Wildlife in Your Classroom - Virtual School Programs
Starting in January 2021
Each year, thousands of children are introduced to the wonders of nature through school programs at the Richmond Nature Park. Due to COVID-19, brand new virtual programs have been developed to offer a new, virtual learning experience.
Wildlife in Your Classroom is designed for students in Kindergarten through grade 4. Interactive presentations include activities, demonstrations, taxidermy, multimedia visuals and a Q & A session with the naturalist, if time permits.
"Why Do Animals Live in My Neighbourhood?"
Learn about the basic needs that all animals have, their adaptations to survive, why they live in our neighbourhoods and how we can co-exist with them. Recommended for Grades 1-4.
"Now We See Them, Now We Don't"
Explore the idea of seasonality on the West Coast with snow geese, coyotes and humans as case studies and then determine what adaptations they have at different times of the year. Recommended for Grades K-4.
Educators have a choice of three different Wildlife in Your Classroom programs. Register for one, two or all three.
1. Why Do Animals Live in My Neighbourhood? - Skunks and Coyotes
2. Why Do Animals Live in My Neighbourhood? - Raccoons and Snow Geese
3. Now We See Them, Now We Don't
$85/class (max. 25 students and 2-4 adults)
Strong internet connection and access to a video/sound system. We recommend connecting your laptop to a smartboard or a projector and ensuring the speakers are enabled to provide an optimal experience.
Storm Drain Kits
Help paint a yellow fish symbol beside local storm drains to remind residents that toxic substances dumped down drains may poison fish and wildlife in nearby streams and rivers. Storm drain kits are provided by the SalmonID Enhancement Program of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans free of charge and are available to book from the Richmond Nature Park.
Call 604-238-6188 to book a storm drain kit. Kits must be booked in advance.