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At ARMS we encourage outdoor education, and hands on learning. Our classroom programs have been created with the BC Teachers Learning Outcomes in mind and each program is relevant to our ecosystem here in the Fraser Valley. All the knowledge learned during these programs can be applied every time a child goes outdoors to explore on their own in their own neighbourhoods. Any of our programs can be adapted to suit specific classroom learning activities.

Our Classroom Programs

Classroom Programs
November 15, 2019

Stream Health

Our streams and rivers are home to dozens of species of aquatic insects. ARMS will collect the critters and bring them to your classroom where students will actively identify and…
Classroom Programs
November 18, 2019

Salmon Scales and Tales

Learn about a keystone species and how salmon fit into this complex Pacific ecosystem. Watch the salmon transition through a life cycle story. The types of Pacific Salmon and their life…
Classroom Programs
November 18, 2019

Forest Explorers

Identify native & invasive plant species. Understand the importance of wildlife trees and nursery logs in our ecosystem. Learn a variety of native animal tracks through an impression activity. Duration:…
Classroom Programs
November 14, 2019

Fantastic Frogs

Explore the difference between frogs, toads, salamanders and newts. Understand metamorphosis and the amphibian life cycle. Learn about frog anatomy through a model dissection! Hear the variety of frog calls…
Classroom Programs
November 14, 2019

Night Creatures

Learn about the mysterious nocturnal creatures wandering the night. Dissect an owl pellet and reconstruct its skeleton. Observe the features of a real bat encased in resin. How do these…
Classroom Programs
November 14, 2019

Building Wildlife Habitats

Build bird nest boxes, bird feeders, bat boxes, mason bee homes and many more with kits that are easy to assemble.  Workshop includes a short presentation on corresponding wildlife species…
EducationClassroom Programs
November 18, 2019

It’s a Bug’s Life

A Bugs Life (Spring only) Learn the importance of pollinators! Compare the lifecycle of a bee and a butterfly. View our live honeybee hive. Subject to availability, includes caterpillars for…
Classroom Programs
November 14, 2019

Fun with Fungi

There is so much to learn about mushrooms and other fungi from how they reproduce to the varieties we find on the West Coast and the story book ‘fly agaric’.…