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Program Description & Details
  • General admission includes:
    • Educational signage about the animals at each exhibit 
    • Keeper Talks
      • A unique and engaging way for guests to connect with Animal Care staff and some of our animals by observing behaviour training and enrichment
    • Areas dedicated to Conservation
      • Wildlife biologists conducting onsite rearing and recovery of local endangered species
    • Observable focus on the 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)
    • A tour of our behind the scenes compost area upon request
    • Online Animal Library – Information about the Animals at the Zoo
    • Online Teacher Resources with Downloadable Zoo Scavenger Hunts & Educational Activities/Lesson Plans for the Classroom

Please Note: Teachers considering a field trip at the zoo are given a visit free of charge to aid in their lesson planning (identification required)

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Program Description & Details

Please note: all programs are available in French upon request

Inquiry-based learning is incorporated as a main focus for all age groups (encouraging curiosity and observation)

Preschool/Primary

  • Pre/K: You and the Zoo
    • Full of fun facts, this is an overview of some of the animals at the Greater Vancouver Zoo. Through observation and questioning, students will learn about animal characteristics, the needs of animals and how these needs are met by their environment. This program also introduces the concept of adaptations and the impact of seasonal changes on living things.
  • Grade 1+: Amazing Animal Adaptations
    • Students will use their observation skills to make connections between animals, their unique adaptations and the strategies that facilitate survival, including the impact of seasonal changes, in their different habitats. This program also highlights animal senses and the basic structures and functions of animal body systems.
  • Grade 2+: Life Cycles
    • By observing a variety of wildlife, students will learn that all living things have life cycles adapted to their environment and life history path. This program will highlight the importance of life cycles in maintaining a healthy ecosystem.
  • Grade 3+: The Web of Life
    • Through examination of an ecosystem, students will learn the importance of biodiversity, how animals interact with their environment, and competition within food webs.

Intermediate/Middle School

  • Grade 4+: Animal Super Senses
    • Students will explore various animals and how they use their senses in response to their environment. We will highlight the importance of these adaptations to survival, and how they are connected to all other living things within their ecosystem. This program also discusses how different biomes impact animal responses.
  • Grade 5-7+: Animal Organs at Work
    • Students will learn how the various body systems function within the animal kingdom and how they have become specialized to best suit the various needs of wildlife.

Secondary

  • Grade 11+: Animal Classifications
    • Students will dive into the world of classification using various examples of the kingdom Animalia here at the zoo. Our knowledgeable zoo staff will describe and demonstrate how scientists observe internal and external features to distinguish and classify animals.

Preschool – University

  • Conservation and Endangered Species
    • Learn about the Western Painted Turtle, Oregon Spotted Frog, and Taylor’s Checkerspot Butterfly recovery programs at the Greater Vancouver Zoo and how we’re making a difference. Explore the role of students, accredited zoos, and conservation organizations in protecting species that are threatened with extinction. Students will also learn about the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species and its significance.
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  • Indoor classroom available on site upon request
  • Safari Express Miniature Train
  • Picnic Area Reservation
  • Educational Activities including crafts, scavenger hunts and conservation themed games are available upon request for all grade levels and abilities

Please contact us at edu@gvzoo.com for all inquiries

For further information and fees please visit our website: https://gvzoo.com/cms-data/depot/depot/Field-Trip-Rates-and-Info-2018-19.pdf

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A 50-60-minute fun, interactive and educational way to experience the zoo at your location with the use of animal artifacts and live animals. Animals are chosen according to classroom units.

Preschool/Kindergarten

  • You and the Zoo 
    • Full of fun facts, this is an overview of some of the animals at the Greater Vancouver Zoo. Learn about some of their features, basic needs and the important role they play in their environment.
  • The Animal Alphabet
    • From alligator to zebra, let’s work on our ABC’s while learning about some of our animal friends.
  • Animals Moving and Grooving
    • Animals move in different ways – let’s explore animal bodies and why they move the way they do, using interactive play and the help of our animal ambassadors.

