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Program Description & Details

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.

Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
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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
For Grades: 
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.

City: 
Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

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.

City: 
Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
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
Program Description & Details

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
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are adapting to new ways of working using creativity and innovation. The in-person presentations are currently on-hold and we brainstormed ways to bring our education experience to you and your students.

As we enter the 2020-2021 academic year, we are offering two options for the presentation normally given in either the Port of Vancouver Discovery Centre or in-class.

Option 1: “Live” virtual presentations for your classroom with our community outreach coordinator
Part 1: 60 minute presentation (intro to the port and five business sectors)
Part 2: 45 minute presentation (sustainability, imports, exports and international trade)

Option 2: A pre-recorded presentation, with eight segments, hosted by our community outreach coordinator

We also have online activities and resources available such as supplemental videos, kahoot games, map activities, crossword puzzles, wordsearches and more on our website: portvancouver.com/schoolprogram

Contact us at education@portvancouver.com for more information about the program and to book.

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Can’t come to the Fraser River Discovery Centre? No problem! We can come to you! Two FRDC staff will bring all the materials necessary to run some of our most popular River School Programs right in your own classroom!

All materials will be fully sanitized between use, and the staff will wear masks. If there are additional safety protocols we need to follow, please contact us. Please note, small group work is part of each program, with frequent sanitation of touched objects.

Cost: $7 per student, plus $0.59 per kilometer between FRDC and your school.

When: Wednesdays

Programs:

  • Our Bones are Made of Salmon (Grades 4-7)
    • Indigenous people have relied on salmon since the fish became abundant in the Fraser River about 5000-6000 years ago. This program explores the connection between Indigenous people and salmon on the Fraser River. Students get hands-on experience with fishing technology, learn about wind-drying salmon, and discover that salmon is in the hearts of Indigenous people living along the Fraser River today.
  • Taking the Pulse (Grades 6-9)
    • Follow each step of the scientific method to conduct a water quality investigation. Students observe and become curious about the Fraser River, do background research, construct hypotheses, test their hypotheses by doing experiments, analyze their data, draw a conclusion, and report their results.
  • Living Dinosaurs (Grades K-7)
    • Sturgeon are amazing fish that have been around since the time of the dinosaurs. Human influences over the past 150 years have threatened their existence. In this program, students will learn about the sturgeon lifecycle, survival needs, and what we can do to protect this remarkable species.
  • Trading Trail (Grades 2-5)
    • The Fraser River is one of the world’s great rivers not only in its contribution to the environmental, cultural, and historical wealth of British Columbia, but because of its current pivotal role in the economy of BC. We are going to explore how people have used and shared the resources of the Fraser River, focusing on the tumultuous time when First Nations and Fur traders shared the river.

For more information, visit our website or email us. 

Online booking form here

Duration: 
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For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

For the Labour's trace gallery exhibition, the Richmond Art Gallery has created two free video art lessons that can be done at home or in the classroom.  Exhibition artists Amy Malbeuf and Karin Jones explore cultural and personal identity through their artwork, and the ways in which identity shapes our experiences of the world.

In the first video art lesson, students will be introduced to the history of Métis beadwork and the artwork of Métis artist Amy Malbeuf. A gallery educator then demonstrates the technique of pointillism and guides students to make an artwork inspired by beadwork traditions.

In the second video art lesson, students will be introduced to the artwork of Canadian artist Karin Jones, and hear her discuss the way she explores her African-Canadian identity through art-making. A gallery educator then demonstrates the technique of making wearable artwork through the technique of making paper beads.

A teacher guide for the Labour's trace gallery exhibition is available if you wish to expand on the lessons with classroom discussions and extension activities.

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Duration: 
30
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Can't visit the gallery? The School Art Program has created classroom art kits to bring the exciting world of contemporary art into the classroom or home classroom.  Each kit is a combination of online content plus individually packaged art supplies for each student.  The online content contains videos of our art educators guiding students step by step through 3-5 different art lessons which are all connected by the themes of our gallery exhibitions. Also included are virtual exhibition tours and video interviews with gallery artists and a teacher guide so students can learn about contemporary Canadian Artists and connect their work and experiences to the exhibition artworks.  For more information check out our website.

Duration: 
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For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Take the classroom outside and participate in nature learning activities with Wild & Immersive’s youth programs. We offer affordable and customizable outdoor education programs for schools and youth groups in British Columbia, delivering an immersive, hands-on approach to environmental based learning.

Our field trips are tailored for all age groups with our Sprouts (pre-school to grade 3), Seedlings (Grade 4-7) and Saplings (Grade 8-12) programs. Group leaders can customize their field trip by choosing from our 15 modules (1-4 modules per field trip depending on length of day). Please contact us for our information package and module descriptions.

Our field trips run out of the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest in Maple Ridge, or we can come to your location and do an in-class program.

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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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http://literacy.ocean.org/

Ocean Wise has combined our expert knowledge in ocean science, our ongoing research, and passion for the ocean to bring you Ocean Literacy Courses. These interactive and comprehensive online classrooms are perfect for educators and students to deepen their understanding and appreciation of the ocean.

These online courses are free, self-directed, and interactive for students in grade 3 to 12, and anyone who is interested in learning more about the ocean. Students can take the course at their own pace, and earn exciting badges for every accomplishment they make throughout the course.

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For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Overnight trips are currently suspended during covid-19, however Sasamat is open for single-day trips for up to 40 students! Programs will remain 100% outdoors and rigouros health and safety procedures have been put in place.

Choose from a variety of activities, lead by our excellent staff: canoeing, archery, kayaking, bouldering, swimming, hiking, wood chopping, outdoor cooking, arts and crafts, wide games, campfire programs, team building, environmental studies and much more. Enjoy our private sand beach with expansive docks and change rooms. Our main fire pit overlooks the lake and offers the perfect way to end every day with a fun and exciting campfire program. Booking includes bagged lunches for all students and guests. Bookings recommended well in advance for spring/fall season. Contact us today to discuss a one-of-a-kind field trip experience for your school and receive one free teacher admission for every fifteen students . Play, learn, grow... Lead in the outdoors!

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Duration: 
Full Day
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Connect Students with the wonders of the ocean without having to leave the classroom.

Students will join one of our expert educators through live video conferencing in an inquiry-based discussion about a topic of your choosing. Using visual props and multimedia resources, students will utilize their creativity and critical thinking to explore the ocean. Core competencies in critical thinking, communication, creative thinking, and responsibility may be achieved through the Virtual Aquaclass Program. Big Ideas differ per grade.

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.

 *additional costs may be required for customizations

City: 
Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
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Program Description & Details

Beyond just a place for growing food, the farm is the perfect spot to exercise your creative muscles. Whether it’s the stark beauty of winter foliage, the rich greenery that follows spring rain, the beautiful blooms of summer, or the striking colours of fall, nature provides a natural palate to inspire the artist inside all of us. We’ll explore both Loutet Farm and the surrounding forest, gathering material and learning about how we grow such a diverse range of vegetables, fruits, and flowers. Students will learn how some plants have been used for many generations to create works of art, natural dyes, and more. Hands-on opportunities abound in this field trip, with a chance to make their own nature-inspired art throughout the visit.

Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No

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