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Visit us from your classroom or home and learn about Maillardville and Coquitlam. Book our Mackin House Tour and learn about Edwardian era homes. Learn about the history of transportation in Canada with our Fraser Mills Train Station and CP Rail Caboose Tour. Go back in time to Coquitlam in the 1940's and learn what life was like for those who stayed behind in Canada during WWII.

Or take a look at Deconstructed: The Hidden History of Everyday Objects our newest exhibit for 2020.

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70
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
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Yes
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BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation (BCAITC) offers a multitude of free downloadable agriculture and food resources for K-12 students. The lesson plans, unit plans, activities, recipes, storybooks, videos, and educational resources feature curriculum-connections to Sustainable Agriculture, Science, Social Studies, Math, English Language Arts, Arts, Food Studies and more. Teachers, at-home educators, and students can download the resources here 24/7. These resources introduce food and agriculture education into students' lives to encourage appreciation of agriculture, food, and healthy eating for years to come!

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Visit our website for online exhibits, downloadable resources, virtual events and more! https://vanmaritime.com/category/news-events/

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While we are not currently offering on-site school programs, school groups are welcome to visit the museum for a self-guided experience. There is a lot to discover! Worksheets to support and enhance your self-directed exploration can be emailed to teachers on request. 

Self-guided museum visits must be booked at least 10 days in advance to receive the discounted rate.

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Bring the museum to your classroom with our new inquiry-based education kits. Each kit contains activities, worksheets, crafts and artifacts that support core competencies and connect with the big ideas in the BC curriculum.

Navigation skills can be taught anywhere! Teach your students how sailors in the past found their way using mathematics, science and basic observations with this new education kit.

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8, 9
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A Concert in your Kitchen!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpHfV9khRzg

Round up the kids for A Concert in Your Kitchen! Your child will have a blast jamming along with other kids and members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

The VSO is delighted to share an interactive and fun virtual concert that invites your children to play along with us at home. Get ready to jam with VSO Principal Percussionist Vern Griffiths, meet Maestro Otto Tausk, several VSO musicians and their friends, and hear what other kids have to say about some exciting musical masterpieces. 

Hosted by VSO Assistant Conductor, Andrew Crust, and VSO Violinist Karen Gerbrecht. Featuring Vern Griffith's Kitchen Concerto.

Your kids will enjoy discovering new musical instruments all around them, so get ready to jam along with the VSO on instruments you can find in your own house!

Before watching the show, with help from an adult, gather the following:

  • Pots and pans
  • Two (2) pot lids
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Crackers, cereal in boxes
  • Chopsticks
  • An empty pop can or other containers with lids
  • A handful of dry rice
  • A cheese grater
  • A whisk, or spoon
  • Tape
  • A piece of paper
  • Four (4) different colour crayons

We hope you and your family will enjoy this special concert made just for the kids!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpHfV9khRzg

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Duration: 
35
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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No
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Discover the VSO's Virtual Learning Hub
https://www.vancouversymphony.ca/virtual-learning/

We are pleased to bring you and your family an assortment of fun and engaging musical learning experiences! The VSO Virtual Learning Hub offers a unique opportunity to learn directly from members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as they share personal insights and musical gems. 

Whether your children miss their school band, music class, or other ensembles, or you would just like to supplement home learning with the joy of music, the Virtual Learning Hub has something for all ages and interests. 

"I've had the privilege of experiencing the VSO Virtual Learning Hub and find it to be a wonderful resource for kids of all ages learning to play an instrument.  It's clear that our fine VSO musicians have really thought about how to bring music to life in their videos. I encourage parents and teachers to share the hub with young musicians. What a great way to bring a world-class musician into your own home."

— Santa J. OnoPresident & Vice-Chancellor, UBC

How Does It Work?

At the VSO Virtual Learning website, there is a combination of free and paid content with pricing that is school-wide as well as for families/households.

The FREE content includes a VSO Virtual Field Trip, Storytime with the VSO, and a series of videos introducing students to the instruments that are often under-represented, like viola, bassoon, and oboe.

The PAID content (under VSO Virtual Connects) includes:

Music in Motion (for grades K-3) 
A favourite lesson among younger students that richly blends music and dance.

Instrumental Workshops (for grades 6-12 and adult amateurs)
Specialized in-depth instrument clinics for band and string instruments. A great way to refresh the fundamentals of playing with a professional’s edge, while setting up smart practice habits.

Listen Up! (for grades 4-8) 
Meet James and Jacob, members of the flute and viola sections, as they give an insider's view of Beethoven's 5th symphony. They will help you prepare to attend our online concert of this symphonic masterpiece! Students are invited to create artwork that will be compiled into a keepsake musical video for all participants.

Meet the Maestro! (for ages 8-adult)
Visit Maestro Otto Tausk at home in the Netherlands and learn about the life of an orchestral conductor and Beethoven’s beautiful Symphony No. 6.

Please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYegTdb7O2w for a sneak peek "trailer" of what you'll find on the VSO Virtual Learning Hub. 

The musicians and staff of the VSO wish you all the best as we navigate these challenging times together. We hope you’ll join us in connecting through music.

Sincerely,

The VSO Education Team

P.S. Many of the musicians you will meet in the Virtual Learning videos teach at the VSO Schoo of Music - https://vsoschoolofmusic.ca/program-category/virtual-classroom-online-music-classes/ - which is running private and group lessons online, including wildly popular Mini Music Makers classes. 

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Join one of our guides as they take you on a tour of the PME's gallery, and share some of their favorite stories/ facts about specimens in the collection. You'll even get a rare glimpse of specimens not normally shown to the public! 

