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Homelearners – Paleontology 101 & Courtenay Fossil Dig (all ages/grades)
Dates:
September 15 & 22 2021 (10-11:30, 10 AM-1 PM)
Location:

Bowen Park + Courtenay & District Museum

Age Range:
6+
Description:

Ready to learn about dinosaurs on Vancouver Island?

September 15 (Bowen Park) – Introduction to the study of paleontology. Students will learn about the tools and methods used by paleontologists, review the rock cycle and how fossils are formed, and discuss which species have been found on Vancouver Island. This session will be approximately 90 minutes long (10:00 AM – 11:30 AM).

September 22 (Courtenay & District Museum) – 10:00 AM tour of the museum (45 minutes), families will then drive to the dig site (about 15 minutes away). Our dig will be guided by a curator from the museum who will be on hand to identify findings, and will last up to 2 hours (ending at 1:00 PM)

 

Content covered in this program will address some curricular points in the Earth/Space science curriculum.

Transportation is not provided – families must travel from the museum to the dig site independently.

Prices:

$45 per participant (Parents taking part in the dig are welcome to attend the preliminary workshop – parents are required to register as participants)

This program may be paid using allotment fees by arrangement with Nanaimo Science.

Wandering School (Biology) – Grades 3&4 (Mondays)
Dates:
Mondays 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sept 27, Oct 4, 18, Nov 1, 8 & 15 2021
Location:

Various location throughout Nanaimo

Age Range:
Kindergarten to Grade 2
Description:

Join us for our Wandering School scheduled to start the week of September 27th!  These outdoor sessions will be held at different local parks and places each week, with curated activities based on the environment and species in each location.

This 6-week series will have young and older learners explore key biology themes and the relationships different species have with one another and with the environment.

Students will focus on biodiversity and connections between different organisms, including human’s relationship with the environment.

Prices:

$150 for 6 weeks of classes

Wandering School (Biology) – Grade 5-7 (Mondays)
Dates:
Mondays 12:30 - 2:00 PM Sept 27, Oct 4, 18, Nov 1, 8 & 15 2021
Location:

Various location throughout Nanaimo

Age Range:
Kindergarten to Grade 2
Description:

Join us for our Wandering School scheduled to start the week of September 27th!  These outdoor sessions will be held at different local parks and places each week, with curated activities based on the environment and species in each location.

This 6-week series will have young and older learners explore key biology themes and the relationships different species have with one another and with the environment.

Students will focus on specializations of organisms that help them adapt to their environment, biological systems, and natural selection.  Students will also be asked to record data throughout the program, including surveying, making a variety of measurements (such as heights using basic trigonometry) and calculating averages.

Prices:

$135 for 6 weeks of classes

Wandering School (Biology) – Kindergarten-Grade 2 (Mondays)
Dates:
Mondays 9:00 - 10:00 AM Sept 27, Oct 4, 18, Nov 1, 8 & 15 2021
Location:

Various location throughout Nanaimo

Age Range:
Kindergarten to Grade 2
Description:

Join us for our Wandering School scheduled to start the week of September 27th!  These outdoor sessions will be held at different local parks and places each week, with curated activities based on the environment and species in each location.

This 6-week series will have young and older learners explore key biology themes and the relationships different species have with one another and with the environment.

Included in the cost of the program, students will receive a copy of “We are all connected: The Earth, We Share” as a reference book, and as a guide for our weekly activities.

Prices:

$135 for 6 weeks of classes

Wandering School III Weekly Schedule
Week 1
HR MacMillan Arboretum (Trees)
Week 2
Sebastion Beach (Seaweed - in collaboration with Nanaimo Community Kitchens)
Week 3
Nanaimo River Hatchery (Salmon)
Week 4
Colliery Dam (Decomposers)
Week 5
Chase River @ Harewood Centennial Park (Fresh Water)
Week 6
Walley Creek @ Morningside Park (Conservation)
Participation:

At Nanaimo Science, we offer a variety of activities to support learning and exploration for all children. If you have questions about whether a program is right for your child, please contact us. We are committed to working with families to reduce barriers to participation wherever possible.

Nanaimo Science reserves the right to expel any participant, without refund of fees, who behaves inappropriately, is disruptive to other participants, volunteers or staff, or becomes a danger to themselves or others.

Cancellation, Withdrawal and Refunds:

Nanaimo Science reserves the right to cancel a program one week prior to the start date, and will refund all fees for a cancelled program. Programs cancelled less than one week prior to the start date due to unforeseen reasons (including but not limited to weather conditions or site safety) will be rescheduled or fees will be refunded as credit towards another program.  Withdrawal with refund must be requested in writing more than two weeks prior to the program start date. Any withdrawals or changes will be subject to a $10 administrative fee for a single day program, and $15 for a multi-day program (per child registered).

Information for Parents

There are NO REFUNDS given for withdrawals requested less than two weeks prior to the first day of a registered program or at any time during the program. Pro-rated refunds are NOT available for days absent from a registered program.

Images/Media:

Photos and videos taken during programs are used for Nanaimo Science promotional materials, publications and advertisements. Please note, we never publish children’s names. Parents/guardians may request no photos or videos be taken of their children.

Safety Policies

To help ensure social distancing, Nanaimo Science is:

  • increasing the ratio of Leaders to children for greater supervision
  • instituting rigorous hand-hygiene, cleaning and sanitizing
  • Children must be healthy to attend Wandering School – any child exhibiting signs of sickness, fever, or cough/sneezing will be sent home, as will their siblings.
  • COVID-19 Safety Measures will be in effect.
Hey Parents!

Nanaimo Science offers a wide range of activities aimed at children from infancy to Grade 7.  Check out our school break camps, Pro-D day camps and workshops, and Homeschool supports!