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Grade 3/4/5 Wandering School – Tuesday Afternoon session
Dates:
September 29 to November 3 2020, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:

Various locations (See list)

Description:

Join us for our Wandering School scheduled to start the week of September 29th*! 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 various taxonomic kingdoms (animalia, plantea, fungi, and protista). Students will keep an observation journal as we learn about different species in each location. In addition to these hands-on activities, all children will take part in art projectsecological awareness, and connections to First Nations traditional knowledge will also be incorporated.

 

*We will begin this program at our Week 2 location, and then follow the planned locations until the end of October.  Our last week, November 3rd will be held at the regular Week 1 location (Oliver Woods)

Prices:

$150.00 Taxes waived

Full!
Grade K/1/2 Wandering School – Tuesday sessions
Dates:
September 22 - October 27,2020, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Location:

Various locations (See list)

Description:

Join us for our Wandering School scheduled to start the week of September 21st! 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 various taxonomic kingdoms (animalia, plantea, fungi, and protista). Students will keep an observation journal as we learn about different species in each location. In addition to these hands-on activities, all children will take part in art projects, ecological awareness, and connections to First Nations traditional knowledge will also be incorporated.

Prices:

$120.00 Taxes waived

Full!
Grade K/1/2 Wandering School – Thursday sessions
Dates:
September 24 - October 29, 2020. 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Location:

Various locations (See list)

Description:

Join us for our Wandering School scheduled to start the week of September 21st! 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 various taxonomic kingdoms (animalia, plantea, fungi, and protista). Students will keep an observation journal as we learn about different species in each location. In addition to these hands-on activities, all children will take part in art projects, ecological awareness, and connections to First Nations traditional knowledge will also be incorporated.

Prices:

$120.00 Taxes waived

Grade 3/4/5 Wandering School – Tuesday Morning sessions
Dates:
September 22 - October 27, 2020, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:

Various locations (See list)

Description:

Join us for our Wandering School scheduled to start the week of September 21st! 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 various taxonomic kingdoms (animalia, plantea, fungi, and protista). Students will keep an observation journal as we learn about different species in each location. In addition to these hands-on activities, all children will take part in art projects, ecological awareness, and connections to First Nations traditional knowledge will also be incorporated.

Prices:

$150.00 Taxes waived

Full!
Grade 3/4/5 Wandering School – Thursday sessions
Dates:
September 24 - October 29, 2020; 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:

Various locations (See list)

Description:

Join us for our Wandering School scheduled to start the week of September 21st! 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 various taxonomic kingdoms (animalia, plantea, fungi, and protista). Students will keep an observation journal as we learn about different species in each location. In addition to these hands-on activities, all children will take part in art projects, ecological awareness, and connections to First Nations traditional knowledge will also be incorporated.

Prices:

$150.00 Taxes waived

Grade 6/7 Wandering School – Thursday sessions
Dates:
September 24 - October 29,2020, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:

Various locations (See list)

Age Range:
Grade 6 & 7 students only
Description:

Join us for our Wandering School scheduled to start the week of September 21st! 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 various taxonomic kingdoms (animalia, plantea, fungi, and protista). Students will keep an observation journal as we learn about different species in each location. In addition to these hands-on activities, all children will take part in art projects, ecological awareness, and connections to First Nations traditional knowledge will also be incorporated.

Prices:

$150.00 Taxes waived

Grade 6/7 Wandering School – Research Project (Week 7) – Thursday
Dates:
November 5 2020
Location:

NALT Natural Abundance Native Plant Nursery

Age Range:
Grade 6 & 7 students only
Description:

Older learners will have the option of building towards a research project at home with weekly check-ins with our Outreach Educators and a final presentation as a Week 7 add-on.

The format of the research project will be discussed with the Outreach Educators and build on concepts covered during Wandering School. The presentation will take place in front of peers as an opportunity to communicate your findings.

Prices:

$50.00 Taxes waived

Weekly Schedule
Week 1
Oliver Woods
Week 2
Departure Bay
Week 3
Buttertubs Marsh
Week 4
Nanaimo River Hatchery
Week 5
Morrell Sanctuary *Tuesday and Wednesday (October 21st) this week only
Week 6
Bowen Park
Week 7
Optional Grade 6/7 Research Project - NALT Natural Abundance Native Plant Nursery
Wandering School DetailS

Families can register for sessions scheduled on either Tuesday or Thursday*.  The same content will be covered on each day.

This is a drop-off program that will run rain or shine.  Parents are welcome to stay on site if they wish to.

No transportation is provided for these events.

Prices & Class Time
Kindergarten – Grade 2
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM (75 mins) $120.00 for 6 weeks
Grades 3, 4 & 5
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (90 mins) $150.00 for 6 weeks
Grades 6 & 7
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (90 mins) $150.00 for 6 weeks
Grade 6 & 7 Optional Research Project:
$50.00 (weekly check-ins and Week 7 presentation)
About Wandering School

This 6-week series will have young and older learners explore various taxonomic kingdoms (animalia, plantea, fungi, and protista).

Students will keep an observation journal as we learn about different species in each location.  Older learners will take part in more advanced activities including data collection, and have the option of building towards a research project at home with weekly check-ins with our Outreach Educators and a final presentation as a Week 7 add-on.

In addition to these hands-on activities, all children will take part in art projects, ecological awareness, and connections to First Nations traditional knowledge will also be incorporated.

Information for Parents

Children will need to bring certain materials from home to take part in activities (e.g. pencils, notebook, ruler) to avoid sharing items. Any specialized items required (e.g. magnifying lenses, identification charts, materials for spore prints) will be provided by Nanaimo Science for each child to use and will be sanitized before and after use.

Children should be ready to be outdoors and walk throughout each Wandering School class. If extreme weather makes attendance and/or participation unsafe, Nanaimo Science will contact families and communicate options at that time.

Safety Policies

To help ensure social distancing, Nanaimo Science is:

  • increasing the ratio of Leaders to children for greater supervision
  • removing all shared items and providing individual activities for children
  • 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!