Now offering Homeschool Sessions at Allan Brooks Nature Centre! Sessions will be running March 5 and 10. Book your tickets now on our Events Calendar.

Nature in the Classroom is Expanding Online!

We are currently working to create new online lessons to compliment our in-class presentations and help you deliver BC’s Science curriculum!  In addition to the presentation, this package will give you access to our eLearning website with student centered lessons that will enrich your Nature in the Classroom experience.  

NOW OFFERING: Online material for the grade 4 Nature Nocturnal program

There is no extra cost for the bonus material during this trial period

  1. Book a Grade 4 Nature Nocturnal presentation. 
  2. Receive your online login information, and gain access to the Bonus Material!
  3. Use these lessons leading up to the presentation and beyond, for a limited period of time.
  • Lessons on: All living things sense and respond to their environment.  Plus biomes of British Columbia!
  • A printable Science Notebook for students
  • Review cards: digital and printable copy
  • Integrated Indigenous lessons
  • Hands-on experiments
  • 2 summative project options for assessing biomes

Nature in the Classroom

Allan Brooks Nature Centre now offers visits to your classroom from September through March. These programs have been designed to suit each grade level from pre-k to grade 7, are curriculum based and focus on the ecosystems and wildlife of the North Okanagan. Each consists of a presentation, an opportunity for students to see wildlife furs and bones, and participate in an activity (time allowing). The Pre-K and K-1 programs run approximately 45 minutes while programs for older students run 60 minutes.

In the City of Vernon: $35 base fee plus $65 per class.

Outside the City of Vernon: $50 base fee plus $65 per class. Travel fees of $0.60 per km will be charged.

  • Presenter will perform a daily health check. They will not work if they have any symptoms of Covid-19 or are sick.
  • Presenter will wear a face mask at all times.
  • Presenter will follow proper handwashing, sanitizing and hygiene protocols. Hand sanitizer will be used before
    touching classroom equipment.
  • Presenter will sanitize surfaces before and after laying out props.
  • Students will not be allowed to touch props/ natural materials due to the difficulty of sanitization between classes.
    Materials that are required to be touched by students will be disinfected before next use.
  • Staff will maintain physical distancing from students, when possible.
  • ABNC will not visit a school that has a confirmed Covid-19 exposure, within 7 days of the exposure date. The
    program will be rescheduled or cancelled.
  • ABNC will return to a school 7 days after the exposure, provided that the Interior Health Authority has cleared the
    school to have guests in the building.
  • In the event of an outbreak in a school, ABNC will reschedule or cancel the program(s).
  • If the school would like to rebook ABNC will need confirmation from the Interior Health Authority that the outbreak is over.