July

Program Description & Details

One of the great things about Galiano Island is that, with a little hiking, you can get right up to the top of the island in a short time. The Garry Oak meadow high atop Mount Galiano is a breathtaking place to see the interconnectness in one of Canada’s most endangered ecosystems—one that First Nations have been managing for thousands of years. Students will actively engage in restoration through the removal of invasive plants, and discover how Garry Oak meadows can help us adapt to a changing climate.

Curriculum Link: Aboriginal concept of interconnectedness of the environment is reflected in responsibility for and caretaking of natural resources. (Gr. 5), 

Quest for the Mountain Top (Gr. 4-7): https://galianoconservancy.ca/product/quest-mountain-top/

Mountain Top Gary Oaks (Gr. 8-12): https://galianoconservancy.ca/product/mtn-top-garry-oaks/

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

Cedar Coast Field Station offers K-12+ curriculum-based programming for school groups, specializing in multi-day, overnight trips perfect for graduation groups (elementary/secondary school) and teacher capacity building. Students and teachers alike will reconnect with nature through place-based education, cultural teachings and guided scientific inquiry. Guests learn alongside Cedar Coast staff in participatory, ecological research programs while immersed in the Clayoquot Sound with the goal of students being able to conduct their own ecological research in their own local ecosystems! Just a fifteen minute boat ride from Tofino, education groups will stay in canvas wall tents and share meals in a 5000+sq foot, off-the grid facility. Seasonal monitoring programs include juvenille salmon monitoring, stream assessments, bird surveys and intertidal biodiversity surveys, or, hike through BC Parks routes to one of the off-property field sites for micro plastic surveys and sunset camping, such as Ahous Bay! Further, Cedar Coast is working with School Districts to develop for-credit-coures, dual credit courses, work experience opportunities and professional development days for teachers as well! To stay up to date, visit our website and join our mailing list! 

Duration: 
Full Day
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
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Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Contact Us
Program Description & Details

Starting on Shell Beach (a First Nations midden) we will journey through a beautiful forest, past a tidal lagoon and along a shoreline, learning about First Nations practices and their significance to the island as we walk. Settling at the intertidal zone, we’ll use nets and buckets to catch, identify and release a remarkable diversity of animals. After a beachside lunch, we hike over to a new marine environment to participate in a “Teaching Train”- where the students become the teachers, showing each other the creatures they have learned about.

“I learned to be more aware of my actions and surroundings and how they affect others.”- Rhys T, Age 13, Brockton School

“I learned about the many creatures there are in the ocean and the different plants on Galiano.” – Rahim D, Age 13, Brockton School

Curriculum Links: Habitats and Communities (Gr 4), Water Systems on Earth (Gr. 8) 

Note this program’s availability depends on the timing of low tides—please contact us to discuss your program’s time.

What a Marine Life (Gr. 3-7): https://galianoconservancy.ca/product/marine-life-gr-3-7/

Marine Investigations (Gr. 8-12): https://galianoconservancy.ca/product/marine-investigations/

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Duration: 
Full Day
For Grades: 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
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Offered In French: 
Contact Us
Program Description & Details

Are you looking for an authentic museum experience without the stress of dealing with permission forms or transportation? Sit back and relax – we bring the museum to you with our in-class program!

Equipped with hands-on artefacts from our teaching collection, our experienced guides will use object-based learning methods to explore, discover, and learn our local history through material culture.

Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

This interactive program encourages students to think about how they move through their communities, and about how the past influences the present and future of city planning. Students will learn about the factors that influenced the founding, building, and settling of New Westminster while taking a tour of the museum’s galleries. Students will put this knowledge into practice by creating a LEGO city and consider how transportation factors into city planning.

Programs running before November 17, 2018 will include a special tour of our feature LEGO exhibition, People Gotta Move.

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

Learn about the history of printmaking in our museum gallery, then develop practical skills and create designs through a one-hour printmaking workshop. Students will use printmaking technology, terminology, and techniques to explore their creative expression through a hands-on workshop and produce collagraph prints on a printing press and relief prints. The program will place a particular emphasis on the prominent figures and print shops in New Westminster’s history as well as the role printmaking plays in fostering communication.

Programs running before April 28, 2019 will include a special tour of our feature exhibition, Getting the Word Out: The Printing Industry in New West.

