Both Pre-Visit and Post-Visit Packages

Program Description & Details

As classes plant and tend vegetables at local community gardens, students learn about soil and composting, discover the needs of plants, and become environmental stewards.  Throughout the series, they will develop an awareness of environmental issues and social responsibiility as they learn about local food security.  Food grown and harvested is donated to local food banks.

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90
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3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
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Program Description & Details

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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Half Day
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7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Program Description & Details

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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Half Day
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
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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.

Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
1, 2, 3
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How it works: 

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: 
Full Day
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3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
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Program Description & Details

Learn about energy sustainability and why it matters, and have fun in nature at the same time!

Students will gain experience and knowledge of solar photovoltaics, thermal solar, micro-hydro and micro-wind and will apply them in a real-world context through building projects and hands-on demonstrations.

During our new Renewable Energy in Action overnight program, students will develop practical science skills while working in nature. By exploring the beautiful Millard Learning Centre with hand-held measuring devices, participants will learn about how energy flows through nature, while gaining an understanding of the underlying physical and mathematical principles.

Students will work together to install a small water turbine in a seasonal creek—or in a tidal current—and get a hands-on understanding of kinetic energy, electricity, energy storage, and technology. 

In an exciting game format, students will compete (and cooperate) with different technologies to discover the advantages of mini-grids and small-scale non-centralized energy distribution. 

Throughout the two-day program, they’ll take measurements, record data, build energy projects and learn to see how energy is all around us—and how we can harness it for a sustainable future. 

Together, participants will build solar-powered USB charger, and take home a small pre-built one for themselves, along with a resource package to help them continue learning—and share their knowledge in their own communities. 

This program will empower participants to understand that there are renewable sources of energy all around us— and that they can be developed with the future of the natural world in mind.

Book now to reserve your program starting April 15th, 2019.

https://galianoconservancy.ca/product/renewable-energy/

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Duration: 
Full Day
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4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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No
Program Description & Details

This is a hands-on educational adventure all about pollinators and their habitat. 

People, Plants and Pollinators brings the fascinating world of pollinators to life, equipping learners with both scientific knowledge and direct skills to make a tangible difference.

Students will learn practical skills to encourage healthy populations of pollinators in their communities. Participants will:

  • get to know both native and introduced pollinators such as honeybees; 
  • become familiar with the habitat needs of these species; 
  • learn how to help create conditions that are critical for pollinator success; 
  • receive take-home materials that continue learning in their own communities. 

The program takes place in the Galiano Conservancy Forest Garden at the Millard Learning Centre. The Forest Garden hosts two honey bee hives. Program participants will learn first-hand about the colonies’ inner workings and ecology, while watching honey bees pollinate the Forest Garden. 

An Amazing Diversity

British Columbia has over 450 native bee species, and the Southern Gulf Islands are home to a number of bees and other native pollinators. This program will also look beyond the “usual suspects” and engage learners about orchard mason bees, leafcutter bees, carpenter bees, mining bees, plasterer bees, insects other than bees (e.g. butterflies, beetles, flies, wasps) and hummingbirds. This fascinating array of species is critical to pollination; many of them pollinate more species than honeybees do, and are adapted to thrive in natural habitats with little intervention from humans. This makes them a critical part of our ecosystems. Both the Galiano Conservancy Forest Garden and new Native Forage Forest are perfect outdoor learning environments to discover real examples of native pollinators, their foraging and their habits. 

In this program, participants will learn about which plants are good for pollinators, identifying native plants, as well as herbal and medicinal species. Students will help to plant these in the Galiano Community Forest Garden and new Native Forage Forest. They will learn about the blooming calendar to create habitat for pollinators year-round, and learn how to plant by colour to best attract a variety of different pollinators. 

Hands-on Experience

They will gain hands-on experience creating native bee habitat, and discover pollinator-friendly gardening techniques by installing Mason Bee houses at the Forest Garden and taking home instructions to make their own.

This new knowledge will go home with the participants so they can design or improve their gardens to better assist pollinator species.

As part of the program, students will construct take-home signs that announce their pollinator-friendly gardens, allowing students to spread their new awareness of different ways to encourage the health of native bee and pollinator populations. 

