March

Program Description & Details

Join us for a tour of our virtual exhibitions and resources, including the History Alive! award-winning Perspectives on Biodiversity – Sturgeon Knowledge Web.

On this 60-minute virtual tour and discussion, appropriate for teachers of all subjects, grades and ages, you will explore strategies to utilize First Peoples and Biodiversity-themed museum resources as part of your teaching plan.

Learn about our digital exhibitions, resources, collections, programs, and more! Though we will focus on the Beaty Museum’s collection, many of the ideas we explore will apply to other museums and field trip sites. We encourage you to ask lots of questions, and invite you to explore the museum at a later date for no charge with your teacher ID.

This tour is appropriate for educators looking for a group development session and is free of charge. This offering will be available on ZOOM with registration. Target Audience: Educators Grades K-12

Book this virtual session using our online booking form.

For more details, please visit: https://beatymuseum.ubc.ca/learn/educator-resources/teachers/

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60
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Program Description & Details

Can’t come to the museum? Book one of our award-winning Beaty Boxes; outreach kits with touchable specimens, information about UBC research scientists, and hands-on activities that explore biodiversity. Our outreach kits provide you and your students with the opportunity to connect with the Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s unique biological collections. All Beaty Boxes contain touchable specimens and other scientific objects to stimulate inquiry and discussion within the classroom, enhancing the student learning experience.

Schools, community centres, libraries, home-learners, and other groups are encouraged to book a box and share it with other classes in the school or institutions in their immediate area. This can be a cost-effective way to share resources in the community.

Formore information, please visit: https://beatymuseum.ubc.ca/learn/beaty-boxes/

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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
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No
Program Description & Details

Join us online to virtually explore the six collections that make up the museum: Tetrapods, Marine Invertebrates, Herbarium, Entomology, Fish, and Fossils. Discover stories about BC species, biodiversity research, and different specimens in the collection and how they relate to each other.

This introductory online tour will teach you about some of the different specimens in the collection, and showcase some of our Museum Interpreters’ favourite specimens and stories. After a virtual tour, you will have time to ask questions.

Tour Length

Online tours are 60 minutes long. The online program includes up to 15 minutes for a tech-test with the organizer, students, and facilitator before the program begins, plus 45 minute program time, which includes time for student questions and discussion.

When you click the zoom link, you will be taken to a waiting room. The organizer will be let in first, so we can quickly touch base about the program. Then, students will be allowed into the zoom room where we can check that things are set up and working smoothly before we begin. The main organizer can sign on a few minutes before the scheduled start time (up to 5) if preferred.

Booking Times

Online tours are booked using our online booking form and follow our regular booking policy and procedures

Class Size & Management

A maximum of 30 participants per booking makes for an optimal experience. We will expect the adults responsible for the group to provide group management and facilitate the Q&A portion. The amount of time for individual students to ask questions and interact will depend on the number of students in the call.

For more information: https://beatymuseum.ubc.ca/learn/online-museum-collections-tour/

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Duration: 
60
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
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Program Description & Details

http://literacy.ocean.org/

Ocean Wise has combined our expert knowledge in ocean science, our ongoing research, and passion for the ocean to bring you Ocean Literacy Courses. These interactive and comprehensive online classrooms are perfect for educators and students to deepen their understanding and appreciation of the ocean.

These online courses are free, self-directed, and interactive for students in grade 3 to 12, and anyone who is interested in learning more about the ocean. Students can take the course at their own pace, and earn exciting badges for every accomplishment they make throughout the course.

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3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Program Description & Details

Science World's Pro-D workshops embrace an approach to teaching and learning that reflects the new curriculum’s focus on place- and inquiry-based learning. We also make sure you leave the sessions with confidence in your ability to pass on knowledge and enthusiasm about the topic to your students.

Click here for details on our workshops––and don’t hesitate to email or phone us if you have any questions.

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Duration: 
90
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No
Program Description & Details

Overnight trips are currently suspended during covid-19, however Sasamat is open for single-day trips for up to 40 students! Programs will remain 100% outdoors and rigouros health and safety procedures have been put in place.

Choose from a variety of activities, lead by our excellent staff: canoeing, archery, kayaking, bouldering, swimming, hiking, wood chopping, outdoor cooking, arts and crafts, wide games, campfire programs, team building, environmental studies and much more. Enjoy our private sand beach with expansive docks and change rooms. Our main fire pit overlooks the lake and offers the perfect way to end every day with a fun and exciting campfire program. Booking includes bagged lunches for all students and guests. Bookings recommended well in advance for spring/fall season. Contact us today to discuss a one-of-a-kind field trip experience for your school and receive one free teacher admission for every fifteen students . Play, learn, grow... Lead in the outdoors!

