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 School Program Guide

School Program Guide
K-12 Field Trips 
Explore sustainability in your classroom and beyond!

Inspire your students to get to know, value and care about the place they live.

Discover real-world connections and much more through field trips that are:

  • Unique, engaging, fun and experience-based 
  • Connected to BC Ministry of Education curriculum, including primary, intermediate and secondary 
  • Available near your school
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Regional Parks Fieldtrips Regional Parks Field Trips
From towering forests to seashores teeming with life, field trips to these amazing outdoor classrooms connect students to nature and the natural systems we depend upon everyday.
Watershed Education Watershed Education
Discover how Metro Vancouver’s pristine mountain watersheds are connected to your students’ home and school. Engaging field trips to the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve and the Coquitlam Watershed will leave your students thirsty to learn more about water in their backyard and how they can protect this precious resource.
Facility Tours Facility Tours
Discover where away is! Request a tour of wastewater or waste management facility near your school. Your students will never forget these real world experiences!
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Primary

Nature Explorers
Awaken curiosity and engage the senses while exploring nature and the changing seasons.
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Investigating Invertebrates
Search for clues to the hidden lives of spiders, slugs and bugs. Evidence of their important roles as pollinators and decomposers abound for those who know where to look.
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Seashore Sleuths
(available during low tides) Step lightly through the intertidal zone and learn about the sea creatures living there.
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Pond Discovery
Sneak along the pond edge to catch and release minnows, dragonfly nymphs and many other creatures while learning about their watery homes.
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Beaver Tales
Look for lodges, dams and canals built by these wetland engineers and learn about the adaptations and history of these industrious rodents.
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Intermediate

Forest Communities
Discover the diversity of plants and animals in a temperate rainforest and trace their complex interconnections.
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Camosun Bog
Tread softly as you explore ancient and unique plants like sphagnum moss and carnivorous sundew. See the effects of urban development and how community partners are restoring this endangered ecosystem.
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Navigating the Night
How do bats, owls and other nocturnal animals survive in a world without light? Tune up your senses, listen and adjust your night vision to find out.
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Stream Searchers
Dip into rippling waters in search of fascinating stream life and learn how to protect these fragile habitats.
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Salmon Bon Voyage (April-May) & Salmon Come Home (Oct-Nov)
Discover connections between salmon and their creek habitat, and tour Bell-Irving Hatchery. Release salmon fry in Salmon Bon Voyage.

In Salmon Come Home, learn how eggs are collected and raised, and spot returning salmon battling their way up the creek.
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Salmon Connections
How are aquatic creatures like salmon connected to the forest and people? Learn about this intricate web and how you can help keep it healthy, while watching salmon struggling upstream to their spawning grounds.
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Exploring our Watersheds & Discovering Connections (Grades 4 & 5)
Discover where your water comes from and its amazing journey from the reservoir to your tap, to the sea and back. Explore the many unique components of a watershed ecosystem and learn how these precious resources are connected to your daily life.
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Secondary

Ecosystem Balance and Bullies
What is ecological health and how do different habitats support different species? Explore the diversity of ecosystems by designing and analyzing experiments to compare species survival. Invasive species can disrupt this delicate balance – participate in habitat restoration by removing these bullies.
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