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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
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
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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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4
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No
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In this program, the intersections between science, culture, museums and architecture are explored. Students will learn about the historical context in which scientific knowledge of earthquakes was formulated. By engaging in different ways that earthquakes are recorded, in objects, artworks and oral traditions, students are encouraged to think about the significance of cultural and artistic interpretations of earthquakes. Students will have the chance to investigate some seismic and engineering concepts through small-scale hands-on demonstrations. A visit to see MOA conservators in action, will give students insights into the efforts and responsibilities of conserving culturally significant objects. Students will be asked to consider intersecting ways of knowing by drawing on cultural stories, scientific understandings and museum practices while also thinking about earthquake preparedness.

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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In this program, students encounter examples of historical and contemporary Northwest Coast First Nations paintings and are introduced to the innovative Image Recovery Project. Using infrared technology, and raking light to reveal images under dirt or ash, historical painted images are recovered from bentwood boxes, house fronts and other cedar sculptures and objects. The recovery of these images allows First Nations artists and researchers to see the uniqueness and beauty of historical Northwest Coast paintings. A visual presentation paired with a walking tour through the museum galleries highlights the both new and old objects that have extraordinary painted designs. Contemporary bentwood boxes recreated from the infrared photographs of historic boxes are used in a tracing and sketching activity to encourage students to look closely, and appreciate the artists design skills.

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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In this program, students are introduced to contemporary and historical Indigenous use of selected plants on MOA grounds. In small groups, students find, identify and answer questions about plant species and share their findings with the class. Students explore methods for using plants for food, medicine, dyes and belongings based on Indigenous knowledge. hands-on exploration of object from the teaching collection helps students understand how they are created and used. The goal of the program is to encourage discussions on sustainability, stewardship and our shared responsibilities through learning about the cultural significance of plants and incorporating Indigenous perspectives on the making of objects and the stewarding of the land.

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5
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No
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In this 90-minute program, students learn about the cedar tree and the different cultural objects created from the trunk, bark and roots of the tree. A presentation of images and maps introduces the historical and ongoing importance of cedar trees to the First Nations of the Northwest Coast. A tour through the galleries illustrates the depth of knowledge required to create belongings such as bentwood boxes, baskets and canoes. The tour is followed by a hands-on classroom activity with students interacting with a range of cedar objects, and tools learning directly from handling, looking and listening.

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5
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Offered In French: 
No
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This program offers the opportunity to learn about Coast and Straits Salish culture through the contemporary presence of the Semiahmoo First Nation on the Peninsula. Students will hear stories, explore artwork by Semiahmoo artists and carvers, and engage in a contemporary Salish weaving activity led by artist Roxanne Charles.

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Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6
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No
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This program offers the opportunity to learn about the history of the railroad and train station in White Rock. Students will discuss the significance of the railroad and train station in the past and present and discover the varied perspectives surrounding this topic.

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Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6
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Offered In French: 
No
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Experience Britannia's diverse cultural community by exploring the shipyard building and workers homes while engaging in stories, playing a game, and making a toy to take home.

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
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Offered In French: 
No
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Board Tram Car 1220 and discover how transportation technology transformed Richmond's landscape, influenced the economy and connected communities. Students explore artefats to uncover the diverse stories of the tram passengers. 

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
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Offered In French: 
No
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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.

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
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Offered In French: 
No
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Learn about Japanese-Canadian history through a walking tour of Steveston. At the museum, students unpack suitcases of objects and stories, revealing personal experiences of the Internment and post-war years. 

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
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Offered In French: 
No
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Discover Britannia's fishing and boat building community by exploring the shipyard, and a Japanese boat builder's family home. Students experience making small wooden boats in the Murakami Boatworks building.

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Duration: 
90
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No
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Explore social and political issues around migration and refugees in this new program led by professional artist Toni Latour. Discuss religious and racial discrimination, cultural appropriation, and our histories of migration and immigration as you visit the Vancouver Biennale’s art installation in Vanier Park, Paradise Has Many Gates and examine artefacts at the museum, including the sail from the Greenpeace vessel MV Moby Dick and the model of the ocean liner RMS Empress of Japan. Then respond to the ideas and perspectives you have learned as you participate in a hands-on art workshop. This program is presented in partnership with the Vancouver Biennale.

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
5, 6, 9, 10
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Offered In French: 
No
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Ever wonder what it would be like to navigate the open ocean with GPS? Come and learn how sailors in the past found their way using mathematics, science, and basic observations. Not able to visit the museum? This program is also available as an education kit!

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
8, 9
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Offered In French: 
No

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