30

Program Description & Details

(Grades 4-7) Explore the economic and technological exchanges between local Indigenous people and early European settlers during the fur trade and become archaeologists as they dig for artifacts that represent key events in the development of BC.

This program is divided into:

  • Introduction: PowerPoint Presentation (20 minutes)
  • Stations (20 minute stations)
    • Archeology Dig (dig in our archeology sandbox for artifacts and explore what those artifacts mean for BC)
    • Archaeologist’s Journal (sketch artifacts and make inquiries into their purposes based on archeological data)
    • FRDC Trading Post Game (consider value of objects for explorers and Indigenous people in developing BC in a Deal or No Deal inspired competition)
  • Conclusion (10 minutes)

For more information, visit our website or email us. 

Online booking form here

 

Outreach Wednesdays!

Can’t come to the Fraser River Discovery Centre? No problem! We can come to you! Two FRDC staff will bring all the materials necessary to run some of our most popular River School Programs right in your own classroom!

All materials will be fully sanitized between use, and the staff will wear masks. If there are additional safety protocols we need to follow, please contact us. Please note, small group work is part of each program, with frequent sanitation of touched objects.

Cost: $7 per student, plus $0.59 per kilometer between FRDC and your school.

When: Wednesdays

 

To provide us with more information on what you would like from in-class outreach, fill in our survey

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
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Program Description & Details

(Grades K-7) Assess the survival needs of white sturgeon with a special focus on evaluating human impacts on the environment. The program includes hands-on stations about sturgeon life cycle and anatomy, and a sturgeon survival game focused on the habitat needs of sturgeon in the Fraser River.

This program is divided into:

  • Introduction to the Centre and Program Content (5 minutes)
  • PowerPoint (15 minutes) 
  • Stations (20 minutes each)
    • Anatomy and Life Cycle (Explore the life cycle stages of the river sturgeon with our life sized model and perserved samples)
    • Sturgeon Survival Game (Consider the obstacles in the different stages of a sturgeons life with this consequence judgement game)
    • Station #3 is Age Dependent
      • Felt Board Habitat (K-2) (Explore and create a narrative story around the life of sturgeon)
      • Water Testing (2-3) (Use the scientific method to test a water sample taken by the class from our boardwalk)
      • Tagging Lesson (3-7) (Role-play as marine biologists, using the math inquiry that they would to learn more about sturgeon)
  • Conclusion, Theatre (10 minutes)

For more information, visit our website or email us. 

Online booking form here

 

Outreach Wednesdays!

Can’t come to the Fraser River Discovery Centre? No problem! We can come to you! Two FRDC staff will bring all the materials necessary to run some of our most popular River School Programs right in your own classroom!

All materials will be fully sanitized between use, and the staff will wear masks. If there are additional safety protocols we need to follow, please contact us. Please note, small group work is part of each program, with frequent sanitation of touched objects.

Cost: $7 per student, plus $0.59 per kilometer between FRDC and your school.

When: Wednesdays

 

To provide us with more information on what you would like from in-class outreach, fill in our survey

 

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
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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, students will be introduced to thinking algorithmically which is an essential skill for learning how to code. They will be explore the algorithms of dance, create algorithms to successfully navigate an obstacle course, and examine different algorithms while moving through and acting out a choose your own adventure story.

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

Find out more and request Active Algorithms Learning Kit

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
1, 2, 3
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Contact Us
Program Description & Details

In this 90-minute program, students will tour the poles that stand outside on MOA’s grounds overlooking the Salish Sea. An introduction to the life cycle of poles from tree cutting, to carving and painting, to pole raising is presented through contemporary photographs. Students will study different tools, features and functions of Musqueam, Haida, and Kwakwaka’wakw poles through guided observation and hands-on interaction with tools and materials. Students will become familiar with various styles and imagery carved on house, frontal, memorial and mortuary poles.

To book this program, please submit a booking request.

https://moa.ubc.ca/school-programs/types/outdoor-pole-walk/

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5
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Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
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No
Program Description & Details

Help protect your backyard streams! Sign out a storm drain marking kit and paint a yellow fish beside the storm drains on your street. We have 4 kits available. The pavement must be completely dry before and after the stickers are placed. This is a good summer activity. For more information phone 604-990-3755.

Watch our How To Mark A Storm Drain video here: https://youtu.be/K6ezjyuAil0 

Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
Months Available: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Be an archaeologist for a day! Discover the rich, 9,000-year history of the First Nations people who lived along the lower Fraser River by learning about their lifeways, tools and technologies.

Designed in collaboration with archaeologists from the UBC Laboratory of Archaeology, this program includes a hands-on introduction to cultural belongings used long ago for hunting, fishing, wood-working and home life. Students will learn how cedar bark was made into rope and have a chance to make a bracelet for themselves using these techniques. By understanding the deep knowledge First Nations required to create tools and belongings, students will enhance their respect for First Nations’ cultures today.

The in-person program is part of an overall unit plan, with prerequisite lessons to be used in class before the visit that show the techniques used by archaeologists to find and identify the belongings.

Once you book this school program, you will receive the complete unit plan by email, along with confirmation of date and time of the in-person visit.

To book this program, please submit a booking request.

https://moa.ubc.ca/school-programs/types/archaeology-of-the-lower-fraser-river/

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 7
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No

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