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In this program, the intersections between science, culture, museums and architecture are explored. Students will learn about the historical context in which scientific knowledge of earthquakes was formulated. By engaging in different ways that earthquakes are recorded, in objects, artworks and oral traditions, students are encouraged to think about the significance of cultural and artistic interpretations of earthquakes. Students will have the chance to investigate some seismic and engineering concepts through small-scale hands-on demonstrations. A visit to see MOA conservators in action, will give students insights into the efforts and responsibilities of conserving culturally significant objects. Students will be asked to consider intersecting ways of knowing by drawing on cultural stories, scientific understandings and museum practices while also thinking about earthquake preparedness.

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90
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9, 10, 11, 12
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In this program, students are introduced to contemporary and historical Indigenous use of selected plants on MOA grounds. In small groups, students find, identify and answer questions about plant species and share their findings with the class. Students explore methods for using plants for food, medicine, dyes and belongings based on Indigenous knowledge. hands-on exploration of object from the teaching collection helps students understand how they are created and used. The goal of the program is to encourage discussions on sustainability, stewardship and our shared responsibilities through learning about the cultural significance of plants and incorporating Indigenous perspectives on the making of objects and the stewarding of the land.

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60
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3, 4, 5
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In this program, students develop an awareness and respect for the central role that the cedar tree has played and continues to play, in Northwest Coast First Nations cultures. Students take part in a hands-on tree-building activity to learn about the distinct elements of the cedar tree. Students hear stories and handle objects made of cedar bark and cedar wood in order to understand their value and ongoing cultural importance. Students create paper weavings inspired by traditional Haida cedar hat. By the end of the program, they will be able to identify the cedar tree, its distinct components and how cedar is transformed into cultural objects.

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60
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K, 1, 2
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No
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In this 90-minute program, students learn about the cedar tree and the different cultural objects created from the trunk, bark and roots of the tree. A presentation of images and maps introduces the historical and ongoing importance of cedar trees to the First Nations of the Northwest Coast. A tour through the galleries illustrates the depth of knowledge required to create belongings such as bentwood boxes, baskets and canoes. The tour is followed by a hands-on classroom activity with students interacting with a range of cedar objects, and tools learning directly from handling, looking and listening.

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90
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3, 4, 5
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Marina's Swim School offers Red Cross Swimming and Safety training at our new facility. MSS's school programs are a great way for your students to have fun with their peers while learning safety in, on and around the water. Encourage an active lifestyle and give your class an opportunity to learn important swimming skills while gaining confidence in the water. Each student will be awarded a Red Cross Badge and Report Card upon successful completion of a Swim Kids Level. 

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Half Day
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This program offers the opportunity to learn about Coast and Straits Salish culture through the contemporary presence of the Semiahmoo First Nation on the Peninsula. Students will hear stories, explore artwork by Semiahmoo artists and carvers, and engage in a contemporary Salish weaving activity led by artist Roxanne Charles.

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Half Day
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3, 4, 5, 6
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This program offers the opportunity to examine two local heritage sites in detail—the train station and the pier—in order to better understand how they came to be sites of significance in White Rock. Students will explore this by interacting with the permanent gallery, and reviewing newspaper articles and historic photographs.

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
9, 10, 11
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No
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This program offers the opportunity to learn about the history of the railroad and train station in White Rock. Students will discuss the significance of the railroad and train station in the past and present and discover the varied perspectives surrounding this topic.

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Half Day
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3, 4, 5, 6
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No
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Ever wonder what it would be like to navigate the open ocean with GPS? Come and learn how sailors in the past found their way using mathematics, science, and basic observations. Not able to visit the museum? This program is also available as an education kit!

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90
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8, 9
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No
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Join us for an amazing guided tour through our 100 year old powerhouse and get a look at real turbines and generators up close. You can learn about how we use water to make power and other renewable energy resources. Take a walk through time a see how electricity production helped build the province of British Columbia.

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90
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Join us for an amazing guided tour through our 100 year old powerhouse and get a look at real turbines and generators up close. You can learn about how we use water to make power and other renewable energy resources. Take a walk through time a see how electricity production helped build the province of British Columbia.

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Duration: 
90
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Gallery Tour & Studio Programs:

Students are invited on an instructor-led tour through the current exhibit, followed by a hands-on art studio workshop in the Fireside Room. Participants are challenged through cultivated learning, close observation and thoughtful discussions about the art featured in the gallery exhibit and in the studio. Key concepts and new artistic modes of creation come to life!

Art & Me

October 2, 2019 - June 4, 2020 | Preschool & Kindergarten  

This active tour is perfect for busy minds and bodies, introducing the world of art, artists and art galleries. In the gallery spaces, creative hands-on activities and visual games help young minds bring gallery exhibitions to life. Children learn about simple artistic concepts and are encouraged to express their ideas about the artwork verbally, physically and visually. In the studio, magic happens as kids experiment with making lift prints.

