Pre-Visit Information Package

Program Description & Details

Join us for a tour of our virtual exhibitions and resources, including the History Alive! award-winning Perspectives on Biodiversity – Sturgeon Knowledge Web.

On this 60-minute virtual tour and discussion, appropriate for teachers of all subjects, grades and ages, you will explore strategies to utilize First Peoples and Biodiversity-themed museum resources as part of your teaching plan.

Learn about our digital exhibitions, resources, collections, programs, and more! Though we will focus on the Beaty Museum’s collection, many of the ideas we explore will apply to other museums and field trip sites. We encourage you to ask lots of questions, and invite you to explore the museum at a later date for no charge with your teacher ID.

This tour is appropriate for educators looking for a group development session and is free of charge. This offering will be available on ZOOM with registration. Target Audience: Educators Grades K-12

Book this virtual session using our online booking form.

For more details, please visit: https://beatymuseum.ubc.ca/learn/educator-resources/teachers/

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Program Description & Details

Can’t come to the museum? Book one of our award-winning Beaty Boxes; outreach kits with touchable specimens, information about UBC research scientists, and hands-on activities that explore biodiversity. Our outreach kits provide you and your students with the opportunity to connect with the Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s unique biological collections. All Beaty Boxes contain touchable specimens and other scientific objects to stimulate inquiry and discussion within the classroom, enhancing the student learning experience.

Schools, community centres, libraries, home-learners, and other groups are encouraged to book a box and share it with other classes in the school or institutions in their immediate area. This can be a cost-effective way to share resources in the community.

Formore information, please visit: https://beatymuseum.ubc.ca/learn/beaty-boxes/

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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
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Program Description & Details

Starting on September 8, 2020, we will be launching an online layer of programming to complement Beaty Box rentals.

We will offer two bookable online programs to compliment a Beaty Box rental:

Online Beaty Box Sketching (Kindergarten and up)

Online Beaty Box Adaptation Exploration (Grades 3 – 7)

Program Length

Online programs are 60 minutes long. The online program includes up to 15 minutes for a tech-test with the organizer, students, and facilitator before the program begins, plus 45 minute program time, which includes time for student questions and discussion.

When you click the zoom link, you will be taken to a waiting room. The organizer will be let in first, so we can quickly touch base about the program. Then, students will be allowed into the zoom room where we can check that things are set up and working smoothly before we begin. The main organizer can sign on a few minutes before the scheduled start time (up to 5) if preferred.

Booking Times

Online sessions are offered at 10:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.
Online programs are booked using our online booking form and follow our regular booking policy and procedures

Class Size & Management

A maximum of 30 participants per booking makes for an optimal experience. We will expect the adults responsible for the group to provide group management and facilitate Q&A. The amount of time for individual students to ask questions and interact will depend on the number of students in the call.

For more information, please visit: https://beatymuseum.ubc.ca/online-beaty-box-programs/

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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
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Program Description & Details

Join us online to virtually explore the six collections that make up the museum: Tetrapods, Marine Invertebrates, Herbarium, Entomology, Fish, and Fossils. Discover stories about BC species, biodiversity research, and different specimens in the collection and how they relate to each other.

This introductory online tour will teach you about some of the different specimens in the collection, and showcase some of our Museum Interpreters’ favourite specimens and stories. After a virtual tour, you will have time to ask questions.

Tour Length

Online tours are 60 minutes long. The online program includes up to 15 minutes for a tech-test with the organizer, students, and facilitator before the program begins, plus 45 minute program time, which includes time for student questions and discussion.

When you click the zoom link, you will be taken to a waiting room. The organizer will be let in first, so we can quickly touch base about the program. Then, students will be allowed into the zoom room where we can check that things are set up and working smoothly before we begin. The main organizer can sign on a few minutes before the scheduled start time (up to 5) if preferred.

Booking Times

Online tours are booked using our online booking form and follow our regular booking policy and procedures

Class Size & Management

A maximum of 30 participants per booking makes for an optimal experience. We will expect the adults responsible for the group to provide group management and facilitate the Q&A portion. The amount of time for individual students to ask questions and interact will depend on the number of students in the call.

