Museum Programs

Museum Programs

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Heritage Fair 2018

May 4 & 5, 2018

Our Heritage Fair is the stepping stone to the Provincial Heritage Fair.  In 2018 up to three students and one teacher will represent our region at the Provincial Heritage Fair.  You and your classes are invited to take part in the Alberni Valley Museum Regional Heritage Fair.  Participate in this National Program which will highlight your student's history projects.  Make sure you register your students for this unique opportunity.

 

ATTENTION ~ GRADE 4 to 10 Teachers REGISTER YOUR CLASS NOW!

DATES TO NOTE:
February 16, 2018 - Teachers must register their classes or schools by February 17, 2017. 
April 6, 2018 - Once you have been advised as to how many students you can bring - those students must be registered no later than April 6, 2018  
 
During the Regional Fair - STUDENTS WILL:
  • present their history projects to a team of judges
  • attend the opening ceremony
  • take part in special workshops, activities and a field trip to the McLean Mill National Historic Site on board the N0.7 Steam Locomotive.
  • present their projects to the public
  • attend the closing awards ceremony
  • every student will receive a certificate and participation package and attend a special student luncheon
     

THE HERITAGE FAIR PROGRAM IS GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY:

ALBERNI VALLEY LIONSVAL HUGHES MEMORIAL FUND
BC HERITAGE FAIR SOCIETYQUALITY FOODS
ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

CITY OF PORT ALBERNI

 

School Programs

The Alberni Valley Museum offers a variety of school programs for Kindergarten through Grade Twelve classes. Interactive and engaging programs are offered at three sites: the Community Museum, McLean Mill National Historic Site and the Maritime Discovery Centre. Opportunities to discover Port Alberni and Provincial History, from First Nations Culture and Pioneer experiences to Forestry and Maritime heritage our programs address many of the prescribed learning outcomes of the Social Studies Curriculum. The Beta Sigma Phi Legacy Fund connects our students with the museum by providing the funds to cover the program fee for all Port Alberni School classes attending museum programs. In recognition of the sorority’s 60th Anniversary local chapters formed this legacy fund to enable Port Alberni youth to learn about their history and heritage.   

Programs are available throughout the school year and must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance. 

To Discuss Museum Programs Contact:

Education Curator at: 250-720-2523

Email: shelley_harding@portalberni.ca

To Book Your Museum Visit Contact:

Booking Clerk at: 250-723-2181

Email: echo_frontcounter@portalberni.ca

Dinosaur Discovery: Grades K-3 Lets your students discover the work of Paleontologists.                                                                                                                  

Travel Ways: Grades K-2 Explore the Museum and the history of transportation in this fun and active program.

Museum Discovery: Grade 1-2 Explore the Museum and discover what goes on behind the scenes.   

Pioneer Family : Grade Three Travel back in time and discover Port Alberni life in the 1890's.

Grasses and Cedarbark: Grade Four Focuses on traditional Nuu-Chah-Nulth culture and utilizes the Museum collection.

Maritime Matters: Grade Five Explore the Maritime Discovery Center – topics focus on Early Exploration, Navigation, History and operation of Lighthouses and Tsunamis.http://www.portalberni.ca/sites/default/files/users/sharding/IMG_5635.JPG

Archaeology:  Grade Seven Provides an opportunity for your students to discover the work of Archaeologists.

Stone Tools to Sawmills: Grades 5 to 8 An exploration of the museum as we examine the human history, settlement and development of the Alberni Valley

Local History Study:  Grades 8 to 12 A multi visit program that allows your students an opportunity to utilize the research resources of the Museum and Archives and discover some of the history of the Alberni Valley.

http://www.portalberni.ca/sites/default/files/users/sharding/DSCN0018.JPGShattered Lives: Grades 7-12The Internment of McLean Mill Japanese Community - During World War II, Japanese Canadians were transported to internment camps in the interior of the province. Using drama in education techniques, the interpretive staff and    your students will explore the personal consequences of world events through the eyes of Terry, a ten year old girl living at the McLean Mill during this difficult time in British Columbia's past.

The Way It Was: Grades K-4  Our interpretive staff will journey with your students through the community re-created at McLean Mill. Together, we will explore the reality of working, living and learning in the early years: when a trip to town was an adventure, an argument with the boss might mean the loss of your home and you lived next door to your teacher!

 

 

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For more information, please contact
Shelley Harding
Educational Curator

Alberni Valley Museum, 4255 Wallace Street
Port Alberni BC V9Y 3Y6

Telephone: 
250-720-2523