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This program offers the opportunity to examine two local heritage sites in detail—the train station and the pier—in order to better understand how they came to be sites of significance in White Rock. Students will explore this by interacting with the permanent gallery, and reviewing newspaper articles and historic photographs.

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90
For Grades: 
9, 10, 11
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No
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It's time for Vancouver's secrets to come out of the closet. The wild, untold history of Vancouver's LGBTQ2+ community comes alive through stories of struggle, unity, and celebration on an adventure through Downtown and the West End. You'll meet a history of outrageous drag queens, book store bombings and the unsung heroes who forever changed the social fabric of our city.

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2 days/one night 

The year is 1865 – the height of the Gold Rush in BC.  Immerse your students in a two-day living history program where they will spend their days living the life of a gold rush miner.  Bring your own period costume and join our lively staff as your students stake their claim, choose their equipment, make their supper and sleep in a miner’s tent. Join us for an unforgettable experience.  Our Miner’s Overnight Program targets the grade 5/6 curriculum requirements but is easily adapted to older grades.  This program includes supper and an evening snack on the first day, and breakfast and bagged lunch on the second day.  Teacher’s Information package is available upon booking.

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5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Field trips are being organized again for this year's 14-day Upcycle Challenge event which is taking place from October 27th to November 9th, 2018

The Upcycle Challenge is an annual event which allows people of all ages to come to our facility and learn about the effects of plastic pollution first hand by helping us sort selected marine debris materials while learning about plastics in our oceans.  This unique opportunity teaches about the effects of resource consumption, ocean conservation, the implications of plastic pollution and sustainable technologies.  

In 2015, we were able to purchase a small scale plastic to fuel machine that is able to convert plastic pollution back into a light crude on-site. This offers individuals an incredible opportunity to learn about revolutionary sustainable technologies for waste management but also gets everyone creatively thinking about solutions to our waste management systems. Ultimately, the goal is to foster an environment which can begin to transform people's understanding around what they consider waste into materials that are treated as a resource.

This year we are anticipating more then 1,500 cubic yards of marine debris from the coastlines of British Columbia. Working with hundreds of volunteers, industries, businesses, government, artists, students and concerned citizens to clean, sort and transform these materials inside our new warehouse space.

We hope to see you this year! 

What to bring:
- Work gloves
- Snacks and Lunch
- Waterbottle
- Any music you would like to listen to (Must be family appropriate)

Hours of Operation are subject to change.

SCHEDULE COMING SOON!

LOCATION: 7700 Vantage Way, Delta, BC 

PARKING: There is available free parking on the other side of the road in the resurant parking lot beside the warehouse space.

FOOD: Please bring your lunch and snacks for the day.

AMENITIES: There are washrooms and drinking water on-site

BACKGROUND
Over the spring and summer of 2018 marine debris and driftage items were recovered from the remote wilderness of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and residing waterways. During this time hundreds of volunteers and sponsors contributed to large scale cleanup operations to remove marine debris and drfitage along the West and East coasts of Vancouver Island. Loads of debris have been transported to our new warehouse located in Delta, BC. 

*** We will again have our demonstration plastic to fuel machine running as an example of sustainable end of life solutions.*** Come watch bottle caps turn back into a light crude oil***

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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Climb aboard Tram Car 1220 and listen to stories about the employee's roles and culturally diverse passengers. Students engage in hands-on puzzles to understand how riding the tram brought communities together.

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
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No
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About the Exhibition VOICING: Scholars and Scientists have long been captivated by the origins of human speech & language and how we convey emotion through the voice. VOICING presents three artists from three countries who explore the evolution, boundaries and emotional territories of the human voice from bird song through to digital code. 

About the WORSHOP: We are developing 3 different workshops connected to VOICING using littlebits technology. Students will use their inventor logs to work through and design new projects and ideas. We will post more complete information shortly. Thanks for your patience.

The workshops will be available for grades K - 12. 

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: 
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Program Description & Details

Field trips are being organized again for this year's 14-day Upcycle Challenge event which is taking place from October 7th to the 20th.

The Upcycle Challenge is an annual event which allows people of all ages to come to our facility and learn about the effects of plastic pollution first hand by helping us sort selected marine debris materials.  This unique opportunity teaches about the effects of resource consumption, ocean conservation, the implications of plastic pollution and sustainable technologies.  In 2015, we were able to purchase a small scale plastic to fuel machine that is able to convert plastic pollution back into a light crude on-site.  This offers individuals an incredible opportunity to learn about revolutionary sustainable technologies for waste management but also gets everyone creatively thinking about solutions to our waste management systems.  Ultimately, the goal is to foster an environment which begins to transforms people's understanding around what they consider waste into materials that are treated as a resource.

