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Program Description & Details

Each spring and fall, 10-13 Vancouver Writers Fest authors visit to schools throughout Metro Vancouver to talk with students about reading and writing as part of its Writers in the Classroom program. These visits are coordinated—and hosted—at no cost to the school.

During the visit, authors read from their works, discuss their writing process and chat in an intimate setting for one class period.

In response to the special needs of schools, we are currently offering virtual classroom visits using video conferencing platforms such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom. In Spring, authors such as Jillian Christmas, Lindsay Wong, Sebastien de Castell, Dan Bar-el, Doug Savage, and more conducted online workshops adn we are excited to do this once again in the fall! More students than ever will now have access to these authors, with the added perk of seeing them in their homes, getting tours of their writing desks and libraries––and even getting introduced to their adorable pets!

Award-winning authors such as Steven Heighton, Michelle Kadarusman, Jess Keating, and more will be doing virtual school visits this Fall. Check our website in mid-August for the full line-up of authors and class application process.

Authors will be assigned to teachers on a first-come-first-serve basis. To learn more about Writers in the Classroom, please click here. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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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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
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

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 programs@fraserriverdiscovery.org.

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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
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Teachers, Teachers, This is Covid Safe!  

Eagle Acres Dairy & Pumpkin Patch SaFarmi Tour is your answer to still visit the farm and see all of the animals!  This tour meets all the Government and Public Health social distancing guidelines and is Covid safe.  Select a date and time for your class to do the SaFarmi Tour in convoy style.  You get to see your students and they get to cruise around the farm and see all of the farm animals from the safety of their family vehicle.

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Duration: 
30
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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No
Program Description & Details

The Vancouver Writers Fest is one of the largest, and most prestigious literary festivals in North America. The 2020 Festival takes place ONLINE from October 19-25, 2020. In addition to the programming we offer adults, we also hold events specifically for K-12 students.

Through our youth educational outreach programs, we offer students the opportunity to interact with celebrated writers from across the globe in designed specifically for young people, teachers, schools and student groups. Each year, we reach more than 7,000 students across British Columbia—in the classroom or at the Festival.

This year our youth education outreach programming will include:

10+ weekday Festival virtual events featuring presentations and discussions with engaging authors from Canada and around the world, programmed with BC curriculum goals in mind. Some of the authors particpating in the Festival this year are Kenneth Oppel, Oliver Jeffers, Steven Heighton, Jess Keating, Christy Jordan-Fenton, David A. Robertson, and many more!

All our events are pay what you can this year.

Writers in the Classroom: 10+ events where writers meet students for reading, writing and/or drawing workshops on Microsoft Teams or Zoom. 

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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

Our Pumpkin Patch will be available for your class to be 'In-Person' this year!!

Jump on a bus or wrangle up some parents so you can bring your class out to the farm and pick some pumpkins!

You and your class will enjoy our Covid Safe plan on our farm this fall.  We will arrange the physical distancing between guests and the animals and the students will still get to hunt through the pumpkin patch.  Teachers, staff, and parents will need to control the students physical distancing.

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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

This Winter wrap up warm, grab your camera, and embark on this unique journey to view the spectacular bald eagles that gather in the Brackendale area of Squamish, British Columbia, every year.

As you travel the lower Cheakamus and Squamish Rivers, observe, photograph and learn about the local population of wintering eagles as our expert guides share their knowledge of the bald eagles, aboriginal legends, local area, river features, and flora and fauna with you.

Don’t forget to take in the breathtaking scenery of the Stawamus Chief, Shannon Falls, Mount Garibaldi, and the Coast Mountains of British Columbia. Enjoy your time with your friends, teachers, parents, and nature during this idyllic interpretive wildlife float and learn about the world-renowned Squamish Valley and its thriving eagle population.

Finish your Winter Eagle Float Tour at a cozy restaurant for a warm hearty meal.

Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
No
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: 
See notes.
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

Along with some of North America’s most exhilarating rapids, this river journey will take your group through approximately 20 kilometers of British Columbia’s most inspiring wilderness in the stunning Tantalus Mountain Range less than an hour away from the city.
This is a full-day event suitable for all experience levels. Check-in time in Squamish is 8:30am for a 9am start, and return time to the rafting base at 2:30pm.
*Please contact us if you need a customized itinerary!

Duration: 
Full Day
For Grades: 
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Come up to Squamish for a great day of fun adventures. Students will enjoy the morning working together in teams on challenges seen on the popular TV series. Then, after a delicious lunch, it’s time for a scenic river experience on our kid-friendly Cheakamus Splash river trip.
Have a really large group? In the morning while one half are doing Survivor, the other half will hop on the river. Then they’ll swap!

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • 2-hour SURVIVOR event
  • 1-hour LUNCH break
  • 3-hour CHEAKAMUS river adventure
  • PHOTOS of the day

This is a full-day event. Check-in time in Squamish is 9:30am for a 10am Survivor start time, lunch is at 12pm, and the Cheakamus river trip begins at 1pm. Finish and departure time from Squamish will be approximately 4:30pm.
*Please contact us if you need a customized itinerary!

Duration: 
Full Day
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No

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