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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.

New Program Offerings

We've recently launched an updated complement of elementary school programs to better support learners and teachers with the new BC curriculum. We've reviewed our programs, adapted some, developed some new ones, and made booking options more flexible.  Find out which programs are best suited to your class with our 2017/2018 School Programs brochure.

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

2017/2018 School Programs

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)
  • Ecosystem Field Study (Grades 5 to 7)

Winter (January 9th through March 13th)

  • 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)

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)

Program Prices and Times

Up to 30 students per program (K-7)

Fall and Spring Programs (K-7)

9:30 - 11:00am or 12:00 - 1:30pm
$98.50 per class
Grades 1-7: add a second program for a full day experience!

Halloween in the Forest (K-3)

9:30 - 11:00am or 12:00 - 1:30pm
$129.75 per class
Add an optional class set of pumpkins for an additional fee.

Winter Forest Lab Programs (K-7)

10:00am - 12:00pm
$129.75 per class

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.

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

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

Book Your Class

Book your program, reserve your Nature Activity Kit or get more information by email naturecentre@surrey.ca or phone 604-502-6065.

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