We will also install Pollinator Habitat signs from the the Galiano Community Forest Garden and Native Forage Forest to explain to visitors what is being done to encourage pollinators, and demonstrate how people can learn more about creating pollinator habitat in their own gardens and communities.

Program Outcomes

People Plants and Pollinators will…

  • Increase participants’ interest, awareness and knowledge of pollinators in BC, their biology, ecology, threats and importance to our ecosystems and food systems locally and globally; 
  • Provide participants with hands-on applicable skills in supporting pollinator success in their local communities; 
  • Enable students to apply their knowledge at home.

For elementary and highschool: https://galianoconservancy.ca/product/people-plants-and-pollinators/

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Duration: 
Full Day
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3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
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Cedar Coast Field Station offers K-12+ curriculum-based programming for school groups, specializing in multi-day, overnight trips perfect for graduation groups (elementary/secondary school) and teacher capacity building. Students and teachers alike will reconnect with nature through place-based education, cultural teachings and guided scientific inquiry. Guests learn alongside Cedar Coast staff in participatory, ecological research programs while immersed in the Clayoquot Sound with the goal of students being able to conduct their own ecological research in their own local ecosystems! Just a fifteen minute boat ride from Tofino, education groups will stay in canvas wall tents and share meals in a 5000+sq foot, off-the grid facility. Seasonal monitoring programs include juvenille salmon monitoring, stream assessments, bird surveys and intertidal biodiversity surveys, or, hike through BC Parks routes to one of the off-property field sites for micro plastic surveys and sunset camping, such as Ahous Bay! Further, Cedar Coast is working with School Districts to develop for-credit-coures, dual credit courses, work experience opportunities and professional development days for teachers as well! To stay up to date, visit our website and join our mailing list! 

Duration: 
Full Day
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
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Our High School Leadership Program offers secondary students a unique experiential learning opportunity. With a focus on community building and connecting with nature, activities are designed to encourage communication, collaboration and trust. Many of the activities have nature-based themes and take advantage of the site’s many inspiring natural features.

Through cabin-living, sharing and contributing to a sustainable food program and experiencing connections to our eco-system and their community, Cheakamus programs foster a sense of belonging in students for their community and environment. Depending on the group’s preference and goals, activities can be tailored to include more environmental learning elements or can include a greater focus on recreational and challenge initiatives. The High School Leadership Program is an overnight program (two day). One day pograms available upon request.

Learn more:

https://cheakamuscentre.ca/programs/youth-leadership-retreat

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8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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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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6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Yes
Program Description & Details

Use promo code NG2018 and take advantage of this educational field trip opportunity to see National Geographic Explorer, Nizar Ibrahim, at our Student Matinee on October 10th. School matinees are suitable for students from Grades 2 to 7. With the BC Curriculum’s focus on Inquiry in Science, we hope that this National Geographic Live speaker series can act as a valuable experiential learning field trip for your students.

Other shows available for student matinees:

October 10 - Lost Giant of the Cretaceous
February 27 - On the Trail of Big Cats
March 12 - Ocean Soul
May 7 - View from Above
 

Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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No
Program Description & Details

All museum-led school programs complement the BC curriculum and offer students hands-on learning experiences with museum specimens to increase students’ awareness of biodiversity, evolution, ecology, and conservation. School programs focus on conveying the beauty, wonder, and importance of biodiversity.

Find more information on the variety of programs offered for grades 7-12 on our website.

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Duration: 
75
For Grades: 
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

All museum-led school programs complement the BC curriculum and offer students hands-on learning experiences with museum specimens to increase students’ awareness of biodiversity, evolution, ecology, and conservation. School programs focus on conveying the beauty, wonder, and importance of biodiversity.

Find more information on the variety of programs offered for K-7 classes on our website.

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Duration: 
75
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
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As an educator, how can you help facilitate student learning at the museum? The museum contains a wide variety of specimens and information, which can be catered to learners of all ages. On this unique tour, appropriate for teachers of all grades and ages, you will explore strategies to utilize the museum as part of your teaching plan. Learn about the museum’s collections, programs, activities, resources, and more!

This tour is appropriate for educators looking for a group outing or professional development day.

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75
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