Programs

About Our Programs

COVID-19 UPDATE

We continue to provide education programs remotely, as well as outdoor in-person programs with small group sizes to maintain physical distancing. Please learn more below. 

 

Through engaging education and stewardship programs, Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society introduces British Columbians to the wonders of the natural world to encourage understanding of and an enduring respect for wildlife in the Pacific Northwest.

 

Available Programs

 Patreon:

Find us on Patreon! We have created an online platform that is available for a small monthly fee. Resources here are available to the general public. One of the membership tiers available is specifically for educators, and includes access to supplementary program content. For a glimpse of what you can expect, below is a trailer for our Temperate Rainforest program video. 

Learn more and sign up at patreon.com/northwestwildlife

 

Online Live Programs:

Online live programs are typically 30 – 60 minutes in duration for kindergarten to grade 12 classes, and are available Monday – Friday from 9AM – 3PM. With this option we book a 30-60 minute time slot allowing for presentation time, questions, and technical difficulties. The allocated time is dependent on age and teacher preference.

They are held on Zoom, Teams or Google Hangouts – whichever your district prefers to use. 

Teachers/Group Leaders will need to set up a projector/screen/sound so the students can view the presenter, and other students who may be learning from a distance can join on their own devices.

We have created incredible, visually engaging presentations to ensure students are intrigued and engaged with the information. Some of these presentations also have corresponding activity books – inquire for more details.

 

Pre-Recorded Online Programs:

Similar to the online live programs mentioned above, but these program presentations have been pre-recorded. This allows the educator to settle the class a little easier if they are having a hard time focusing or there are schedule conflicts.

You can still access a presenter for a live, online discussion period after the class has watched the presentation if you would like. This option is great for the younger grades as you can stop and discuss points of interest in the video and then brainstorm discussion, connections and wonders before a presenter joins the class.

 

In-Person Programs:

In accordance with the BC Public Health Order that permits Youth Extracurricular Activities, in-person programs held outdoors are currently being booked for participants only under the age of 21. We are happy to accommodate classes in whatever outdoor area that will work best for safe physical distancing. This means we can host programs in the school field, a nearby park that can be walked to, or a local park within the school’s health region if transportation for the students can be provided by the school or parents. Programs are 1-4 hours depending on the group requirements. At this time, we urge you to only request an in-person program if you can confidently ensure all of your group members have demonstrated to you that they can maintain physical distancing and will wear a face mask at all times. For the safety of everyone, please note that unlike previously, biofacts will only be available for viewing, not to be touched. 

Indoor in-person programs are not currently being booked. Availability for in-class programs will be dependent on the covid situation due to safety concerns.

 

Where do we work?

We have worked with nearly all schools and communities throughout the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Southern Vancouver Island. Curious about specifically which schools and communities we have worked with in the past? View our schools list »

 

Program Topics

Bears

This program explores bears around the world as well as those in our backyard. Over the course of this presentation you will learn about the 8 species around the globe and dive deeper into those found in Canada. Learn about adaptations, diets, and differences between these bear species and what it takes for them to survive. 

 

Bats

Learn about one of the most misunderstood creatures on our planet: BATS! Within this presentation we will learn about the two different types of bats, echolocation, adaptations, anatomy, and why it is so important for our planet to have healthy bat populations!

 

Salmon

Swim through the waterways with Pacific salmon as we learn about this incredible species’ journey to the sea and their return back home. In our salmon program, we will be learning about the fascinating life cycle of salmon and how important they are to British Columbian ecosystems. 

 

BC Wildlife

British Columbia is home to more species than the rest of Canada combined! In this presentation we learn about the wildlife that lives here. Journeying across the province, through the oceans, forests and grasslands, we will meet some of the diverse and fascinating species, to better understand their habitat, life cycles and the science behind their adaptations that help them to live in British Columbia. 

 

Urban Wildlife

Learn about the common species found in your neighbourhood! This program varies by location but often highlights common species found in urban areas such as corvid birds, squirrels, sparrows, woodpeckers, raccoons, coyotes, bears, and deer. Learn about the impressive behaviours and high levels of adaptation needed to excel as an urban wildlife species. 

 

Endangered Species

More and more species are being added to the endangered species list everyday. With over 40,000+ species on the endangered species list, learn about what is happening around the world that is putting our wildlife populations in danger and how these animals can be saved. 

 

Climate Change

Now, more than ever, our planet needs us. Learn what is driving climate change, about GHG’s, data presentation, and most importantly, how we can help curb it. Due to the nature and complexity of this topic, it is best-suited for ages 10+. 

 

     

 

Book a Program

Interested in booking a program, or looking for more information? Contact us via the information below. If contacting us to request a program booking, please let us know the following information:

  • Preferred date and time for program
  • Group grade/age, and number of participants
  • Preferred program type and topic (see information below)
  • Please let us know if your group is inner-city/low income and eligible for a free program, or if you will be providing us with an honorarium (see below for pricing) to help cover our costs with providing the program

For programs on the Lower Mainland, call us at (604) 568-9160, or email us at info@northwestwildlife.com.

For programs on Vancouver Island, call us at (778) 967-3379, or email us at educationmanager@northwestwildlife.com