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Resources And Support For Teachers And Educators


Inspire Your Students

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 education@ocean.org.    


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Lesson Plans

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. 

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Colouring Sheets

Download these educational colouring sheets for your students. Each sheet contains educational information about each animal.

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Bennett Bursary Program Application

The Bennett Bursary was established by patrons of the Vancouver Aquarium, in honour of long-time Board member and education advocate Betsy Bennett. This program serves schools that have been designated by the Ministry of Education as inner city. 

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Teachers' Newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter for teachers to keep up to date with Vancouver Aquarium education related news and events.

Additional Resources


Ocean Wise Online Learning Environment

Ocean literacy through digital connections from virtual visits, collaborative programs and online learning environments for K-12.
Ocean Wise Online Learning Environment

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

Ressources Aquarium de Vancouver

Informations pour les enseignants sur nos animaux et les écosystèmes
Ressources Aquarium de Vancouver

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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