Visit the Museum virtually with our new LIVE virtual field trips!!
Are you a school teacher looking for an interactive way to complement your teaching?
Do you teach from home and are looking to engage your children in fun, learning-focused activities?
The Maritime Museum of BC has gone virtual with many of our learning programs! We are now able to bring our collections and learning to students, teachers, and families both in Victoria, British Columbia and throughout the rest of the province and country.
Our virtual field trips have been designed using the British Columbia curriculum, and adapted for a virtual format using everything we know about learning online. They bring history to life by creating an interactive and fun way for youth to engage, learn, and explore! Each program offers interactive discussions, engagement with one of our educators, and artifact exploration. We have highlighted which programs best suit various grade levels and ages, but this does not limit you to that program. Feel free to take in any of these programs, regardless of age or grade level! All of the below programs are available for private booking.
Ocean Conservation: 2 Science OR Ages 4-9
The Ocean Conservation program introduces students to water and ocean conservation through scientific inquiry. Students will discover the relationship between land and water and its significance to all living things. Answer the questions: “How are our oceans and other natural water sources connected to the land and how we live?”; “What is pollution?”; “How do we keep our water clean?”
EARLY WEST COAST EXPLORATION: CAPTAINS COOK AND VANCOUVER: 4 & 6 SOCIAL STUDIES - AGES 9-12
Presented as an explorer in the age of discovery, students will explore the questions: What was the motivation for exploration and discovery of the Northwest Coast? How did interactions between First Nations and the explorers impact and shape the development and history of BC and Canada? What were key innovations in navigation, technology and seafaring? Students will interact with knot tying and artifact exploration activities. Remember to have some rope on hand for this one!
IMMIGRATION TO THE WEST COAST OF BC: 5 & 6 SOCIAL STUDIES - AGES 9-12
Immigration to BC involves many hardships as well as opportunities. From exploration and first contact, to settlement and global migration, the motivation for trade, prosperity and freedom sparked multiple waves of immigration. These journeys forever changed the lives of individuals, families and communications, and built BC as we know it today. Students will become museum detectives with a suitcase exploration activity, delving into the experiences of immigrants and how immigration has built Canadian society.
THE HUDSON’S BAY COMPANY AND THE FUR TRADE: 4 & 9 SOCIAL STUDIES - AGES 12 +
The Hudson’s Bay Company is Canada’s oldest national company. What were its powerful effects on First Nations and how did it play a key role in the development of Fort Victoria and Canada? Students will become curators and examine real otter and beaver pelts, a Hudson’s Bay blanket and other items important to the trade economy. Relations between First Nations and the HBC will also be included.
World War Two and Women on the Home Front: 10 SOCIAL STUDIES - AGES 14 +
The Second World War brought rapid changes in technology, industry, and social roles. It also brought opportunities for BC women to contribute to the war effort. Through exploration and discovery, students will learn to read primary sources. With primary archival documents, they will discuss the roles that women played in the BC shipbuilding industry and the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service (Wrens), all while considering the context of the period.
Private Virtual Field Trip
Your class can join us from the comfort of their own homes using Zoom Meetings. Private virtual programs occur in a password protected Zoom Room, so your students can unmute their microphones to ask questions directly to our museum educators. Any of the above topics can be done as a virtual field trip, or you can tell us what ideas you have for your class! Contact email@example.com to book your virtual field trip.
- $75.00/class + GST
- Groups under 12 years of age are GST exempt
Looking for more information? Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Our staff will be in touch as soon as possible once your request is received.