Homeschool and Bubble Groups Educational Field Trips

Last updated on
Monday, August 31st, 2020
Experience type: 
In-Person
Program Description

New for 2020-2021 we are offering programs for homeschool classes and small bubbles who would like to enhance their school curriculum. Through exploring the exhibits, activities and site features, you can discover our relationship with Earth Materials. This can help teach the following Big Idea in the Grade 5 Curriculum in BC. 

Earth materials change as they move through the rock cycle and can be used as natural resources. 

Your visit to the museum will help answer questions such as;

  • What are Earth Materials
  • How do we interact with Earth Materials
  • How can we change our relationship with Earth Materials to be better stewards of the environment

Included in your admission to the museum are the following

  • Guided tour of the underground
  • BOOM!
  • Self-exploration of the site and exhibits
  • A support package
  • Gold Panning
  • Choice of one 30 minute session from the following;

Earthly Explorers

Have you ever seen a dinosaur footprint fossil? How do such fossils form and what can they tell us? Join us for Earthly Explorers as we uncover teh story of our dinosaur footprint and how the stories of rocks reveal the geological timeline of our planet. This session also includes free time to uncover the secrets of a variety of rocks and minerals selected to help understand earth materials and the rock cycle. 

Chemical Solutions in the Real World

The Britannia Mine Museum had a serious environmental problem called Acid Rock Drainage that chemically speaking, was a solution of sulphur and several metals. Get an introduction to what is a chemical solution through a look at Britannia's former problem and how it was resolved. This session will include hands-on testing of water samples. 

Regular admission rates apply but don't forget you get a wonderful support package and a 30 minute additional session with one of our educators for the price!

Admission rates can be found here https://www.britanniaminemuseum.ca/pages/rates

 

 

Big Ideas
  • Earth materials change as they move through the rock cycle and can be used as natural resources.
  • Everyday materials are often mixtures.
  • Earth and its climate have changed over geological time.
  • The theory of plate tectonics is the unifying theory that explains Earth’s geological processes.
  • COVID Precautions
    Reduction of touch points Increased sanitation thoughout the site Social distancing procedures onsite Masks are required in the underground
    Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Months Available: 
    Times Offered: 
    Duration: 
    See notes. minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Packages Provided: 
    Fee Details
    Cost Per Student: 
    $23.95
    Cost Per Adult: 
    $34.95
    Fee Notes: 

    Regular admission rates apply but don't forget you get a wonderful support package and a 30 minute additional session with one of our educators for the price! Student price depends on the age of the student

    Admission rates can be found here https://www.britanniaminemuseum.ca/pages/rates