Port of Vancouver Discovery Centre

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The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has a school program that is specifically designed to support your grade 4 to 6 students’ curriculum guidelines, as outlined by the B.C. Ministry of Education. This free education program is led by our education team in your classroom!

Build on your students’ awareness of the importance of trade in our lives, as well as the role that the Port of Vancouver plays in facilitating trade, through activities such as: Map Puzzle – How large is our port? Students assemble a map puzzle of Canada’s largest port, and explore familiar landmarks, alongside new ones, in relation to your school. Cargo Relay – Students work together as terminal operators and try their hand at loading various cargo types in this ‘get up and go’ activity. Enviro Quiz – Students discover what makes the Port of Vancouver a sustainable port, while thinking critically about environmental stewardship during this fun, object-based guessing game.

This is a 75 minute presentation in-class. Note that we are booking in-class presentations one day a week offsite. We also offer presentations at our Discovery Centre located at Canada Place. Please contact us for details and to book a date for your class by calling 604-665-9038 or e-mailing education@portvancouver.com.

Our school program is specifically designed to support grade four to six students’ curriculum guidelines, as outlined by the British Columbia Ministry of Education. Your students will learn about Canada’s largest and most diversified port through activities that encourage:

  • learning through doing, touching, watching, hearing and reading
  • reflection and inquiry
  • thinking critically and creatively
  • communicating individually and in groups through actions, words and pictures

This free 90-minute interactive education program is a great fieldtrip experience as students get to learn how their lives are connected to the port and see the connection by observing the working port around the Burrard inlet.

Build on your students’ awareness of the importance of trade in our lives, as well as the role that we play in facilitating trade, through activities such as:

  • Connecting your port city trivia challenge: Students answer questions and test their knowledge of the port on touch-screen benches.
  • Cargo relay: Students work together as terminal operators and try their hand at loading various cargo types in this ‘get up and go’ activity.
  • Enviro quiz: Students discover what makes our port a sustainable one, while thinking critically about environmental stewardship during this fun, object-based guessing game.
  • Import story: How many jobs are connected to the port? Students enact various jobs that are involved in getting an imported item to Canada to see how the port helps the economy.
  • Discovery Centre scavenger hunt: Students get to explore more about the port by looking for answers on our touch-screen benches.

Book this FREE and exciting school program at the Port of Vancouver Discovery Centre (located at Canada Place) by calling 604-665-9038 or e-mailing education@portvancouver.com.

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