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BC Parks Turns 100

March 30 2011 by wild

BC Parks will celebrate its 100th birthday on March 1, 2011. This date marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of the very first provincial park in British Columbia – Strathcona Provincial Park on Vancouver Island. As part of the celebrations BC Parks is excited to provide educators across the province with opportunity to participate in a Free WildBC Get Outdoors Workshop in a provincial park. BC Parks is committed to supporting teachers in helping connect children and families with nature by using parks as an outdoor classroom.

BCParks  and WildBC are hosting Free teacher workshops throughout the province during 2011.   For more information on the Get Outdoors Guide or to arrange for a workshop please visit http://wildbc.org/index.php/programs/get-outdoors/ or fill out the below and fax to the WildBC office. Book now as there are a limited number of workshops available!

Solar Schools!

March 30 2011 by wild

Solar BC, the B.C. Ministry of Education and WildBC have teamed up to produce a compilation of lessons to help educators and their students learn more about solar energy and solar installations.

These cross-curricular, multi-grade lessons are linked to the BC Ministry of Education prescribed learning outcomes for science. The lessons are designed to be interactive and open-ended, inviting both educators and students to develop their understanding of solar energy and to engage in projects that provide tangible results of their learning. What better way to learn about solar energy than to build and race a solar powered car or discover the many ways solar energy can be used!

The lessons are organized under 6 sections and within each section you will find a series of lessons that give you the flexibility to be choosey, adapt easily and use in any order you like. We hope that you enjoy discovering solar energy with your students!

Check out the lessons online at: http://www.solarbc.ca/install-solar-hot-water/schools/lesson-plans

Science in Action applications due Mar 31!

March 3 2011 by wild

Are you a BC school or teacher interested in teaching science in a hands-on and fun way?  Apply now for WildBC’s Science in Action program.   This free program provides training, resources and support to meet the science curriculum through hands-on lessons that are fun and active.  You get a workshop, ongoing support from a local facilitator and a school kit with ready-to-use materials for currciulum-linked activities.   Download applications here: http://wildbc.org/programs-workshops/SIA%20Application%202010.pdf

Year of Science

October 18 2010 by admin

www.yearofsciencebc.ca

Science IS fun! It’s all around us, we just have to look for it. From science summer camps and clubs for young people, to jaw dropping experiments and exciting field trip ideas for parents and teachers, this section is all about having fun with science.

Find about the most fun and fantastic science summer camps in B.C. Build crazy contraptions, conduct wild and wacky experiments, or just spend a few hours star gazing. Maybe you’ll even discover a new planet! Join or form a club to meet other inquisitive and inquiring minds. Share your passion for discovery by volunteering at a science camp. Or spend the day at a science centre or wildlife refuge. In this section, you will even find links to online science-related games, trivia and contests. The possibilities are endless!

Science, just like the air we breathe, is part of our daily lives. Science is in our cars, our homes, and our schools. From talking on our cell phones, texting, blogging, listening to our iPods, playing video games or wearing funny-looking glasses while watching the latest in 3D movies, science and technology is all around us.
Take some time to discover just how much fun science can be. British Columbia is a treasure trove of fun and amazing science-related things to see and do, and many of them are listed right here!

www.yearofsciencebc.ca

Spring 2009 SIA Newsletter has sprung!

March 30 2009 by admin

Spring has sprung and so has our latest Science in Action newsletter!  Check out our latest edition to read about tips for doing outdoor education in the rain or snow and how other schools are using the Science in Action programs.  We have teachers sharing tips from the field and also are offering a chance for you to win a copy of Richard Louv’s “Last Child in the Woods.”  Read the newsletter here: Spring 2009

Science in Action applications now available for 2009-2010

February 9 2009 by admin

Are you a BC school or teacher interested in teaching science in a hands-on and fun way?  Apply now for WildBC’s Science in Action program.   This free program provides training, resources and support to meet the science curriculum through hands-on lessons that are fun and active.  You get a workshop, ongoing support from a local facilitator and a school kit with ready-to-use materials for currciulum-linked activities.   Download applications here:  2009-2010 SIA applications.

Hot off the Press: Fall 2008 Science in Action Newsletter!

December 8 2008 by admin

Read more about our amazing professional development program that helps teachers get outdoors and teaching science using active and fun activities.  Our Fall newsletter is choc-full of tips, ideas, and more info to help you get the most out of this program.  Get yourself on a free fieldtrip or win a copy of Richard Louv’s “Last Child in the Woods” — find out how by reading the newsletter!

Grade 4 Climate Change Lessons now available!

October 9 2008 by admin

WildBC and the Ministry of Education have partnered together to provide BC teachers with informative, fun and educational climate change activities.  We will be targeting grades 4, 7, 10 and 11.

Some of our Grade 4 activities are now up and available for download.

WildBC launches 3rd year of Science in Action!

October 9 2008 by admin

WildBC is pleased to be working with 30 schools in BC for 2008-2009 through our Science in Action program.  These schools were selected from over 147 schools that applied and are the lucky participants in a program that helps teachers to teach the science curriculum in an active, engaging way.

We provide you with games, resources, lesson plans, and best of all a school kit with all needed materials (see pic below!).  We are getting extremely positive feedback on this program and we hope you’ll check out more info on this exciting program!