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Stroll along Stanley Park’s glistening shoreline and walk beneath its towering trees as students hear the inside story of one of the world's most remarkable parks. They’ll discover the famous seawall, dark forested trails, secret cemeteries, the Lions Gate Bridge, historic totem poles, bizarre public art, notorious crime scenes, and the secret of Deadman’s Island. Students will learn about the First Nations who have lived in what would become Stanley Park for 3,000 years, and how these communities were affected by the creation of the park in 1888.

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The Ziptrek Eagle tour is a fully guided ecology based tour that takes students through the treetops on a series of five ziplines, suspension bridges and observation platforms. This tour is similar to the Bear Tour but includes different ziplines that are higher and longer.  Our mission is to inspire and educate students about Climate Change and Conservation, Health of the Environment and Living Sustainably. While on tour you'll be able to see first hand the difference in forest composition between the ancient, old growth forests and the second generation forests that exist in the area. All Ziptrek guests are informed about the Natural Step framework as well as information about the local ecology. It is the ideal site for interactive learning and outdoor adventure exploration.

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3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is filled with objects and stories, perfect for multi-sensory learning. Topics include life in Ming Dynasty China (1368-1644), immigration to British Columbia, inventions, and festivals and holidays. We offer programs for all ages, and our school programs support BC provincial curriculum.

For programs and their curricular connections, please view the 2018-2019 Field Trip brochure.

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https://www.alouetteriver.org/school-programs

Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
Grade: Grades 3 - 7 (please be advised this workshop is not suitable for younger grades)
Cost: $75

Purpose:

Our streams and rivers are home to dozens of different species of aquatic insects. ARMS instructors will collect the river critters and bring them to your classroom where students will actively identify and view the bugs with microscopes and magnifying glasses. Students will learn how important diversity is to our water systems and the impact we humans have on our watersheds.

 

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90
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Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
Ages: Grades Pre K – 3.  This workshop can be adapted for Grades 4-12. Grades 5-12 can include a fish dissection in the fall.
Cost: $75

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The different types of Pacific Salmon and their lifecycle are introduced in this program. Students will participate in interactive demonstrations and activities and will come away with an understanding of the trials and tribulations that salmon must face on their journey homeward. The program will include discussion of actions that the students and their families can do to protect salmon and their habitat.  In the fall it can include a fish dissection for Grades 5-12 onsite at the Allco Fish Hatchery.

 

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Select from a combination of our day programs offered to elementary and highschool-aged students, post secondary students and teachers. Round out the experience with an overnight camping experience at the 188-acre Millard Learning Centre!

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Duration:  1.5 hours

Grade:  1 - 3

Cost:  $75 per class

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Students learn the fascinating facts about wildlife trees and their importance to BC’s wildlife. By the end of the presentation students will be familiar with different kinds of native trees to our watershed and learn the importance of wildlife trees to the animals in our area of the Fraser Valley.  Specific wildlife species are also introduced including: black bears, owls, bats, and woodpeckers. The concepts of habitat and ecosystems are discussed and how humans can have a positive or negative impact on the environment.  A walk through the forest is included for all trips to our location in Maple Ridge.  Come dressed for any weather - rain or shine!

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Concerned about food security in a changing world? Dig into sustainable, climate-resilient agriculture in Galiano’s own Forest Garden. Students will gain hands-on experience with earth-friendly farming techniques, in a Forest Garden that mimics natural, local ecosystems.

 Curriculum link: Environmental science;  land use and sustainability (Grade 12).

https://galianoconservancy.ca/product/future-food-field-school-%e2%80%a8...

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Based at our very own Millard Learning Centre, join an award-winning effort to restore an ecosystem to its flourishing potential. Learn the skills required to make a forest healthy again—through hands-on forest mapping, surveying and orienteering. Includes a detailed teaching guide.  

During this 6 day and 5 night field school, students have the opportunity to create their own restoration program for a plantation forest.

“I learned a lot through out trip to Galiano. Now when I walk through a forest I look at it in a different light. I think, how old are these trees? What made the forest the way it it? Is it healthy? I’m now considering going into forest conservation after graduating.”

Curriculum links: Conservation and restoration of ecosystems; sustainability in local ecosystems

https://galianoconservancy.ca/product/advanced-restoration-field-school-...