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Duration: 
Full Day
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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No
Program Description & Details

Theme:  

  • Simple machines are the building blocks to complex machines 

  • Complex machines work in tandem to produce products 

  • Everyone and every machine have a part to play 

Description: This unit is divided into three parts that could last over a week. The first part includes an activity with wooden tools to investigate and explore simple machines. The second part is about compound machines and an assembly line (our salmon canning line) introduced through a workshop lead by an interpreter. The last part will be a classroom activity. Using their knowledge of simple and complex machines, students will design and draw their own assembly line. 

This unit includes:  

  • Unit designed entirely with Pre and Post activities, a workshop and a physical kit. 

  • Connection with Social Science   

  • Instructions with the Wooden simple machine toys (included in the physical kit).   

  • An online workshop of one hour with an Interpreter 

  • Multiples activities  

  • Historical photos and videos  

  • Kahoot quiz  

  • Two scavenger hunts  

  • Word search  

  • Support from Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society programs staff

 

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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
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Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

Help students discover the Fraser River through creative, hands-on activities designed with British Columbia’s school curriculum in mind.

Download our free My River, My Home Resource Kit for lesson plans, activities and background information related to the ecosystems, cultures and industries connected to the Fraser River. The kit aligns with our fully guided education programs, with many activities that are suitable to extend learning before or after field trips to the Fraser River Discovery Centre.

 

Complementing the award winning “My River My Home” exhibit at the Fraser River Discovery Centre in New Westminster, the free 100-page, user-friendly guide:

  • Includes 25 lesson plans and background information for educators
  • Challenges students to see the Fraser River holistically, exploring concepts of environmental, cultural and economic sustainability through creative activities, writing prompts and hands-on activities
  • Activities meet BC Ministry of Education Curriculum requirements for grades K-9 and address BC’s new cross-curricular competencies (critical thinking, personal and social awareness and responsibility, and communication skills).

The kit is divided into 5 sections that can be explored independently or used to create an inquiry unit about the Fraser River:

  1. Connect: students are asked to activate previous knowledge and explore the question “What is my connection to the Fraser River?”
  2. Develop Knowledge and Explore Sustainability: students explore the cultural, economic, and environmental sustainability of the Fraser River.
  3. Investigate Water Quality: introduces water quality and outlines the Taking the Pulse of the Fraser program available at the Discovery Centre.
  4. Putting the Fraser on the Global Map: students study and compare the cultures, environment, and art, and water quality data from the Fraser, Amazon, Congo, Ganges-Brahmaputra, and Kolyma rivers.
  5. What’s Next: The final section encourages students to become active citizens in water quality issues.

For suggestions on how to use or modify an activity in the kit, or to book a professional development workshop for educators on using the kit with your students, please contact [email protected].

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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
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No
Program Description & Details

(K-3) Prior to European colonization, Indigenous peoples got what they needed from the land and water around them. Indigenous people have relied on salmon since the fish became abundant in the Fraser River about 5000-6000 years ago. They used native plants for food, medicine, building materials and more. This program explores the connection between Indigenous people, salmon, and the broader Fraser River Basin. Students experience the movement of salmon, storytelling and oral histories, and the many uses of native plants through an Indigenous perspective.

This program is divided into:

  • Introduction to program, centre and rules Outside (5 minutes)
  • Read aloud P'ésk'a and the First Salmon Ceremony (20 minutes)
  • Stations (20 minutes each)
    • Salmon Life Cycle and Migration (An acting game where students envision themselves as migrating salmon)
    • Build a Plant (Understand traditional Indigenous uses for local plants, and invent a possible new plant)
  • Film (Salmon origin traditional Indigenous oral stories) (20 minutes)
  • Conclusion (5 minutes)

For more information, visit our website or email us. 

Online booking form here

 

*In the 2020-2021 school year, this program may be available for in-class outreach, with an educator and all the materials coming to your school in-person. To provide us with more information on what you would like from in-class outreach, fill in our survey

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
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Program Description & Details

Connect Students with the wonders of the ocean without having to leave the classroom.

