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Mt Seymour's Outdoor Education Dept. is delighted to announce that this year we are making it easier than ever to get your class outdoors!  For the first time we will be offering mobile Outdoor Education Programming, and our experienced Guide Team will come to your location (school or nearby park).

Intro to Outdoor Recreation

Learn what it takes to recreate outdoors in a safe and conscientious way. We will cover: Trip Planning; The Essentials; Leave No Trace; Bear Aware; Hug A Tree.

Nature Games

Participants learn about the life of some of our local animals through games and fun activities.

Seymour Survival Skills Workshop

Learn the basics of staying safe outdoors. Children will play their way to learning about how to be prepared, how to avoid getting lost, and what to do if lost.

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Half Day
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Ahh! The great outdoors! With 144 acres of ocean-front property, lush rainforest and quiet creeks, YMCA Camp Elphinstone is an ideal location for learning in the great outdoors. Located on British Columbia's beautiful Sunshine Coast, YMCA Camp Elphinstone is just two kilometres north of the Langdale Ferry Terminal and a 40-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver.

Through meaningful outdoor experiential learning, kids develop strong and healthy minds and bodies while they learn and grow with their classmates. Students are challenged outside the traditional classroom and benefit from hands-on learning as they explore the serene forests and rocky shoreline of beautiful YMCA Camp Elphinstone.

Programming is customized for each group and designed to fulfill BC Ministry of Education prescribed learning outcomes. Participants benefit from:

  • Structured activities like our discovery hike or marine beach study that teach about marine wildlife or the ecosystem.
  • Programming that focuses on skill development such as archery, orienteering or outdoor living skills.
  • Activities like our high or low ropes courses that encourage leadership and team building.
  • Water-based programming such as kayaking, canoeing and swimming.
  • Games and sports with an emphasis on physical activitiy, strategy and teamwork.
  • Interactive leadership sessions that focus on conflict resolution, group dynamics, public speaking and more.
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The intertidal zone is a wonderful and extreme exvironment for those who call it home. 

Along the west coast of Canada, the intertidal zone is home to an incredible diversity of organisms, all competing for the same space! When the tide is out, we can give you a tour of this habitat and discuss the biotic and abiotic factors that will influence life within this extreme environment.

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5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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It took thousands of years for the sea stacks and tidepools of Brady's Beach to form, creating a unique topography allowing for some incredible exploration! We will visit your classroom live from the beach and dive into the distinctive habitat found within tidepools.

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45
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5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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This virtual workshop will introduce students to coding with random generators and arrays within micro:bit classroom.

NO PHYSICAL MICRO:BIT REQUIRED.

In this workshop we will work to familiarize your students with coding within the micro:bit classroom, opening up the opportunity for you to continue using micro:bit lessons with your class.

Students will learn how to create, access, and changes lists as well as explore the uses of inputs and random numbers. They will work towards creating a random generator to help them solve the everyday problem of “I’m bored, what should I do?”

This workshop will cover basicsvariablesarrays, and input and leaves room for possible further extension. This activity can be done entirely using the online simulator if no physical micro:bit is available.

Find out more about Marvelous Micro:bits Virtual Workshop

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50
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7, 8, 9
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THIS WORKSHOP, OFFERED VIRTUALLY, WILL INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO THE BASICS OF CODING BY USING A VIRTUAL OZOBOT EMULATOR.  

This workshop introduces students to computational thinking and the technology computer programmers may use. Students work through a series of challenges on Shape Tracer, a simulated Ozobot environment. They will learn how to program the robot to change colour, use loops and move in the most efficient way. This workshop will cover basic coding practices, no coding experience is required. If students have a physical Ozobot they can flash their code to their robot to see it play out in real life.

Find out more about Discover Ozobots Virtual Workshop

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45
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4, 5, 6, 7
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Written to support distance learning but also useful for physically distanced teaching, a Tech-Up Learning Kit contains resources for both synchronous and/or asynchronous lessons. The teacher guide walks you through leading student activities over a series of sessions of approximately 30-45 minutes. Student activities are handouts for students to work through on their own as assigned, according to your own timeline and discretion.

