Virtual Home Learners Programs

Last updated on
Monday, February 8th, 2021
Experience type: 
Virtual Field Trip
Program Description

Each year, thousands of children are introduced to the wonders of nature through educational programs at the Richmond Nature Park. Due to COVID-19, brand new virtual programs have been developed to offer a new, virtual learning experience. 

The Virtual Home Learners Program is designed for students in Kindergarten through Grade 4.  Interactive presentations include activities, demonstrations, taxidermy, multimedia visuals and a Q & A session with the naturalist, if time permits.

“Animals Live in My Neighbourhood" 
Learn about the basic needs that all animals have, their adaptations to survive, why they live in our neighbourhoods and how we can co-exist with them. Recommended for Grades 1-4.

"Now We See Them, Now We Don't" 
Explore the idea of seasonality on the West Coast with snow geese, coyotes and humans as case studies and then determine what adaptations they have at different times of the year. Recommended for Grades K-4.

Home learners have a choice of three different programs. Register for one, two or all three:
1. Animals Live in My Neighbourhood - Skunks and Coyotes
2. Animals Live in My Neighbourhood - Raccoons and Snow Geese
3. Now We See Them, Now We Don't


Each program is 45 minutes. The presentation starts and ends as scheduled. A late start will result in a shorter program.

Visit the Program Registration page, click on the BROWSE AND REGISTER button and choose from Children: Online - Programs from the Nature and Science category. Register online or call the Registration Call Centre at 604-276-4300, Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm.

Technology/Equipment requirements:
Strong internet connection and access to a video/sound system. We recommend connecting your laptop to a smartboard or a projector and ensuring the speakers are enabled to provide an optimal experience.

Big Ideas
  • Daily and seasonal changes affect all living things.
  • Humans interact with matter every day through familiar materials.
  • Plants and animals have observable features.
  • The motion of objects depends on their properties.
  • Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment.
  • Observable patterns and cycles occur in the local sky and landscape.
  • Forces influence the motion of an object.
  • 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.
  • Matter has mass, takes up space, and can change phase.
  • Multicellular organisms have organ systems that enable them to survive and interact within their environment.
  • Healthy communities recognize and respect the diversity of individuals and care for the local environment.
  • We shape the local environment, and the local environment shapes who we are and how we live.
  • Local actions have global consequences, and global actions have local consequences.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    K, 1, 2, 3, 4
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    45 minutes unless otherwise stated.
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