60

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Soil is much more than rocks and old leaves - it's a vibrant ecosystem. Since people walk on top of the soil, we often don't consider what's underneath. Your students will explore how soil is made, the layers of the soil, and the animals, plants, and fungi that both rely on and help create a healthy ecosystem.

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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
No
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Hop, dive, and flutter your way to this on-line workshop about birds! In this program, you’ll learn about the evolution and adaptations of birds. We’ll discover the feeding and nesting habits of local birds and the remarkable ways that different birds find niches in the temperate rainforest ecosystem.

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Discover the differences between vertebrates and invertebrates. In this workshop, you’ll take a close-up look at invertebrates and then look at the interesting features of vertebrate skulls, bones, teeth, and claws. You’ll also learn about the adaptations that help temperate rainforest animals thrive in this cool, wet environment.

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Get excited about the tiny creatures that live in Lynn Canyon Park. This on-line program features a short introduction to invertebrate biology and a live video session with some local animals such as slugs, worms, and woodbugs. We’ll also take a close-up look at a few of our tiny friends under a powerful magnifier.

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

This large-format, illustrated book and Teacher's Package look at the history, traditions and culture of the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Written by Squamish language teacher Khelsilem, the book highlights significant aspects of traditional and contemporary cultures.

The Kit includes lesson plans for intermediate or secondary levels that encourage discussion and critical thinking at all grade levels. Also available in French: Le livre des peuples autochtones a Vancouver Nord.

Format: The Kit comes with one hardcover copy of the book as well as an electrionic copy of it, 22 laminate pages from the book, and lesson plans for intermediate or secondary grades.

Visit https://monova.ca/indigenous-peoples-in-north-vancouver/ to view the intermediate and secondary teacher's guides.

Duration: 
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For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

Through images and activities, students will explore the life and legacy of Tsleil-Waututh Chief Dan George. Themes include the significance of his acting career, activism, and his efforts to preserve local indigenous traditions. The kit includes lesson plans which encourage discussion and critical thinking.

Visit https://monova.ca/the-chief-dan-george-story-kit/ to view the teacher's guide.

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For Grades: 
3, 4, 5
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Pretty much everyone in Metro Vancouver knows about Stanley Park. It’s world famous for its dense forest, spectacular views, seawall, beaches, and fabulous trails. The park even won the title of “World’s Greatest Park” in a TripAdvisor contest. But while the park hosts millions of people every year, very few come away from their visit with any knowledge of the park’s remarkable social history.

Stanley Park is not an untouched rainforest. It was home to local Coast Salish people for thousands of years before it became a park, and even for decades afterwards. Numerous villages dotted the shoreline, including Whoi Whoi, which hosted large potlaches and from where a delegation sailed to meet Captain George Vancouver as he explored the area in 1792.

The story of the forced eviction of indigenous people from the land that would become Stanley Park is a shocking background to the park’s creation. Some mixed race indigenous and European families were able to fight back against the City’s onslaught of lawsuits, and keep their homes in the park near Brockton Point until the 1950s. Today their memory and resilience is honoured by the statue Shore to Shore, by Salish artist Luke Marston, which we visit on the tour.

The creation of the park was also about more than creating a space for Vancouverites to enjoy afternoon strolls and picnics. The land was originally intended as a military reserve, established to protect the city should the Americans decide to invade. After it became clear that wouldn’t happen, real estate developers, the Canadian Pacific Railway, the City of Vancouver, and the Federal Government all battled for control of the land. The fact it became a park illustrates the colossal power the CPR once had in Vancouver. 

Throw into the mix the tale of Deadman’s Island, stories of true crime, smallpox pest houses, buried treasure, public art, crow shoots and poetry and you’ll find that despite its beauty, there’s a lot more to Stanley Park than meets the eye!

A unique field trip for students from Grade 5 – University:

  • Duration – 2 hours
  • Start and end point – Outside the Vancouver Aquarium entrance by the whale fountain
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Duration: 
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For Grades: 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Based on the BC curriculum, Stillwood's Outdoor Eduation Program is designed to take classroom learning outside in a practical and hands-on approach. The program is modular and covers content from K-12, meaning you get to pick and choose what topics you would like for your field trip, no matter what grades you teach.

Our modules include: Water Cycle, Stream Quality & Flow Rate, Bug Catching, Biodiversity Surveying, Wildlife Discovery, Geology & Landforms 

We also facilitate nature hikes and team building sessions! 

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Duration: 
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For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation (BCAITC) invites K-12 teachers and students to take part in self-guided tours of The Pencil Patch in spring 2022! Located in Abbotsford, the garden provides fun learning opportunities includubg a tour of BC agriculture subjects such as soil, pollinators, water, growing zones, the Agriculture Land Reserve, invasive species, greenhouses, crop rotation, and more. More details here

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Format: Online kit available at https://monova.ca/native-newcomer-relations-case-studies-in-contact-colonialism-resistance/

Secondary level students will critically analyze both archival and contemporary newspaper articles relating to aboriginal rights and land title in British Columbia. This program presents the story of native activism in the mid-twentieth century through the lens of one individual (Maisie Hurley, 1887-1962), founder of the Native Voice newspaper.

This program has been organized with the Squamish Nation Education Department and made possible in part through a grant from the Museums Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage.

Duration: 
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For Grades: 
10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Tobogganing is fun for all ages. Tobogganers are encouraged to bring their own toboggan or rent one for $1. Combine tobogganing with one of our snowshoe programs! Unlimited tobogganing when tubing is purchased!

Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Snow tubing is fun, safe, and thrilling for all ages. Tubers must be 122 cm or 48 inches tall. We provide durable nylon covered tubes. Our tubing area is equipped with a handle tow to pull you back up the hill. Combine tubing with one of our snowshoe programs for the best rate!

Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Months Available: 
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Through activities and observations, students will identify the characteristics of systems found in the mountain environment through the lens of unique creatures like snow fleas. Observations of snow pack levels and exploration into ecological footprints and carrying capacities will help participants become equipped to apply their knowledge to human systems. All done on snowshoes! Combine with Tubing or Tobogganing for a full day!

Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Months Available: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

With their teacher, students will explore the concept of community by analyzing photographs that illustrate how North Vancouver has changed over time. Activity guide, photographs, and Teacher's Package provided at https://monova.ca/north-vancouver-then-and-now/

Aussi disponible en français, North Vancouver: Trousse Hier et Aujourd'hui.

Duration: 
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For Grades: 
2, 3
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

​​​With fieldtrips cancelled for the foreseeable future, school groups can still visit the Parliament Buildings virtually! The new Virtual Classroom program provides students with an opportunity to learn about the Legislative Assembly in a fun and engaging way from the comfort of their home computers or classroom. ​The interactive presentation is hosted by one of our Legislative Guides and includes lots of fun stories and many interesting photos of the Parliament Buildings from the time of its construction up to today. Students will learn about the key people who work in the Legislative Assembly, how a bill becomes a law, and the important symbols of the Legislative Assembly.​ 

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes

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