Rainforest Biodiversity Study - In Person

Last updated on
Friday, August 25th, 2023
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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.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Months Available: 
    Times Offered: 
    See notes. minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
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    Packages Provided: 
    No Packages Provided
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 
    • Up to 12 students (ages <15) – $98.50
    • 13 to 30 students (ages <15) – $174.50
    • Up to 12 students (ages 15+) – $114.50
    • 13 to 30 students (ages 15+) – $213.00
    Additional Notes

    This program runs from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. 

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

    Fill out our school booking form online which opens September 6 at 10:00 am, to start the booking process. https://ecologycentre.ca/elementary-school-programs/  Please call 604-990-3755 or email ecocentre@dnv.org with any questions.

    We can only accommodate one class of 30 students or less each day.

    Lynn Canyon Park is easy to access.

    1. Public transit. Take the #227 community shuttle to Peters Road at Duval Road or the #228 bus to Burrill Avenue and Lynn Valley Road.
    2. Private bus. Bus parking is limited. Please notify us in advance if you will be arriving by private bus so we can make arrangements for parking.
    3. Car. If you’re visiting with parent drivers, the closest parking to the Ecology Centre is the upper paved parking lot. Pay parking is in effect seasonally from March 1 to October 31. Parking is $3 per hour, for a maximum of 4 hours. The parking meter only accepts credit cards. District residents are eligible to purchase a $10.20 annual DNV Park Parking Pass that will enable them to park in the lot without paying the hourly rate. More information is available here.