Topics discussed include:

Fossils

Minerals

Natural Disasters

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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
No
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Become a better explorer and ambassador for your local beach! In this program, we'll discuss how we rely and impact our oceans while exploring how Indigenous diets continue to depend on the health of the land and oceans, how colonization has impacted Indigenous Peoples’ ability to survive, and how to respect the importance of the land, animals, and water. 

Virtual AquaSchool is an opportunity to connect with our expert educators from the Vancouver Aquarium over a 4-week period. Students will also have access to our Online Learning Environment, which hosts a suite of tools and resources such as assignments, photo and video galleries, and discussion boards. Here, students will be able to build on the concepts they’ve learned from the live workshops, and complete mid-week assignments and activities that allow them to continue learning and exploring on their own time and in their own environment.

This is a program developed specifically for committed educators and learners who are guided by curiosity and creativity. Each Virtual AquaSchool series will explore a different concept. While Virtual AquaSchool is BC Curriculum-minded, the focus is on discovery and skill-building.  

To learn more about Virtual AquaSchool, please visit our website

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Our team of two educators comes to your site to deliver engaging programming for two classes of learners.  In this program, we incorporate learning about ocean animals through our educators, artifacts and live animals with learning about some impacts ocean animals face, impacts that are caused by humans.  Students will break into small groups to explore artifacts and the live inter-tidal animals from our west-coast environment, making connections between our individual actions and the health of our ocean globally.  At stations we will discuss impacts such as pollution, mal-fishing and plastic debris.  In conclusion, students will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gained to brainstorm solutions to real life ocean challenges.

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60
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Explore the concept of community and interconnectedness as it applies to both humans and other lifeforms on Earth with the help of our local, temperate, Northwest Pacific marine animals and ecosystems in one of our Aquarium’s Wet Lab spaces.

Get ready to dive into our Aquarium and ocean communities while investigating topics such as community structure, habitation, adaptation, acceptance and inclusion of differences and commonalties, valuing all individuals and roles, how to help one another and responsibly share resources.

This session includes an up-close meet & greet session with live tidepool marine invertebrate animals and a personalized Q & A period with a Vancouver Aquarium educator.

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Duration: 
60
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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One of the most successful and misunderstood fish in the sea, Sharks
have survived for over 400 million years thanks to their incredible adaptations.
They are found all over the world, and at every level of the food chain. Challenge misconceptions and discover with your students the wide diversity of sharks. Learn why they are important for the ocean, and how our choices affect the survival of sharks all around the world.

 

The Virtual Aquaclass is an opportunity for students to connect live with a Vancouver Aquarium educator without having to leave the classroom.

Standard programs are $90 per 45-minute sessions and include a Q&A time between students and our expert staff. Choose from our wide variety of programs. This program is customizable upon request* to address specific interest and needs of each group. All programs are available in English or French.

Choose from our wide variety of programs. This program is customizable upon request* to address specific interest and needs of each group. All programs are available in English or French.

*additional costs may be required for customizations.

Explore additional topics on our webpage.

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Duration: 
45
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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The Arctic is one of the most extreme environments on the planet and home to a diversity of arctic survivalists who are adapted for these intense conditions. Join an Ocean Wise Educator at the Vancouver Aquarium to explore some of these incredible animals and the unique characteristics they have that enable them to survive and possibly thrive in the unique Arctic conditions. As the Arctic conditions change at an increasingly rapid rate, students will explore how these animals may be affected by the changing climate and how human actions have both a positive and negative impact on life all around the planet – even in the seemingly untouchable Arctic. 

 

The Virtual Aquaclass is an opportunity for students to connect live with a Vancouver Aquarium educator without having to leave the classroom.

Standard programs are $90 per 45-minute sessions and include a Q&A time between students and our expert staff. Choose from our wide variety of programs. This program is customizable upon request* to address specific interest and needs of each group. All programs are available in English or French.

Choose from our wide variety of programs. This program is customizable upon request* to address specific interest and needs of each group. All programs are available in English or French.

*additional costs may be required for customizations.

Explore additional topics on our webpage.

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Duration: 
45
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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It’s a bird, it’s a plane... it’s a butterfly! Welcome to the world of butterflies to explore the life cycle of these unique creatures. How do they stay safe? What do they eat? Why are they so colourful? Join an Ocean Wise Educator to explore the mysterious world of butterflies and see how you can help these animals in need.

 

The Virtual Aquaclass is an opportunity for students to connect live with a Vancouver Aquarium educator without having to leave the classroom.

Standard programs are $90 per 45-minute sessions and include a Q&A time between students and our expert staff. Choose from our wide variety of programs. This program is customizable upon request* to address specific interest and needs of each group. All programs are available in English or French.

Choose from our wide variety of programs. This program is customizable upon request* to address specific interest and needs of each group. All programs are available in English or French.

*additional costs may be required for customizations.

Explore additional topics on our webpage.

City: 
Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
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The Virtual Aquaclass is an opportunity for students to connect live with a Vancouver Aquarium educator without having to leave the classroom.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Students will be introduced to the phyla Cephalopoda and the key characteristics that make this group of squids, octopuses, and cuttlefish so spectacular by joining our expert educator for a live squid dissection. Through an examination of the squid’s anatomy students will discuss how an animal’s adaptation helps them to survive in their environment.

*Dissection specimen may differ based on availablility.

Standard programs are $90 per 45-minute sessions and include a Q&A time between students and our expert staff. Choose from our wide variety of programs. This program is customizable upon request* to address specific interest and needs of each group. All programs are available in English or French.

Choose from our wide variety of programs. This program is customizable upon request* to address specific interest and needs of each group. All programs are available in English or French.

*additional costs may be required for customizations.

Explore additional topics on our Virtual Aquaclass webpage.

City: 
Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
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