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VIRTUAL ESL 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.

BOOKING YOUR VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Spring virtual programs run from February 8 onward.

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.

Minimum cost of $30.00 for virtual programs with less than 10 students.

OUR NEW ON-LINE PROGRAMS

WHAT'S FOR LUNCH

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 10 am to 11:00 am

Best suited for ages 5 to 10. Cost: $3.00 per student

The forest is full of food and animals need to find it. Discover the food chains of Lynn Canyon Park! We'll read a story, search for animals eating food in the forest, and take a look at animal teeth and claws.

EARTH EXPLORERS

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 10 am to 11:00 am

Best suited for ages 5 to 10. Cost: $3.00 per student

If you love worms, soil, and fossils, this program will help you explore the world beneath your feet. We'll show you fossils from Walter Draycott's collections, and learn about animals that use rocks and soil as their home.

GOING BUGGY

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 10 am to 11:00 am

Best suited for ages 5 to ten. Cost: $3.00 per student

Do the kids in your school love bugs? We'll read a buggy story, find some bugs living in the forest near the Ecology Centre, and then zoom in for a close-up look at a bug friend with our special magnifier.

ONCE UPON A TREE

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 10 am to 11:00 am

Best suited for ages 7 to 14. Cost $3.00 per student

Get to know all about the trees of Lynn Canyon Parks. Find out how they clean water and create food and habitat for animals.

ALL ABOUT BEARS

Mondays and Tuesdays only. 10 am to 11:00 am

Best suited for ages 5 to 14 - Cost: $3.00 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.

SELF-GUIDED PROGRAMS AT THE ECOLOGY CENTRE

Eye Spy

Suitable for 3 to 6 year olds and beginner ESL classes - 10 students max

30 minute self-guided Ecology Centre tour. Cost: $3.00 per student

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

Suitable for intermediate-level ESL classes - 10 students max

45 minute self-guided Ecology Centre tour. Cost: $3.00 per student

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.

Forest Quest

For intermediate-level ESL classes - 10 students max

1.5 hour self-guided rainforest tour. Cost: $3.00 per student

Take your students on an educational adventure that combines a treasure hunt and ecology knowledge! Your mission begins at the Ecology Centre, where our staff will introduce your group to their Forest Quest. 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. Your adventure concludes as you return to the Ecology Centre to meet with staff about what you discovered. You'll also have a chance to view forest life up close with our amazing projector!