Students will join one of our expert educators through live video conferencing in an inquiry-based discussion about a topic of your choosing. Using visual props and multimedia resources, students will utilize their creativity and critical thinking to explore the ocean. Core competencies in critical thinking, communication, creative thinking, and responsibility may be achieved through the Virtual Aquaclass Program. Big Ideas differ per grade.

Standard programs are $90 per 45-minute sessions and include a Q&A time between students and our expert staff. Choose from our wide variety of programs. This program is customizable upon request* to address specific interest and needs of each group. All programs are available in English or French.

 *additional costs may be required for customizations

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Duration: 
45
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Program Description & Details

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is filled with objects and stories, perfect for multi-sensory learning. Topics include life in Ming Dynasty China (1368-1644), immigration to British Columbia, inventions, and festivals and holidays. We offer programs for all ages, and our school programs support BC provincial curriculum.

See the information about our trips below for more details or visit our website: 

https://vancouverchinesegarden.com/field-trips/

Our trips are in-person and the health, safety and well-being of our visitors, employees, volunteers and our extended community is always our top priority. We continue to be guided by the advice of local, provincial and national public health officials and will make decisions as needed moving forward. 

For everyone's safety, for the time being:
- We will only be admitting one class of students plus chaperones at a time. 
- All classes/programs will be led by facilitators. We are sorry that we cannot accomodate self-guided class visits at this time.
- Classes will be split into smaller groups to facilitate physical distancing in the Garden
- We recommend all visitors to the Garden wear a mask. Masks are available at Visitor Services upon request.
- Hand sanitizer is available at the front entrance and at various points throughout the Garden
- Please don't hesitate to speak to us about any special needs or concerns you or your group may have.

As a non-profit organization, the Garden is grateful for your continued support and understanding.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Garden!

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Duration: 
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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

(Grades 4-7) Students discover the importance of trade and economics in their own lives. Through games and activities, students learn about trade on the Fraser River, global trade, and supply and demand.

Key Messages:

  • We are all connected to the Fraser River through our lifestyles (Recreation, culture, economic, environmental)
  • The Fraser River connects the Canadian economy to the rest of the world, which allows us to have the items we want that do not come from Canada.
  • The Fraser River is a gateway from BC to the world, to transport natural resources that support the Canadian economy.

This program is divided into:

  • Introduction: Outdoor Introduction to the Fraser and PowerPoint Presentation (20 minutes)
  • Stations (20-minute stations)
    • Peer Market (Supply and Demand modelling game)
    • Transportation Detective (Shipping method problem solving math activity)
    • Global Trade Game (Resource trading card game)
  • Conclusion (10 minutes)

For more information, visit our website or email us. 

Online booking form here

 

*In the 2020-2021 school year, this program may be available for in-class outreach, with an educator and all the materials coming to your school in-person. To provide us with more information on what you would like from in-class outreach, fill in our survey

Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
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Program Description & Details

(Grades 2-5) Through experience and roleplay, students learn how industries take on the responsibility of spill clean-up on the Fraser River, and learn about their connections to the use of resources.

Key Messages:

  • We all have a responsibility to care for the environment.
  • Taking preventative steps is important for preventing accidents.
  • Currently, in Canada we all use materials that can be harmful if not used properly.
  • Companies try their best to be preventative and our government imposes rules on them to help, but we still must be prepared for the accidents that will inevitably happen.

This program is divided into:

  • Introduction Outside (10 minutes)
  • Puppet Show with Oscar (10 minutes) 
  • Stations (20 minutes each)
    • Spill Response Drill (Role-play problem solving activity demonstrating the roles of different groups during an oil spill)
    • What Do We Use Oil For? (Exploratory activity investigating household objects made from oil)
    • Secret Item Game (Matching game and discussion about imports and exports in BC)
  • Conclusion (10 minutes)

For more information, visit our website or email us. 

Online booking form here

 

*In the 2020-2021 school year, this program may be available for in-class outreach, with an educator and all the materials coming to your school in-person. To provide us with more information on what you would like from in-class outreach, fill in our survey

Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5
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Offered In French: 
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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. Our aim is to help students learn in the outdoors while applying critical thinking and problem solving, as well as developing teambuilding and leadership skills. The Program can cover a broad variety of subjects, particularly science, mathematics and geography.

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

Interpretive programs: Join Manning Park Resort’s Naturalists and guest speakers for entertaining and educational programs at the Lightning Lake Amphitheatre, the Alpine Meadows, and at various locations throughout the park. Interpretive programs are available by request for groups.

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Duration: 
Full Day
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
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