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Fun for all ages! Join our experienced guides for outdoor adventure program sessions.

Snowshoe Tours: Wander through the snowy trails exploring the sub-alpine forest of the Coastal Mountain Range. Students will learn outdoor safety and survival skills and avalanche awareness. Duration: 1.5 hours

Alpine Wilderness Survival: A blend of hands-on survival skills and outdoor adventure experiences, neatly bound by friendly group competition. Duration: ull Day

Scavenger Hunts: The Mountain Scavenger Hunt takes school groups on an adventure to stunning locations and hidden hideouts of Grouse Mountain. Duration: 3 hours

Mountain Ropes Adventure: A series of four aerial ropes courses with varying degrees of difficulty. Balance, jump, climb, swing and zip your way to the finish! School group pricing available. Duration: variable

Ziplining: Our dual-line, five-line circuit gives you an adrenaline-pumping tour across the peaks and canyons of Grouse and Dam Mountains. School group pricing available. Tour Duration: 2 hrs

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2 days/one night 

The year is 1865 – the height of the Gold Rush in BC.  Immerse your students in a two-day living history program where they will spend their days living the life of a gold rush miner.  Bring your own period costume and join our lively staff as your students stake their claim, choose their equipment, make their supper and sleep in a miner’s tent. Join us for an unforgettable experience.  Our Miner’s Overnight Program targets the grade 5/6 curriculum requirements but is easily adapted to older grades.  This program includes supper and an evening snack on the first day, and breakfast and bagged lunch on the second day.  Teacher’s Information package is available upon booking.

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Sometimes shocking. Mostly fascinating. Always entertaining. Students tour both sites and learn about gender roles, expectations, and rites of passage for young people during the Gold Rush era.

Students will visit an original Roadhouse, ride a horse drawn wagon or stagecoach, and explore a Secwepemc village.

You can also select ONE of the following activities to include: Games of the Secwepemc, Gold Panning, Arrowhead hunt/Necklace making, Dancing, or Sklulukh (Bannock on a stick).

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Students visit the Miner’s Camp, listen to a story, try out a tippy trundle barrow, and tour the Roadhouse and Secwepemc village. While exploring both sites they will learn the challenges faced by the miners and how they interacted with the local Secwepemc people.

Students will visit an original Roadhouse, ride a horse drawn wagon or stagecoach, and explore a Secwepemc village.

You can also select ONE of the following activities to include: Games of the Secwepemc, Gold Panning, Arrowhead hunt/Necklace making, Dancing, or Sklulukh (Bannock on a stick).

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Students are invited to imagine they are preparing for a sleepover – at a hotel, or a friend’s home. Their tour through both heritage sites will focus on what they need to be comfortable if they were away from home. Transportation, baking, and games will be explored.

Students will visit an original Roadhouse, ride a horse drawn wagon or stagecoach, and explore a Secwepemc village.

You can also select ONE of the following activities to include: Games of the Secwepemc, Gold Panning, Arrowhead hunt/Necklace making, Dancing, or Make your own sage bundle.

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'Curious Imaginings' is the latest exhibition by the Vancouver Biennale now open at The Patricia Hotel, Strathcona. 'Curious Imaginings' is the Canadian premier of Patricia Piccinini, a Melbourne based artist who works with silicon, automated fibre-glass and video installations to create hyper-realistic surrealist installations. 

This exhibition is very much on theme with the 2018-2020 Vancouver Biennale (re-IMAGE-n) and the Biennale’s mandate of art as a catalyst for learning, community engagement and dialogue. For students this exhibition is a unique opportunity to get incredibly close to these superb art works in a non-gallery setting that brings new meaning to the pieces. As well as fitting closely to the Arts Curriculum, the themes and content of the exhibition also provide chances for cross-curricular learning through discussions of genetics; technology; video installations; and the science and art behind creating the artworks. This is a must-see show with the potential to have huge impact on students. 

We are pleased to offer FREE exhibition visits to your pupils, led by an education professional. More information about the exhibition can be found at www.imcurious.ca  

William Gibson, a geneticist from UBC, said this of the exhibition - 'A fascinating exhibit that brings an emotional depth and immediacy to the topic of genetic engineering. I think it really engages participants in the discussion.' 

The exhibition is open September 14th until December 15 2018. School groups are welcome to visit Monday-Friday and a visit to the exhibition will last 1 hour, although timings can be changed to suit you. The visit will be led by an education professional for 30 pupils max at a time. 

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Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
Grade: Grades 3 - 7 (please be advised this workshop is not suitable for younger grades)
Cost: $75

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Our streams and rivers are home to dozens of different species of aquatic insects. ARMS instructors will collect the river critters and bring them to your classroom where students will actively identify and view the bugs with microscopes and magnifying glasses. Students will learn how important diversity is to our water systems and the impact we humans have on our watersheds.

