July

Program Description & Details

Drawn to History is where art and history meet. With historical photos and artifacts as inspiration, the activities in this kit take students through perspective drawing, contour shading, drawing faces, and contemporary issues with indigenous rock art. This kit is suitable for grades 5 to 12 (may be altered for lower grades), with strong curriculum connections in art and social studies.

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Duration: 
Outreach Kit/Online Resource
For Grades: 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

This discovery kit is perfect for those teachers and students that are interested in learning more about the Kootenay-Boundary’s plant and animal life. The kit includes five activities based around identifying local plants and animals, invasive species, and indigenous use. You even figure out how to measure a tree with a straw! This kit is suitable for kindergarten to grade 7, with curriculum links to Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics.

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

Our Regional Indigenous Basketry explores the different weaving and dyeing techniques used by this region’s Indigenous Peoples. With a focus on the Sinixt Peoples, students will explore weaving, dying, food collection, and Indigenous language through a series of activities. From designing a basket to making a traditional Sinixt recipe, this kit provides a glimpse into the traditions of this area’s first peoples. This kit is suitable for grades kindergarten to grade 7, with curriculum links to Social Studies, Arts, Science, and Language Arts.

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

Discover the stories of a diverse fishing, canning, and boat building community at the scenic Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site on the shores of the Fraser River. This one-hour guided tour is led by a Heritage Interpreter, and includes introductions to the heritage buildings which illustrated the living and working conditions of the communities that made Steveston the special place it is today.

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
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Program Description & Details

Crossing Borders, Removing Barriers is a free resource for teachers.

Low Yuet Wing was the first of the Lowe family to arrive in Canada in 1913 from Toishan, Guanghai, China. Without any family abroad, he sailed across the Pacific, likely with mixed emotions of fear and excitement. As the Gold Rush of the 1870’s generated lots of hope for him escaping poverty and war in China, the allure of opportunity in the West (known as “Gum Shan” or “gold mountain”) was very appealing as he was sent abroad to work on the Canadian Pacific Railway.”

Based on the real life story of the Great Grandfather of Lorraine Lowe, Executive Director of Dr Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden, it highlights issues surrounding early Chinese immigration to Canada as experienced through his eyes.

This resource is based around the BC Social Studies curriculum and is aimed at Grade 5 level but with options for extension questions for higher grades.

There are 3 lessons:
Lesson 1: Early Chinese Immigration

Lesson 2: Life in Canada

Lesson 3: Human Rights

PLease see our website for more details and to download the resource. 

https://vancouverchinesegarden.com/schools/history-and-immigration/crossing-borders-removing-barriers/

Classroom kit also available!
 

City: 
Duration: 
Outreach Kit/Online Resource
For Grades: 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Since early migration until now, Chinese Canadians have had and continue to have diverse and complex relationships with Canada. Racial discrimination against Chinese Canadians was prevalent during the creation of the nation, yet their individual voices and experiences are often left out of the historical narrative. In this three-part field trip consisting of a visit to the Chinese Canadian Museum, the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden, as well as a mini Chinatown walking tour, students will explore the endurance of Vancouver Chinatown and the resilience of the Chinese Canadian community through stories of food, community, and activism.

This field trip for Gr 9 and 10 is hosted collaboratively in partnership by the Chinese Canadian Museum and Dr Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden, and features research and content development by the UBC Initiative for Student Teaching and Research in Chinese Canadian Studies (UBC INSTRCC)

Please see chinatownexisting.wordpress.com for more details.

City: 
Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
9, 10, 11, 12
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Take your students on an educational adventure that combines a treasure hunt and ecology knowledge! Led by clues and a forest map, your students will decode the mysteries of temperate rainforest plants and animals, searching for the secret of life in the rainforest. You’ll also have a chance to view forest life up close with our amazing projector!

This is a 1.5hr self-guided rainforest tour of Lynn Canyon. It includes a 15min introduction to the temperate rainforest and a 15min wrap-up, inside the Ecology Centre as well as a self-guided hike in Lynn Canyon Park with a provided worksheet.

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

We are excited to introduce River Champions, a FREE in-person outreach program available for students in grades 3-12. This program is available to schools located within the Fraser River Basin boundary. It runs for 70-90 minutes, depending on your schedule.

Grades 3-5  

Students explore the basics of climate science and river processes. Using a stream table model, students model different climate change scenarios and design infrastructure that could mitigate the damage caused by climate change. 

Grades 6-12  

Students discuss connections between climate change and land management practices, both traditional Indigenous and current industrial. Using a stream table model, students model different climate change scenarios and design infrastructure that could mitigate the damage caused by climate change. For the optional action project, students research how their communities may be susceptible to extreme weather events and climate change, and present their findings using ArcGIS Story Maps. A follow-up online workshop connects students to knowledge holders.

We’re a proud partner of GenAction; a national initiative designed to inspire youth to become innovative leaders in climate action now, and into the future. Visit GenAction for details.

Click here to book!

Duration: 
80
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
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/

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
Maximum Students: 
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

Engage in a virtual experience of our galleries from the comforts of your classrooms! An educator leads you through our 360° virtual galleries via screen sharing, pausing along the way with inquiry-based questions to stimulate creative thinking and critical discussions.

Virtual Galleries available:

Vancouver History Galleries

ćəsnaʔəm: the city before the city

 A Seat at the Table

That Which Sustains Us

Haida Now

City: 
Duration: 
30
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

Come to Rope Runner Aerial Park this season to experience the unique aerial activity! Rope Runner provides a safe environment for students to push their limits, gain self-confidence, develop problem-solving skills, communication and team spirit. While simultaneously building on their curriculum core competencies.

How does it work? 

