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Did you know that in Metro Vancouver tens of thousands of kgs of food is discarded every day? Food waste is a big problem.  Through this workshop students will learn the importance of food recycling and practical ways to reduce food waste, as well as glimpsing how families around the world eat.

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75
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5, 6, 7, 8
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No one likes garbage.  Learn where our garbage goes and explore waste reduction.  Compete in a recycling relay.  Discover how worms are true recycling heroes.

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75
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2, 3, 4
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What are endangered species and do any call Langley home?  discover the creatures who are at risk within our community. Learn what life is like for a Great Blue Heron, Pacific Water Shrew, Salish Sucker, Oregon Forest Snail and other local endangered species.  Gain an understanding of biodiversity and conservation science and build a snail hotel with recycled materials.

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75
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2, 3, 4, 5
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Taking a closer look at the "life story" of everyday objects, students discover the true "cost" in terms of environmental impact in the production, distribution and disposal of products.  Students are empowered to consider putting into practice a second set of 3 R's: Refuse, Repair and Repurpose.

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75
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4, 5, 6
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In our changing world, teaching ethics has become increasing important in creating responsible global citizens. The new curriculum asks students to make ethical judgements about the past and evaluate the limitations of drawing direct lessons from history.  One approach is to directly compare modern codes of ethics with historical codes from period sources. Studying prescribed codes of ethics from medieval chivalric manuscripts, such as the Book of Chivalry by Geffroi de Charny, and The Flower of Battle by Fiore dei Liberi, helps students examine their own codes of ethics and understand the pitfalls of dubious translations. But chivalry is essentially the ethics of swordfighting, and the best way to learn this is by swinging a sword. This exciting workshop combines hands on swordplay experience for kinesthetic learners with interpretation of historical manuscripts to reach multiple intelligences.

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6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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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! 

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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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November 23, 9am-3pm
$30.00 (Catered lunch included)

Are you looking for extra tools and resources to integrate
Indigenous content into your classrooms? In the morning, join
experienced instructors for hands-on creative workshops and
in the afternoon join contemporary Inuit art curator Dr. Norman
Vorano for a special discussion on bringing voices from diverse
communities to the fore in non-conventional learning environments
like galleries and museums.

Call 604-297-4422 to register.

PART I: Introduction to Teaching
Indigenous Content in Classrooms
Friday, November 23, 9am-12noon
Location: Burnaby Art Gallery

PART II: Diversity, Inclusion and
Source Communities in the Gallery
Friday, November 23, 1 -3pm
Location: TBD

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATORS

Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30pm
October 3         490914
November 7     490915
December 5     490916

$14.10 each session | $42.30 for all three
Location: Burnaby Art Gallery

Liven up your lesson plans! Teachers, are you looking for fresh
ideas, new tools and varied resources? BAG instructors share
secrets of success in these engaging hands-on art workshops.
Apply what you’ve learned for inspiration in your classrooms.

Please call 604-297-4422 to register.

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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.

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ELSE?

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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Half Day
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9, 10, 11, 12
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Field trips are being organized again for this year's 14-day Upcycle Challenge event which is taking place from October 27th to November 9th, 2018

The Upcycle Challenge is an annual event which allows people of all ages to come to our facility and learn about the effects of plastic pollution first hand by helping us sort selected marine debris materials while learning about plastics in our oceans.  This unique opportunity teaches about the effects of resource consumption, ocean conservation, the implications of plastic pollution and sustainable technologies.  

In 2015, we were able to purchase a small scale plastic to fuel machine that is able to convert plastic pollution back into a light crude on-site. This offers individuals an incredible opportunity to learn about revolutionary sustainable technologies for waste management but also gets everyone creatively thinking about solutions to our waste management systems. Ultimately, the goal is to foster an environment which can begin to transform people's understanding around what they consider waste into materials that are treated as a resource.

This year we are anticipating more then 1,500 cubic yards of marine debris from the coastlines of British Columbia. Working with hundreds of volunteers, industries, businesses, government, artists, students and concerned citizens to clean, sort and transform these materials inside our new warehouse space.

We hope to see you this year! 

What to bring:
- Work gloves
- Snacks and Lunch
- Waterbottle
- Any music you would like to listen to (Must be family appropriate)

Hours of Operation are subject to change.

SCHEDULE COMING SOON!

LOCATION: 7700 Vantage Way, Delta, BC 

PARKING: There is available free parking on the other side of the road in the resurant parking lot beside the warehouse space.

FOOD: Please bring your lunch and snacks for the day.

AMENITIES: There are washrooms and drinking water on-site

BACKGROUND
Over the spring and summer of 2018 marine debris and driftage items were recovered from the remote wilderness of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and residing waterways. During this time hundreds of volunteers and sponsors contributed to large scale cleanup operations to remove marine debris and drfitage along the West and East coasts of Vancouver Island. Loads of debris have been transported to our new warehouse located in Delta, BC. 

*** We will again have our demonstration plastic to fuel machine running as an example of sustainable end of life solutions.*** Come watch bottle caps turn back into a light crude oil***

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90
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4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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From the Bronze Age to the First World War, the sword has a rich and diverse history in Europe.  

Come to Academie Duello's downtown studio and take a tour through our museuem, where students will spend an hour learning about the evolution of the sword from simple bronze age knives, to the knightly longsword, to the slender rapier, all the way to the sabres issued to cavalry regiments in the first world war.  There will also be a look at the way the fighting manual changed, with reproductions and first edition manuscripts, and a chance to try on armour too!

After a short break and chance to handle some swords and armour, students will take to the floor under the tutelage of a senior instructor and an assistant, and learn some swordplay!  The lesson will be an hour long, and will cover the basics of stance, movement, attack, and defence, and will conclude with a fencing bout between the instructors. 

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4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
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No
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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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Half Day
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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Regardless of age, you can always learn new, incredible things about life on Earth while at the Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise® initiative.

During our teacher professional development day, our Ocean Wise® Education Program Coordinators will share their ideas and thoughts about the education, research, and conservation programs that are happening both at the Vancouver Aquarium and around the world. We hope that you will leave with the tools to promote immersive, active, and exploratory experiences that encourage students to think about marine science in a new way.

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This program accommodates large groups to learn about a "big issue" in the world's oceans, either Marine Debris or Sustainable Fishing (teacher's choice). Following the time with our staff, the group then has an exclusive showing of our current 4D film.

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Duration: 
45
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Yes
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Students explore our underwater arctic gallery in small groups with our staff. They handle many animal artifacts and observe live animals to learn about the diversity of arctic life, how humans and other arctic species are connected, and the effects of climate change in the north.

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90
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4, 5, 6, 7
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No

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