Prepare for your Field Trip Workshop

We are so excited to explore some science with your students in our lab workshops! Select your booked workshop below to review the necessary preparations and recommended pre-visit resources / concepts.

A friendly reminder for all workshops:

  • We require teachers and chaperones to remain present during the workshops to assist with material distribution, facilitation, and behaviour management.
  • Please arrive at your workshop location at least 5 minutes prior to your workshop start time to allow enough time for students to get into their required group sizes and get settled in the space for a timely start.
  • Due to funding parameters, we are required to collect student demographic data for all Tech-Up workshops. Please be prepared to provide this information. For more information about why we are collecting this information, visit our Tech-Up page.

Students will be split into four groups for this workshop. Each group will require an adult chaperone to assist with the activity.

Important location note: 

This workshop will take place in our Heated Outdoor Community Canopy in the Science Park. However, depending on the weather, your class may want to consider retrieving coats prior to the workshop start or wearing layers, and bringing water bottles. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

You will meet your facilitator inside at the Connection Zone, located directly behind our Admissions desk. They will bring you into the Community Canopy.

Suggested prior knowledge:

  • Elements of a story (beginning, middle, end) and main character and problem
  • Forest animals
  • Basic needs of animals and plants
  • Living versus non-living components of the environment

Recommended pre-workshop activities:

  • Read a story together. We recommend Be a Good Ancestor, written by Leona Prince & Gabrielle Prince, illustrated by Carla Joseph, and published by Orca Book Publishers.
  • Go for a walk and explore the biodiversity in your neighbourhood with our Backyard Beings resource activity

About the sticker

Survivors

Artist: Jeff Kulak

Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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Egg BB

Artist: Jeff Kulak

Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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Comet Crisp

Artist: Jeff Kulak

Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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T-Rex and Baby

Artist: Michelle Yong

Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Buddy the T-Rex

Artist: Michelle Yong

Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Geodessy

Artist: Michelle Yong

Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Science Buddies

Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.

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Western Dinosaur

Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.

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Time-Travel T-Rex

Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.