12:15 pm

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Ahh! The great outdoors! With 144 acres of ocean-front property, lush rainforest and quiet creeks, YMCA Camp Elphinstone is an ideal location for learning in the great outdoors. Located on British Columbia's beautiful Sunshine Coast, YMCA Camp Elphinstone is just two kilometres north of the Langdale Ferry Terminal and a 40-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver.

Through meaningful outdoor experiential learning, kids develop strong and healthy minds and bodies while they learn and grow with their classmates. Students are challenged outside the traditional classroom and benefit from hands-on learning as they explore the serene forests and rocky shoreline of beautiful YMCA Camp Elphinstone.

Programming is customized for each group and designed to fulfill BC Ministry of Education prescribed learning outcomes. Participants benefit from:

  • Structured activities like our discovery hike or marine beach study that teach about marine wildlife or the ecosystem.
  • Programming that focuses on skill development such as archery, orienteering or outdoor living skills.
  • Activities like our high or low ropes courses that encourage leadership and team building.
  • Water-based programming such as kayaking, canoeing and swimming.
  • Games and sports with an emphasis on physical activitiy, strategy and teamwork.
  • Interactive leadership sessions that focus on conflict resolution, group dynamics, public speaking and more.
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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The intertidal zone is a wonderful and extreme exvironment for those who call it home. 

Along the west coast of Canada, the intertidal zone is home to an incredible diversity of organisms, all competing for the same space! When the tide is out, we can give you a tour of this habitat and discuss the biotic and abiotic factors that will influence life within this extreme environment.

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Duration: 
45
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5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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It took thousands of years for the sea stacks and tidepools of Brady's Beach to form, creating a unique topography allowing for some incredible exploration! We will visit your classroom live from the beach and dive into the distinctive habitat found within tidepools.

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Duration: 
45
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5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Written to support distance learning but also useful for physically distanced teaching, a Tech-Up Learning Kit contains resources for both synchronous and/or asynchronous lessons. The teacher guide walks you through leading student activities over a series of sessions of approximately 30-45 minutes. Student activities are handouts for students to work through on their own as assigned, according to your own timeline and discretion.

In these activities, learners in Grades 4-6 will explore how parts of speech can be used to strengthen their understanding of variables.

Students will work towards writing their own Mad Lib Stories before using Scratch to code a Mad Lib story generator.

There is also an optional extension activity if you would like to build further on the coding concepts explored in these lessons.

This kit contains resources for both synchronous and asynchronous lessons.

Tech-Up Learning Specialists are available to support you with these kits.

Find out more and request Variable Stories Learning Kit

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Written to support distance learning but also useful for physically distanced teaching, a Tech-Up Learning Kit contains resources for both synchronous and/or asynchronous lessons. The teacher guide walks you through leading student activities over a series of sessions of approximately 30-45 minutes. Student activities are handouts for students to work through on their own as assigned, according to your own timeline and discretion.

In these activities, learners in Grades 4-6 will explore how binary code can be used to represent images while exploring reflections and transformations. They will be invited to share their binary code with their peers and work from each other’s codes. They will start with binary code for simple two-toned images and then work their way into coding four-toned images with possible extensions into how all colours are coded in binary for computers to use.

This kit contains resources for both synchronous and asynchronous lessons.

Tech-Up Learning Specialists are available to support you with these kits.

Find out more and request Coding Math Learning Kit

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Duration: 
90
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4, 5, 6
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An interactive and enthusiastic exploration of the farm for preschool and elementary classes! Chickens, goats, horses, orchard... there is so much to see and do at the farm. At the end students can pick their pumpkin from the Apple Orchard.

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Duration: 
60
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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What exactly is plankton? We will collect a sample right from outside our front step and show you another world! These tiny creatures are found in all waters and have very cool life histories.

This one is a great follow up to the Oceanography trip!

 

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Duration: 
45
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5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Ever wonder about the life inder the dock? All maner of creatures attach themselves while drifting around. We will send a camera below the surface and examine what's there.

