Wildlife in Your Classroom

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 school programs at the Richmond Nature Park. Due to COVID-19, brand new virtual programs have been developed to offer a new, virtual learning experience. 

Wildlife in Your Classroom 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.

"Why Do 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.

Educators have a choice of three different Wildlife in Your Classroom programs.

Register for one, two or all three:

  1. Why Do Animals Live in My Neighbourhood? - Skunks and Coyotes
  2. Why Do Animals Live in My Neighbourhood? - Raccoons and Snow Geese
  3. Now We See Them, Now We Don't

$85/class (max. 24 students and 2-4 adults

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.

Platform: Zoom

Visit the Program Registration page, click on the BROWSE AND REGISTER button and choose from Adults: 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.

Big Ideas
  • Effective collaboration relies on clear, respectful communication.
  • Everything we learn helps us to develop skills.
  • Learning is a lifelong enterprise.
  • Strong communities are the result of being connected to family and community and working together toward common goals.
  • Effective collaboration relies on clear, respectful communication.
  • Everything we learn helps us to develop skills.
  • Learning is a lifelong enterprise.
  • Strong communities are the result of being connected to family and community and working together toward common goals.
  • Effective collaboration relies on clear, respectful communication.
  • Everything we learn helps us to develop skills.
  • Learning is a lifelong enterprise.
  • Strong communities are the result of being connected to family and community and working together toward common goals.
  • Effective collaboration relies on clear, respectful communication.
  • Everything we learn helps us to develop skills.
  • Learning is a lifelong enterprise.
  • Strong communities are the result of being connected to family and community and working together toward common goals.
  • Family and community relationships can be a source of support and guidance when solving problems and making decisions.
  • Public identity is influenced by personal choices and decisions.
  • 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.
  • Materials can be changed through physical and chemical processes.
  • 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.
  • Thermal energy can be produced and transferred.
  • Wind, water, and ice change the shape of the land.
  • All living things sense and respond to their environment.
  • Energy can be transformed.
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Everyone has a unique story to share.
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Everyone has a unique story to share.
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Everyone has a unique story to share.
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Language and text can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • Our communities are diverse and made of individuals who have a lot in common.
  • 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.
  • Individuals have rights and responsibilities as global citizens.
  • Local actions have global consequences, and global actions have local consequences.
  • Trip Details
    City: 
    For Grades: 
    K, 1, 2, 3, 4
    Days Offered: 
    Duration: 
    45 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
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    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    $85/class (max. 24 students and 2-4 adults)