School Programs

Thanks to support from our sponsors and a dedicated group of volunteers, we are pleased to offer quality educational programming by donation to schools in the White Rock, Delta, Surrey and Langley areas. Our School Programs are conservation-minded and provide a rich complement to classroom research and study (particularly for grades two through seven) and are linked to BC Science curriculum.

To begin, a local area naturalist introduces the students to the area of study with an engaging and interactive powerpoint presentation. This presentation is easily adjusted to meet the needs of students of varying ages.

The presentation includes some hands-on show and tell and includes stories and information appropriate to the age level of the audience. We then leave the classroom teacher with a resource kit that includes teacher resource materials, student reading materials, posters and field guides. In the case of the marine program, we also include some hands-on artifacts.

As a follow-up to the marine or birds presentation, the naturalist leads the class on a field experience appropriate to the topic: bird watching or a beach walk. This trip is usually booked three weeks after the presentation to allow adequate classroom time with the resource kit. For the pond program, instead of a field trip, we bring the pond to you!

See individual program pages for further details, learning links, resources and photographs.

Download a brochure for classroom teachers here.

Program Bookings

For more information about booking a program or volunteering with our program leaders, please email: edoutreach@birdsonthebay.ca



 

 

Teachers - our programs help meet the goals of BC's Redesigned Curriculum!

To explore cross-curricular connections between our programs and BC's redesigned curriculum, download our BC Curriculum Links document.

BOOK a Program Now: To book a program or for further information, please contact Yvonne at edoutreach@birdsonthebay.ca

Please note, as a volunteer-based non-profit society, we rely on donations to continue our programming. At the same time, we are committed to supporting at-risk youth and inner city programs by providing programs free of charge. Please inquire!