Rainforest Biodiversity Study

Last updated on
Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
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Program Description

The coastal temperate rainforest is a rare and diverse ecosystem. Get out, go for a walk to two different rainforest sites, and explore the biodiversity of this ecosystem firsthand! This program allows students to become familiar with native trees and plants by measuring their diversity along transects in the forest. Students will help design a hypothesis for the study, collect field data, and then participate in a brief analysis of what they have found. They’ll experience a glimpse into the practical side of field biology that will help them understand the complex relationships that exist in forest habitats and the science of measuring them. This program works well for classes studying plant biology, geography, or temperate rainforest ecology.

Big Ideas
  • Plants and animals have observable features.
  • COVID Precautions

    Programs will take place primarily outdoors, with the option to use well ventilated indoor areas for the introduction and conclusion.

    Groups of more than 15 will have two leaders, and the group will be split in half for the duration of the program.

    During the presentation part of the program, the group leader will distance from the group and wear a mask.

    During the field study part of the program, when distancing may not be possible, the group leader will wear a mask.

    Items that we use during the field study will be sanitized.

    Classes that wish to come into the museum after the program will need to pre-book their museum visit. Visits are 30 minutes for a maximum of 15 people at a time. Masks are strongly recommended outside for all students and required inside for ages 5 and up.

    Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Months Available: 
    Times Offered: 
    See notes. minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Packages Provided: 
    Pre-Visit Information Package
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 
    • Up to 12 students – $109.00
    • 13 to 30 students – $203.00
    Additional Notes

    This program runs from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. 

    Please call 604-99-3755 or email ecocentre@dnv.org to book. 

    We can accommodate only one class up 30 students or less, per day.

    Please plan to arrive by 9:45am to have time for a snack and bathroom break before we begin at 10am.

    Pay parking is in effect. Complimentary bus passes are given to groups who have a program booked with the Ecology Centre.