The Pencil Patch Self-Guided Tours

Last updated on
Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
Experience type: 
In-Person
Program Description

BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation (BCAITC) invites K-12 teachers and students to take part in self-guided tours of The Pencil Patch in spring 2022! Located in Abbotsford, the garden provides fun learning opportunities includubg a tour of BC agriculture subjects such as soil, pollinators, water, growing zones, the Agriculture Land Reserve, invasive species, greenhouses, crop rotation, and more. More details here

Big Ideas
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Everything we learn helps us to develop skills.
  • Learning is a lifelong enterprise.
  • Strong communities are the result of being connected to family and community and working together toward common goals.
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Everything we learn helps us to develop skills.
  • Learning is a lifelong enterprise.
  • Strong communities are the result of being connected to family and community and working together toward common goals.
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Everything we learn helps us to develop skills.
  • Learning is a lifelong enterprise.
  • Strong communities are the result of being connected to family and community and working together toward common goals.
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Everything we learn helps us to develop skills.
  • Learning is a lifelong enterprise.
  • Strong communities are the result of being connected to family and community and working together toward common goals.
  • 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.
  • Adapting to economic and labour market changes requires flexibility.
  • Our career paths reflect the personal, community, and educational choices we make.
  • Adapting to economic and labour market changes requires flexibility.
  • Our career paths reflect the personal, community, and educational choices we make.
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  • The global economy affects our personal, social, and economic lives and prospects.
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  • Skills can be developed through play.
  • Technologies are tools that extend human capabilities.
  • Skills can be developed through play.
  • Technologies are tools that extend human capabilities.
  • Skills can be developed through play.
  • Technologies are tools that extend human capabilities.
  • Skills can be developed through play.
  • 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.
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  • Complex tasks may require multiple tools and technologies.
  • Complex tasks require the acquisition of additional skills.
  • Complex tasks may require multiple tools and technologies.
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  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
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  • Knowing what we enjoy doing and knowing about our opportunities to participate in those activities helps us develop an active lifestyle
  • Personal choices and social and environmental factors influence our health and well-being.
  • Understanding ourselves and the various aspects of health helps us develop a balanced lifestyle.
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  • Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
  • Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
  • Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
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  • The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.
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  • COVID Precautions
    Please follow your school's COVID-19 protocol. Thank you.
    Trip Details
    City: 
    For Grades: 
    K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Months Available: 
    Days Offered: 
    Times Offered: 
    Duration: 
    90 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    No
    Also Offered For: 
    ESL, Guides, Homeschool, Scouts
    Packages Provided: 
    Pre-Visit Information Package
    Fee Details
    Cost Per Student: 
    $0.00
    Cost Per Adult: 
    $0.00
    Fee Notes: 

    The Self-Guided Tours are free but we do ask for a REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT to secure your field trip spot. We do not cover the cost of buses.