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VIRTUAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROGRAMS

The Ecology Centre is doing all we can to ensure safe and engaging programs by moving our workshops on-line. Zoom or MS Teams sessions will consist of facilitated slide shows, video presentations, and virtual visits to the forest in Lynn Canyon Park and Lynn Creek.

BOOKING YOUR VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Booking for fall programs begins Wednesday, September 16 at 10 am

Fall virtual programs run from September 21 to December 4, 2020.

Phone 604-990-3755 from 10 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday.

Be ready with the program name, number of students, booking dates, your e-mail and phone number.

Program bookings cannot be completed by e-mail, but if you have questions about our programs you are welcome to contact us at ecocentre@dnv.org.

OUR NEW ON-LINE PROGRAMS

WHAT BUG IS THAT?

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 10 am to 11 am.

Kindergarten to Grade 7 - Cost: $2.95 per student

Get excited about the tiny creatures that live in Lynn Canyon Park. This on-line program features a short introduction to invertebrate biology and a live video session with some local animals such as slugs, worms, and woodbugs. We'll also take a close-up look at a few of our tiny friends under a powerful magnifier.

NO BONES ABOUT IT

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 10 am to 11 am

Kindergarten to Grade 7 - Cost: $2.95 per student

Discover the differences between vertebrates and invertebrates. In this workshop, you'll take a close-up look at invertebrates and then look at the interesting features of vertebrate skulls, bones, teeth, and claws. You'll also learn about the adaptations that help temperate rainforest animals thrive in this cool, wet environment.

ONCE UPON A TREE

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 10 am to 11 am

Kindergarten to Grade 7 - Cost: $2.95 per student

What is a tree, and how does it work? Your students will learn how trees make their own food and how they are part of the soil, air, and water cycles of the temperate rainforest. They will also discover how a diversity of trees and other plants creates habitat for local wildlife.

TAKE FLIGHT

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 10 am to 11 am

Grades 4 to 7 - Cost: $2.95 per student

Hop, dive, and flutter your way to this on-line workshop about birds! In this program, you'll learn about the evolution and adaptations of birds. We'll discover the feeding and nesting habits of local birds and the remarkable ways that different birds find niches in the temperate rainforest ecosystem.

BC BIODIVERSITY

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 10 am to 11 am

Grades 4 to 7 - Cost: $2.95 per student

What is biodiversity, and why is it important? In this on-line field trip, your students will learn about genetic, species, and habitat diversity. We will explore British Columbia's diverse ecosystems from deserts to rainforests and learn how local plants and animals are well-adapted to our temperate rainforest ecosystem.

THE WORLD UNDER OUR FEET

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 10 am to 11 am

Grades 4 to 7 - Cost: $2.95 per student

Soil is much more than rocks and old leaves - it's a vibrant ecosystem. Since people walk on top of the soil, we often don't consider what's underneath. Your students will explore how soil is made, the layers of the soil, and the animals, plants, and fungi that both rely on and help create a healthy ecosystem.

ALL ABOUT BEARS

Offered Mondays and Tuesdays only

10 am to 11 am or 1 pm to 2 pm

Kindergarten to Grade to 7 - Cost: $2.95 per student

Co-presented with North Shore Black Bear Society

British Columbia is bear country! Learn about these magnificent animals that are icons of the wilderness. Discover basic bear biology and learn about a black bear's life cycle and seasonal habits. We share the best practices for exploring in bear habitat, how to identify the signs of bears and what to do in an encounter. Your class will also learn how to responsibly coexist with one of BC's largest mammals.

GUIDED PROGRAMS AT THE ECOLOGY CENTRE

These small-group programs are for a maximum of 6 people

1.5 hours. Cost: $30.00

Phone: 604-990-3755 to book a time

CREATURES OF THE CREEK

Discover the animals that live in the creek! These tiny invertebrates tell us a lot about stream health. Learn about the life cycles and adaptations of the caddisfly, mayfly, stonefly, and other small aquatic invertebrates.

ONCE UPON A TREE

What is a tree, and how does it work? Participants will learn how trees make their own food and how they are part of the soil, air, and water cycles of the temperate rainforest. They will also discover how a diversity of trees and other plants create habitat for local wildlife.

INCREDIBLE INVERTEBRATES

Get excited about the tiny creatures that live in Lynn Canyon Park. This program features a short introduction to invertebrate biology and a walk through the forest to search for animals such as slugs, worms, and woodbugs. We'll take a close-up look at a few of our small friends under our magnifier before we return them to the forest.

SELF-GUIDED PROGRAMS AT THE ECOLOGY CENTRE

EYE SPY

Grades K to 2 - maximum 10 children plus adults

30 minute self-guided Ecology Centre tour - $2.95 per child

Go on a scavenger hunt to discover nature pictures hidden in the Ecology Centre displays. Receive a small prize when you complete the Eye Spy booklet and then enjoy a nature video in our theatre.

ECO QUEST

Grades 3 to 7 - maximum 10 children plus adults

45 minute self-guided Ecology Centre tour - $2.95 per child

Go on a quest for nature knowledge! The Eco Quest takes your students through the Ecology Centre's displays. Get interactive with our displays as you find the answers to the scavenger hunt questions and decode the secret message. Receive a small prize when you complete the Eco Quest booklet and then enjoy a nature video in our theatre. Free if booked with a guided program.

FOREST QUEST

Grades 2 to 7 - maximum 10 children plus adults

1.5 hour self-guided rainforest tour - $2.95 per child

Take your students on an educational adventure that combines a treasure hunt and ecology knowledge! Led by clues and a forest map, your students will decode the mysteries of temperate rainforest plants and animals, searching for the secret of life in the rainforest. You'll also have a chance to view forest life up close with our amazing projector!

STORM DRAIN MARKING

Grades 1 to 7

Salmon and other wildlife are susceptible to pollution entering rivers, streams and the ocean from storm drains. Place fish symbols on the storm drains and let others know that these drains lead to local waterways. Phone 604-990-3759 to book a kit.

TEACHER PRO-D - EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS

Fall and Winter Sessions - Cost: $5

THE RAINY SEASON BEGINS - Tuesday, October 20, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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WINTER EXPLORATIONS - Tuesday, January 12, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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Get ready to teach outside! In these sessions, we'll introduce ideas for seasonal outdoor activities that you can do with your elementary school class. Each session will also address preparation for the weather, risk assessment, and outdoor classroom management. Programs are seasonal and incorporate different ideas depending on the season. Register on-line, and we will send you a link 1 hour prior to the workshop.