VARC Wants to Bring Exciting Bird Science into Your Classroom Today!
I wanted to thank you again for attending BC SPCA Summer camps as a guest speaker. The campers really enjoyed hearing your talk! We all really appreciate your staff and volunteers taking the time to help us educate youth on the importance of wild birds and their unique role in our local ecosystem. We hope that you will be interested in attending camps again next year!Allison Simpson - Regional Humane Education Coordinator BC SPCA
Children are innate scientists and we want to help foster that inquisitive nature and inspire the next generation of environmental stewards! Let us bring our fun and engaging programs to your classroom! Imagine having your own VARC expert with a lesson plan and activities prepared specially for your students. Our program is hands-on, informative and memorable. We encourage students to inquire and think critically about the natural world around them while still being centered around the professional needs of teachers and the curriculum. VARC presentations offer a unique stimulation for students daily learning.
Our program for higher grades takes a close look at the state of the world’s birds, the issues they currently face and what each of us can do to make a positive difference for the biodiversity of our planet. We also explore the research we conduct at VARC in order to inspire students with some of the possibilities in future careers in the sciences! Students are introduced to the research techniques required for monitoring migratory birds and the population ecology and ecosystem dynamics of wild bird populations. Students will also learn about bird migration; the various habitats and communities they depend on during both spring and fall migration and the breeding season; and the conservation actions required to protect these habitats to ensure the long-term survival of bird species.
VARC’s program encourages student development of empathy for nature and a sense of empowerment by teaching them what they can do to help make a difference.
HIGHLIGHTS OF PROGRAM
- 1 Hour long, hands-on, interactive presentation with your own VARC expert
- Curriculum based learning
- Interactive materials and activities
We do ask for a minimum donation for each presentation which allows our registered non-profit charity to continue its mission to further our research, conservation and educational efforts here in Vancouver. We also offer great group rates and package deals for those looking to book recurring or multiple visits. Our pricing is as follows:
- $50 minimum donation request for 1 single presentation
- $40 minimum donation request per presentation if booking multiple presentations on different days
- $75 minimum donation request flat fee for multiple presentations on same day (maximum of 4 sessions in one day)
For Summer Camps, please contact us to discuss the number of sessions you require and the cost.
Payment can be made online through our website, or by mailing it to:
VARC, 4115 Braemar Road East, North Vancouver BC V7K 3C9
All payments go directly to our education programs and bird research.