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Looking for some innovative field trip ideas or experiential learning opportunities for your students? Vancouver’s Chinatown is one of Canada’s most iconic neighbourhoods and an ideal site for studying the city’s history and unique diversity. Five dynamic cultural organizations are teaming up to welcome teachers for a day of guided tours, networking, and prize draws. Teachers will have the opportunity to meet the programming staff at each venue and learn about the engaging programs being developed for students of all ages. Entrance fees for each venue will be complimentary for all teachers on this day. 

Co-presented by:

  • Chinatown Storytelling Centre (168 E Pender St)
  • Chinese Canadian Museum (27 E Pender St)
  • Dr. Sun Yat-sen Classical Chinese Garden (578 Carrall St)
  • Dragon Boat BC (Booth at 578 Carrall St)
  • Vancouver Heritage Foundation (Booth at 578 Carrall St)

Teachers are welcome to drop in at the organizations at any time during the day, or join us for any or all of the guided visits listed below. Visit all participating organizations for a chance to win a grand prize!

Free Visit Times:

Chinatown Storytelling Centre: 10 am - 5 pm (guided visit at 10am)

Dr. Sun Yat-sen Classical Chinese Garden tour + Dragon Boat BC + Vancouver Heritage Foundation: 10 am - 3 pm (guided visit at 11:30am)

Chinese Canadian Museum: 10 am - 3 pm (guided visit at 1:30pm)

 

 

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Full Day
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Invite OWL (Orphaned Wildlife) Rehabilitation Society to join you in your classroom to learn about the amazing species of raptors that call BC home, the features and adaptations that make them unique, their life cycles, and about the dangers they face and how you can help. You also get the chance to meet some of OWL’s Raptor Ambassadors up close in person! Each program will be focused to each grade level that is participating.

Have a specific topic in mind? We are more than happy to work with you to make the program you are looking for. Some popular requests include focusing on a specific species, such as owls or just hawks, life cycles, or food chains.

https://www.owlrehab.org/education/in-class/

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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Invite OWL (Orphaned Wildlife) Rehabilitation Society to join you in your classroom to learn about the amazing species of raptors that call BC home, the features and adaptations that make them unique, their life cycles, and about the dangers they face and how you can help. You also get the chance to meet some of OWL’s Raptor Ambassadors up close in person! Each program will be focused to each grade level that is participating.

Have a specific topic in mind? We are more than happy to work with you to make the program you are looking for. Some popular requests include focusing on a specific species, such as owls or just hawks, life cycles, or food chains.

https://www.owlrehab.org/education/in-class/

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

In this activity, inspired by the traditional windows and views of a Chinese garden, students will think about a view they would like to frame and create it within the octagonal shape of a leak window frame.

This activity can be adapted easily to the age of the students and the time available in class.

Options: 

  • Teaching notes about the concepts of a Chinese Garden and leak windows, plus photocopiable materials for the activity (PDF) $20
  • Craft materials kit (for one class): cardstock frames, bamboo-design paper straws and paper plates to create a 3-D effect frame. $40 
  • All of the aove plus virtual visit from one of our knowledgeable facilitators to talk to your class about the Garden and the themes of this activity (approx 20 mins) $50

Contact us through this form for more information and to order!

https://forms.gle/9vFP7vbEgzJaomg9A

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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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This year the Dragon Boat Festival falls on June 14th. Why not explore it with our Dragon Tales lesson kit! This is based on our popular Dragon Tales program that highlights some of this ancient festival’s stories, traditional customs and food, such as zhongzi/joong dumplings.

Lesson Kit:
Includes PDF lesson plan, powerpoint, props kit and Dragon Charm craft materials. Pick up or delivery options available.
$35 + the cost of the craft + tax.
Craft: $2 EACH 19 pieces or fewer / $1.50 EACH 20+ (plus tax)

Craft Only kit:
Include all the pieces to make a Dragon Charm craft (see photo)
$2 EACH 19 pieces or fewer / $1.50 EACH 20+ (plus tax) 

Visit our website for more details! https://vancouverchinesegarden.com/schools/dragon-boating/

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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
No
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Come and join us celebrate the arts with your class! We offer a selection of virtual shows for your preK- Grade 8 students: dance, music, puppetry, story tellings from around the world. 2021 will be the 44th edition of the Festival. We will be virtual this year and give you lots of option to watch the show(s) from the comfort of your classroom for an extended period of time. To simplify your booking this year, we are selling Class Pass(es) at an affordable rate of $60 per class/per show and will allow unlimited streaming from the time the performance is first shown during the week of the Festival (May 31- June 6, 2021) until June 13, 2021. Your class will access a series of six workshops at no additional cost! Come and have fun with us!

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Duration: 
50
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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Burnaby Art Gallery offers all sorts of resources for teachers, from current teachers’ guides and online exhibits for use in your classroom to professional development workshops.

These online lesson plans illuminate the BAG’s permanent collection and engage the public in online art-making. Teachers, parents, students, and arts educators are invited to participate in this online series of art-making activities.

