Wildlife and First Nations Culture Education

Last updated on
Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
Experience type: 
In-Person
Program Description

The Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife offers programs that make learning about nature fun and fascinating! Our programs align with the BC Curriculum for science, social studies, and physical education, and our experienced educators teach outside in the natural beautiful setting of Grouse Mountain.

Wildlife Education: Pick from a range of interactive curriculum-focused activities and build an unforgettable field trip for your students. Duration: Full or Half Day

Hiwus Feasthouse Cultural Program: Step into an authentic Pacific Northwest Longhouse and let Kwel-a-a-nexw, our Squamish First nations elder, take you back in time to discover the traditional way of life of our First Nations people. Duration: Full Day.

Peak of Christmas: (December) Engage your students in the magic of the holidays: visit live reindeer, discover snow-fleas, take a scavenger hunt, play in the snow and more. Duration: Full or Half Day

 

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Big Ideas
  • 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.
  • All living things sense and respond to their environment.
  • Multicellular organisms rely on internal systems to survive, reproduce, and interact with their environment.
  • Evolution by natural selection provides an explanation for the diversity and survival of living things.
  • The biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere are interconnected, as matter cycles and energy flows through them.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts express meaning in unique ways.
  • People connect to others and share ideas through the arts.
  • People create art to express who they are as individuals and community.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts express meaning in unique ways.
  • People connect to others and share ideas through the arts.
  • People create art to express who they are as individuals and community.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • People connect to the hearts and minds of others in a variety of places and times through the arts.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • The arts connect our experiences to the experiences of others.
  • Creative expression is a means to explore and share one’s identity within a community.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Exploring works of art exposes us to diverse values, knowledge, and perspectives.
  • Dance, drama, music and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Engaging in creative expression and experiences expands people’s sense of identity and belonging.
  • Artistic expressions differ across time and place.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Engaging in creative expression and experiences expands people’s sense of identity and community.
  • Experiencing art is a means to develop empathy for others’ perspectives and experiences.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Engaging in the arts develops people’s ability to understand and express complex ideas.
  • Through art making, one’s sense of identity and community continually evolves.
  • Artists often challenge the status quo and open us to new perspectives and experiences.
  • Creative growth requires patience, readiness to take risks, and willingness to try new approaches.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Individual and collective expression can be achieved through the arts.
  • Creative arts experiences can build community and nurture relationships with others.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts each use their own unique sensory language for creating and communicating.
  • Identity is explored, expressed, and impacted through arts experiences.
  • The arts provide opportunities to gain insight into the perspectives and experiences of people from a variety of times, places, and cultures.
  • Daily physical activity helps us develop movement skills and physical literacy, and is an important part of healthy living.
  • Good health comprises physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
  • Knowing about our bodies and making healthy choices helps us look after ourselves.
  • Learning about ourselves and others helps us develop a positive attitude and caring behaviours, which helps us build healthy relationships.
  • Daily physical activity helps us develop movement skills and physical literacy, and is an important part of healthy living.
  • Good health comprises physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
  • Knowing about our bodies and making healthy choices helps us look after ourselves.
  • Learning about ourselves and others helps us develop a positive attitude and caring behaviours, which helps us build healthy relationships.
  • Adopting healthy personal practices and safety strategies protects ourselves and others.
  • Daily participation in physical activity at moderate to vigorous intensity levels benefits all aspects of our well-being.
  • Having good communication skills and managing our emotions enables us to develop and maintain healthy relationships.
  • Learning how to participate and move our bodies in different physical activities helps us develop physical literacy.
  • Our physical, emotional, and mental health are interconnected.
  • Adopting healthy personal practices and safety strategies protects ourselves and others.
  • Daily participation in physical activity at moderate to vigorous intensity levels benefits all aspects of our well-being.
  • Having good communication skills and managing our emotions enables us to develop and maintain healthy relationships.
  • Movement skills and strategies help us learn how to participate in different types of physical activity.
  • Our physical, emotional, and mental health are interconnected.
  • Daily participation in physical activity at moderate to vigorous intensity levels benefits all aspects of our well-being.
  • Developing healthy relationships helps us feel connected, supported, and valued.
  • Knowing what we enjoy doing and knowing about our opportunities to participate in those activities helps us develop an active lifestyle.
  • Personal choices and social and environmental factors influence our health and well-being.
  • Understanding ourselves and the various aspects of health helps us develop a balanced lifestyle.
  • Daily physical activity enables us to practice skillful movement and helps us develop personal fitness.
  • Developing healthy relationships helps us feel connected, supported, and valued.
  • Knowing what we enjoy doing and knowing about our opportunities to participate in those activities helps us develop an active lifestyle
  • Personal choices and social and environmental factors influence our health and well-being.
  • Understanding ourselves and the various aspects of health helps us develop a balanced lifestyle.
  • 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.
  • Learning about similarities and differences in individuals and groups influences community health.
  • Physical literacy and fitness contribute to our success in and enjoyment of physical activity.
  • We experience many changes in our lives that influence how we see ourselves and others.
  • Daily participation in different types of physical activity influences our physical literacy and personal health and fitness goals.
  • Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
  • Learning about similarities and differences in individuals and groups influences community health.
  • Physical literacy and fitness contribute to our success in and enjoyment of physical activity
  • We experience many changes in our lives that influence how we see ourselves and others.
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of others connects us to our community.
  • Daily participation in different types of physical activity influences our physical literacy and personal health and fitness goals.
  • Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
  • Healthy relationships can help us lead rewarding and fulfilling lives.
  • Lifelong participation in physical activity has many benefits and is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of others connects us to our community.
  • Daily participation in different types of physical activity influences our physical literacy and personal health and fitness goals.
  • Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
  • Healthy relationships can help us lead rewarding and fulfilling lives.
  • Lifelong participation in physical activity has many benefits and is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Our communities are diverse and made of individuals who have a lot in common.
  • Stories and traditions about ourselves and our families reflect who we are and where we are from.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Interactions between First Peoples and Europeans lead to conflict and cooperation, which continues to shape Canada’s identity.
  • The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.
  • Canada’s policies and treatment of minority peoples have negative and positive legacies.
  • 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.
  • Changing ideas about the world created tension between people wanting to adopt new ideas and those wanting to preserve established traditions.
  • Exploration, expansion, and colonization had varying consequences for different groups.
  • Human and environmental factors shape changes in population and living standards.
  • Collective identity is constructed and can change over time.
  • Disparities in power alter the balance of relationships between individuals and between societies.
  • The physical environment influences the nature of political, social, and economic change.
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    Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Duration: 
    See notes. minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Packages Provided: 
    Fee Details
    Cost Per Student: 
    $25.00
    Fee Notes: 

    Visit our Field Trip Program Pricing for fee information.

    Additional Notes

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