Pre-Visit Information Package

Program Description & Details

Title:  Talaysay's Talking Trees – Student Program (K to Grade 12)

Welcome to our Talaysay  TALKING TREES PROGRAM. 

Type of Program:  Student Indigenous Walking Tour - Ecology

Tour Description:  This is a walking tour in Stanley Park. Your Talaysay guides-ambassadors will take you on a forest walk and teach the rich stories and history of the land while you learn how the trees and plants are used by indigenous people for both food and medicine.  Learn to identify a variety of indigenous plants and tree species  so when you venture into the forest you too will know what is edible, medicinal and adaptable for technology.   Emphasis on Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Sustainable Practices and Ecology. 

Date of TourTuesday to Friday

Start Time:  10:00 am   End Time:  11:30 am    Duration:  1.5 hrs  We can book custom times between 9 am and 10:30 am for the morning tour and 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm for the Afternoon Tour.

Includes:  Guide-Ambassador-Instructor.  At times we have a co-guide, a trainer and or a trainee. The tour is rich with Indigenous stories and interpretation.  Students have the opportunity to discuss and ask questions during the tour and or in the last 15 minutes of the tour.  

Student Rate with 20 or more participants:  $18.00 pp plus gst (This Rate is for K to 12 Students Only). 

With 20+ students, 2 teachers or adult volunteers are complimentary.  When there are less than 20 students, the base rate is $360 plus gst $18.00.  Total:  $378.00 

Primary Location:  Stanley Park:

This tour meets at the Stanley Park bus loop which is accessible by car, taxi, bus or by foot. Our guide will meet you under the gazebo in the bus loop. Please note, if driving by car, the parking lot is all pay parking. If taking the public bus, it is the #19 bus to Stanley Park and it is the last stop.  
If traveling by school bus, the driver can drop the students off then park at the designated bus parking in Stanley Park.  
Please provide yourself plenty of time to arrive and find your guide.

Other Locations:  When planned in advance, our guides could travel to a forest area near your school.  Review of the site for safety, access and diversity in indgenous plants is required.  

Inquiring and Bookings:  Please email admin@talaysay.com or info@talaysay.com and or contact us at 1-800-605-4643 (Toll Free) or 604-628-8555 (Vancouver line)

Our Programs In Summary

Nature

Talking Trees Walk - In Person and Virtual via Zoom

Indigenous Forest Walk - In Person and Virtual via Zoom (extended program of Talking Trees; includes Wellness)

History 

Spoken Treasures  In Person and Virtual via Zoom

Art 

Talking Totems - In Person and Virtual via Zoom

Indigenous Story Telling - In Person and Virtual via Zoom

Wellness:

Forest Therapy Walk - external guide

Land-Basked Learning - currently offered virtually

Company:  Talaysay Tours   Book on line at:  https://www.aboriginalecotours.com/

Our Tours:  Virtual and in Person

1. talking trees - nature    (90 min)

2. indigenous forest walk (in person only) (2.5 hrs)

2. spoken treasures - history (75 min)

3. talking totems - art  (60 min)

4. storytelling - art and culture (60 min)

5. land-based learning - outdoor education  (2 hours

6. custom virtual tours and seminars

Virtual Links to Review and Book:  https://www.aboriginalecotours.com/tours/community/talking-trees-tour-st...

 

In Person Programs:

https://www.aboriginalecotours.com/tours/aboriginal-eco-tours/vancouver/...

 

Locations:  Vancouver, North Shore, Squamish

 

Dates and Times:  can be customized with groups.

 

Wishing you a great week ahead and look forward to planning further with you both.

Media:

Land Basked Learning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahAFvrl90e4

Talking Totems

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww0P01Ehtgo

Spoken Treasures

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7JbZgnnNKg

Talaysay Virtual Tours

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ-4KWXx5p0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-LY2tTLzrc

 

Christine Elliot - Manager - admin@talaysay.com 

Candace Campo – Operator Lead Guide and Teacher

Talaysay Tours - Authentic Cultural Experiences & Aboriginal co Tours 

www.aboriginalecotours.com (on-line booking) 

 

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

Each year, thousands of children are introduced to the wonders of nature through educational programs at the Richmond Nature Park. Due to COVID-19, brand new virtual programs have been developed to offer a new, virtual learning experience. 

