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buzz-worthy field trip experience for students to learn about pollinators and the environments that support them.

As flowers bloom around VanDusen, bring your class to explore the special relationships between plants, pollinators, and people.  Over three days in June, our facilitators will promote curiosity and stewardship through fun, hands-on activities at stations throughout the Garden. 

Our diverse activities encourage new discoveries while aligning with the BC curriculum, and include:

  • Observing pollinator biodiversity up close with microscopes
  • Tasting different types of honey and visiting active beehives
  • Learning about bee life cycles and pollen collection
  • Finding nectar like bees with art using special paint and black lights
  • Identifying and monitoring native species as citizen scientists
  • Snapping away in a photo booth with plenty of pollinator props
  • Plus other exciting games!

Groups receive a map outlining activity stations and may explore at their own pace during the day. Join us alongside Environmental Youth Alliance and other community partners for this special three day event.

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Self-guided field trips are suitable for students of all ages and are available year-round. Browse our menu of self-guided tours, lesson plans, guides and scavenger hunts to design the perfect day for your students at the Garden. Self-guided programs allow for customized tours with ample time for a visit to VanDusen’s Elizabethan Maze.

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Our multi-day programs are the best way to improve your ski and snowboarding skills. Progressive lessons at 1.5 hours each week will take your skills to a whole new level! Half and full day lessons also available upon request. 

We offer both 4 and 8 week progressive programs starting at $229.00 for lift, lessons and rentals. prices vary during the Low and Mid week periods. Contact us today for more information on pricing and booking: Groupsales@sasquatchmountainresort.ca 

Our 4-Week program includes a FREE Flex Pass and our 8-Week program includes a FREE Season Pass!!

Coordinators recieve a FREE Seasons Pass with groups of 20+ for 4 & 8 week programs! 

 

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Sasquatch Mountain Resort is the perfect place to take your students for a day of fun on the slopes. We offer 1.5 hour lessons (including rentals if needed) to go along with your full or half day lift tickets.  

Even if you are an avid ski/snowboarder, a lesson with a certified instructor makes all the difference in the world. They help build your skills and confidence on the hill in a fun and interactive way. 

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This program is intended for those first time ski or snowboarders that aren't quite sure which style they prefer. This 3 Day package will introduce young kids to all the activities we offer at Sasquatch Mountain Resort including skiing, snowboarding, treking, and tubing.

Day 1 - 2 hr. snowshoeing trek in the morning followed by a fun afternoon of tubing. 

Day 2 - Snowboard lessons for 1.5 hrs followed by free time to practice even more.

Day 3 - Ski lessons for 1.5 hrs followed by free time to practice your new skills.

There is a minimum of 30 participants required for this program, available Monday - Friday only. 

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Experience the best of both worlds with a little bit of trekking and a little bit of sliding. Spend the morning exploring the mountain with a 2 hour educational trek through our base trails with one of our experienced guide, after lunch enjoy BC's newest largest and most exciting tube park. We are talking 8 lanes of sliding fun, a new magic carpet ride back up to the top (no need to hike up), scenic views and crazy good times. 

 

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Students learn mountain safety, awareness, etiquette & how to conduct themselves on snow as they’re taught to ski or snowboard by one of our experienced instructors.

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Stay in shape this winter with a workout like no other! Students learn about high altitude exercise and the effects on our bodies, core temperatures, heart rate & the muscles used in snowshoeing.

All programs are customized to suit personal ability level & fitness goals.

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Take a ride up our chairlift into the untouched backcountry terrain as students are pushed to their limits on snowshoes while learning everything from: Hypothermia: Causes, prevention & treatment. Plant, Tree & Animal track identification. How to navigate with and read a compass. How to read weather patterns. Snow Cave building & Avalanche awareness

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Go back in time as you journey through song and story with resident storytellers of Sts'ailes Indian band. Learn how snowshoeing was critical to survival & the history/culture of the local aboriginal people.

Day Trip or Overnight Adventure available!

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Master the basics of Snowshoeing while learning about the mountain environment. Guides integrate fun facts & games about local wilderness, how snow is made, snow safety & preparedness, global warming and even how to read the weather patterns while your students enjoy a little workout amidst the snowy atmosphere!

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Students roll up their sleeves to assess, interpret and analyze archival documents and hands-on artifacts related to seven people of varied genders, ages, and ethnic backgrounds who lived in Surrey during World War One. The Chinese head tax, Komagata Maru incident and German internment are just a few of the challenging social and political issues during this time period that this teaching kit covers.
Three week loan / $50

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West Coast NEST offers extraordinary outdoor learning experiences on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. We work with community partners in the Clayoquot Biosphere Region to offer unique, enriching, multi-day outdoor academic experiences for your students. Hands-on educational programs are customized to meet your learning objectives, and cover topics such as Indigenous culture, nature, sustainability, science, language, history, outdoor education, and art.

Connect with us to develop a customized itinerary for your group, orient your group upon arrival, and serve as a point of contact prior to and during your stay on the West Coast.

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Use our programming to help your students explore some of the big questions about our universe. Choose from a number of programs to meet your students' needs and interests.

Planetarium shows (45 min)

Cosmology 101; How did it all begin? What is the Big Bang Theory and what does this theory suggest about an end to our universe? Are there universes other than the one we live in? How do scientists even attempt to answer these mind-blowing questions? We’ll talk about some of the biggest questions about the universe and leave your students with even more questions to explore.

Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter: Discover more about the dark matter, from the Big Bang, to the theorizing of its existence, to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider and the role of scientists associated with Vancouver-based TRIUMF in current scientific break-throughs.

Stars: See stars like you’ve never seen them before. We will take you on a visually stunning journey through the life of a star, from its birth in a stellar nursery to the majestic pulse of a neutron star. 

Feature planetarium show: Check our feature show to see how it can support your student’s learning. (Note: feature shows are screened for approximately 6 months.)

GroundStation Canada Shows (20 min)

Planet Hunters; Discover more about planet hunting techniques astronomers use and their quest to find signs of life in the universe.

Planet Hunters: Discover more about planet hunting techniques astronomers use and their quest to find signs of life in the Universe.

Cosmic Glue: Hold onto your seats! We'll discuss Newton's and Einstein's perspectives on gravity and how astronomers use gravity to study the universe.

Cosmic Courtyard Exhibit (30 min)

Visit our space-themed, hands-on exhibit. Students can morph into an alien, touch a Moon rock or event try to lift a meteorite.

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Discover more about how stories connect people across time and culture. 

Planetarium show (45 min)

Stories in the Stars: Constellations are more than just connect-the-dot shapes - they reveal stories told over centuries that connect us to the cultures that created them. While many familiar stories come from Greek and Roman mythology, almost every culture told stories. In this live show, our educators will weave you through time and place and through stories in the stars.

Hands-on workshop (90 min)

Constellation Storytelling: Create your own myth and constellation story. In this interactive workshop, students will learn how to apply their knowledge.

Cosmic Courtyard gallery (30 min)

Visit our space-themed, hands-on gallery. Students can morph into an alien, touch a Moon rock or event try to lift a meteorite.

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