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School Programs at the Surrey Nature Centre

Students in a Surrey Nature Centre School Program

Surrey Nature Centre offers environmental education programs in the natural setting of Green Timbers Park. Enhance your classroom learning with hands-on, outdoor experiences as you learn about local ecosystems.

The Nature Centre has picnic tables, nature trails and washrooms. Extend your day and add your own nature walk to Green Timbers Lake, only 20 minutes away and along a scenic trail. Up to 30 students per program (K-7).

2018/2019 School Programs

We've recently launched an updated complement of elementary school programs to better support learners and teachers with the new BC curriculum.

Download the 2018/2019 School Programs Brochure

To book your class or get more information email or phone 604-502-6065 anytime.

Fall (September through December)

  • Halloween in the Forest* (October only -- Grades K to 3)
  • Animal Adventures (Grades K to 2)
  • Plant Detectives (Grades 1 to 3)
  • Surviving in the Food Chain (Grades 3 to 7)
  • Mini Ecosystems (Grades 3 to 4)
  • Ecosystems Field Study (Grades 5 to 7)

10:00 - 11:30am or 12:30 - 2:00pm
$102.50 per class
Grades 1 to 7: add a second program for a full day experience!

* 10:00 - 11:30am or 12:30 - 2:00pm
$134.75 per class
Add an optional class set of pumpkins for an additional fee.

Winter (mid-January through mid-March)

  • Forest Lab: Soil & Plants (Grades K to 2)
  • Forest Lab: Animal Adaptations (Grades 2 to 4)
  • Forest Lab: Form & Function (Grades 4 to 7)
  • Forest Lab: Pigments & Pinecones (Grades 6 to 7)

9:30am - 11:30am
$134.75 per class

Spring (April through June)

  • Tree-mendous (Grades K to 2)
  • Plant Detectives (Grades 1 to 3)
  • Mini Ecosystems (Grades 3 to 4)
  • Urban Forest 101 (Grades 4 to 7)
  • Ecosystem Field Study (Grades 5 to 7)
  • Uncovering Our Past (Grades 5 to 7)

10:00 - 11:30am or 12:30 - 2:00pm
$102.50 per class
Grades 1 to 7: add a second program for a full day experience!

Nature Activity Kits - New!

Get your class outdoors and experience the local environment with a self-guided Nature Activity Kit! Borrow one kit for free for up to two weeks, and choose from the following themes:

  • Binoculars
  • Bird Olympics (activities to test your 'bird abilities')
  • Bug Jars
  • Nature Art
  • Weaving Frames

To reserve your Nature Activity Kit or to get more information email or phone 604-502-6065 anytime.

Additional Resources

We've expanded our professional development offerings for teachers – now with two different workshops to choose from.

View the map to Surrey Nature Centre to help you get here.

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