The Virtual Home Learners Program is designed for students in Kindergarten through Grade 4.  Interactive presentations include activities, demonstrations, taxidermy, multimedia visuals and a Q & A session with the naturalist, if time permits.

“Animals Live in My Neighbourhood" 
Learn about the basic needs that all animals have, their adaptations to survive, why they live in our neighbourhoods and how we can co-exist with them. Recommended for Grades 1-4.

"Now We See Them, Now We Don't" 
Explore the idea of seasonality on the West Coast with snow geese, coyotes and humans as case studies and then determine what adaptations they have at different times of the year. Recommended for Grades K-4.

Home learners have a choice of three different programs. Register for one, two or all three:
1. Animals Live in My Neighbourhood - Skunks and Coyotes
2. Animals Live in My Neighbourhood - Raccoons and Snow Geese
3. Now We See Them, Now We Don't

$10/session

Each program is 45 minutes. The presentation starts and ends as scheduled. A late start will result in a shorter program.

Visit the Program Registration page, click on the BROWSE AND REGISTER button and choose from Children: Online - Programs from the Nature and Science category. Register online or call the Registration Call Centre at 604-276-4300, Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm.

Technology/Equipment requirements:
Strong internet connection and access to a video/sound system. We recommend connecting your laptop to a smartboard or a projector and ensuring the speakers are enabled to provide an optimal experience.

City: 
Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Each year, thousands of children are introduced to the wonders of nature through school programs at the Richmond Nature Park. Due to COVID-19, brand new virtual programs have been developed to offer a new, virtual learning experience. 

Wildlife in Your Classroom is designed for students in Kindergarten through Grade 4.  Interactive presentations include activities, demonstrations, taxidermy, multimedia visuals and a Q & A session with the naturalist, if time permits.

"Why Do Animals Live in My Neighbourhood?" 

Learn about the basic needs that all animals have, their adaptations to survive, why they live in our neighbourhoods and how we can co-exist with them. Recommended for Grades 1-4.

"Now We See Them, Now We Don't" 
Explore the idea of seasonality on the West Coast with snow geese, coyotes and humans as case studies and then determine what adaptations they have at different times of the year. Recommended for Grades K-4.

Educators have a choice of three different Wildlife in Your Classroom programs.

Register for one, two or all three:

  1. Why Do Animals Live in My Neighbourhood? - Skunks and Coyotes
  2. Why Do Animals Live in My Neighbourhood? - Raccoons and Snow Geese
  3. Now We See Them, Now We Don't

$85/class (max. 24 students and 2-4 adults)

Technology/Equipment requirements:
Strong internet connection and access to a video/sound system. We recommend connecting your laptop to a smartboard or a projector and ensuring the speakers are enabled to provide an optimal experience.

Platform: Zoom

Visit the Program Registration page, click on the BROWSE AND REGISTER button and choose from Adults: Online - Programs from the Nature and Science category. Register online or call the Registration Call Centre at 604-276-4300, Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm.

City: 
Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

FRDC is continuing to support schools during this pandemic with our newest offer: online school programs! Hosted through video conference software, an FRDC educator will lead your students through a fully interactive program, engaging them with the material by utilizing the latest tools in online and remote education. Be sure to check back soon for more details!

Join us as we journey down the river of stories from the headwaters to the mouth of the Fraser. Travelling along an interactive map, students will learn all about the Fraser River Basin through stories from the near and distant past. The program ends with a reflection on our place in this landscape, as students add their own story to the map. 

