Richmond Nature Park School Programs

Last updated on
Wednesday, August 28th, 2019
Program Description

School programs introduce nature and the environment at the Richmond Nature Park. Your class will enjoy an outdoor exploration of the park while meeting the community of plants and animals that live here.

Grade appropriate programs reflect Big Ideas, Curricular Competencies and Content – please discuss your field trip objectives with us when you make a reservation. 

Spring programs run from March to June, Fall programs run from October through December. Programs are 1.5 hours in length.  Programs include a guided exploration of the park and time in the Nature House. More information can be found on our website

Big Ideas
  • Daily and seasonal changes affect all living things.
  • Plants and animals have observable features.
  • Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment.
  • Living things have life cycles adapted to their environment.
  • Water is essential to all living things, and it cycles through the environment.
  • Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems.
  • Wind, water, and ice change the shape of the land.
  • 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.
  • Earth and its climate have changed over geological time.
  • Evolution by natural selection provides an explanation for the diversity and survival of living things.
  • We shape the local environment, and the local environment shapes who we are and how we live.
  • Indigenous knowledge is passed down through oral history, traditions, and collective memory.
  • Indigenous societies throughout the world value the well-being of the self, the land, spirits, and ancestors.
  • Learning about indigenous peoples nurtures multicultural awareness and respect for diversity.
  • People from diverse cultures and societies share some common experiences and aspects of life.
  • Interactions between First Peoples and Europeans lead to conflict and cooperation, which continues to shape Canada’s identity.
  • Natural resources continue to shape the economy and identity of different regions of Canada.
  • Geographic conditions shaped the emergence of civilizations.
  • Religious and cultural practices that emerged during this period have endured and continue to influence people.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Months Available: 
    90 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Packages Provided: 
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    Program fees are based on one instructor per 1.5 hour program:

    $85.00 per class (up to 22 students). Please call 604.238-6188 for details.

    **The option of additional instructors is available for large classes.**

    Additional Notes

    Click here to create booking request:

    General questions and inquiries:

    Call 604.238-6188 | Monday – Friday between 9am and 4pm.

    Fall bookings begin in September 2019, programs begin in October.