Thursday, August 10, 2006

School Programs

*Museum programs offered in your classroom.

The West Vancouver Museum offers a variety of educational programs on art, history and culture for elementary and secondary school students. Customized special topic education programs are available throughout the year.

Down to the Sea
Grade 6-12

Explore our unique coastline with your students by examining the drawings of B.C. Binning and the distinct way he documented West Vancouver and British Columbia during the 1940/s. By studying his art, students gain a sense of nature and history and learn to see their surroundings in a new light.

A Fine Place to Live – The Early Days of West Vancouver
Grade 2 - 3

Early West Vancouver resident John Lawson will visit your class and personally guide your students through an exciting hands-on program of what life was like in our Community before electricity and the automobile.

Building a Modern Community
Grade: 4 -10

Introduce your class to our unique West Coast architecture and neighbourhoods. Learn about the “Post and Beam” and how “living on the edge” influenced the development of a new style. Students explore the many significant Canadian architects who contributed to the development of our modern community. Programs include hands-on activities using photographs, building plans, vintage magazines, real-estate and construction ads.

Times: 9:00am, 10:45am, and 1:00pm, Monday – Friday

Each program lasts 60 to 75 minutes, depending on the group.

Cost: $ 40

Program Packages include all necessary support materials and work sheets. Please ask for a customized program to fit your current art and social studies instructions if you would like to explore a topic other than those listed. Book your class today! Please contact Isaac Vanderhorst at 604-925-7297 or


Each traveling education kit contains hands-on objects, relevant lesson text and a variety of fun unique activities! These portable kits are designed for teachers to use in the classroom.

Enduring Traditions – Squamish Weaving
Grade: 4-5

The heritage of the Squamish Nation is explored through art and culture lessons developed to instill critical thinking skills in social studies, art and science.

Cost: $ 75.0

Education Kits are available for two-week loan periods. Museum staff will deliver and pick-up the kits at your school.

Please contact Isaac Vanderhorst with any questions or to make a booking.


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