138 Reasons: the Biodiversity FRDC Education Kit

Last updated on
Monday, January 2nd, 2023
Experience type: 
Outreach Boxes
Program Description

Bring the joy of discovery into your classroom with one of our brand new Education Kits! It’s all the hands-on learning you expect from the Fraser River Discovery Centre, conveniently packed into one easily transportable package. Our Kits include all the materials you’ll need, as well as detailed lesson plans, for inquiry-based learning about life right here in the Fraser River Basin. The Kits are fully sanitized between uses.

We currently have one on offer, but check-back soon, as more are in development!

138 Reasons We all know that salmon are important for people, both culturally and economically, but did you know that there are 138 other species that rely on salmon for their survival? Learn all about them through hands-on or eyes-on materials, interactive lessons, as well as a scientific experiment!

  • Kit includes:
    • Detailed lesson plans
    • Salmon life-cycle refresher (video or narrated storybook available, based on age)
    • Salmon-arch building sets
    • Replica skulls of some of the 138 species
    • Water quality testing kits, including a Fraser River water sample

For more information, visit our website or email us. 

Online booking form here


Want something different in an outreach kit? Please fill in our educator survey to tell us what you need from an outreach kit, or email us your comments to programs@fraserriverdiscovery.org

Big Ideas
  • Daily and seasonal changes affect all living things.
  • Plants and animals have observable features.
  • Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment.
  • Living things have life cycles adapted to their environment.
  • Water is essential to all living things, and it cycles through the environment.
  • Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems.
  • Wind, water, and ice change the shape of the land.
  • All living things sense and respond to their environment.
  • The motions of Earth and the moon cause observable patterns that affect living and non-living systems.
  • Multicellular organisms have organ systems that enable them to survive and interact within their environment.
  • Our communities are diverse and made of individuals who have a lot in common.
  • Rights, roles, and responsibilities shape our identity and help us build healthy relationships with others.
  • Stories and traditions about ourselves and our families reflect who we are and where we are from.
  • Healthy communities recognize and respect the diversity of individuals and care for the local environment.
  • Our rights, roles, and responsibilities are important for building strong communities.
  • We shape the local environment, and the local environment shapes who we are and how we live.
  • Individuals have rights and responsibilities as global citizens.
  • Local actions have global consequences, and global actions have local consequences.
  • COVID Precautions

    With the continued safety and well-being of our visitors, staff and volunteers the highest priority, we have developed a safety plan in accordance with WorkSafeBC guidelines. Our COVID-19 safety guide can be found on our website. If you have any concerns about visiting the center that are not addressed in the safety plan, please email or call us and we can work together to make sure that your visit is a safe one.

    Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Times Offered: 
    See notes. minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Contact Us
    Also Offered For: 
    Adult Groups, Daycamps, ESL, Guides, Homeschool, Other, Scouts
    Packages Provided: 
    No Packages Provided
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    Pricing for the educator kit is based on the number of students who will be using the kit during the 2-week rental. The kit is available for $50 for up to 30 students, and $75 for up to 60 students. Please do not share the kit beyond the number of students you have paid for as the FRDC is a non-profit organization whose model is based on cost-recovery. We would like to continue to make these kits accessible to all classrooms!

    Friday/Saturday pick-up and return

    We have an across the board 25% discount on all programs, outreach and kits for inner-city schools.