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Can you see like a bee? Can you sniff out flowers from afar? Join us in celebrating how bees’ senses help pollinate many of the crops we depend on for food.

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Micro plants. Micro flowers. Micro bugs. Micro students? There are so many tiny things to see on the farm! We’ll practice using magnifying glasses and getting close to see how little things on the farm have a big impact, and practice caring for the smallest members of our living world.

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Get outside and get a custom taste of what the farm is all about! If you are interested in a field trip longer than two hours or would like to work with our Experiential Learning Manager to craft a program to meet your learning objectives, get in touch and we will get in touch to figure out how we can help make it happen! 

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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Climate change and biodiversity loss are major threats to our food system, and unjust labour practices in the food sector contribute to poverty and oppression in our communities, but there is a way forward! See how regenerative agriculture and projects like Fresh Roots can improve food system by supporting both the ecosystem we are part of and the people who grow our food, and help build a truly sustainable food system!

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10, 11, 12
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An interactive and enthusiastic exploration of the farm for preschool and elementary classes! Chickens, goats, horses, orchard... there is so much to see and do at the farm. At the end students can pick their pumpkin from the Apple Orchard.

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60
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Join one of our guides as they take you on a tour of the PME's gallery, and share some of their favorite stories/ facts about specimens in the collection. You'll even get a rare glimpse of specimens not normally shown to the public! 

Topics discussed include:

Fossils

Minerals

Natural Disasters

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60
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4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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Theme:  

  • Simple machines are the building blocks to complex machines 

  • Complex machines work in tandem to produce products 

  • Everyone and every machine have a part to play 

Description: This 60-minute online workshop is an interactive presentation about compound machines and an assembly line (the canning line) tour led by Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site programming staff. Students will take the roles as “detectives” and will explore three key complex machines.

This unit includes:  

  • Complete unit design (no need to add any extra work)
  • 60-minute workshop online (ZOOM)
  • Kahoot! quiz
  • An optional classroom kit (loaned) with wooden simple machines
  • Word search
  • Multiple activities
  • Two scavenger hunts
  • Historical photos and videos
  • Offered in English or in French

Bonus: A physical kit can be booked on loan for a week for no extra cost. It includes wooden replicas of simple machines. The kit must be picked up at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site in Steveston. Instructions will be included to help students deepen their knowledge on how the simple machines work.

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60
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4, 5, 6
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Yes
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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! This program is 1-1.5 hours.

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8, 9
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Team Builds are a chance for students (and teachers and chaperones!) to really get their hands 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. This program can be 1-2 hours long.

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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 are more than just pretty decorations. Work together to solve our Flower Power Puzzle, learn why flowers are important to plants, pollinators, and our food, and maybe even get to taste some!

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2, 3
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Clip ‘n Climb is climbing walls meet theme park… an engaging and action packed environment that provides tons of healthy, challenging fun for everyone. We have over 25 unique climbing features all under one roof!

Following a 15 minute safety briefing and harness fitting your students will move into the climbing zone where they will climb for an hour, focussing on their fundamental movement skills and confidence in their own abilities to push the limits of their comfort zone. Clip ‘n Climb floor staff can also set challenges that will help to push student's limits.

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75
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Yes
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How many plants are related to broccoli? Why can’t we grow coconuts in Vancouver? Explore these questions and more as we dive deep into the evolution of food crops through natural and human selection, and the effects of climate on our food.

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6, 7
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Art is all around us, including on the farm!  Try your hand at making root veggie stamps, painting with leaves, making veggie collages, or other plant-based art projects.  Exact projects will vary depending on plant availability.

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