12:15 pm

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Discover the history of Fort Langley while exploring the village. Students follow a map to locate numerous locations, use historic photos and facts to compare with the community today, observe and identify architectural details, and answer in-depth questions. Parental involvement is required for elementary classes.

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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What is the relationship between Earth and the rest of the Universe and how do scientists come to understand these relationships?

Use our programming to help your students explore this question and others as they discover more about extreme environments here on Earth and explore our solar system and beyond our galaxy. Choose from a number of programs to meet your students' needs and interests.

Planetarium show (45 min)

Exploring Extremes: Discover more about how scientists use Earth-based environments as analogues for studying environments on other planets. During this show we will go to one of Earth’s driest deserts, Antarctica’s largest sub-glacial lake, and Pavilion Lake in our own backyard to look at how scientists use technology to study extreme environments.

The Universe: Travel from Earth through our Solar System and into the Universe beyond our Milky Way galaxy. Students will be introduced to some of the recent discoveries that expand our understanding of the Universe.

Feature planetarium show: Check our feature show to see how it can support your student’s learning. (Note: feature shows are screened for approximately 6 months.)

Groundstation Canada Shows (20 min)

Cosmic Glue: Hold onto your seats! We'll be discussing Newton's and Einstein's perspectives on gravity and how astronomers use gravity to study the Universe.

Planet Hunters: Discover more about planet hunting techniques astronomers use and their quest to find signs of life in the Universe.

Rocket Lab: What goes up doesn't necessarily come down. How do rockets get up there in the first place? Students participate in this live demonstration of the basic principles of Newton's Laws of Motion and its use in rocketry.

Hands-on workshop (60 min)

Extremophiles: Does life exist beyond our solar system? By applying an understanding of the extremes that life on Earth can endure and the work of scientists searching for exoplanets (planets beyond our solar system) students will develop their own conclusions on whether alien life exists somewhere in the galaxy and what it might look like.

Space Launch Challenge: What do scientists and engineers do make their ideas a reality? They use their knowledge of scientific concepts and rigorous experimentation. In this workshop, students will apply basic concepts of physics to design, prototype and launch a simple rocket. Note: Groups of three students will work together and each group is required to supply their own 2-litre plastic pop bottles. Program has an outside component - rain or shine.

Cosmic Courtyard gallery (30 min)

Visit our space-themed, hands-on gallery. Students can morph into an alien, touch a Moon rock or event try to lift a meteorite.

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Offered In French: 
No
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What would it take to get back to the Moon and should we go?

Use our programming to help your students explore this question and others as they discover more about the Moon, its patterns and human’s fascination with it. Choose from a number of programs to meet your students' needs and interests.

Planetarium show (45 min)

Our closest neighbour: The Moon is more than just an object we see in the sky. It is a place that has inspired people to dream and explore. Students will explore different views of the Moon and develop an understanding of Earth’s closest neighbour from an historical, aboriginal and scientific perspective.

Back to the Moon for Good: The award-winning 24-minute Google Lunar XPRIZE fulldome planetarium show, Back To The Moon For Good, chronicles teams around the world competing for the largest international incentivized prize in history, by landing a robotic spacecraft on the Moon. (Note: this show contains references to Google’s sponsorship of the Lunar X-Prize.)

GroundStation Canada show (20 min)

Rocket Lab: What goes up doesn't necessarily come down. How do rockets get up there in the first place? Students participate in this live demonstration of the basic principles of Newton's Laws of Motion and its use in rocketry.

Hands-on workshop (60 min)

Planet Mechanics: How does a better understanding of the Moon help fuel exploration? Students will develop a better understanding of the relationship between the Earth, Sun and Moon, including Moon phases and tides and of the challenges humans would face living in a lunar environment. 

Moon Launch Challenge: How would you design a vehicle to remotely explore the Moon? Students will begin an iterative design process to develop their concept.

Cosmic Courtyard gallery (30 min)

Visit our space-themed, hands-on gallery. Students can morph into an alien, touch a Moon rock or event try to lift a meteorite.