  • After a brief introduction and a safety briefing, your group will have full reign of the rope course to explore and challenge themselves across 50 fun elements such as suspended bridges, cargo nets, climbing walls, zip rides and more! 

  • The safety system always keeps everyone safe and secured and our Guides are consistently roaming in the park to provide tips and tricks and help out as needed.

  • Climbers are creating their own adventures, at their own pace within their capacity and can stop playing at any time. The park is suited for all skill levels.

 

Age and Height requirements

In order for a student to climb they must:

  • Be at least 7 years old and be 124cm (49 inches) tall *

  • Be at least 10 years old and be 139cm (55 inches) tall to climb alone in the park **

 

* The child to adult chaperone ratio for children under 55″ tall is 2:1
** Children under 19 years of age must have a consenting parent or legal guardian sign their release of liability waiver

City: 
Duration: 
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For Grades: 
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Months Available: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
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Program Description & Details

These art activities are inspired by the symbolism and architecture of a Chinese garden and allow students to explore CHinese symolism and our beautiful leak windows to create artwors of their own. 

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

Options: 

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Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Title:  Talaysay's Talking Trees – Student Program (K to Grade 12)

Welcome to our Talaysay  TALKING TREES PROGRAM. 

Type of Program:  Student Indigenous Walking Tour - Ecology

Tour Description:  This is a walking tour in Stanley Park. Your Talaysay guides-ambassadors will take you on a forest walk and teach the rich stories and history of the land while you learn how the trees and plants are used by indigenous people for both food and medicine.  Learn to identify a variety of indigenous plants and tree species  so when you venture into the forest you too will know what is edible, medicinal and adaptable for technology.   Emphasis on Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Sustainable Practices and Ecology. 

Date of TourTuesday to Friday

Start Time:  10:00 am   End Time:  11:30 am    Duration:  1.5 hrs  We can book custom times between 9 am and 10:30 am for the morning tour and 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm for the Afternoon Tour.

Includes:  Guide-Ambassador-Instructor.  At times we have a co-guide, a trainer and or a trainee. The tour is rich with Indigenous stories and interpretation.  Students have the opportunity to discuss and ask questions during the tour and or in the last 15 minutes of the tour.  

Student Rate with 20 or more participants:  $18.00 pp plus gst (This Rate is for K to 12 Students Only). 

With 20+ students, 2 teachers or adult volunteers are complimentary.  When there are less than 20 students, the base rate is $360 plus gst $18.00.  Total:  $378.00 

Primary Location:  Stanley Park:

This tour meets at the Stanley Park bus loop which is accessible by car, taxi, bus or by foot. Our guide will meet you under the gazebo in the bus loop. Please note, if driving by car, the parking lot is all pay parking. If taking the public bus, it is the #19 bus to Stanley Park and it is the last stop.  
If traveling by school bus, the driver can drop the students off then park at the designated bus parking in Stanley Park.  
Please provide yourself plenty of time to arrive and find your guide.

Other Locations:  When planned in advance, our guides could travel to a forest area near your school.  Review of the site for safety, access and diversity in indgenous plants is required.  

Inquiring and Bookings:  Please email admin@talaysay.com or info@talaysay.com and or contact us at 1-800-605-4643 (Toll Free) or 604-628-8555 (Vancouver line)

Our Programs In Summary

Nature

Talking Trees Walk - In Person and Virtual via Zoom

Indigenous Forest Walk - In Person and Virtual via Zoom (extended program of Talking Trees; includes Wellness)

History 

Spoken Treasures  In Person and Virtual via Zoom

Art 

Talking Totems - In Person and Virtual via Zoom

Indigenous Story Telling - In Person and Virtual via Zoom

Wellness:

Forest Therapy Walk - external guide

Land-Basked Learning - currently offered virtually

Company:  Talaysay Tours   Book on line at:  https://www.aboriginalecotours.com/

Our Tours:  Virtual and in Person

1. talking trees - nature    (90 min)

2. indigenous forest walk (in person only) (2.5 hrs)

2. spoken treasures - history (75 min)

3. talking totems - art  (60 min)

4. storytelling - art and culture (60 min)

5. land-based learning - outdoor education  (2 hours

6. custom virtual tours and seminars

Virtual Links to Review and Book:  https://www.aboriginalecotours.com/tours/community/talking-trees-tour-st...

 

In Person Programs:

https://www.aboriginalecotours.com/tours/aboriginal-eco-tours/vancouver/...

 

Locations:  Vancouver, North Shore, Squamish

 

Dates and Times:  can be customized with groups.

 

Wishing you a great week ahead and look forward to planning further with you both.

Media:

Land Basked Learning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahAFvrl90e4

Talking Totems

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww0P01Ehtgo

Spoken Treasures

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7JbZgnnNKg

Talaysay Virtual Tours

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ-4KWXx5p0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-LY2tTLzrc

 

Christine Elliot - Manager - admin@talaysay.com 

Candace Campo – Operator Lead Guide and Teacher

Talaysay Tours - Authentic Cultural Experiences & Aboriginal co Tours 

www.aboriginalecotours.com (on-line booking) 

 

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

Get a taste of local food and agriculture on the North Shore! The Edible Garden Project invites secondary classes to explore Loutet Farm while learning more about subjects such as food security, global supply chains, agroecology, climate change... and more! Students will explore the unique landscape of North Vancouver and our own role within these systems, alongside the EGP's role in the community through a guided tour and seasonal hands-on activities.

Note that there are several different areas of concentration available for this tour. Teachers can choose from the following themes: food security & global perspectives; environmental stewardship & sustainability; biodiversity; climate change; Indigenous perspectives.

Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Months Available: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No

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