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Home Learner Workshops

Thank you for a wonderful 2017-2018 season!

We are currently planning for our 2018-2019 program year. More information about offerings will be available on this website in August or subscribe to the Teachers’ Newsletter for the most up-to-date information.

If you have any questions or comments about Home Learner programming, please contact Stephanie Chong at stephanie.chong@ocean.org or 604-659-3512.

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Looking for an out-of-the-box learning experience? Our home learner-only programs are custom designed just for you!

Join our team of teaching experts at the Vancouver Aquarium for a new year of exciting programming. Dive into our diverse ecosystems, learn about how scientists study animals and their environments, and explore how our actions can have an impact on the world around us through exclusive opportunities and fun hands-on activities. 

To be eligible, you must be part of a homeschool group and/or homelearning family.

Home School Days

Recent program topics have included...

Fabulous Frogs Have you ever been outside and heard chirping and ribbiting? Chances are, you're more connected to frogs than you realize! Dive into the watery world of frogs and learn about how your actions affect their homes by conducting your own experiment.
Scuba Science There's more to the oceans than meets the eye! Understand the science behind diving and how it has changed. Then get a hands-on opportunity to learn about the skills and equipment that divers use.
Nurdles and Turtles Share stores about sea turtles and what makes them such unique animals. Learn about the challenges they face and be empowered to make effective changes to keep them healthy.
Ecosystem Engineers  Get an up-close and personal look at our local animals in our renowned wet lab. Explore what they need to survive and the strategies that they use to stay safe. Then design your own animal home. 
Super Slime There's more to the oceans than meets the eye! Understand the science behind diving and how it has changed. Then get a hands-on opportunity to learn about the skills and equipment that divers use. 

 Program details: 

  • Space is limited to 25 participants per program
  • Accompanying adults and younger siblings who are not registered in the program will not be able to participate
  • Additional adults and children not participating in the program will pay the usual admission rate or are welcome find an alternative off-site waiting space
  • Attendance list and booking is finalized 48 hours before the start of the program.
  • Cancellation policy: Cancellations made within 48 hours of the first day of the series will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee. Any further missed dates in the series will not be refunded nor rescheduled.
  • The Aquarium reserves the right to cancel the program (with a full refund) due to low registration.
  • Aquarium Memberships cannot be used in lieu of fees for participants in school programs.
 

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