To participate in these programs, you will need:

  • A stable internet connection.
  • A device for each student (laptop, tablet, or chromebook, etc) with a stable internet connection. They will use this throughout the program for the interactive activities.
  • The ability to join the video conference with the FRDC educator. This can be done one of two ways: the teacher can join the video conference and project it with sound for the whole class to view; or each student can join on their device with headphones.
City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

FRDC is continuing to support schools during this pandemic with our newest offer: online school programs! Hosted through video conference software, an FRDC educator will lead your students through a fully interactive program, engaging them with the material by utilizing the latest tools in online and remote education.

We are currently looking for testers for Let's Design a Cleaner City. Participating classes receive the program for free, in exchange for providing feedback. If you are interested in helping us test this program, please email us at programs@fraserriverdiscovery.org .

Let’s Design a Cleaner City is an online program that empowers students to solve real world problems. In this program, students expand their knowledge of urban challenges by learning about major sources of urban and industrial pollution. Students will then use the design thinking process to imagine and create a cleaner city.

To participate in these programs, you will need:

  • A stable internet connection.
  • A device for each student (laptop, tablet, or chromebook, etc) with a stable internet connection. They will use this throughout the program for the interactive activities.
  • The ability to join the video conference with the FRDC educator. This can be done one of two ways: the teacher can join the video conference and project it with sound for the whole class to view; or each student can join on their device with headphones.
City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Tundra & I will visit your school if it is within a reasonable travel distance. During the COVID 19 pandemic, this visit occurs outdoors, preferrably in a forested area on your school grounds or nearby. If no such location, then we use your school fields & we improvise that it is a forest. Students & staff get to watch Tundra's behavior & I explain what wolves in the wild would be doing. I tell many First Nation stories & legends about the wolf & why this animal is so important to their culture. I explain the important role the wolf plays in the ecosystem as an apex predator & keystone species. Opportunity for many questions from students & staff. Cost is $100 for the walks & travel expenses to the school.

If your school is too far away, I can over a ZOOM version of this program where the same material is covered & the students & staff get to see the four wolves our centre has.

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Students are invited on a virtual curator-led tour through the current exhibit, followed by a hands-on art workshop online. Participants are challenged through cultivated learning, close observation and thoughtful discussions about the art featured in the gallery exhibit. Key concepts and new artistic modes of creation come to life! Suitable for Grades K-12.

Please check our website to see what our current exhibition is : https://www.burnaby.ca/Things-To-Do/Arts-and-Heritage/Burnaby-Art-Galler...?

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Fridays | October 2020 - June 25, 2021

Join us to uncover the complexity of the coastline. Students are immersed into the ideas of interconnection, ecosystems, water cycles, and shoreline wildlife, inspired by Coastal indigenous works. Using drawing, watercolour, pastel and collage students develop individual  mixed-media works that contribute to an ecosystem project.

Curriculum Tie-ins: Art Education, Earth Science, Indigenous Studies

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Mt Seymour's Outdoor Education Dept. is delighted to announce that this year we are making it easier than ever to get your class outdoors!  For the first time we will be offering mobile Outdoor Education Programming, and our experienced Guide Team will come to your location (school or nearby park).

Intro to Outdoor Recreation

Learn what it takes to recreate outdoors in a safe and conscientious way. We will cover: Trip Planning; The Essentials; Leave No Trace; Bear Aware; Hug A Tree.

Nature Games

Participants learn about the life of some of our local animals through games and fun activities.

Seymour Survival Skills Workshop

Learn the basics of staying safe outdoors. Children will play their way to learning about how to be prepared, how to avoid getting lost, and what to do if lost.

Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Months Available: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Contact Us
Program Description & Details

We have reinvented our popular Chinese New Year programs and invite you to celebrate the Year of the Ox!

Our Garden is temporarily closed to the public but we are open for school groups. With Covid safety protocols in mind, spots will be limited this year with adequate time in between groups for sanitization.

CNY group bookings will be available every Tuesday, Wednesady and Thursday from February 1st to February 26th 2021.

Visit our website for more details!

https://vancouverchinesegarden.com/schools/chinese-new-year/

Not able to visit us in-person? Let us help you to recreate the excitement in your school.

Lesson Kits, props kits and craft kits are available. See separate post on this website or visit https://vancouverchinesegarden.com/schools/chinese-new-year/

Join us online!

