Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association

Our Trips

Under the dome of Bloedel Conservatory, students experience the lush tropics and the plants and animals that call the rainforest home. Starting with a scavenger hunt, students journey around the tropics with a guide to learn about adaptations, meet amazing birds, and discover the ways humans use plants from the tropics in their everyday lives. 

Students journey along the water’s edge, between volcanic walls, and among forest groves where they meet iconic native and exotic species. These budding naturalists will connect with their environment, use their senses to develop observational skills, understand the role of humans - including First Peoples - in ecosystems, and participate in storytelling and interactive games.

buzz-worthy field trip experience for students to learn about pollinators and the environments that support them.

As flowers bloom around VanDusen, bring your class to explore the special relationships between plants, pollinators, and people.  Over three days in May, our facilitators will promote curiosity and stewardship through fun, hands-on activities at stations throughout the Garden. 

Our diverse activities encourage new discoveries while aligning with the BC curriculum, and include:

  • Observing pollinator biodiversity up close with microscopes
  • Tasting different types of honey and visiting active beehives
  • Learning about bee life cycles and pollen collection
  • Finding nectar like bees with art using special paint and black lights
  • Identifying and monitoring native species as citizen scientists
  • Snapping away in a photo booth with plenty of pollinator props
  • Plus other exciting games!

Groups receive a map outlining activity stations and may explore at their own pace during the day. Join us alongside community partners for this special three day event.

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