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Program Description & Details

Starting on Shell Beach (a First Nations midden) we will journey through a beautiful forest, past a tidal lagoon and along a shoreline, learning about First Nations practices and their significance to the island as we walk. Settling at the intertidal zone, we’ll use nets and buckets to catch, identify and release a remarkable diversity of animals. After a beachside lunch, we hike over to a new marine environment to participate in a “Teaching Train”- where the students become the teachers, showing each other the creatures they have learned about.

“I learned to be more aware of my actions and surroundings and how they affect others.”- Rhys T, Age 13, Brockton School

“I learned about the many creatures there are in the ocean and the different plants on Galiano.” – Rahim D, Age 13, Brockton School

Curriculum Links: Habitats and Communities (Gr 4), Water Systems on Earth (Gr. 8) 

Note this program’s availability depends on the timing of low tides—please contact us to discuss your program’s time.

What a Marine Life (Gr. 3-7): https://galianoconservancy.ca/product/marine-life-gr-3-7/

Marine Investigations (Gr. 8-12): https://galianoconservancy.ca/product/marine-investigations/

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Duration: 
Full Day
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5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
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Wednesday: October 2, 2019 – June 17, 2020

Imagine, balance, construct, and combine materials to engineer an exciting mini city. Students learn about physics and connecting techniques they can use to support their structures. Elements of colour, pattern, and recycled materials encourage students to get creative. Focus can be adjusted- perhaps a realistic, futuristic, space-age or environmentally sensitive city could fit your curriculum.

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
No
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Tuesdays | October 1, 2019 – June 15, 2020 

Thursdays | October 3, 2019 - June 17, 2020

Discover the Gallery’s Permanent Art Collections, focusing on handmade prints by First Nation artists. Using real artworks from the collection, students will make comparisons of the different techniques and elements of meaning in the works. The class will consider the significance of the ecosystem and environment which are represented in the selected First Nations works. Students will create their own art piece inspired by their connection with the environment and explore how different mediums work together.

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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Students journey along the water’s edge, between volcanic walls, and among forest groves where they meet iconic native and exotic species. These budding naturalists will connect with their environment, use their senses to develop observational skills, understand the role of humans - including First Peoples - in ecosystems, and participate in storytelling and interactive games.

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Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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No
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In this new program students explore the process of erosion by investigating the Fraser River. Using a stream table, the class will build a re-creation of the Fraser River. They will us scientific inquiry to hypothesize changes over time. Students will spend a good portion of the day outdoors examining sections of the Fraser River in order to draw conclusions. Students will learn why this waterway is significant to Canadian history by examining the ecological environment and community around it.

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For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
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Offered In French: 
No
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In this improved program, learners are invited to observe and interact with the local ecosystem along the Fraser River. Through game play, hands-on activities and experiments students will gain a deep understanding of the natural environment around them. Classes will be exposed to some essential ecological concepts such as biodiversity and adaptations through sensory-rich explorations.

 

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For Grades: 
3, 4
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Offered In French: 
No
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Engage your students and their creativity by bringing this educational trunk into your classroom. Students will engage with natural materials that Indigenous people used in building their rich culture. Everything is engaging in this new kit, from precious Coast Salish ‘tools’ to visual aids in order to transform students back in time.

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Duration: 
Full Day
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
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No
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Examine the culture of the Sto:lo people through the museum’s vast collection. Enjoy a hands-on learning experience that focuses on the lifestyles of the people who have occupied the banks of the Fraser River for millennia. Explore the culture, diet, and family life of the regions’ first inhabitants.

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5
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No
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Students will be introduced to the history of environmental art with a focus on the ephemeral artwork of Andy Goldsworthy. Working together, students will collect objects, create compositions, and troubleshoot basic engineering requirements for their collaborative artworks.

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
No
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Crafts, caroling, and storytelling help bring the holidays to life in the rustic classroom as the regular Lochiel program is modified with festive activities that would have been typical of the holiday season in a turn-of-the-century one-room schoolhouse.

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
1, 2, 3
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Offered In French: 
No
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Students will dive deep into the waters of the Pacific Coast to explore the animals that call the Pacific Coast home. They will choose an animal from the Pacific Coast to focus their art project and to inspire their creativity. Learning everything from their animal’s adaptability in the local B.C. environment to their survival needs, students are eager to create a vivid art piece representing their animal.

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5
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Offered In French: 
No
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Students transform into small Salmon Fry in this art program where their imagination is ignited by the lifecycle of Salmon. Students will experiment with watercolor paint and paper, trying out techniques such as salt and wax, blending, and washes in order to create their very own salmon ecosystem.

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2
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Offered In French: 
No
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Students will be introduced to the artwork of Emily Carr and her travels to visit First Nation’s villages on the Skeena River and Haida Gwaii that inspired her artwork. Students will create an Emily Carr inspired composition using watercolour.

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
No
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Students take a walk through the medical maladies of the past by handling old doctor’s tools, playing plaguing games, and discovering the innovations and breakthroughs that have brought the field of medicine from misguided to miraculous.

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
6, 7
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No
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The Surrey International Children's Festival helps teachers’ fuel curiosity and creative thinking. Join us! We host school groups on Thursday, May 21st or Friday, May 22nd of our 3-day festival. This year, performances in French and English for K-7 students are coming to us from BC, across Canada and Brooklyn, NY. We present high quality programming and hands-on arts activities by artists and educators. Your students can explore drama, music, movement and visual arts as unique languages for creating and communicating. Indigenous stories and traditions, storytelling, nature play and art making will excite and challenge students of all ages. It's in our mandate to keep the festival as accessible as possible and we’re proud to say that ticket prices have not increased since 2010! Do it all, in one beautiful setting that's easy to get to. Join us in May for a hassle-free, relevant and affordable field trip for your class.

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For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
Yes

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