In these activities, learners in Grades 4-6 will explore how binary code can be used to represent images while exploring reflections and transformations. They will be invited to share their binary code with their peers and work from each other’s codes. They will start with binary code for simple two-toned images and then work their way into coding four-toned images with possible extensions into how all colours are coded in binary for computers to use.

This kit contains resources for both synchronous and asynchronous lessons.

Tech-Up Learning Specialists are available to support you with these kits.

Find out more and request Coding Math Learning Kit

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90
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An interactive and enthusiastic exploration of the farm for preschool and elementary classes! Chickens, goats, horses, orchard... there is so much to see and do at the farm. At the end students can pick their pumpkin from the Apple Orchard.

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60
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What exactly is plankton? We will collect a sample right from outside our front step and show you another world! These tiny creatures are found in all waters and have very cool life histories.

This one is a great follow up to the Oceanography trip!

 

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Ever wonder about the life inder the dock? All maner of creatures attach themselves while drifting around. We will send a camera below the surface and examine what's there.

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We will leave the dock in our skiff and study the ocean! Students will learn about the factors that influence water density (temperature and salinity), as well as basics of physical and biological oceanography.

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Invertebrates make up over 90% of animal life on the planet!

Join us as we explore common marine inverts using our own collection! Students will learn about their classification, specilaized adaptations, and more.

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45
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5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Bring an engaging, interactive experience with Shakespeare to your online classroom! In this session, a Bard Teaching Artist will look at a speech with your class, showing your students how they would work on the text as actors. This interactive close reading will pay attention to the different features of Shakespeare’s language that inform a performance. If time permits, the actor will demonstrate different ways of delivering the speech, with input from the students.

  • Where: On your school’s preferred video conferencing platform. Bard Education may also be able to host the session on Zoom; please inquire.
  • When: available school days, between the hours of 9 am – 4 pm
  • Length: 45 minutes long
  • Cost: FREE! (Workshops are valued at $125, and all fees are covered by the Bard Education Bursary Fund for the 2020/2021 school year)

To request a session, please see our website or contact us at workshops@bardonthebeach.org.

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45
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Bring an engaging, interactive experience with Shakespeare to your online classroom! In this session, a Bard Teaching Artist will share their experiences as a Shakespeare actor, answering students’ questions about the language, characters, and plays, and what it’s like to bring them to life on stage. This free-form discussion can focus on a specific play or support an introduction to Shakespeare.

  • Where: On your school’s preferred video conferencing platform. Bard Education may also be able to host the session on Zoom; please inquire.
  • When: available school days, between the hours of 9 am – 4 pm
  • Length: 45 minutes long
  • Cost: FREE! (Workshops are valued at $125, and all fees are covered by the Bard Education Bursary Fund for the 2020/2021 school year)

To request a session, please see our website or contact us at workshops@bardonthebeach.org.

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Become a better explorer and ambassador for your local beach! In this program, we'll discuss how we rely and impact our oceans while exploring how Indigenous diets continue to depend on the health of the land and oceans, how colonization has impacted Indigenous Peoples’ ability to survive, and how to respect the importance of the land, animals, and water. 

Virtual AquaSchool is an opportunity to connect with our expert educators from the Vancouver Aquarium over a 4-week period. Students will also have access to our Online Learning Environment, which hosts a suite of tools and resources such as assignments, photo and video galleries, and discussion boards. Here, students will be able to build on the concepts they’ve learned from the live workshops, and complete mid-week assignments and activities that allow them to continue learning and exploring on their own time and in their own environment.

This is a program developed specifically for committed educators and learners who are guided by curiosity and creativity. Each Virtual AquaSchool series will explore a different concept. While Virtual AquaSchool is BC Curriculum-minded, the focus is on discovery and skill-building.  

To learn more about Virtual AquaSchool, please visit our website

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