A Living Working River (Samson V Guided Tour)

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Saturday, September 8th, 2018
Program Description

This guided tour examines port activity, port-related occupations, cargoes and maintenance of the waterways, and provides students with hands-on exercises interpreting river history.  Students experience the working life on the last steam-powered paddle-wheeler to work on the Fraser River.

Big Ideas
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Good learning and work habits contribute to short- and long-term personal and career success.
  • Good learning and work habits contribute to short- and long-term personal and career success.
  • New experiences, both within and outside of school, expand our career skill set and options.
  • Safe environments depend on everyone following safety rules.
  • New experiences, both within and outside of school, expand our career skill set and options.
  • Safe environments depend on everyone following safety rules.
  • The value of work in our lives, communities, and society can be viewed from diverse perspectives.
  • The value of work in our lives, communities, and society can be viewed from diverse perspectives.
  • The global economy affects our personal, social, and economic lives and prospects.
  • The global economy affects our personal, social, and economic lives and prospects.
  • The global economy affects our personal, social, and economic lives and prospects.
  • Technologies are tools that extend human capabilities.
  • Technologies are tools that extend human capabilities.
  • Technologies are tools that extend human capabilities.
  • Technologies are tools that extend human capabilities.
  • Skills are developed through practice, effort, and action.
  • The choice of technology and tools depends on the task.
  • Skills are developed through practice, effort, and action.
  • The choice of technology and tools depends on the task.
  • Complex tasks may require multiple tools and technologies.
  • Design can be responsive to identified needs.
  • Complex tasks may require multiple tools and technologies.
  • Design can be responsive to identified needs.
  • Complex tasks may require multiple tools and technologies.
  • Design can be responsive to identified needs.
  • Complex tasks require different technologies and tools at different stages.
  • Complex tasks require the sequencing of skills.
  • Daily and seasonal changes affect all living things.
  • Observable patterns and cycles occur in the local sky and landscape.
  • Water is essential to all living things, and it cycles through the environment.
  • Wind, water, and ice change the shape of the land.
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Everyone has a unique story to share.
  • Stories and other texts can be shared through pictures and words.
  • Stories and other texts help us learn about ourselves and our families.
  • 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.
  • Everyone has a unique story to share.
  • Stories and other texts can be shared through pictures and words.
  • Stories and other texts help us learn about ourselves and our families.
  • 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.
  • Everyone has a unique story to share.
  • Stories and other texts connect us to ourselves, our families, and our communities.
  • 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 help us learn about ourselves, our families, and our communities.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Canada is made up of many diverse regions and communities.
  • Local actions have global consequences, and global actions have local consequences.
  • People from diverse cultures and societies share some common experiences and aspects of life.
  • The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.
  • Natural resources continue to shape the economy and identity of different regions of Canada.
  • Economic self-interest can be a significant cause of conflict among peoples and governments.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Months Available: 
    Duration: 
    60 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Packages Provided: 
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 
    • 1-15 students - Fee: $50.00 + tax per tour
    • 16-30 students - Fee: $100.00 + tax per tour
    Additional Notes
    • Location: Samson V, 880 Quayside Drive
    • Any time between 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Advance booking is required
    • Advance notice of student special needs helps us serve you better