Animal Homes, Human Homes

Last updated on
Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
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Program Description

This tour includes:

  • Learning how homes were built more than 100 years ago by European Settlers and Local Indigenous people. Artifact investigation;

  • Visiting the Natural History Wall and learning about local animals;

  • Includes a guided outdoor walking tour exploring how animals have returned to the mine sites now that the industry is inactive.

Big Ideas
  • Daily and seasonal changes affect all living things.
  • Humans interact with matter every day through familiar materials.
  • 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.
  • Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems.
  • All living things sense and respond to their environment.
  • Multicellular organisms have organ systems that enable them to survive and interact within their environment.
  • Multicellular organisms rely on internal systems to survive, reproduce, and interact with their environment.
  • Earth and its climate have changed over geological time.
  • Indigenous knowledge is passed down through oral history, traditions, and collective memory.
  • Indigenous societies throughout the world value the well-being of the self, the land, spirits, and ancestors.
  • Learning about indigenous peoples nurtures multicultural awareness and respect for diversity.
  • People from diverse cultures and societies share some common experiences and aspects of life.
  • COVID Precautions
    AS OF JUNE 3RD, 2020, THE ROSSLAND MUSEUM & DISCOVERY CENTRE HAS REOPENED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. The Government of BC announced museums can reopen as of mid-May as part of the Province’s Restart Plan. Worksafe BC published new guidelines for the sector to help employers ensure that sites are safe for returning employees and volunteers. Protocols for the Arts and Cultural facilities can be found here and protocols for offices can be found here. The BC Museums Association (BCMA) also developed guidelines for BC museums. This plan has been developed with resources and guidelines from Worksafe BC, BC Centre for Disease Control (CDC), the BCMA, Destination BC, and similar industry resources and understanding and knowledge of the existing facilities and visitors. The focus of the plan is on developing protocols that address elimination by focusing on physical distancing and where this is challenging, implementing engineering controls. We have focused on key risks for the museum which represent the categories within this plan. This plan will be reviewed as new information from the BC CDC/Interior Health Authority becomes available and assessed every two weeks minimum to adjust for on-site requirements. IMPORTANT NOTES: If you are feeling ill, do not enter the museum Follow specific guidance posted throughout the facility for restrictions in the visitors centre, gift shop, washrooms, etc. Limit of 40 people in the museum Maintain physical distancing 2 metres/6 feet Sanitize hands upon entry & when you leave In case of contact tracing needs, a name & phone number will be required for each party/person Masks are encouraged for indoor access
    Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    60 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Adult Groups, Daycamps, ESL, Guides, Homeschool, Other, Preschool, Scouts
    Packages Provided: 
    No Packages Provided
    Fee Details
    Cost Per Student: 
    Cost Per Adult: 
    Fee Notes: 

    Students: $5
    1 free Chaperone per 10 students
    Additional chaperones are $5