City: 
Duration: 
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Days Offered: 
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Immerse your students in the Universe with our digital portable planetarium. With our portable planetarium you will be able to stand on the Moon and look back at Earth, experience a Martian sunrise, and even see what the Milky Way galaxy looks like. 

The portable planetarium is a large dome that can be easily set up in any 7 x 7 x 4 metre (23 x 23 x 12.5 feet) space. The program consists of:

  • Elementary School – up to 6 presentations / day (20-30 minute presentations).
  • Secondary School – up to 4 presentations / day (40 minute presentations).
  • Also available for community groups.
Duration: 
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For Grades: 
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

What tools do astronomers use to understand the night sky?

Use our programming to help your students explore this question and others as they discover more about light, changes in the night sky and what it takes to be an astronomer. Choose from a number of programs to meet your students' needs and interests.

Planetarium show (35 min)

Our Night Sky: The night sky is full of observable patterns and cycles. Constellations change with the seasons; planets become visible and even the length of the night changes. We will introduce local patterns that occur in the sky; the appearance of the moon and stars at night, seasonal constellations, the Sun, and how they affect living things.

Hands-on workshop (50 min)

Secrets of the Sky: Students identify how animals, plants and humans react to the similarities and differences between day, night, and the seasons. They will also make a sky-inspired take-home craft.

This Little Light of Mine: What is light and how do astronomers make use of its properties? Students will experiment with different tools and use observation and questioning skills to develop a better understanding of properties of light and sources of natural and artificial light.

GroundStation Canada show (20 min)

Day in Space: Astronauts conduct research on the International Space Station. Discover more about what it takes to live and work in your laboratory.

Think Like a Scientist: What does an astronomer do and how do they make their discoveries? Students will be introduced to the scientific method and discover how astronomers use observation, questioning, predicting and analyzing to make new discoveries.This program is a great way to introduce the curricular competencies in a real-world application.

Cosmic Courtyard gallery (30 min)

Visit our space-themed, hands-on gallery. Students can morph into an alien, touch a Moon rock or event try to lift a meteorite.

City: 
Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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First Nations groups have fished along the banks of the Fraser River since time immemorial. Using object-based inquiry, students explore the significance of fishing for salmon, compare fishing methods, and learn about different preservation techniques.

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
3, 4
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

Learn what it was like to work at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery.  In this interactive and fun exploration, participants will take a tour of the facilities and then be put through the test of a canning relay race and trivia hunt.  This 90-minute program will introduce the people, jobs, and machinery of the cannery. 

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

Students investigate how simple machines are used together along a 1930’s to 1950’s era salmon canning line with a machine demonstration.  Students must use their knowledge of simple and complex machines to design their own version of a canning line machine that will speed up the canning process.

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
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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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Duration: 
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For Grades: 
4, 5
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
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.

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

“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
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
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Program Description & Details

Inspire your students!

The lower 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 principles to the classroom. In the studio, students engage in an art-making activity inspired by the exhibit.

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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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Offered In French: 
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Students explore a 125 year old Victorian cemetery and use maps to locate historic graves, learn personal facts about the deceased, examine historic photos accompanying each stop, explore the evolution of gravestone features and symbols, plus discover demographic patterns of the cemetery. Parental involvement is required for elementary classes.

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

From towering forests to sandy seashores, regional parks are filled with fun, hands-on learning environments. Park interpreters lead field trips outdoors for about 2 hours. Students are engaged in discovery, activities and games related to the topic. Specimens are often brought out to showcase the species that live nearby.

Our programs meet various curricula, from science to physical activity and more. Let us know how we can meet your learning objectives when you book.

Our calendar fills quickly, we suggest you submit a field trip request as soon as booking opens for the entire school year.  Please visit: http://www.metrovancouver.org/events/school-programs/K-12-field-trips/regional-parks-field-trips/Pages/default.aspx to book an exciting regional park field trip today!

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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
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