Exploring the Salish Sea – Gr 4-8

Are you interested in having your students explore the Salish Sea both from the land and on a floating classroom?

Are you planning to incorporate the study of our local natural and cultural history into your classes studies this year?

Would you like local experts to work with your students in a series of lessons and experiences?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then we have a unique opportunity for you. Through a unique partnership opportunity we are happy to offer a limited number of spaces for Greater Victoria school classes in grades 4-8 to take part in a series of experiences including class visits, a wildlife tour with Eagle Wing Tours, and a culminating event at the RBCM.

For as little as $30 per participant (price is actually $1400 per group – groups can be up to 50 participants) your class can take part in four amazing experiences including an initial class visit from a naturalist, a three hour trip with a nationally recognized wildlife tour company, a follow up trip of your choosing with the naturalist, and a culminating event at the RBCM where your students will be able to share their learning with other classes from throughout the district.

On Friday, October 25th, ProD Day, the teachers that have been selected for the program will go out on the boat at 1:00pm so that they can experience first-hand what the boat trip entails. The whole program includes this Pro D, three sessions with a naturalist, and culminates with the students sharing their learnings at the RBCM in either January or April.

We are very excited at the growth of this program this year to facilitate 30 trips (up to 1500 participants) out onto the Salish Sea so that we can build connections between our students and this incredible environment. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to continuing to grow this program to meet the needs of our district.

Please click below to request to participate in this opportunity. Registration is open until this Friday, October 11 as we will be allocating the spots and sending out confirmations early next week. Spots are reserved for each school family, as well as one-third of the spots will be offered by lottery.

2019 Floating Classroom info sheet PDF

Please contact Aaron Maxwell (amaxwell@sd61.bc.ca) if you have any other questions.