 

Saints, Sinners and Souvenirs: Italian Masterworks

October 2 - November 17, 2019 | Tour Bookings: Wednesdays and Thursdays

Curriculum tie-ins: Art Education | History |Western Civilization

The Burnaby Art Gallery is pleased to showcase a selection of Italian Masterworks from Vancouver-area public and private collections, dating from the Renaissance up to the late 18th century. This exhibition includes religious, historical, and mythological prints and drawings, examining their intended purposes and the context in which they were made.  Showcasing works exclusively from the Vancouver area, this exhibition will be the first of its kind in over 30 years.

In the gallery, students are introduced to Italian Masterworks, including the steps involved in classical drawing and how this translates to engravings and finally prints. In the art studio, the students will actualise a draw-to-print image inspired by works featured in the exhibition.

 

Echoes

November 29, 2019 – January 24, 2020 | Tour Bookings: Wednesdays and Thursdays

Curriculum Tie-ins: Art Education | Indigenous Studies | Geography |Science

As an echo reflects and repeats between entities, this exhibition considers communication between bodies which may be thought to be eclipsed. Here, the bodies of water and the physical remnants of stone, plastic, and land become the houses for the historical traces of change and continuity. Through practices such as ceremony and revisitations of the voyages of one’s ancestors, the artists included in this exhibition call upon knowledge  systems that do not rely on the written word, but rather assert a continuity and interconnectedness between body, land, and water. Through video works, digital prints, and sculpture, the artists demand we question our own contributions to a shared futurity.

Exploring these concepts of land, body, and water as vehicles for holding memory, students explore in the studio, artistic techniques to create works of art relating to concepts of reflection, repetition and interconnectedness as they pertain to the past and future.

 

Genevieve Robertson: Looking Through a Hole in the Earth

February 7 – March 20, 2020 |Tour Bookings: Wednesdays and Thursdays

Curriculum Tie-ins: Art Education | Earth Science | Ecology

Over the past four years, Genevieve Robertson has developed a studio practice that involves extensive physical and material exploration, engaging with the complexities of our relations to land and water in a time of large-scale industrial exploitation and climate precarity. Drawing with found materials, her work links biology, geology and environmental studies with contemporary drawing. Looking Through a Hole in the Earth presents three series of recent explorations: works on paper composed with bitumen and seawater; forest-derived charcoal and graphite; and silt, seaweed and limestone.  

In the gallery, students are introduced to Robertson’s landscape-inspired works, specifically her use of naturally occurring materials and artistic processes. Using printmaking methods and unconventional organic materials in the studio, students will produce works of art inspired by the artist’s approach to art-making.

 

Brad McMurray: Pedestrian

April 3 – May 1, 2020 |Tour Bookings: Wednesdays and Thursdays

Curriculum tie-ins:  Art Education | Social Studies | Geography

Presented as part of the Capture Photography Festival 2020, Brad McMurray: Pedestrian presents works focusing on the idiosyncratic structures and designs of the urban and peri-urban environment. Looking at Burnaby and beyond, this exhibition explores the experience of being on foot, drawing upon a long line of photographers working in the “New Topographics” tradition.

Using Brad McMurray’s photographs and the new topographics styles as inspiration, students are invited to create their own landscapes interrupted by industrial and mundane human- made subjects and objects.

 

Upper Gallery: Burnaby Artist Guild: 50th Anniversary

Celebrating 50 years and featuring 50 artworks in the upper gallery, the Burnaby Artist Guild is an organization supporting Burnaby artists with diverse backgrounds and practices.

Lower Gallery: Arts Alive 2020

May 8 - June 5, 2020 | Tour Bookings: Wednesdays and Thursdays

Curriculum tie-ins:  Art Education |Social Studies

The main gallery showcases Burnaby Art Gallery’s annual Arts Alive 2020. This 38th edition highlights a variety of engaging artwork by Burnaby secondary students and is an excellent way to introduce a wide variety of media, artistic styles, and visual principals to the classroom. In the studio, students engage in an art-making activity inspired by both survey exhibitions.

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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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Format: The kit is entirely online at https://nvma.ca/cdg-online-program/

Students will explore the life and legacy of Tsleil-Waututh Chief Dan George through video, primary source texts and archival images. The lesson plans will allow for a critical assessment of his historical significance as well as a discussion of modern perspectives of his ‘Lament for Confederation’.

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For Grades: 
9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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This large-format, illustrated book and Teacher's Package look at the history, traditions and culture of the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Written by Squamish language teacher Khelsilem, the book highlights significant aspects of traditional and contemporary cultures.

The Kit includes lesson plans for intermediate or secondary levels that encourage discussion and critical thinking at all grade levels. Also available in French: Le livre des peuples autochtones a Vancouver Nord.

Format: The Kit comes with one hardcover copy of the book as well as an electrionic copy of it, 22 laminate pages from the book, and lesson plans for intermediate or secondary grades.

Visit https://nvma.ca/education/school-programs/ to view the intermediate and secondary teacher's guides.

Duration: 
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For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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Through images and activities, students will explore the life and legacy of Tsleil-Waututh Chief Dan George. Themes include the significance of his acting career, activism, and his efforts to preserve local indigenous traditions. The kit includes lesson plans which encourage discussion and critical thinking.

Visit https://nvma.ca/education/school-programs/ to view the teacher's guide.

Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5
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Offered In French: 
No

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