Check out some of our other Education Programs
Kokanee Salmon Outing
During mid-September to mid-October join us at Coldstream Park for a Kokanee Salmon Outing! Students will learn about the life cycle of the kokanee salmon, as well as the important role they play in the ecosystem.
This program is offered in partnership with the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre.
▶ Learn more about the Kokanee Salmon program here.
The Stream Science program is a water quality monitoring program for local high school students. Get your students out of the classroom and to a local stream to gain a better understanding of the streams overall health.
▶ Learn more about the Stream Science program here.
Field Trips at the Nature Centre
Have your students get hands-on with the natural environment at with a Field Trip at the Nature Centre! During your visit at Allan Brooks Nature Centre, your class will experience four engaging activity stations of your choosing in a 2.5 hour session of outdoor and/or indoor fun!
▶ Learn more about Field Trips at the Nature Centre here.
NATURE IN THE CLASSROOM
Allan Brooks Nature Centre offers visits to your classroom from November through April. 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.
NEW! We have expanded the Nature in the Classroom program – ONLINE! Gain access to our eLearning Platform with new online lessons to compliment our in-class presentations and help you deliver BC’s Science curriculum!
Covid-19 Health and Safety Policies
- 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.
- Students are asked to wear face masks at all time.
- 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.
Online Materials Include
- Ready-made Lessons focused on the curricular Competencies and Big Ideas for each grade level
- A Printable Science Notebook for Students
- Review Cards: Digital and Printable Versions
- Integrated Indigenous Lessons
- Hands-on Activities
- Summative Project Options for Assessment
*Online platform is for teachers to access materials (Students do not receive online access).*
Option 1: In-class presentation & online learning materials: $35 base fee + $145 per class
Option 2: In-class presentation only: $35 base fee + $75 per class
Option 3: Online Materials only: $95
Out of City Limits Rate: $50 base fee and travel fees will be charged at $0.60/km
*Online materials access for 3 months*
ABNC can deliver up to a maximum of 4 presentations a day.
Presentations By Grade
Pre-K: The Who’s Who of Wildlife
Bears and Beavers, and Cougars, oh my! Learn about animals that live in the North Okanagan, and get up close by looking at their furs and skulls.
Grade K/1: Getaway to the Grasslands
Join us on an imaginary field trip to a grassland! Watch it and the animals living there transform through the seasons. Don’t forget your sunscreen, snow pants, and umbrella!
Grade 2: Growing up in the Grasslands
From cute and cuddly to naked and ugly, many baby animals are born in the grasslands in the spring. Learn why deer fawns and coyote pups look like their parents, but tadpoles and insect larvae do not.
Grade 3: Digging for a Living
Learn all about badgers and the diverse group of animals they interact with: predators, prey, hunting partners, and the many creatures that use their abandoned burrows as homes.
Grade 4: Nature Nocturnal
Whoooo’s awake? Learn how owls, coyotes, bats, and things that go bump in the night use all their senses to find their way in the dark.
Grade 5/6: How Birds Fly
Flight isn’t just about physics! Learn how birds’ internal and organ systems are amazingly adapted for life in the skies.
Grade 7: Survival of the Fittest in a Changing Climate
In an interactive scenario, explore how British Columbia’s plant and wildlife species will be challenged by climate change or how they might be adapted to survive and thrive.