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Program Description & Details

Through an unforgettable 3-day and 2 night experience, this program equips participants with wilderness skills needed for back country exploration.

Experience a variety of natural environments through challenging hikes, natural history activities, and extensive explorations of forests, fresh water and marine ecosystems.

Our skilled staff will guide you through interactive lessons on orienteering, tarp and food cache production, wilderness safety, rope making and knot tying. Pair this with a lot of fun – games, scavenger hunts, cooking over camp stoves, sleeping in tents and exploring the shore by moonlight – and you have our Back Country Experience program!

Generously supported by MEC, this program includes the use of a variety of camping gear.

“I liked the no civilization environment. I could spend time in nature with almost no distraction. This let me take in the learning well.”

“I learned the importance of maintaining an ecosystem and understanding it.”

“I learned how to set up tarps, tents, stoves, hiking bags, and learned about different species.”

“I will be more conscious of how certain species will help environments; I will treat them with more respect ex. alder trees.”

https://galianoconservancy.ca/product/backcountry-experience/

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4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
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Celebrate the end of school with an ice cream party! Kids do old-fashioned chores, go on a nature walk, play Victorian lawn games, and hand-churn some delicious ice cream. This program can accommodate two classes of up to 48 students. Parent participation required.

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2
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No
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The lush temperate rainforest is diverse, abundant and full of interconnected species. Engage all of your senses to piece together the story of forest dwelling plants and animals and their important roles in the web of life.

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, forest, hands-on, interactive, explore, conservation, animals, plants

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
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Beaver Lake is one of Vancouver’s last natural wetlands, and it is home to incredible plants and animals. What makes the wetland ecosystem a good place to live? How do diverse communities of animals eat their way along the food chain? Roll up your sleeves and explore Beaver Lake wildlife up close with dip nets, magnifiers and games.

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, forest, wetland, hands-on, interactive, explore, conservation, animals, plants

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Visit the Lumberman’s Arch beach at low tide and explore the incredibly diverse and abundant life in the intertidal zone. Low tide offers us a glimpse at fascinating animals and plants that have adapted to life in and out of the sea. Hunt for crabs, sort seaweeds, and find out what else lives or eats on the seashore, while students discover important human connections to the oceans. Beach Explorers is a tide-dependent program and is available in spring between April and June. Please contact us for available dates.

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, beach, wetland, hands-on, interactive, explore, conservation, animals, plants

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Explore wilderness survival in Stanley Park and immerse your class in this team-based adventure. Imagine yourself lost in the woods; would you know what to do? Learn the essentials of what humans need to survive. Try your hand at knot tying and practice your new skills while building your own wilderness survival shelter.

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, forest, beach, wetland, hands-on, interactive, explore

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
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Visualize: your class playing games, singing songs and having fun in nature. Experience: the science curriculum coming alive. Witness: young people developing life skills and building strong bonds with the natural world. Explore the wilds of Stanley Park by day, sleep under the stars at night. Under the leadership of skilled educators, students spend two days exploring forest, wetland and intertidal ecosystems and learn survival skills. They set up tents and cook meals on camp stoves. An evening hike to Beaver lake is always exciting, where students often encounter beavers, bats and owls. For grades 4-7, Nature Ninjas starts on Tuesdays and Thursday in April, May and June. Nature Ninjas is educational, easy for teachers, safe, affordable and fun! See our website for more information, including detailed parent and teacher information packages.

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, forest, beach, wetland, hands-on, interactive, explore, conservation, animals, plants, overnight

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Duration: 
Full Day
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
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