Pre-Visit Information Package

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Visit the museum museum on your own or add a self-guided visit to one of our guided school programs. There is a lot to discover! Worksheets are available to support and enhance your self-directed exploration and can be emailed to teachers upon request. Self-guided museum visits can be scheduled anytime but must be booked at least one week in advance to receive the discounted rate.

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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Experience what life at sea would have been like over 200 years ago! Step back in time with a visit to the fo'c'sle of an eighteenth century tall ship. Discover the significance of Camptain George Vancouver's voyage, then put your navigational skills to the test in the museum’s Heritage Harbour.

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90
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4, 5
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No
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Do you have what it takes to be a successful Arctic explorer? Hear fascinating stories of seafarers who succceeded (and those who failed). Learn how the traditional knowledge and lifestyle of the Inuit could improve your chance of survival in the unique and challenging Arctic environment. Then climb aboard the famous RCMP vessel St. Roch to discuss the experiences of Captain Henry Larsen and his crew.This program made possible through a generous contribution from TD Bank Group.

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90
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4, 5
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Discover what it takes to be an extreme explorar in one of the last unexplored frontiers on earth! Learn about the history of deep ocean exploration and how technology can be used to overcome challenging conditions, then use your newfound knowledge to design a submersible inspired by your visit to the PX-15 Ben Franklin.

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90
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5, 6, 7
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No
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Help Zorbo, a visitor form the planet Zorbonia, discover the amazing connections between salmon and our forests. How do salmon help the soil and trees? Play salmon lottery, dress like a tree and find out how salmon contribute to healthy food webs.

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, forest, wetland, hands-on, interactive, explore

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60
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2, 3
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Discover the hidden secrets and stories of the forest in this sensory journey through nature. Awaken your senses as you explore the temperate rainforest. Use magnifiers and look for tiny life forms, meet bugs, feed trees, and transform into a bat while learning how all of these forest elements are connected.

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, forest, hands-on, interactive, explore

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Duration: 
90
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K, 1, 2, 3
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Discover the many wonders of the only mammal that can fly. Find out how bats live, hunt, echolocate and adapt to their habitat using their unique bodies. Because bats are nocturnal, we will not see any live bats during the program. Instead, we will explore their habitat with unique props and activities. Bats really are beautiful; learn why in this interactive forest adventure.

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, forest, hands-on, interactive, explore, conservation, animals, plants

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Duration: 
90
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K, 1, 2, 3
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The lush temperate rainforest is diverse, abundant and full of interconnected species. Engage all of your senses to piece together the story of forest dwelling plants and animals and their important roles in the web of life.

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, forest, hands-on, interactive, explore, conservation, animals, plants

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Duration: 
90
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4, 5, 6, 7
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Beaver Lake is one of Vancouver’s last natural wetlands, and it is home to incredible plants and animals. What makes the wetland ecosystem a good place to live? How do diverse communities of animals eat their way along the food chain? Roll up your sleeves and explore Beaver Lake wildlife up close with dip nets, magnifiers and games.

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, forest, wetland, hands-on, interactive, explore, conservation, animals, plants

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Duration: 
90
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3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Visit the Lumberman’s Arch beach at low tide and explore the incredibly diverse and abundant life in the intertidal zone. Low tide offers us a glimpse at fascinating animals and plants that have adapted to life in and out of the sea. Hunt for crabs, sort seaweeds, and find out what else lives or eats on the seashore, while students discover important human connections to the oceans. Beach Explorers is a tide-dependent program and is available in spring between April and June. Please contact us for available dates.

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, beach, wetland, hands-on, interactive, explore, conservation, animals, plants

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Duration: 
90
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Meet Rachel Raccoon, an urban dweller who wants to get back to her wild roots. Young students will learn about the needs of plants and animals through creative storytelling, imaginative play and interacting with educational props. Join us and discover how our personal actions contribute to healthy ecosystems.

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, forest, beach, wetland, hands-on, interactive, explore, conservation, animals, plants

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60
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K, 1
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How do invasive species affect the balance of our delicate ecosystems? Join us on a fun, fact-filled quest to find out what impact invasive plants have on biodiversity, and consider the role humans play in protecting our ecosystems. Put on your gloves and take direct action to remove invasive English ivy from Stanley Park.

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, forest, beach, wetland, hands-on, interactive, explore, conservation, animals, plants

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Duration: 
90
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4, 5, 6, 7
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Explore wilderness survival in Stanley Park and immerse your class in this team-based adventure. Imagine yourself lost in the woods; would you know what to do? Learn the essentials of what humans need to survive. Try your hand at knot tying and practice your new skills while building your own wilderness survival shelter.

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, forest, beach, wetland, hands-on, interactive, explore

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Duration: 
90
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4, 5, 6, 7
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Visualize: your class playing games, singing songs and having fun in nature. Experience: the science curriculum coming alive. Witness: young people developing life skills and building strong bonds with the natural world. Explore the wilds of Stanley Park by day, sleep under the stars at night. Under the leadership of skilled educators, students spend two days exploring forest, wetland and intertidal ecosystems and learn survival skills. They set up tents and cook meals on camp stoves. An evening hike to Beaver lake is always exciting, where students often encounter beavers, bats and owls. For grades 4-7, Nature Ninjas starts on Tuesdays and Thursday in April, May and June. Nature Ninjas is educational, easy for teachers, safe, affordable and fun! See our website for more information, including detailed parent and teacher information packages.

Keywords: nature, park, parks, outdoor, outdoors, ecology, forest, beach, wetland, hands-on, interactive, explore, conservation, animals, plants, overnight

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Full Day
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4, 5, 6, 7
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Free tours of our exhibitions are available for Grades 8 - 12. Learn about the artists, their works, and how we curate the exhibitions. Teachers' Guides are available on our website for each exhibition. Please book ahead of time to ensure availibility. Gallery-based activities can be arranged to integrate with your subject area.

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Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
No

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