 

Elementary/Middle School

  • Amazing Animal Adaptations (Grade 1)
    • Giraffes have long necks, male lions have thick manes, rabbits have big ears, and crocodiles have strong jaws – these are a few of the adaptations that help these animals survive in the wild. Learn about the unique physical features and behaviours that enable animals to adapt to their natural habitats.  
  • Life Cycles (Grade 2)
    • From birth to the end of life, animals go through many different changes throughout their lifespan. This program will cover the various survival strategies and life cycles of different animal species.
  • The Web of Life (Grade 3-4)
    • No animal is an island – they are all interconnected in many ways. Learn about habitats, ecosystems, biodiversity, and why each animal is important to their community’s survival.
  • Super Animal Senses (Grade 4)
    • Did you know grizzly bears can smell food up to 29 kilometers way? Or that bees can find a flower using voltage? Or that some snakes use pits on their face as heat-vision? Those are some big super senses! Let’s learn all about the different ways animals use their super sense to survive in their environments.
  • Animal Organs at Work (Grade 5-6)
    • Animals bodies really do work in wonderful ways: most snakes only have one lung, but they are not out of breath, birds are filled with air sacks throughout their entire bodies, and frogs can breathe through their skin! From respiration to reproduction – all body systems are important for the daily functioning of wildlife. Learn about the different ways these systems work in various animals from all over the world!
  • Wildlife Conservation (Grade 7)
    • In our changing world, many plants and animals are currently threatened with extinction. Learn about the challenges animals face in the wild and explore the roles and responsibilities individuals, accredited zoos and conservation organizations have in protecting species and why these efforts are important.

 

Secondary School

  • Wildlife Careers (Grade 10-12)
    This program will cover the variety of jobs working with wildlife can offer, how to get into them, what working with animals is like and the importance of zoos in conservation efforts today.
  • Classifying the Animal Kingdom (Grade 11)
    What makes a fly an insect, a lion a mammal, and an iguana a reptile? Biologists use many different tools to classify animals into the groups we have today – it is more complicated than it looks! Become a taxonomist and learn how to categorize some of the animal kingdom.
  • Wildlife Conservation (Grade 12)
    In our changing world, many plants and animals are currently threatened with extinction. Learn about the challenges animals face in the wild and explore the roles and responsibilities individuals, accredited zoos and conservation organizations have in protecting species and why these efforts are important.
  • Animal Organs at Work (Grade 12)
    Animals bodies really do work in wonderful ways: most snakes only have one lung, but they are not out of breath, birds are filled with air sacks throughout their entire bodies, and frogs can breathe through their skin! From respiration to reproduction – all body systems are important for the daily functioning of wildlife. Learn about the different ways these systems work in various animals from all over the world!

Cost
Live animals: $180 plus mileage (Additional consecutive programs are $153) plus tax
No live animals: $4/person (minimum of 10) plus tax

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Wild & immersive's Wild Youth program offers affordable and adjustable outdoor programming for school and youth groups. Whether youth participate in our half-day, full-day, or overnight programs, we create scaleable learning environments that strengthen connections and passions for the outdoors.

All programs are UBC staffed and customized within the framework of current curriculum standards. All deliverables are rooted to clear learning outcomes and will complement your indoor teachings.

In real time, teachers and officials can participate as much or as little as they choose, but are required to make decisions from our mix & match programming ahead of time.

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In 1918, sockeye salmon were missing in considerable numbers from the Fraser River due to the human caused problem at Hell's Gate, BC. Students will discover the factors behind the problem, use their reasoning skills, and role play in a mock commission to represent different interest groups of the Steveston fishing community. They will discuss and deliberate on a viable way to ensure the abundant return of the Fraser River salmon. How will the community work together to help save our salmon? (120 minutes)

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Secondary School students will work on their critical thinking, communication and social skills as they use teamwork, vocal and physical awareness and expression to collaborate on the presentation of their Big Idea. Available September 2018 through June 2018.

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Many of our Middle School workshops can be customized to meet the requirements of secondary school students, and are created upon request. To discuss options and for more information, please contact the Box Office at 604-927-6552.

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Participate in a “Big 6 Historical Thinking” challenge in our c̓əsnaʔəm; the city before the city exhibition. Learn about the impact of colonization on the Musqueam First Nation, how they resisted assimilative policies, and the Museum’s role in the reconciliation process. Test your critical thinking skills through a hands-on workshop where you’ll design a museum exhibit. Gain a deeper understanding of traditional and contemporary culture of the Pacific Northwest First Nations.

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We invite you and your students to visit Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition and take a trip back in time during June 23, 2018 to January 11, 2019. The galleries in this fascinating exhibition put you inside the Titanic experience like never before. They feature real artifacts recovered from the ocean floor along with room re-creations and personal histories, each highlighting a different chapter in the compelling story of Titanic’s maiden voyage. Board Titanic using a replica White Star Line boarding pass belonging to an actual passenger, touch an iceberg, and learn about artifact recovery and conservation.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is a great catalyst for lessons in science, history, geography, English, math and technology. Many students are familiar with the compelling story behind the Ship’s promised voyage and tragic demise. Innovative educational resources link this innate fascination to classroom friendly lessons that will generate students’ interest before your visit and extend students’ learning beyond the field trip.

