Grades K/1 1.5 hours $125+GST per class up to 25 students, $5/additional
Senses, observations, local plants & animals, compare/describe
Bodacious Bugs! What’s a bug? Find out as we inspect the insects of the area and learn some nifty sampling and ID techniques.
Slug Shuffle Join us as we “break-it-down” with one of our favourite decomposers– the slug!
Forest Explorers Wake up your senses! We are the sleuths and we are hot on the trail of nature!
Grades 2/3 1.5 hours $125+GST per class up to 25 students, $5/additional
Senses, observations, animals, plants, interactions, structures
Stop: It’s Beaver Time! You won’t believe what these radical rodents are up to, creating habitats and harvesting their plants, making them the perfect engineers.
Froggy Frog World Leap into a frog’s life where metamorphosis will transform you from egg to frog!
May the Forest be With You The forces of nature can reveal secrets of the forest: What’s edible? What’s not? What’s the use of that? & Who is home?
Grade 4 1.5 hours $125+GST per class up to 25 students, $5/additional
Predictions, animals, plants, habitats, food chains, communities, respect
Prospector Penny Experience GOLD RUSH fever as you follow “Penny” in her adventures through BC History—will you strike it rich?
Un-Beaverable Explore the park in search of beaver evidence and see how their adaptations make them great engineers, architects and farmers… it’s un-beaverable!
Look at that...a Habitat! From the micro to the macro – Goldstreams habitats are everywhere! See who lives where and figure out the food chains for the community.
Grades 5/6/7 1.5 hours $125+GST per class up to 25 students, $5/additional
Resources, interconnectedness, impacts, life forms,
adaptations, communities, food webs, ecosystems
Estuary Espionage Tread lightly and stick to the path as we enter this special ecosystem and discover how an estuary is a superstore for many unique species!
Squids in the Hall* Mollusk? Cephalopod? If you’re a sucker for a good time join our squid investigation, dissection and maybe even a tasting! *additional fee applies
Looking for a longer adventure? We offer evening and sleepover programs in the Goldstream Nature House year-round as well as multi-day adventures in other parks across the island!
Night Eyes: Our longest running evening program, Night Eyes will introduce you to the nocturnal animals of the Park. Why do some animals’ eyes glow in the dark? What is in an owl pellet? Head out for a late night walk with a bat detector and see what we find! Prices range from $25-$45+ GST per student. (in Oct.-Dec. we offer a unique variation: Sleeping with Salmon - exploring the annual return).
Survivors! This program is so popular we offer it in many different locations across Vancouver Island including Horne Lake Regional Park and Rathtrevor Beach, Miracle Beach and Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Parks. This is a great destination field trip filled with challenges, team work and nature-based adventure learning. This program varies with each location with prices in some parks as low as $35+GST per student for a two day, one night adventure.