Unexpected Eats

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

“You can eat that???” Yes, you can! Explore often overlooked foods on our farms and in our indigenous plant garden as you learn about ethical foraging and some of the traditional food and medicine uses of common plants.

Big Ideas
  • All living things sense and respond to their environment.
  • The biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere are interconnected, as matter cycles and energy flows through them.
  • Personal choices and social and environmental factors influence our health and well-being.
  • Daily physical activity enables us to practice skillful movement and helps us develop personal fitness.
  • Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
  • Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
  • Learning about similarities and differences in individuals and groups influences community health.
  • Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
  • Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
  • 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.
  • Changing ideas about the world created tension between people wanting to adopt new ideas and those wanting to preserve established traditions.
  • Human and environmental factors shape changes in population and living standards.
  • The physical environment influences the nature of political, social, and economic change.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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    See notes. minutes unless otherwise stated.
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    Vancouver Programs:

    VSB Classes: $150 for up to 25 youth; $6 for each additional youth. Classes from Van Tech and David Thompson family schools can receive a 50% subsidy from the VSB Office of Sustainability!
    Non-VSB classes and groups: $200 for up to 25 youth; $8 for each additional youth
     

    Coquitlam Programs:

    $185 for up to 25 students; $7 for each additional student. Cost includes native plants to be planted at school or home. 

    Multiple program discount! Sign your class up for 2 or more field trips in a school year and receive a 10% discount on the second and subsequent programs!

    We strive to make our programs accessible to all groups. If cost is a barrier, please let us know on your request form.

    Additional Notes

    Unexpected Eats is offered at Fresh Root's farm at Van Tech Secondary in Vancouver and the Suwa'lkh School Healing Forest in Coquitlam.  Available days vary depending on the site. All field trips are 2 hours long and include a farm work experience, as well as a tasting of salad or other farm foods. Suwa'lkh programs also include native plant starts to bring back to your school.

    Learn more and book your trip at http://freshroots.ca/education/field-trips/.