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Duration: 
45
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5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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We will leave the dock in our skiff and study the ocean! Students will learn about the factors that influence water density (temperature and salinity), as well as basics of physical and biological oceanography.

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Duration: 
45
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6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Invertebrates make up over 90% of animal life on the planet!

Join us as we explore common marine inverts using our own collection! Students will learn about their classification, specilaized adaptations, and more.

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Duration: 
45
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5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Explore at Home!

https://bardonthebeach.org/education/explore-at-home/

Although we can’t gather right now to experience Shakespeare through performance, there are other ways to discover the vast and varied worlds of Shakespeare! We’ve created these free resources to help you and your students playfully explore Shakespeare’s language, characters, imagery, and plays. Each resource includes a series of asynchronous activities that can be adapted to fit your class's needs.

Explore at Home is hosted on Google Classroom, and can be accessed with a free Google account. Please see our website for instructions on accessing the Classroom. New content is added regularly, so check back often!

Explore at Home is also a great resource for preparing or following up one of our FREE Bard in the (Virtual) Classroom sessions.

Happy exploring!

https://bardonthebeach.org/education/explore-at-home/

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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
Program Description & Details

Bring an engaging, interactive experience with Shakespeare to your online classroom! In this session, a Bard Teaching Artist will look at a speech with your class, showing your students how they would work on the text as actors. This interactive close reading will pay attention to the different features of Shakespeare’s language that inform a performance. If time permits, the actor will demonstrate different ways of delivering the speech, with input from the students.

  • Where: On your school’s preferred video conferencing platform. Bard Education may also be able to host the session on Zoom; please inquire.
  • When: available school days, between the hours of 9 am – 4 pm
  • Length: 45 minutes long
  • Cost: FREE! (Workshops are valued at $125, and all fees are covered by the Bard Education Bursary Fund for the 2020/2021 school year)

To request a session, please see our website or contact us at workshops@bardonthebeach.org.

City: 
Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
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Bring an engaging, interactive experience with Shakespeare to your online classroom! In this session, a Bard Teaching Artist will share their experiences as a Shakespeare actor, answering students’ questions about the language, characters, and plays, and what it’s like to bring them to life on stage. This free-form discussion can focus on a specific play or support an introduction to Shakespeare.

  • Where: On your school’s preferred video conferencing platform. Bard Education may also be able to host the session on Zoom; please inquire.
  • When: available school days, between the hours of 9 am – 4 pm
  • Length: 45 minutes long
  • Cost: FREE! (Workshops are valued at $125, and all fees are covered by the Bard Education Bursary Fund for the 2020/2021 school year)

To request a session, please see our website or contact us at workshops@bardonthebeach.org.

City: 
Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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This downloadable digital school program is adapted from MOA’s in-person Transforming Image school program and is designed for teachers to deliver in-person or online. Students will encounter examples of historical and contemporary Northwest Coast First Nations paintings and be introduced to the innovative Image Recovery Project. This school program includes slide presentations, activities, and resources for teachers to implement as they see fit.

Please note there is no live digital component to this program.

https://moa.ubc.ca/transforming-image-downloadable-program/

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For Grades: 
9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
No
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This downloadable digital school program is drawn from the Shake Up: Preserving What We Value exhibition, developed to link MOA’s current seismic upgrading to Northwest Coast Indigenous knowledge and earth sciences. Students will learn about the cultural importance of earthquakes to different Indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast, and will be encouraged to think critically about the intersections between Indigenous knowledge, oral histories and traditional Western scientific evidence. This school program is designed for teachers to deliver in-person or online, and includes resources and activities for teachers to implement as they see fit.

Please note there is no live digital component to this program.

https://moa.ubc.ca/school-programs/types/indigenous-knowledge-earthquakes-downloadable-program/

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For Grades: 
8, 9, 10
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Offered In French: 
No

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