Spring Discovery Days

Spring Discovery Self-Guided Program

Tuesday–Friday, May 8–June 20, 2018
Start times from 10am to 12noon

Explore the Village! This self-guided program focuses on First Nations, cultural communities, seasonal change, and resource harvesting in the 1920s. Teachers and chaperones lead groups of 10-12 participants through the Museum. New activities include a scavenger hunt for Indigenous plants on site, handling a First Nations cedar bark basket, discovering our salmon-bearing creek, and completing a cedar grove sensory walk. The program includes a First Nations educator guiding an exploration of local plants and animals in relation to First Nations territory through storytelling and an interactive map activity. Appropriate for K-9 including all levels of ESL and preschool.

First Nations Activity Station

All groups are given a traditional welcome by our First Nations educator who guides an exploration of the local plants and animals in relation to First Nations territory using storytelling and an interactive map activity.

Take Home Activities

Each student receives a bush bean seed to plant in the classroom or at home, and a make-your-own heritage seed packet craft. Each class receives a metal hook, made by our blacksmith, to use in an artifact exploration activity in the classroom.

Teacher's Package

The updated package includes inquiry-based lessons and worksheets, background information on First Nations history and local plants and animals, and a list of First Nations educational resources to use in the classroom.

Spring Discovery Days Teacher's Package [PDF - 2.3 MB]

 

Please allow three hours for the visit. This self-guided school program includes a ride on our vintage carousel, a reserved lunch space, a blacksmith hook and a take-home craft; special rates apply.

This program is appropriate for K-9 including all levels of ESL.