Educators Day:
Teachers are welcome to visit the exhibition on June 22, 2018 before it opens to the public. Please show your teacher's badge or pay stub + ID for free admission on June 22. 

Teacher's Guide:
The Exhibition's award-winning Teacher's Guides for elementary school, middle school and high school are available upon request.

Exhibition dates:
June 23, 2018 – January 11, 2019 open daily 10am-6pm. Other special hours can be accommodated upon request.

By public transit:
Lipont Place is right across from the Canada Line Aberdeen Station
https://www.translink.ca/

By School Bus or Car Pool:
School bus parking is on the west side
of the building. $20/three hour.

Parking
230 on-site parking space.

Access
The exhibition is handicap-accessible.

Pricing
$13.95/student (subject to GST)
• Admission to Exhibition + Souvenir Boarding pass
• 1 adult (teacher and/or chaperone) free for every 7 students (general admission only)

→ Audio guides in various languages are available for rent at $5/each.
→ Special hours can be accommodated upon request.
→ For tour, Minimum of 15 students/group, maximum of 30 students/group
→ Due to contractual agreements, there are no other discounts or free passes accepted for this exhibition. Tickets are subject to GST.

Payment
• A deposit of 50% of the total amount due is required upon group tour booking. The deposit must be paid ten business days prior to the field trip. The rest 50% is due upon arrival or upon invoice.
• Cash, check, credit, and debit payments are accepted.Please make cheques payable to YIKON ARTSPACE CO. LTD.

Cancellation Policy:
• If the cancellation is made five business days prior to the scheduled visit, the 50% deposit will be refunded.
• Cancellations made less than five business days prior to the scheduled visit will not be refunded.

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Seriously creative since 2005! For 15-years, the Surrey International Children's Festival has been helping teachers’ fuel curiosity and creative thinking. Join us! We host school groups on Thursday, May 23rd or Friday, May 24th of our 3-day festival. Our curriculum connected live performances in French and English for K-7 students come to us from across Canada and around the world. We present high quality programming and hands-on arts activities by artists and educators. Seven featured performances and 20+ activities for your students to explore drama, music, movement and visual arts as unique languages for creating and communicating. Indigenous stories and traditions, storytelling, nature play and art making will excite and challenge students of all ages. It's in our mandate to keep the festival as accessible as possible and we’re proud to say that ticket prices have not increased since 2010! We check all the boxes, all in one beautiful setting that's easy to get to. Join us in May for a hassle-free, relevant and affordable field trip for your class.

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Coming December, 2017!!!

Clip ‘N Climb is a climbing wall meets theme park… an engaging and action packed environment that provides tons of healthy, challenging fun for everyone. We have over 25 unique climbing features all under one roof!

Following a 15 minute safety briefing and harness fitting your students will move into the climbing zone where they will climb for an hour, focussing on their fundamental movement skills and confidence in their own abilities to push the limits of their comfort zone. Clip ‘N Climb floor staff can also set challenges that will help to push students’ limits.

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75
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Are your looking for a fun filled field trip where the kids get phsycial activity while having fun.  Attractions include 3 level jungle gym, interactive floor, laser maze, mini gym and other hands on activities for kids.

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Half Day
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Explore the Vancouver History Galleries on a guided scavenger hunt. Experience the early years with the first movie of Vancouver, get your hair done in the 1940s, listen to the jukebox in the 1950s, and dress in clothing authentic to the 1960s.

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Elementary School students will enjoy these active, participational workshops in which they use verbal and physical communication techniques to comprehend, connect, create and communicate their big ideas.

See additional notes below for details of performing arts workshops on offer or visit our link to our Arts Education brochure for more information- http://evergreenculturalcentre.ca/schools/.

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I'm the only guide who can take people into the heritage buildings, I don't have set times every day, I customize my tours to what people want ... I don't have a script, the only one that has a Master's degree in Chinese Canadian History, and I donate 30% of what I make to the Chinese associations for upkeep and renovations. 

I take people to numerous clan and county association buildings, to a herbal store, to Sai Woo ... the only place in Chinatown where there's been a restaurant for over 100 years, to Modernize Tailors where you get to meet 94-year-old tailor Bill Wong, etc. You will feel embraced by the community.

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