September

Program Description & Details

Learn how to set up a simple and fun biological survey of your local area. Great for homelearners and people of all ages!

You may know your human neighbours, but do you know which birds live in your local area? Which bugs? Do you know the names of the plants growing on the sidewalk? Do you want to? If you do, then this is the program for you!

First, you’ll join an FRDC educator on Zoom for 1 hour to learn how to set up and conduct a biological survey of your neighbourhood. A survey creates a list of all the species that live in an area. Second, you’ll go out on your own to conduct the survey. Third, you’ll share your findings with the other workshop participants through a invite-only video message board.

A survey can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be, so all ages and levels of experience are welcome. You don’t need any prior knowledge; this workshop will give you all the tools you need to conduct a successful survey!

To participate in this program, you will need:

  • A stable internet connection.
  • Mobile devices or tablets, to run the Seek app. A data connection for the device is recommended, but not required. Participants can work independently or in groups.
  • The ability to see and hear a video conference with the FRDC educator, on a device separate from the one running Seek.

Curricular connections:

This program fully supports curricular competencies in the science curriculum as students go through the entire scientific process: questioning and predicting, planning and conducting,  processing and analyzing data and information, all the way to communicating. A super scaleable activity, it also has applications at every grade level.

For more information, visit our website or email us. 

Online booking form here.

City: 
Duration: 
60
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

FRDC is continuing to support schools during this pandemic with our newest offer: online school programs! Hosted through video conference software, an FRDC educator will lead your students through a fully interactive program, engaging them with the material by utilizing the latest tools in online and remote education. 

Learn about all sturgeon from both an Indigenous and Western Science Perspective.

Did you know there’s a 6-meter-long, 100-year-old fish living in the Fraser River? Learn all about the endangered white sturgeon through interactive activities, with both Indigenous and Western science perspectives. Students will listen to a First Nation’s story about sturgeon, construct theories from available research, and communicate their learning through art.

To participate in this program, you will need:

  • A stable internet connection.
  • The ability to join the video conference with the FRDC educator.

Curricular connections:

This program incorporates the First Peoples Principles of Learning, specifically that learning is relational; recognizes the role of indigenous knowledge; is embedded in story; and requires recognizing the consequences of one’s actions. This program supports science competencies through analyzing data and constructing theories, and applying First people’s perspectives. This program supports the ELA Big Idea that stories help us make connections with others and the world. And this program supports the Arts Education competency of expressing feelings, ideas, stories, observations, and experiences through the arts.

For more information, visit our website or email us. 

Online booking form here.

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
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Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Available November 2021

Uncover the science of archaeology by investigating artefacts from the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus Valley, China, Greece, and Rome. Work in teams to do a simulated field dig, then research and analyze artifacts in a lab to formulate and test your hypothesis. Learn about several prominent Northwest Coast archaeological sites. Through traditional First Nations belongings and ways of knowing, gain a deeper understanding of the role and limitations of archeology.

 

City: 
Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
6, 7
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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Play an immigration game in our Vancouver History Galleries. Explore the galleries and examine real suitcases from immigrants while collecting points and money towards immigrating. This program focuses on who immigrates and why, the quality of life for new immigrants, and immigrants’ contributions to Vancouver.

 

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Duration: 
Half Day
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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Play a game in our c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city exhibition. Learn about the impact of colonization on the Musqueam community, how they resisted assimilative policies, and the Museum’s role in the reconciliation process. Test your critical-thinking skills in a hands-on workshop where you will learn about our shared responsibility in the reconciliation process. Through Object-Based Learning, gain a deeper understanding of traditional and contemporary First Nations culture.

City: 
Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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Examine traditional belongings that tell us how Indigenous peoples met the basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter. Excavate belongings from Pacific Northwest Coast cultures. Be a player in a life-sized game while learning about the seasonal cycle of traditional Inuit life.

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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Deep in Lynn Canyon Park live giant plants that clean the air and water and create food and habitats for animals. What are they? Trees of course! In this program, students will learn about the life cycles of these giant plants, discover how trees grow food and create habitats, and learn about the connections between trees and the soil, air, and water cycles.

Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
2, 3
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Offered In French: 
No
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How do animals and plants survive in the cool, wet, temperate rainforest? From magnificent mayflies to the spectacular salmonberry, learn about the amazing adaptations of animals and plants and discover the diversity of forest life. Through hands-on and sensory activities, explore how animals and plants work together to create a thriving ecosystem.

Duration: 
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For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
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Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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Explore the evolution of communications technology and its impact on our everyday lives. Find out which “artefacts” are actually not as old as they seem!

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Duration: 
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Offered In French: 
No
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Use historical inquiry skills to analyze the oral histories of six Richmond newcomers to determine how their stories shape Richmond’s story.

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City: 
Duration: 
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For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
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Offered In French: 
No
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Discover the process of transitioning from “immigrant” to “Canadian”, including all the hardship and joy that comes from moving from one country to another.

City: 
Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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Encourage a more meaningful and comprehensive understanding of the forced removal of Japanese Canadians from Richmond while developing critical thinking skills.

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City: 
Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
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Offered In French: 
No
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Explore the stories of joy and hardship that reflect the history of the Japanese community in Richmond and what it truly means to be Canadian.

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City: 
Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
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Offered In French: 
No
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Play the frustrating yet rewarding game of immigration and discover first-hand the trials and tribulations of early Chinese immigrants to Canada.

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City: 
Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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Understand the significance of fishing for the Musqueam First Nation in the past, present and future.

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City: 
Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
3, 4
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No

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