Exceptional Ecosystems

Grades 8-12, Post-Secondary, Adults |  60 minutes | Tour

ExceptionalEcosystemsThe diversity of British Columbia is incredible, especially when you discover the interconnectedness between species and the environment. Learn about three amazing ecosystems in BC along with geological processes that have helped shape our provincial backyard.

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This is a museum tour, which allows your group to learn more about the stories behind the museum’s exhibits and displays. Plan to be standing and walking on the tour. If you are looking for an activity-focused experience, please look at one of our 75-minute programs, such as One Life to Live (grades 3-7), Sketching (all grades), or Inquiry into Evolution (grades 10-12).

  • Science 8: The theory of plate tectonics is the unifying theory that explains Earth’s geological processes
    • Major geological events of local significance
  • Science 9: The biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere are interconnected, as matter cycles and energy flows through them
  • Biology 11: Living things are diverse and evolve over time

Many of our Educator Resources can support your visit. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Scavenger Hunts and Museum Activities

We suggest using a scavenger hunt before or after your program to help students explore the museum in a guided way.

  • Aquatic Exploration
  • Birding Bonanza
  • Forest Biodiversity
  • Ocean Pair Up

Pre and Post-Visit Resources

Please visit our Educator Resources page to download these materials.