For more information: https://beatymuseum.ubc.ca/learn/online-museum-collections-tour/

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Duration: 
60
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
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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
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1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Program Description & Details

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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30
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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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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60
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Program Description & Details

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is filled with objects and stories, perfect for multi-sensory learning. Topics include life in Ming Dynasty China (1368-1644), immigration to British Columbia, inventions, and festivals and holidays. We offer programs for all ages, and our school programs support BC provincial curriculum.

See the information about our trips below for more details or visit our website: 

https://vancouverchinesegarden.com/field-trips/

Our trips are in-person and the health, safety and well-being of our visitors, employees, volunteers and our extended community is always our top priority. We continue to be guided by the advice of local, provincial and national public health officials and will make decisions as needed moving forward. 

For everyone's safety, for the time being:
- We will only be admitting one class of students plus chaperones at a time. 
- All classes/programs will be led by facilitators. We are sorry that we cannot accomodate self-guided class visits at this time.
- Classes will be split into smaller groups to facilitate physical distancing in the Garden
- We recommend all visitors to the Garden wear a mask. Masks are available at Visitor Services upon request.
- Hand sanitizer is available at the front entrance and at various points throughout the Garden
- Please don't hesitate to speak to us about any special needs or concerns you or your group may have.

As a non-profit organization, the Garden is grateful for your continued support and understanding.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Garden!

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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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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.

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Half Day
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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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.

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Program Description & Details

Interpretive programs: Join Manning Park Resort’s Naturalists and guest speakers for entertaining and educational programs at the Lightning Lake Amphitheatre, the Alpine Meadows, and at various locations throughout the park. Interpretive programs are available by request for groups.

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Full Day
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Program Description & Details

Boating:  Enjoy and explore the waters of on Lightning Lake with our boat rentals. Choose your adventure in a two-seater canoe, five-person Mackenzie canoe, rowboat, kayak or a stand-up paddleboard.

We have hourly and day rates available at the Boathouse (located at the Lightning Lake Day Use Area), as well as group rates for boat rentals of 6 boats or more.

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Full Day
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Nordic: At Manning Park Resort, Nordic skiers can explore over 60 km of classic and skate ski groomed trails, as well as 160 km of backcountry trails. This is cross-country skiing at its finest—in forests and valleys, with a scenic mountain backdrop. Equipment rentals and lessons are available. The Nordic Centre also offers guided cross-country skiing and snowshoeing tours. 


Snowshoeing at Manning Park Resort is a fun and adventurous way to get into the park. With access to over 300km of trails for individuals of all abilities, individuals new to snowshoeing can follow marked trails through the surrounding forest.  Equipment rentals are available.

Guided excursions: We offer both day and evening excursions with our friendly and knowledgeable guides. Prices are based on group numbers, and packages are available with or without rental equipment.

Ice Skating: Ice skating at Manning Park Resort is available to all our guests when our outdoor rink is open. We also have everything you need to rent for a day of skating or a rousing game of hockey, including skates, hockey sticks, helmets and soft pucks. To protect guest safety, hard pucks are not permitted on the rink.  See our friendly staff at the Nordic Centre for all equipment rentals. Please note that access to the outdoor rink is weather dependent. The ice rink can be reserved exclusively by request. 

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Full Day
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Program Description & Details

Alpine: Manning Park Resort has some of the best snow conditions in B.C. We are located at a charmed intersection between the temperate coastal and dry desert interior regions, which means our powder is top notch! The Ski Hill, open from December to April, is located 10 km east of Manning Park Resort and offers excellent ski and snowboard terrain for beginners to advanced. Equipment rentals and lessons are available.

Snow Tubing: Located at the Ski Hill, the Polar Coaster is Manning Park Resort’s very own tube park. Enjoy a day of tubing on four beginner and advanced groomed runs. Lift service is provided so you can tube down and ride up. The Polar Coaster is open on weekends and holidays. Private Group bookings and Night Tubing rates are also available for the Polar Coaster. Please contact Group Services at least 2 weeks in advance.

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Full Day
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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
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8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
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