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The lush temperate rainforest is diverse, abundant and full of interconnected species. Engage all of your senses to piece together the story of forest dwelling plants and animals and their important roles in the web of life.

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, forest, hands-on, interactive, explore, conservation, animals, plants

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Beaver Lake is one of Vancouver’s last natural wetlands, and it is home to incredible plants and animals. What makes the wetland ecosystem a good place to live? How do diverse communities of animals eat their way along the food chain? Roll up your sleeves and explore Beaver Lake wildlife up close with dip nets, magnifiers and games.

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, forest, wetland, hands-on, interactive, explore, conservation, animals, plants

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Visit the Lumberman’s Arch beach at low tide and explore the incredibly diverse and abundant life in the intertidal zone. Low tide offers us a glimpse at fascinating animals and plants that have adapted to life in and out of the sea. Hunt for crabs, sort seaweeds, and find out what else lives or eats on the seashore, while students discover important human connections to the oceans. Beach Explorers is a tide-dependent program and is available in spring between April and June. Please contact us for available dates.

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, beach, wetland, hands-on, interactive, explore, conservation, animals, plants

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How do invasive species affect the balance of our delicate ecosystems? Join us on a fun, fact-filled quest to find out what impact invasive plants have on biodiversity, and consider the role humans play in protecting our ecosystems. Put on your gloves and take direct action to remove invasive English ivy from Stanley Park.

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, forest, beach, wetland, hands-on, interactive, explore, conservation, animals, plants

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(Grades 4-7) Explore the economic and technological exchanges between local Indigenous people and early European settlers during the fur trade and become archaeologists as they dig for artifacts that represent key events in the development of BC.

This program is divided into:

  • Introduction: PowerPoint Presentation (20 minutes)
  • Stations (20 minute stations)
    • Archeology Dig (dig in our archeology sandbox for artifacts and explore what those artifacts mean for BC)
    • Archaeologist’s Journal (sketch artifacts and make inquiries into their purposes based on archeological data)
    • FRDC Trading Post Game (consider value of objects for explorers and Indigenous people in developing BC in a Deal or No Deal inspired competition)
  • Conclusion (10 minutes)

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Outreach Wednesdays!

Can’t come to the Fraser River Discovery Centre? No problem! We can come to you! Two FRDC staff will bring all the materials necessary to run some of our most popular River School Programs right in your own classroom!

All materials will be fully sanitized between use, and the staff will wear masks. If there are additional safety protocols we need to follow, please contact us. Please note, small group work is part of each program, with frequent sanitation of touched objects.

Cost: $7 per student, plus $0.59 per kilometer between FRDC and your school.

When: Wednesdays

 

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90
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4, 5, 6, 7
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(Grades K-7) Assess the survival needs of white sturgeon with a special focus on evaluating human impacts on the environment. The program includes hands-on stations about sturgeon life cycle and anatomy, and a sturgeon survival game focused on the habitat needs of sturgeon in the Fraser River.

This program is divided into:

  • Introduction to the Centre and Program Content (5 minutes)
  • PowerPoint (15 minutes) 
  • Stations (20 minutes each)
    • Anatomy and Life Cycle (Explore the life cycle stages of the river sturgeon with our life sized model and perserved samples)
    • Sturgeon Survival Game (Consider the obstacles in the different stages of a sturgeons life with this consequence judgement game)
    • Station #3 is Age Dependent
      • Felt Board Habitat (K-2) (Explore and create a narrative story around the life of sturgeon)
      • Water Testing (2-3) (Use the scientific method to test a water sample taken by the class from our boardwalk)
      • Tagging Lesson (3-7) (Role-play as marine biologists, using the math inquiry that they would to learn more about sturgeon)
  • Conclusion, Theatre (10 minutes)

For more information, visit our website or email us. 

Online booking form here

 

Outreach Wednesdays!

Can’t come to the Fraser River Discovery Centre? No problem! We can come to you! Two FRDC staff will bring all the materials necessary to run some of our most popular River School Programs right in your own classroom!

All materials will be fully sanitized between use, and the staff will wear masks. If there are additional safety protocols we need to follow, please contact us. Please note, small group work is part of each program, with frequent sanitation of touched objects.

Cost: $7 per student, plus $0.59 per kilometer between FRDC and your school.

When: Wednesdays

 

To provide us with more information on what you would like from in-class outreach, fill in our survey

 

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90
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K, 1, 2, 3, 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, students will be introduced to thinking algorithmically which is an essential skill for learning how to code. They will be explore the algorithms of dance, create algorithms to successfully navigate an obstacle course, and examine different algorithms while moving through and acting out a choose your own adventure story.

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

Find out more and request Active Algorithms Learning Kit

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