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VIRTUAL SECONDARY 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.

VIRTUAL PROGRAM FEES

Grades 8 to 10 - Cost: $3.00 per student

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

OUR NEW ON-LINE PROGRAMS

TAKE FLIGHT

10 am to 11 am. Grades 8 to 10

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

10 am to 11 am. Grades 8 to 10

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

10 am to 11 am. Grades 8 to 10

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

10 am to 11 am. Grades 8 to 10

Co-presented with North Shore Black Bear Society

Offered Mondays and Tuesdays only.

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

FOREST QUEST

Grades 8 to 10 - maximum 10 students plus adults

1.5 hour self-guided rainforest tour - $3.00 per student

Take your students on an educational adventure through the temperate rainforest and expand their 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!