946670/story.html 

http://mi.lapresse.ca/screens/3e0733a5-9497-448c-b116-ba1325fca89d__7C___0.html

http://vieamaggi.com/chinatown-dumpling-masterclass/ 

Where Magazine published a write-up on my dumpling lessons (flip to page 75):

https://en.calameo.com/read/0056603007ceae2f1cf38

and my tours  https://en.calameo.com/read/005660300ae4862d7ada5  (go to page 15 and 61)

Breakfast Television did a feature on me and my Chinatown community ...

https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/a-trip-through-vancouvers-chinatown/ 

And some students did a documentary on me and my community ...

https://vimeo.com/323829581

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Regardless of age, you can always learn new, incredible things about life on Earth while at the Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise® initiative.

During our teacher professional development day, our Ocean Wise® Education Program Coordinators will share their ideas and thoughts about the education, research, and conservation programs that are happening both at the Vancouver Aquarium and around the world. We hope that you will leave with the tools to promote immersive, active, and exploratory experiences that encourage students to think about marine science in a new way.

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We offer a custom version of our walking tour, The Forbidden Vancouver Tour – specially adapted for school groups – that provides an interactive forum for students to learn about BC and Canadian social history through Vancouver’s past. The tour recounts the results of the temperance movement’s push to make BC liquor-free in the early 20th century. Their successful campaign in 1917 made Vancouver a dry city. But only in theory. In reality, the city was overwhelmed by illicit activity, including bootlegging, gambling and vice. The tour charts the influence of women’s rights, religious fervour, war, corruption and crime on the city’s morals during a time of huge economic growth. Lasting 2 hours, the walking tour makes a unique field trip for any secondary-level student group: the tour discusses the effects of WWI on Canadian society; puts a human face on the pre- and inter-war periods in Vancouver; explores Canadian prohibition and involvement of Canada in later U.S. Prohibition; discovers the role of women in social, political, and economic change through the temperance and women’s suffrage movements; visits some of the most historically significant buildings and places in Vancouver, including the Hotel Victorian, Dominion Building, Sun Tower, Abbott Street, Hastings Street, and Water Street; discusses the race riots of 1907, including the events leading to it and the aftermath for Chinese and Japanese people in Vancouver; draws parallels in contemporary attitudes toward drug prohibition and poverty with social issues and remedies of the early 20th century.

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