30

Program Description & Details

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

FRDC is continuing to support schools during this pandemic with our newest offer: online school programs! 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
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Available November 2021

Uncover the science of archaeology by investigating artefacts from the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus Valley, China, Greece, and Rome. Work in teams to do a simulated field dig, then research and analyze artifacts in a lab to formulate and test your hypothesis. Learn about several prominent Northwest Coast archaeological sites. Through traditional First Nations belongings and ways of knowing, gain a deeper understanding of the role and limitations of archeology.

 

City: 
Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
6, 7
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Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

Play an immigration game in our Vancouver History Galleries. Explore the galleries and examine real suitcases from immigrants while collecting points and money towards immigrating. This program focuses on who immigrates and why, the quality of life for new immigrants, and immigrants’ contributions to Vancouver.

 

City: 
Duration: 
Half Day
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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Play a game in our c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city exhibition. Learn about the impact of colonization on the Musqueam community, how they resisted assimilative policies, and the Museum’s role in the reconciliation process. Test your critical-thinking skills in a hands-on workshop where you will learn about our shared responsibility in the reconciliation process. Through Object-Based Learning, gain a deeper understanding of traditional and contemporary First Nations culture.

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

Examine traditional belongings that tell us how Indigenous peoples met the basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter. Excavate belongings from Pacific Northwest Coast cultures. Be a player in a life-sized game while learning about the seasonal cycle of traditional Inuit life.

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

Deep in Lynn Canyon Park live giant plants that clean the air and water and create food and habitats for animals. What are they? Trees of course! In this program, students will learn about the life cycles of these giant plants, discover how trees grow food and create habitats, and learn about the connections between trees and the soil, air, and water cycles.

Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
2, 3
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Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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How do animals and plants survive in the cool, wet, temperate rainforest? From magnificent mayflies to the spectacular salmonberry, learn about the amazing adaptations of animals and plants and discover the diversity of forest life. Through hands-on and sensory activities, explore how animals and plants work together to create a thriving ecosystem.

Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
Months Available: 
Times Offered: 
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

Get a taste of local food and agriculture on the North Shore! The Edible Garden Project invites secondary classes to explore Loutet Farm while learning more about subjects such as food security, global supply chains, agroecology, climate change... and more! Students will explore the unique landscape of North Vancouver and our own role within these systems, alongside the EGP's role in the community through a guided tour and seasonal hands-on activities.

Note that there are several different areas of concentration available for this tour. Teachers can choose from the following themes: food security & global perspectives; environmental stewardship & sustainability; biodiversity; climate change; Indigenous perspectives.

Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Months Available: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

FRDC is continuing to support schools during this pandemic with our newest offer: online school programs! 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. Be sure to check back soon for more details!

Join us as we journey down the river of stories from the headwaters to the mouth of the Fraser. Travelling along an interactive map, students will learn all about the Fraser River Basin through stories from the near and distant past. The program ends with a reflection on our place in this landscape, as students add their own story to the map. 

To participate in these programs, you will need:

  • A stable internet connection.
  • A device for each student (laptop, tablet, or chromebook, etc) with a stable internet connection. They will use this throughout the program for the interactive activities.
  • The ability to join the video conference with the FRDC educator. This can be done one of two ways: the teacher can join the video conference and project it with sound for the whole class to view; or each student can join on their device with headphones.
City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

FRDC is continuing to support schools during this pandemic with our newest offer: online school programs! 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.

Let’s Design a Cleaner City is an online program that empowers students to solve real world problems. In this program, students expand their knowledge of urban challenges by learning about major sources of urban and industrial pollution. Students will then use the design thinking process to imagine and create a cleaner city.

To participate in these programs, you will need:

  • A stable internet connection.
  • A device for each student (laptop, tablet, or chromebook, etc) with a stable internet connection. They will use this throughout the program for the interactive activities.
  • The ability to join the video conference with the FRDC educator. This can be done one of two ways: the teacher can join the video conference and project it with sound for the whole class to view; or each student can join on their device with headphones.
City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Tundra & I will visit your school if it is within a reasonable travel distance. During the COVID 19 pandemic, this visit occurs outdoors, preferrably in a forested area on your school grounds or nearby. If no such location, then we use your school fields & we improvise that it is a forest. Students & staff get to watch Tundra's behavior & I explain what wolves in the wild would be doing. I tell many First Nation stories & legends about the wolf & why this animal is so important to their culture. I explain the important role the wolf plays in the ecosystem as an apex predator & keystone species. Opportunity for many questions from students & staff. Cost is $100 for the walks & travel expenses to the school.

If your school is too far away, I can over a ZOOM version of this program where the same material is covered & the students & staff get to see the four wolves our centre has.

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

Let SPES come to your school! Although we offer schools outdoor field trips year-round, we understand that due to COVID-19, transportation may be a barrier to getting your students outside. We will bring props to green spaces near your school and engage your students in an immersive outdoor experience. 

 

Greenspace Programs we offer:

  • Nature Detectives
  • Forest Fundamentals 
  • Beautiful Bats
  • Seasons and Cycles
  • Beach Expolorers 

More information here!

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
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Program Description & Details

Students are invited on a virtual tour through the current exhibit, followed by a hands-on art workshop online. Participants are challenged through cultivated learning, close observation and thoughtful discussions about the art featured in the gallery exhibit. Key concepts and new artistic modes of creation come to life! Suitable for Grades K-12.

Please check our website to see what our current exhibition is : https://www.burnaby.ca/Things-To-Do/Arts-and-Heritage/Burnaby-Art-Galler...?

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No

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