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Students are introduced into the history of landscape painting and review the works of the Canadian Group of Seven and create a landscape composition in oil pastels. This program can be taken outside to the schoolyard or be held in the classroom.

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90
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3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Exploring First Peoples’ ways of knowing and being, we will learn how knowledge, ecological sustainability, and prosperity were, and still are, all linked. Take some plants back with you and create a calendar of their natural cycles through the year.

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8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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There are aliens in the forest, and they’re taking over! Do you have what it takes to stop the invasion? Meet some common introduced and invasive species, discover why they are so successful, and help restore the habitat for indigenous plant and animal species.

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6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Learn about local traditional knowledge of plants and explore how they contribute to our sense of place, well being, and interconnectedness. Take some plants back with you, and get to know them throughout the seasons!

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4, 5, 6, 7
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Salmon, squirrels, ravens, and raccoons are just some of the tails you might find in the forest. And people have been telling tales to teach about those tails for thousands of years. What tales will you discover?

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K, 1, 2, 3
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Spring is a magical time in the forest, and we want you to see all of it. Track the season as it unfolds from bud to flower to berry, meet the plant and animal species that call our forest home, and learn about how local First Nations people celebrate spring. Every visit promises new wonders of the changing season!

This program consists of three visits sceduled from March through June.

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2, 3, 4, 5
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Is the farm an ecosystem? We will look at the attributes of an ecosystem, and search for evidence of those on our farm. This can a good introduction to ecosystems, or a chance to apply prior ecosystem knowledge.

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9, 10, 11, 12
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Plants grow from seeds that develop from flowers pollinated by bees. Except when they are pollinated by wind. Or grow from runners. Or tubers. Or bulbs. Or more! Discover some of the many, many ways plants reproduce sexually and asexually on our farm.

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9, 10, 11
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From the invention of crop rotation to the industrial revolution to the creation of Genetically Modified Organisms, agricultural technology is always changing. See what technologies, modern and ancient, we use on our farms to grow delicious food, and even give some of them a try!

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8, 9
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Team Builds are a chance for students (and teachers and chaperones!) to get their hands really dirty helping our farmers grow Good Food for All. This program includes an introduction to Fresh Roots and the many things we do, and plenty of time to work on projects around the farm, from weeding to building. Exact projects will vary depending on the group and the needs of the farm.

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6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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“You can eat that???” Yes, you can! Explore often overlooked foods on our farms and in our indigenous plant garden as you learn about ethical foraging and some of the traditional food and medicine uses of common plants.

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4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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Flowers bring colour, joy, and beauty into our world. But flowers are more than just pretty decorations! Explore how flowers are important to our food.

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2, 3
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Beyond just a place for growing food, the farm is the perfect spot to exercise your creative muscles. Whether it’s the stark beauty of winter foliage, the rich greenery that follows spring rain, the beautiful blooms of summer, or the striking colours of fall, nature provides a natural palate to inspire the artist inside all of us. We’ll explore both Loutet Farm and the surrounding forest, gathering material and learning about how we grow such a diverse range of vegetables, fruits, and flowers. Students will learn how some plants have been used for many generations to create works of art, natural dyes, and more. Hands-on opportunities abound in this field trip, with a chance to make their own nature-inspired art throughout the visit.

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60
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Want to enjoy the bounty of a productive urban farm day without worrying about planning and planting months in advance? Come join us for the best part of the season... eating delicious, fresh, local produce! Tour the farm and explore what’s currently growing while learning about our organic, low-till practices. Students will find themselves helping out with each step of the process: harvesting, washing, and preparing a salad for everyone to enjoy. We’ll also make a delicious dressing by hand (with honey from our bees!) to complement the meal we share together at the tour’s conclusion.

Duration: 
60
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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No
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Under the dome of Bloedel Conservatory, students experience the lush tropics and the plants and animals that call the rainforest home. Starting with a scavenger hunt, students journey around the tropics with a guide to learn about adaptations, meet amazing birds, and discover the ways humans use plants from the tropics in their everyday lives. 

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90
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4
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