Virtual Exhibits and Lesson Plans

Public Art Story Map

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
No
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Book a digital "visit" to the Nikkei National Museum for your class! Learn about Japanese Canadian history and culture through virtual exhibit tours and stories from our elders. A Nikkei National Museum facilitator will guide you via your video call platform of choice. Programs run 30 or 60 minutes and can run on multiple days. Reserve your digital program here: https://centre.nikkeiplace.org/digital-taiken-reservation/

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4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

The School Art Program has created family art kits for students learning at home.  Each kit includes access to a series of online video art lessons, a pdf package of student handouts and lesson plans, and specialty art materials mailed to your home to complete the lessons.  Our first kit is now available, and we will be adding more throughout the year, so check our website often!  Further information and our online order form can be accessed on our current workshops page.

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

This web-based Holocaust educational resource creates opportunities for students to interact with Holocaust survivor’s accounts of persecution, loss and survival. Educators and students can engage with Holocaust testimony in a lesson, within a larger unit, or as part of an independent research project.

  • Recommended for students in grades 8 through 12, with adaptations possible for intermediate grades
  • Includes excerpts of digitized audio-visual testimonies from the VHEC’s survivor testimony collection
  • Contains lesson plans, student worksheets and classroom activities

Visit: https://vhec.org/primaryvoices/

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8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
No
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The Online Symposium on the Holocaust provides student engagement with a historian and Holocaust Survivor Speakers. Once registered, the symposium is accessible to learners at any time, offering different levels of engagement and learning at the user’s own pace. It can be taught in half a day, or over several days or weeks.

Symposium is recommended for students in grades 10 through 12.

Includes:

  • A video-recorded historical overview on the Holocaust by Dr. Lauren Faulkner Rossi (SFU)
  • Video-recorded eyewitness accounts by Holocaust survivors Lillian Boraks-Nemetz and Dr. Robert Krell
  • Video-recorded answers to frequently asked questions asked of survivors
  • Guidelines for teachers, a note to students on how they can make a difference, and links to additional resources

Follow these easy steps to enroll:

  • Click on this link: https://vhecsymposium.thinkific.com/
  • Click on “Enroll for free”
  • Register with your contact information
  • Ask students to take the same steps to enroll
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10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Holocaust Survivor Speakers share their experiences of persecution, discrimination and loss with teachers and students from their homes on Zoom.

Engaging with a Holocaust Survivor Speaker prompts your students to think in depth about social justice and human rights. Your students gain a better understanding of what it means to take on individual and social responsibilities, as many survivors address taking action toward a more just world.

The program’s duration is 60 minutes (40-minute survivor presentation followed by a 20-minute question period). A small number of speakers are able to address groups in French.

  • Recommended for students in grades 6 to 12
  • Recommended class size of as many students as possible up to a maximum of 95.
  • Free of charge until December 2020, thanks to the generous sponsorship from the Diamond Foundation

For more information and bookings visit: https://www.vhec.org/school-programs/outreach-holocaust-speakers/

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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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Ahh! The great outdoors! With 144 acres of ocean-front property, lush rainforest and quiet creeks, YMCA Camp Elphinstone is an ideal location for learning in the great outdoors. Located on British Columbia's beautiful Sunshine Coast, YMCA Camp Elphinstone is just two kilometres north of the Langdale Ferry Terminal and a 40-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver.

Through meaningful outdoor experiential learning, kids develop strong and healthy minds and bodies while they learn and grow with their classmates. Students are challenged outside the traditional classroom and benefit from hands-on learning as they explore the serene forests and rocky shoreline of beautiful YMCA Camp Elphinstone.

Programming is customized for each group and designed to fulfill BC Ministry of Education prescribed learning outcomes. Participants benefit from:

  • Structured activities like our discovery hike or marine beach study that teach about marine wildlife or the ecosystem.
  • Programming that focuses on skill development such as archery, orienteering or outdoor living skills.
  • Activities like our high or low ropes courses that encourage leadership and team building.
  • Water-based programming such as kayaking, canoeing and swimming.
  • Games and sports with an emphasis on physical activitiy, strategy and teamwork.
  • Interactive leadership sessions that focus on conflict resolution, group dynamics, public speaking and more.
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Program Description & Details

Looking for a live experience, but current policy has you staying close to home?  We’re taking our Owls and First Nations Hiwus program on the road to your school!   While we would much rather have your students visit an authentic Feasthouse and enjoy the wide open spaces of Grouse Mountain, we realize that’s not always possible.  We are now taking bookings for our Outreach program that will include experienced Educators, owl ambassadors, and First Nations presenters.  Our staff will teach your students about owls and open a discussion about habitat and conservation. In turn, our elder will drum, sing and speak to your students about the rich, Squamish culture and the importance of community.

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: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

By putting our two most popular programs online in a live, interactive session, Bears of North America and Owls of Grouse Mountain, we’ve made it easy for you to enjoy the field trips you’ve come to know, and the wildlife ambassador owls that your students love, all from the comfort of your school.  And best of all, as the teacher, you get to take a moment and let us drive - our engaging Educators offer fun, interactive learning, brought right to your students.  No bussing to coordinate, no permission forms to collect, no chaperones to organize.  We’ll have live chat to answer questions in real time, worksheets, videos, and webcams.  While we can’t bring you to the mountain, we want to bring the mountain to you!  The first 50 teachers to book an online program will receive a $150 credit towards their next onsite field trip.

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Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
Yes

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