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Program Description & Details

What was life like for the people who lived and worked in one of BC’s cannery towns?  After a snapshot tour of our canning line exhibit, the cannery’s general store serves as the backdrop for the history mystery.  Students will work in teams to discover the identity of six cannery workers.  Conversations with store clerks, access to documents and artifact replicas provide the clues that will reveal personal stories of cannery workers and bring the multicultural history of BC’s fishing industry to life.  

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4, 5
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Yes
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Students explore the relationship between people and the environment as they investigate the history of Canada’s West Coast fishing industry.  Comparing past and present fishing methods and practices, students evaluate the fishing industry’s impact on the environment and discuss the economic and cultural importance of fishing to west coast communities.

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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After reading “Helen’s Surprise”—the story of a family who lived at Fort Langley along the Fraser River in the 1800s—your class will receive a letter from Helen inviting you to come explore where the story took place. Although Helen herself won’t be there, facilitators dressed in period costume will help you discover how cultures change over time through a series of mini-adventures: trying on costumes, feeling furs, watching the blacksmith at work, learning about native plants, rolling barrels, and panning for gold. Back at school, write a letter back to Helen about your experience. Your class will receive another letter with answers to your questions.

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Après avoir lu Helen’s Surprise — histoire d’une famille qui a vécu à Fort Langley, au bord du fleuve Fraser, dans les années 1800 — votre classe recevra une lettre d’Helen vous invitant à venir découvrir l’endroit où l’histoire s’est déroulée. Évidemment, Helen ne sera pas là, mais des guides portant des vêtements d’époque vous aideront à découvrir comment les cultures évoluent dans le temps à l’aide de petites aventures : essayer des costumes, toucher des fourrures, observer le forgeron au travail, s’informer sur les plantes indigènes, faire rouler des barils, et chercher de l’or à la batée. De retour à l’école, vous écrirez une lettre à Helen pour lui raconter votre expérience. Votre classe recevra une autre lettre qui répondra à vos questions.

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K, 1, 2, 3
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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Students work in teams to complete hands-on activities such as assembling a bucket, identifying furs, learning a different language, re-enacting the proclamation of BC and more! Along the way, they discover how the Hudson’s Bay Company and local First Nations groups related with each other. We provide a lesson plan and story, “Jimmy Goes Home,” for teachers to use in the classroom.

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Les élèves font des activités pratiques en équipe, comme assembler un seau, reconnaître des fourrures, apprendre une langue différente, reconstituer la proclamation de la C.-B., et plus encore! Du même coup, ils découvrent quelles étaient les interactions entre la Compagnie de la Baie d’Hudson et les Premières Nations. Nous fournissons un plan de cours et un récit intitulé « Le retour de Jimmy » que les enseignants peuvent utiliser en classe.

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Duration: 
Half Day
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4, 5, 6, 7, 8
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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Students work as a team to make crucial decisions and complete necessary tasks to keep the fort running smoothly. Students document their accomplishments with photos using their smart phones.

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Travaillez en équipe pour réaliser vos tâches et prenez des décisions importantes sur le fonctionnement du fort. Les élèves documenteront leurs réalisations en utilisant leurs téléphones intelligents.

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Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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Ever wonder what it takes for the Vancouver Symphony to produce a concert? What is a day in the life of a professional musician like? Join the VSO for an exclusive glimpse into the daily workings of a world-class orchestra. With prior arrangement, "Meet a Musician" and Orpheum tours are available .

Friday, October 18, 2019, 10:00am - 12:30pm 
Friday, November 22, 2019 10:00am - 12:30pm
Friday, January 17, 2020 11:00am - 2:00pm
Friday, February 7, 2020 11:00am - 1:30pm
Friday, March 7, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm.

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6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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“It was really important for the young students to have this opportunity to experience conceptual art and wrap their minds around it. Thanks so much, it was a great visit." - High School Teacher, Gleneagle Highschool, Coquitlam

"I loved the variety of activities, it all flowed really well, Our guide was excellent, so great with the children and really engaging. This is definitely an experience I will recommend to my colleagues and I will for sure be back next year!" - Elementary School Teacher, West Bay Elementary, West Vancouver 

The Contemporary Art Gallery offers engaging arts programs for students from K-12. Led by experienced art educators, participants explore CAG exhibitions through guided observation, facilitated discussion and studio art-making. Utilizing inquiry-based learning strategies, students and teachers are encouraged to creatively experiment with visual art materials and processes as well as critically reflect upon the power of contemporary art to engage with diverse themes, perspectives, and complex ideas. 

School programs are offered for grades K-12. There are two options –a one-hour interactive tour of the exhibitions at a cost of $50.00 or a two-hour tour that includes art-making related to the exhibitions for $90.00. Class size is typically capped at 30 students due to the size of the galleries.

Guided visits introduce major themes in contemporary art while making connections to the wider school curriculum from visual and language arts to science and math. To book a guided visit for your class, contact Danielle Green at learning@contemporaryartgallery.ca or 604 681 2700. For more information about our education resources, please visit our website at https://www.contemporaryartgallery.ca/learning/

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

A fun, interactive coyote awareness presentation for your whole school. Find out where coyotes live, how to identify a coyote, what attracts them, Coyotes 101 is a full school auditorium program, teaching primary and intermediate students about the life history of coyotes and why they are so successful in our urban environments. Through interactive activities and a multimedia presentation, staff and students will learn all about these amazing creatures and how to safely encounter them in our schoolyards and communities and what to do if you see one!

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

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Duration: 
30
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Experience West Coast maritime heritage traditions by exploring the Shipyard, and a Japanese boat builder’s family home and boatworks. Then learn wooden boat building and maritime skills by creating a hand-held boat to take home.

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

We aim to provide unique, entertaining, and memorable educational experiences that engage students of all ages in topics related to mineral exploration, natural resource management, land reclamation, and the role of mining in our lives.

School Trips

For 2019-2020 we are pleased to offer our programming a-la-carte. Select the sessions which best fit your needs to create a tailored visit.

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For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
No

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