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

In 1918, sockeye salmon were missing in considerable numbers from the Fraser River due to the human caused problem at Hell's Gate, BC. Students will discover the factors behind the problem, use their reasoning skills, and role play in a mock commission to represent different interest groups of the Steveston fishing community. They will discuss and deliberate on a viable way to ensure the abundant return of the Fraser River salmon. How will the community work together to help save our salmon? (120 minutes)

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Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

Students journey along the water’s edge, between volcanic walls, and among forest groves where they meet iconic native and exotic species. These budding naturalists will connect with their environment, use their senses to develop observational skills, understand the role of humans - including First Peoples - in ecosystems, and participate in storytelling and interactive games.

City: 
Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Months Available: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

All museum-led school programs complement the BC curriculum and offer students hands-on learning experiences with museum specimens to increase students’ awareness of biodiversity, evolution, ecology, and conservation. School programs focus on conveying the beauty, wonder, and importance of biodiversity.

Find more information on the variety of programs offered for grades 7-12 on our website.

City: 
Duration: 
75
For Grades: 
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

All museum-led school programs complement the BC curriculum and offer students hands-on learning experiences with museum specimens to increase students’ awareness of biodiversity, evolution, ecology, and conservation. School programs focus on conveying the beauty, wonder, and importance of biodiversity.

Find more information on the variety of programs offered for K-7 classes on our website.

City: 
Duration: 
75
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

As an educator, how can you help facilitate student learning at the museum? The museum contains a wide variety of specimens and information, which can be catered to learners of all ages. On this unique tour, appropriate for teachers of all grades and ages, you will explore strategies to utilize the museum as part of your teaching plan. Learn about the museum’s collections, programs, activities, resources, and more!

This tour is appropriate for educators looking for a group outing or professional development day.

City: 
Duration: 
75
For Grades: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Created with intermediate learners in mind, Cedar Connections seeks to challenge students to engage in deeper and higher level conversations around Indigenous peoples struggles, politics, and arts of the Northwest Coast.  Centred in fostering an undertanding of the interconnectedness of land, sea, art, and peple, this program is a mixture of guided tour and faciltated discussion with an art based reflection activity at the end. An example of topics that may be discussed in this program are:

  • art and reconciliation 
  • tattooing, body adornment, and cultural appropriation 
  • economic expansion, environmental impact, and art 
  • art, land, and belonging

The content of the program will change according to our current exhibit, but will always have a foundation in exploring the works of Bill Reid. 

Our current exhibit is Body Language: Reawaking Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest, an exhibit that explores traditional methods and styles of body adornment along the Northwest Coast. The main themes of identity, community, and belonging are a foundation for this years programming.

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
10, 11, 12
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Middle years learners will be challenged to delve deeper into understanding the interconnectedness of land, art, sea, and people of the Northwest Coast. This program will bring students on an engaging tour of the gallery with facilitated discussions to guide them in a deeper understandings of the art in the gallery.  Each program will feature group and individual activities to keep students moving.

The content of the program will change according to our current exhibit, but will always have a foundation in exploring the works of Bill Reid. 

Our current exhibit is Body Language: Reawaking Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest, an exhibit that explores traditional methods and styles of body adornment along the Northwest Coast. The main themes of identity, community, and belonging are a foundation for this years programming.

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
7, 8, 9
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Come and discover the arts and cultures of the Northwest Coast in this interactive educational program specifically created to engage young learners. Students will never be sitting still for long, as they explore the interconnectedness of land, sea, people, and art through a mixture of hands-on art based activity and play. The content of the program will change according to our current exhibit, but will always have a foundation in exploring the works of Bill Reid. 

Our current exhibit is Body Language: Reawaking Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest, an exhibit that explores traditional methods and styles of body adornment along the Northwest Coast. The main themes of identity, community, and belonging are a foundation for this years programming.

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

Join us on a guided adventure through the stories and traditions of the Northwest Coast. Younger learners will learn about the integral role of oral story telling within Indigenous cultural traditions. Students will discover the interconnections between art in the gallery, the stories of the land and sea, and the peoples of the Northwest Coast. Together, the students will learn about the importance of community identities as well as engage in a deeper understanding of our individual identities and our personal stories.

Each program is a mixture of guided tour and discussion, activities, games, and art based reflection. 

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No

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