Have you ever wondered where to begin to inspire your class? Start by taking them on a field trip. Since 1956, children have been visiting the Vancouver Aquarium and meeting aquatic animals and their habitats through close encounters with fascinating creatures and hands-on, experiential programs.
We’ve included resources to help you prepare for a field trip to the Aquarium or help you plan activities and lessons in your own classroom. If you would like to contribute a resource you've created for use at the Aquarium or give feedback on one of our resources, please email email@example.com.
Vancouver Aquarium AquaKits are designed to be used at local community events or in your neighbourhood schools. Our Festival AquaKit will engage your community while our Discovery AquaKit is for teachers and students to explore in their classrooms.
We want you to have a positive, engaging experience exploring our galleries. These lesson plans are designed to positively engage your students during your self-directed visit at the Vancouver Aquarium.
On Teacher’s Appreciation Day, explore the Vancouver Aquarium free of charge. This includes: teachers, student teachers, and teachers-on-call. You’ll have the opportunity to tour our Wet Lab, attend a Marine Biology Workshop and more.
Get motivated with these hands-on workshops designed to increase your knowledge on your choice of three themes. Learn how to increase student engagement, promote inquiry and conservation, and connect learners with our natural world.
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Vancouver Aquarium Resource Guide
The guide aims to support teachers, educators and students alike in their journey of discovery about marine ecosystems and marine animals with an ultimate goal of conservation in action. Vancouver Aquarium Resource Guide
Building A Sustainable Classroom
Inspire your students by making changes in your own classroom. From recycling stations, building a community garden or calculating your carbon footprint, you’ll find many ideas here. Building A Sustainable Classroom
Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Curriculum Guide
Extend the educational benefits of shoreline cleanups by downloading and using the brand new and free Curriculum Guides for grades K-7. Each of these curriculum guides are linked and support the Prescribed Learning Objectives of BC and Ontario.
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