Last year we collaborated with BC Field Trips and hosted alternative education for over 230 youth!
This year we accpeted more then 500 cubic yards of marine debris from the coastlines of British Columbia, working with hundreds of volunteers, indsutries, businesses, government, artists, students and concerned citizens.

We hope to see you this year!!  These activities are ideal for Grade 4 and older.  In order to attend you must call or email our general contact as soon as possible as space is much more limited this year.

What to bring:
- Sunhat
- Work gloves
- Snacks and Lunch
- Waterbottle
- Any music you would like to listen to (Must be family appropriate)

Hours of Operation are subject to change.
***Please continually refer to this schedule for updates***

October 7: 10am-5pm: Plastic sorting instructions and opening words from 10am-11am
October 8: 10am- 5pm
October 9: 10am- 5pm
October 11: 10am- 5pm
October 14: 10am- 5pm
October 15: 10am- 5pm
October 16: 10am- 5pm
October 18: 10am- 5pm
October 20: 10am- 5pm
***More dates and times to come 

LOCATION: 8601 Main Street, Vancouver, BC 

PARKING: There is available free parking on the side of the road in front of the warehouse space.

FOOD: To be clear- there is no available kitchen this year on site. Please bring your lunch and snacks for the day.

FIRST AID: There will be first aid provided on site

CURRENT END OF LIFE SOLUTIONS::
- Foam and Hard Plastic Buoys: Route Blue, Vernon BC
- Buoys: Harbour Chandler, Nanaimo, BC
- Plastic PET Waterbottles: Lush Cosmetics
- Hard mixed plastics: Lush Cosmetics 
- Polystyrene (White Foam): Foam Only
- Tires: Action Tire
- Research continuation for Hard Mixed Platics: Resynergi Inc Plastic to fuel conversion
- Eurathyne Foam: Poly Research Institute

BACKGROUND
Over the spring and summer of 2017 marine debris and driftage items were recovered from the remote wilderness of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and residing waterways. During this time hundreds of volunteers and sponsors contributed to large scale cleanup operations to remove marine debris and drfitage along the West and East coasts of Vancouver Island. Loads of debris have been transported to our new debris in-take centre located in South Vancouver. To date we have had over 8 B-Trains of material enter our grounds and have been sorting debris throughout the summer. We are estimating that by the end of the collection season we will have collected over 500 supersacks (1 cubic yard each) of materials with additional loose itmes which consist of tires, barels, pallets, hundreds of buoys, over 150 cubic yards of mixed foam, and unidentified objects. 

It is estimated that about 1/3 of the material collected from the West coast of Vancouver Island is from the devastating tragedy of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. This earthquake was registered at a magnitude of 9.0 (Mw) and reported 15,894 deaths. It is with care and respect that we help to recollect this drfitage and return some of these items back to the Japanese people. We thank the Japanese people for their previous financial gift which allowed this work to gain great momentum in British Columbia over the previous years.

It has been our upmost priority to arrange after life solutions for this debris to the best of our ability. 

*** We will again have our demonstration plastic to fuel machine running as an example of sustainable end of life solutions to a lot of this plastic debris.*** Come watch bottle caps turn back into a light crude oil***

The generous financial gift given by the Japanese Ministry of Environment and the BC Ministry of Environment helped launch this project in 2016.

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Duration: 
Half Day
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4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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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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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
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Yes
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Release your inner artist and explore techniques that let your imagination free. Students will learn new and interesting methods of print-making while applying contour and colour to create shape. It will be an adventure, so bring your creativity and don’t be afraid to get a little messy!

Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5
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Offered In French: 
No
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In this technical class we will cover the basics of colour theory.  Students will learn how to create their own colour wheel, explore colour mixing, and experiment with specific colour combinations.   

Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
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Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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Students explore our underwater arctic gallery in small groups with our staff. They handle many animal artifacts and observe live animals to learn about the diversity of arctic life, how humans and other arctic species are connected, and the effects of climate change in the north.

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
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No
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One of 2 wetlab programs, this space has live animal exhibits that allow students to touch and explore local marine ecosystems. Emphasis on ecology and natural selection.

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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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This program empowers students to explore their identity using art techniques found in the work of famous artists such as Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, and Leonardo da Vinci. Students will look at different ways artists communicate their ideas and feelings, explore aspects of self-identity and create their own masterpiece!

Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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In this engaging program, students discover the steps of the Salmon Canning Line through stories and puzzles. During a scavenger hunt along the canning line, students work cooperatively to follow the steps to process fish from the ocean to their lunch box.

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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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Explore the exciting world of Eric Carle, renowned Children’s book author and famous illustrator!  Carle is known for many books such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Mixed Up Chameleon, and The Grouchy Lady Bug. Students will gain an appreciation for his work while exploring watercolours and collage.

Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
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Offered In French: 
No

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