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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!

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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THEATRE AND VISUAL ARTS FOR GRADES 1-7

This innovative program explores the theme of voyages through theatre and visual arts. An immersive day of arts activities helps students in grades 1-7 develop critical thinking skills, explore creative expression, and better understand the world they live in. 

During this one-day virtual field trip, students are given the supplies to craft an artistic interpretation or response during a number of thematically linked arts classes. For the 2020-21 school year, Arts Umbrella offers this program as a virtual field trip through Microsoft Teams. In order to participate, classrooms must have: Internet, Microsoft Teams, laptop with a webcam, projector and projector screen, and external speakers. Supplies are provided for by Arts Umbrella and will dropped off to school offices. Please note that we are only able to provide this online experience to elementary schools in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond and New Westminster.

To apply for programming, please email Kelsey Lee, Coordinator, Vancouver Commuity Programs at klee@artsumbrella.com and include "Shaw Creative Journeys Program" in the subject line. Schools in areas demonstrating high economic, social, and cultural vulnerability will be prioritized, as well as on fair rotation. Successful applicants will be notified in 2-5 business days.

Duration: 
Full Day
For Grades: 
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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No
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Students are invited on a virtual curator-led 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...?

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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Fridays | October 2020 - June 25, 2021

Join us to uncover the complexity of the coastline. Students are immersed into the ideas of interconnection, ecosystems, water cycles, and shoreline wildlife, inspired by Coastal indigenous works. Using drawing, watercolour, pastel and collage students develop individual  mixed-media works that contribute to an ecosystem project.

Curriculum Tie-ins: Art Education, Earth Science, Indigenous Studies

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
No
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Historic Stewart Farm is offering live, virtual school programs. Without leaving your classroom,  an experienced costumed guide will lead your class on a virtual Matterport tour around the Farmhouse, recently updated Pole Barn, and historic outbuildings while providing curriculum current interpretation. Explore the history of local community, immigration, family roles, and how newcomers shaped the environment around them. These programs work for both in-class, and blended groups - if some students or your whole class log-in from home.

Three programs are being offered for varying grade ranges:

Stories Shoots and Sprouts - Kindergarten - Grade 1

Dig, plant, discover! Learn about growing heritage vegetables and fruit through historical indoor and outdoor seasonal activities. Students get active as they explore the site, including the root cellar, garden, orchard, pole barn and farmhouse kitchen. A package will be provided for students to plant a Historic Stewart Farm heirloom seed in their classroom. 

Farm Kids - Grade 1 - Grade 2

Students travel back in time to the 1890s to live just like Surrey’s settler children did. They’ll learn how students in the past helped with family life, important chores around the site, and balanced all of this to get to school on time. Butter making supplies will be provided for classes.

Immigrant Perspectives - Grade 5 - Grade 6

Immigrants in turn-of-the-century Canada certainly faced some challenges. Students experience the cultural traditions of Scottish and Chinese settlers on the farm, and learn how culture, economy and technology influenced rural life in Surrey and across the country. A primary resouce package is provided about local history, immigration, and those who settled at the Historic Stewart Farm.

These 90-minute programs costs $94.80 and will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis between February and June 2021. 

To reserve your program spot please contact the Historic Stewart Farm at 604-591-4627 or email StewartFarm@surrey.ca. Please leave a message with the preferred date, program, number of students, and grade level.

Please Note: We will be using the Microsoft Teams platform to deliver this program. To ensure a smooth program we require a technical ‘check-in’ prior to your scheduled program - we will discuss this with you upon booking. A projector, screen, and a laptop with speakers and microphone are required.

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 5, 6
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Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Historic Stewart Farm is now offering live, virtual school programs. Without leaving your classroom,  an experienced costumed guide will lead your class on a virtual tour around the Farmhouse, providing curriculum current interpretation. Explore the history of local holiday celebrations, family roles, and how newcomers shaped the environment around them. This 60-minute program costs $53 and will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs are available for booking now and take place Dec 2 to 18, Wed-Fri, at 10:30am.

To reserve your program spot please contact the Historic Stewart Farm at 604-591-4627 or email StewartFarm@surrey.ca. Please leave a message with the preferred date and grade level.

Please Note: We will be using the Microsoft Teams platform to deliver this program. To ensure a smooth program we require a technical ‘check-in’ prior to your scheduled program - we will discuss this with you upon booking. A projector, screen, and a laptop with speakers and microphone are required.