 

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Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
Ages: Grades Pre K – 3.  This workshop can be adapted for Grades 4-12. Grades 5-12 can include a fish dissection in the fall.
Cost: $75

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The different types of Pacific Salmon and their lifecycle are introduced in this program. Students will participate in interactive demonstrations and activities and will come away with an understanding of the trials and tribulations that salmon must face on their journey homeward. The program will include discussion of actions that the students and their families can do to protect salmon and their habitat.  In the fall it can include a fish dissection for Grades 5-12 onsite at the Allco Fish Hatchery.

 

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Select from a combination of our day programs offered to elementary and highschool-aged students, post secondary students and teachers. Round out the experience with an overnight camping experience at the 188-acre Millard Learning Centre!

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Duration:  1.5 hours

Grade:  1 - 3

Cost:  $75 per class

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Students learn the fascinating facts about wildlife trees and their importance to BC’s wildlife. By the end of the presentation students will be familiar with different kinds of native trees to our watershed and learn the importance of wildlife trees to the animals in our area of the Fraser Valley.  Specific wildlife species are also introduced including: black bears, owls, bats, and woodpeckers. The concepts of habitat and ecosystems are discussed and how humans can have a positive or negative impact on the environment.  A walk through the forest is included for all trips to our location in Maple Ridge.  Come dressed for any weather - rain or shine!

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Concerned about food security in a changing world? Dig into sustainable, climate-resilient agriculture in Galiano’s own Forest Garden. Students will gain hands-on experience with earth-friendly farming techniques, in a Forest Garden that mimics natural, local ecosystems.

 Curriculum link: Environmental science;  land use and sustainability (Grade 12).

https://galianoconservancy.ca/product/future-food-field-school-%e2%80%a8...

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Based at our very own Millard Learning Centre, join an award-winning effort to restore an ecosystem to its flourishing potential. Learn the skills required to make a forest healthy again—through hands-on forest mapping, surveying and orienteering. Includes a detailed teaching guide.  

During this 6 day and 5 night field school, students have the opportunity to create their own restoration program for a plantation forest.

“I learned a lot through out trip to Galiano. Now when I walk through a forest I look at it in a different light. I think, how old are these trees? What made the forest the way it it? Is it healthy? I’m now considering going into forest conservation after graduating.”

Curriculum links: Conservation and restoration of ecosystems; sustainability in local ecosystems

https://galianoconservancy.ca/product/advanced-restoration-field-school-...

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Based at our very own Millard Learning Centre, join an award-winning effort to restore an ecosystem to its flourishing potential. During this 3 day and 2 night program, learn the skills required to make a forest healthy again—through hands-on forest mapping, surveying and orienteering. Includes a detailed teaching guide. 

“This opened my eyes to what a forest is really like.”

“I loved learning about orienteering and stump mapping. The mushroom game was really fun!”

“The staff were really passionate about what they were teaching which made me super excited to learn. I really enjoyed stump mapping and I feel like this area of work is something I would like to pursue.”

“I loved the fun engaging learning environment.  I couldn’t wait to get back to work each day and I learnt so much in such a short time. It’s a great place, great teachers and lots of fun.  Thank you for having us.”

Curriculum links: Conservation and restoration of ecosystems; sustainability in local ecosystems.

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This is a stunning hike from the Learning Centre along high, dry coastal ridges, through lush green Douglas fir forests, to our amazing Great Beaver Swamp.

The hike begins with an introduction to topographic map reading, allowing students to visualize the hike ahead. Throughout the hike we’ll note how changing moisture and soils – as well as human activity – bring drastic changes in the plant and animal life we see. Stopping at three different locations, students will be given the opportunity to study the plant community and identify specific indicator species.

Lunch will be enjoyed in a beautiful meadow, surrounded by towering maples and western red cedar. An interactive game focusing on the importance of mycorhizzal fungi is next on the agenda, followed by a lesson on natural rope making, utilizing the abundance of the forest. By the end, we’ll have hands-on knowledge of how a variety of processes and landscapes brings a diversity of life – and have an memorable souvenir to boot!

“I enjoyed seeing and learning about something I’ve personally never thought of before, it was very fun and interesting. – Maria J, Grade 9, Claremont School

“The relationship between the people in our class got so much better.” Wendy H, Grade 9, Claremont School

Curriculum link: Land Use and Sustainability (Gr.12)

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Duration:  1.5 hours

Grade:  Pre K to 2

Cost: $75

Purpose:  It’s all about the cycle of life!  During our presentation we listen to frog calls from our area, look at pictures of various frogs and talk about the differences of frogs, toads, newts and salamanders, all a part of the amphibian family. The students are engaged in learning about the anatomy of a frog with our plastic display which we pull part in the form of a dissection. Created specifically to meet the learning outcomes of students Pre K to Grade 2.

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