Forest Tails

Offered by
Fresh Roots
Last updated on
Monday, February 3rd, 2020
Program Description

Salmon, squirrels, ravens, and raccoons are just some of the tails you might find in the forest. And people have been telling tales to teach about those tails for thousands of years. What tales will you discover?

Big Ideas
  • 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.
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Stories and other texts can be shared through pictures and words.
  • Through listening and speaking, we connect with others and share our world.
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Stories and other texts can be shared through pictures and words.
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Stories and other texts connect us to ourselves, our families, and our communities.
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Stories and other texts help us learn about ourselves, our families, and our communities.
  • Stories can be understood from different perspectives
  • Our communities are diverse and made of individuals who have a lot in common.
  • Stories and traditions about ourselves and our families reflect who we are and where we are from.
  • Indigenous knowledge is passed down through oral history, traditions, and collective memory.
  • 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.
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    K, 1, 2, 3
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    See notes. minutes unless otherwise stated.
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    Fee Details
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    $185 for up to 25 students; $7 for each additional student. Cost includes native plants to be planted at school or home.

    Additional Notes

    Located at the Suwa’lkh School in Coquitlam (map), our program space includes a native plant propagation greenhouse, medicine and food gardens, and a seven-acre forest with a forest classroom and a salmon stream. Field trips at Suwa’lkh focus on First People’s ways of knowing, helping students connect with Traditional Ecological Knowledge, in both cultivated and natural food lands. Students will even be able to take a piece of Suwa’lkh back with them in the form of native plants.

    Learn more and book your program at freshroots.ca/fieldtrips.