Offered by
Fresh Roots
Last updated on
Friday, August 21st, 2020
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Program Description

Is the farm an ecosystem? We will look at the attributes of an ecosystem, and search for evidence of those on our farm. This can a good introduction to ecosystems, or a chance to apply prior ecosystem knowledge.

Big Ideas
  • Cells are derived from cells.
  • COVID Precautions
    The best place to learn right now is outside! Our all-outdoor programs are COVID-conscious. Students will be divided into groups of no more than 10 with one trained Fresh Roots staff and one teacher or chaperone per group. Activities will be no-contact, with all tools and non-paper materials sanitized between uses. Hand washing or sanitization will happen upon arriving at the site, before harvesting, before and after eating, and before leaving, as well as any other time hand washing would typically need to happen. All participants will be required to wear a mask or other suitable face covering while harvesting, just like our farmers do! We ask that teachers and chaperones help students remember to maintain their physical bubble/distance from one another and our staff.
    Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    9, 10, 11, 12
    Months Available: 
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    Times Offered: 
    See notes. minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
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    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    10 or fewer students: $100

    11-20 students: $175

    20-30 students $250

    VSB Discount! All VSB classes will receive a 20% discount on their field trips, farm bookings, and multi-visit programs. Schools in the David Thompson and Van Tech catchments will receive an additional 5% discount.

    Additional Notes

    Situated at Vancouver Technical and David Thompson secondary schools, our schoolyard farms are a short walk from many elementary schools and community centers.  All field trips are 2 hours long and include a farm work experience, as well as a chance to harvest and take veggies back, when seasonally available.

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