Hands On Activity Add-on:

A heritage craft activity is also available for an additional $25. The craft teaches students how to create their own wooden top, just like newcomer children in the past. This activity package must be picked up before your scheduled program and will be led by the heritage instructor after the program. The craft activity will take an additional 15-25 minutes after the program. 

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Duration: 
75
For Grades: 
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Enjoy an immersive experience of our galleries from the convenience of your device!  Students engage in a live-stream tour with an educator, walking through the heart of our galleries with opportunities for a richer experience.The following tours will be available: Vancouver History Galleries, Haida Now, cesna?em: the city before the city and A Seat at the Table. Suitable for all grade levels.

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Duration: 
30
For Grades: 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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Virtual Program Add-on

Bring the MOV to your school with education kits designed to augment your virtual field trip, making it a “hands-on” interactive learning experience. Education Kits are available for the following virtual field trips:

· Cedar and Sealskin

· Ancient Worlds

· Resilience and Reconciliation (for add-on portion only)

Education Kits are quarantined for 3 days between two rentals and are available for pick up at the MOV.

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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

THEATRE ARTS FOR GRADES 1–7

Since 1988, the Stage Coach program has provided free theatre arts workshops to Metro Vancouver elementary schools.

Arts Umbrella teaching artists bring creativity-inspiring activities into local elementary schools over the course of three days (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) and deliver two workshops per day to participating classes. Workshops run for a maximum of 75 minutes and are offered at 9:00am and 10:45am each day. This program can take up to 6 classes at each elementary school; each class explores a curriculum-relevant topic through Theatre Arts – experiencing the arts through theatre games, performing, and more. School children have the chance to embrace diversity, explore artistic expression, and nurture community spirit – all while having fun!

A generation of children have experienced these incredible workshops – directly benefiting from free, high-quality arts programming in their schools. 

To apply for the BMO Stage Coach program, please email Kelsey Lee, Coordinator, Vancouver Community Programs at klee@artsumbrella.com, and include "BMO Stage Coach" in the subject line. Schools in areas demonstrating high economic, social, and cultural vulnerability will be prioritized. Successful applicants will be notified in 2-5 business days.

For more information about Arts Umbrella and what we do, please visit our website: https://www.artsumbrella.com/ 

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Duration: 
75
For Grades: 
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Times Offered: 
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Thème :

  • Les simples machines composent les machines complexes
  • Les machines complexes travaillent ensemble pour créer un produit  
  • Personnes et machines ont tous un rôle à jouer

Description : Cette unité est composée de trois parties qui peuvent être réalisées sur une semaine. La première partie inclut une activité avec des machines en bois à manipuler pour découvrir les simples machines. La deuxième partie se concentre les machines complexes et la chaine de production (notre chaine de conserverie) introduit à travers un workshop en ligne mené par un interprète. La dernière partie est une activité en classe. Les élèves devront utiliser leurs connaissances sur les machines simples et complexes pour créer et dessiner leur propre chaine de production.

Cette unité inclut:                                                                                         

  • Une unité entièrement créée avec des Pré et Post activités, un workshop et un kit à utiliser dans la classe.
  • Connection avec les Sciences Sociales
  • Instructions avec les machines simples en bois (inclut dans le kit physique)
  • Un workshop en ligne d’une heure avec un interprète
  • De multitudes d’activités
  • Des photos et vidéos historiques
  • Un quiz kahoot
  • Deux chasses au trésor
  • Un mot mêlé
  • Le soutient du staff du Gulf of Georgia Cannery NHS
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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
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Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

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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Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
No
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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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Program Description & Details

Written to support distance learning but also useful for physically distanced teaching, a Tech-Up Learning Kit contains resources for both synchronous and/or asynchronous lessons. The teacher guide walks you through leading student activities over a series of sessions of approximately 30-45 minutes. Student activities are handouts for students to work through on their own as assigned, according to your own timeline and discretion.

In these activities, learners in Grades 4-6 will explore how parts of speech can be used to strengthen their understanding of variables.

Students will work towards writing their own Mad Lib Stories before using Scratch to code a Mad Lib story generator.

There is also an optional extension activity if you would like to build further on the coding concepts explored in these lessons.

This kit contains resources for both synchronous and asynchronous lessons.

Tech-Up Learning Specialists are available to support you with these kits.

Find out more and request Variable Stories Learning Kit

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

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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