Spring in the Forest

Offered by
Fresh Roots
Last updated on
Monday, February 3rd, 2020
Program Description

Spring is a magical time in the forest, and we want you to see all of it. Track the season as it unfolds from bud to flower to berry, meet the plant and animal species that call our forest home, and learn about how local First Nations people celebrate spring. Every visit promises new wonders of the changing season!

This program consists of three visits sceduled from March through June.

Big Ideas
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Effective collaboration relies on clear, respectful communication.
  • Everything we learn helps us to develop skills.
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Effective collaboration relies on clear, respectful communication.
  • Everything we learn helps us to develop skills.
  • Leadership requires listening to and respecting the ideas of others.
  • Leadership requires listening to and respecting the ideas of others.
  • Living things have life cycles adapted to their 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.
  • The motions of Earth and the moon cause observable patterns that affect living and non-living systems.
  • Earth materials change as they move through the rock cycle and can be used as natural resources.
  • Multicellular organisms have organ systems that enable them to survive and interact within their environment.
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Stories and other texts connect us to ourselves, our families, and our communities.
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Stories and other texts help us learn about ourselves, our families, and our communities.
  • Stories can be understood from different perspectives
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Canada is made up of many diverse regions and communities.
  • 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.
  • The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.
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    2, 3, 4, 5
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    Fee Details
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    $500 for up to 25 students; $20 for additional students up to 30 maximum

    Additional Notes

    Located at the Suwa’lkh School in Coquitlam (map), our program space includes a native plant propagation greenhouse, medicine and food gardens, and a seven-acre forest with a forest classroom and a salmon stream. Field trips at Suwa’lkh focus on First People’s ways of knowing, helping students connect with Traditional Ecological Knowledge, in both cultivated and natural food lands. Students will even be able to take a piece of Suwa’lkh back with them in the form of native plants.

    Learn more and book your program at freshroots.ca/fieldtrips.