Our Bones are Made of Salmon

Last updated on
Saturday, August 1st, 2020
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Program Description

(Grades 4-7) Explore local Indigenous People's connections to the environment by comparing traditional salmon fishing tools, and learn how Aboriginal people preserve their culture from two local elders who share oral histories through a storytelling film.

This program is divided into:

  • Introduction to program, centre and rules Outside (5 minutes)
  • Salmon Origins Storytelling Film Theatre (20 minutes)
  • Introduction in Theatre: (10 minutes)
  • 2 Stations (25 minutes)
    • Salmon Fishing Tools and Methods (Hands-on inqury of traditional Indigenous fishing tools)
    • Wind-drying Salmon (Exploration of the method used to dry salmon in the Fraser Canyon, and a workshop on sharpening traditional slate knives)
  • Conclusion Theatre (5 minutes)

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*In the 2020-2021 school year, this program may be available for in-class outreach, with an educator and all the materials coming to your school in-person. To provide us with more information on what you would like from in-class outreach, fill in our survey

Big Ideas
  • 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.
  • Evolution by natural selection provides an explanation for the diversity and survival of living things.
  • Interactions between First Peoples and Europeans lead to conflict and cooperation, which continues to shape Canada’s identity.
  • The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.
  • Immigration and multiculturalism continue to shape Canadian society and identity.
  • Economic self-interest can be a significant cause of conflict among peoples and governments.
  • Religious and cultural practices that emerged during this period have endured and continue to influence people.
  • COVID Precautions
    With the continued safety and well-being of our visitors, staff and volunteers the highest priority, we have developed a safety plan in accordance with WorkSafeBC guidelines. Our COVID-19 safety guide can be found on our website: https://fraserriverdiscovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/WORKSAFE-BC-FRDC-COVID-19-SAFETY-PLAN-Final.pdf If you have any concerns about visiting the center that are not addressed in the safety plan, please email or call us and we can work together to make sure that your visit is a safe one.
    Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    4, 5, 6, 7
    Days Offered: 
    Times Offered: 
    90 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Fee Details
    Cost Per Student: 
    Cost Per Adult: 
    Fee Notes: 

    Program fee is $7 + GST per student, minimum charge of $84.00 per booking. Adults are free. Fees are due one month before the program booked date. Please contact us about delayed payment options

    Additional Notes

    This program includes a 10 minute outdoor segment.