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Based at our very own Millard Learning Centre, join an award-winning effort to restore an ecosystem to its flourishing potential. During this 3 day and 2 night program, learn the skills required to make a forest healthy again—through hands-on forest mapping, surveying and orienteering. Includes a detailed teaching guide. 

“This opened my eyes to what a forest is really like.”

“I loved learning about orienteering and stump mapping. The mushroom game was really fun!”

“The staff were really passionate about what they were teaching which made me super excited to learn. I really enjoyed stump mapping and I feel like this area of work is something I would like to pursue.”

“I loved the fun engaging learning environment.  I couldn’t wait to get back to work each day and I learnt so much in such a short time. It’s a great place, great teachers and lots of fun.  Thank you for having us.”

Curriculum links: Conservation and restoration of ecosystems; sustainability in local ecosystems.

https://galianoconservancy.ca/product/forest-forensics-restoration-field...

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This is a stunning hike from the Learning Centre along high, dry coastal ridges, through lush green Douglas fir forests, to our amazing Great Beaver Swamp.

The hike begins with an introduction to topographic map reading, allowing students to visualize the hike ahead. Throughout the hike we’ll note how changing moisture and soils – as well as human activity – bring drastic changes in the plant and animal life we see. Stopping at three different locations, students will be given the opportunity to study the plant community and identify specific indicator species.

Lunch will be enjoyed in a beautiful meadow, surrounded by towering maples and western red cedar. An interactive game focusing on the importance of mycorhizzal fungi is next on the agenda, followed by a lesson on natural rope making, utilizing the abundance of the forest. By the end, we’ll have hands-on knowledge of how a variety of processes and landscapes brings a diversity of life – and have an memorable souvenir to boot!

“I enjoyed seeing and learning about something I’ve personally never thought of before, it was very fun and interesting. – Maria J, Grade 9, Claremont School

“The relationship between the people in our class got so much better.” Wendy H, Grade 9, Claremont School

Curriculum link: Land Use and Sustainability (Gr.12)

https://galianoconservancy.ca/product/galiano-eco-safari-grades-8-12/

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Duration:  1.5 hours

Grade:  Pre K to 2

Cost: $75

Purpose:  It’s all about the cycle of life!  During our presentation we listen to frog calls from our area, look at pictures of various frogs and talk about the differences of frogs, toads, newts and salamanders, all a part of the amphibian family. The students are engaged in learning about the anatomy of a frog with our plastic display which we pull part in the form of a dissection. Created specifically to meet the learning outcomes of students Pre K to Grade 2.

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90
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K, 1, 2
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Duration:  1 - 1.5 hours (depending on the grade and age level of students)

Grade: Pre K to Grade 3

Cost:  $75

Availability: Spring only from April to end of May

Purpose:  

Compare the lifecycle of a bee and a butterfly.  ARMS instructor will take your students through a 1 - 1.5 hour presentation interactive session.   Each workshop for Preschool children, kindergarten and grade 1 – 3 have a different focus (please enquire upon registration).

We include:
– an observation honey bee hive,
– a demonstration of how we extract honey, young ones can try on the honey suits, pretend to use the smoker and see all the parts of a bee box

– everything you will need to raise caterpillars into butterflies in your classroom (painted lady caterpillars included)! special note:  all efforts are made to supply caterpillar larvae, however, no guarantee is made.

- pollination passports for the grades 2-3, a craft of the teacher’s choosing for ages pk-grade 1.
- an amazing video of the life of a monarch butterfly (an endangered butterfly in our area),

Our main objective is to teach youth about the importance of pollinators in our world!

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90
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K, 1, 2, 3
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Duration: 1.5 hours

Grade: 3 - 7

Purpose:  Dissect an owl pellet, reconstruct its skeleton, look at the owl food chain!  Discussion: what happens if we disturb, or disrupt owl food chain, how does this explain why species become endangered?  

Cost per group:  $75 including the owl pellets and dissection equipment

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90
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https://www.alouetteriver.org/field-trips

Duration:  3 hours

Grade:  K - 2

Purpose:  A unique fieldtrip for this age group!  Students learn hands-on about the watershed, salmon lifecycle, pollution, forest and stream ecology.  Students participate in a hatchery tour, a forest nature walk, a juvenile fish release (in the spring) and a mock "salmon dissection" in the fall.

Cost per group:  $95 for up to a maximum of 30 students.

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K, 1, 2
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