Visit our website for free downloadable Chinese New Year learning activities, storytelling videos and more.

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Months Available: 
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Join OWL in this unique virtual experience to learn about owl pellets and how they are formed. You will learn about the digestive process of owls and other raptors and where they are on in the food chain. Our Eucator will then demonstrate for your class how to dissect an owl pellet to get your class started. You also get the chance to meet one of our Owl Ambassadors up close on camera and ask questions with our Educator! Each program will be focused to each grade level that is participating.

For more information or to book, please visit: https://www.owlrehab.org/education/virtual/

To order pellets, please visit: https://www.owlrehab.org/owl-pellets/ 

City: 
Duration: 
40
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Looking for a live experience, but current policy has you staying close to home?  We’re taking our Owls and First Nations Hiwus program on the road to your school!   While we would much rather have your students visit an authentic Feasthouse and enjoy the wide open spaces of Grouse Mountain, we realize that’s not always possible.  We are now taking bookings for our Outreach program that will include experienced Educators, owl ambassadors, and First Nations presenters.  Our staff will teach your students about owls and open a discussion about habitat and conservation. In turn, our elder will drum, sing and speak to your students about the rich, Squamish culture and the importance of community.

Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

By putting our two most popular programs online in a live, interactive session, Bears of North America and Owls of Grouse Mountain, we’ve made it easy for you to enjoy the field trips you’ve come to know, and the wildlife ambassador owls that your students love, all from the comfort of your school.  And best of all, as the teacher, you get to take a moment and let us drive - our engaging Educators offer fun, interactive learning, brought right to your students.  No bussing to coordinate, no permission forms to collect, no chaperones to organize.  We’ll have live chat to answer questions in real time, worksheets, videos, and webcams.  While we can’t bring you to the mountain, we want to bring the mountain to you!  The first 50 teachers to book an online program will receive a $150 credit towards their next onsite field trip.

City: 
Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

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, learners in Grades 4-6 will explore how binary code can be used to represent images while exploring reflections and transformations. They will be invited to share their binary code with their peers and work from each other’s codes. They will start with binary code for simple two-toned images and then work their way into coding four-toned images with possible extensions into how all colours are coded in binary for computers to use.

This kit contains resources for both synchronous and asynchronous lessons.

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

Find out more and request Coding Math Learning Kit

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Contact Us
Program Description & Details

New for 2020-2021 we are offering programs for homeschool classes and small bubbles who would like to enhance their school curriculum. Through exploring the exhibits, activities and site features, you can discover our relationship with Earth Materials. This can help teach the following Big Idea in the Grade 5 Curriculum in BC. 

Earth materials change as they move through the rock cycle and can be used as natural resources. 

Your visit to the museum will help answer questions such as;

  • What are Earth Materials
  • How do we interact with Earth Materials
  • How can we change our relationship with Earth Materials to be better stewards of the environment

Included in your admission to the museum are the following

  • Guided tour of the underground
  • BOOM!
  • Self-exploration of the site and exhibits
  • A support package
  • Gold Panning
  • Choice of one 30 minute session from the following;

Earthly Explorers

Have you ever seen a dinosaur footprint fossil? How do such fossils form and what can they tell us? Join us for Earthly Explorers as we uncover teh story of our dinosaur footprint and how the stories of rocks reveal the geological timeline of our planet. This session also includes free time to uncover the secrets of a variety of rocks and minerals selected to help understand earth materials and the rock cycle. 

Chemical Solutions in the Real World

The Britannia Mine Museum had a serious environmental problem called Acid Rock Drainage that chemically speaking, was a solution of sulphur and several metals. Get an introduction to what is a chemical solution through a look at Britannia's former problem and how it was resolved. This session will include hands-on testing of water samples. 

Regular admission rates apply but don't forget you get a wonderful support package and a 30 minute additional session with one of our educators for the price!

Admission rates can be found here https://www.britanniaminemuseum.ca/pages/rates

 

 

Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Months Available: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No

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