Class Field Trips

In the spring and fall months, the BC Forest Discovery Centre offers two types of Education Programs for students Grades 1-6/7: Forest Ecology and Forest Heritage. If you are interested in obtaining more information about the BCFDC’s Education Programs or to inquire about a booking, please contact Carol Miller at info.bcfdc@shawlink.ca or (250) 715-1113 ex.23.

Forest Ecology Programs

Forest Ecology programs area great way for your students to have fun while learning out in the fresh air. Accompanied by one of our Education Assistants, classes can explore the forest and visit the Bald Eagle’s nest.

The Forest Ecology Programs are interactive and meet ministry-prescribed learning outcomes for grades K-7.  Programs are offered during the Centre’s operating season (Easter to Thanksgiving) and include a ride on the train.

Each program is 1.5 hours in duration however groups are encouraged to explore the other heritage buildings and exhibits on the site, enjoy a picnic or play on the playground.

Interested in the Prescribed Learning Outcomes (PLOs) addressed by this program? Here’s a link to the list that corresponds to our Forest Ecology Programs: CurrentPLOsForestEcology

Forest Heritage Programs

The Forest Heritage programs are interactive and meet ministry-prescribed learning outcomes for grades K-6.  Programs are offered during the Centre’s operating season (Easter to Thanksgiving) and include a ride on the train.

Forest Heritage programs area great way for your students to have fun while learning out in the fresh air. Your Kindergarten to Grade 7 classes can experience life in the early 1900s logging camp.

Each program is 1.5 hours in duration however groups are encouraged to explore the other heritage buildings and exhibits on the site, enjoy a picnic or play on the playground.

Interested in the Prescribed Learning Outcomes (PLOs) addressed by this program? Here’s a link to the list that corresponds to our Forest Ecology Programs: CurrentPLOsForestHeritage

O’ Christmas Tree!

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Kindergarten to Grade 3: Combine your students’ enthusiasm for Christmas with the curriculum!

The “O’ Christmas Tree!” education program features a ride on the decorated Christmas Train, a glimpse into the past with historically decorated Christmas trees and a chance for each child to create a keepsake ornament!

The program takes place in the decorated historical 1905 schoolhouse.  Students will experience the evolution of the Christmas tree from candles to modern LED lights, and from homemade ornaments to the brightly coloured glass balls we enjoy today.  Students will have fun exploring the different species of Christmas trees and creating a Christmas tree ornament.

Students will have so much fun at “O Christmas Tree!” they won’t even realize they’re learning.  The program meets Social Studies and Science prescribed learning outcomes for kindergarten to grade 3.  The program can also be customized for high school special needs classes.