unique programs offer students from kindergarten
through college the opportunity to explore the lifestyles
of living marine animals and plants under microscopes,
in aquaria, and on real time video.
programs also include boat excursions to collect
plankton followed by observations and identification
in the laboratory.
programs can be tailored for special interests,
specific curriculum topics or scheduling needs.
Field trips to intertidal areas such as the estuary,
sand flats or rocky shores are dependent on appropriate
15 - 30 students;
with one free adult for every 5 students.
student for 1 1/4 hr. program $8.00 -per student
for 2 1/2 hr. program Other times, group sizes,
and cost by arrangement.
Hours For Group Programs
Mon. to Fri.
9 to noon
(At Other times by arrangement)
Local Education Facilities
Ecology Centre is designed to operate year round.
We encourage school groups to consider booking in
the fall, winter and early spring. Out of town schools
can combine a visit to our Centre with
Mineral World / Scratch Patch.
Booking your class
To schedule a class for one of our school oriented
call 250-655-1555 or E-mail
& SHARING SEASHORE LIFE
(K & gr. 1; 1 hr.)
Explore marine life in aquaria and share observations
while viewing live animals on a large screen TV. Addresses
4 Learning Outcomes
SCAVENGER HUNT I:
(Grades 2 to 5; 1 1/4 hr.)
Find animals which answer a series of questions on
behaviour, habitat, form and function. Addresses
5 -7 Learning Outcomes
SCAVENGER HUNT II:
(Grades 4 to 7; 2 1/2 hr. )
As above but with the addition of a boat trip to collect
plankton for observation, together with a short video
on estuary ecology. Addresses
4-7 Learning Outcomes
STYLE INFORMATION REPORT I
(Grades 4 to 8; 2 1/2hr )
Explore in detail how one kind of animal lives: how
it feeds, moves, or stay put, protects itself, and
senses it surroundings. This program also includes
a boat trip to collect plankton. Addresses
4-7 Learning Outcomes
(Gr. 11, 12 & University; 2 1/2 hrs)
Review marine species and habitat diversity in British
Columbia, characterize animal and plant examples of
major groups; use a key to classify local representatives
of one group. The program will also include a boat
trip to collect plankton and subsequently classify
3-6 Learning Outcomes
STYLE INFORMATION REPORT II
Grades 5 -10; 2 1/2 hrs
Follow aquarium & microscope observations by guiding
an underwater live video camera on ROVER - a remotely
operated underwater vehicle (ROV). Addresses
3-8 Learning Outcomes