Museum Programs

Museum Programs

Select from the links below for more information:

 
 

Heritage Fair 2018

May 4 & 5, 2018

Our Heritage Fair is the stepping stone to the Provincial Heritage Fair.  In 2018 up to five 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 this fall for the Heritage Fair!

DATES TO NOTE:
February 16, 2018 - Teachers must register their classes or schools by February 16, 2018. Registration opens October 16, 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

 FALL 2017 PROGRAMS AVAILABLE STARTING OCTOBER 23

The Alberni Valley Museum offers a variety of school programs for Kindergarten through Grade Twelve classes. Interactive and engaging programs are offered at two sites: the Museum 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 starting October 23 and must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.There is a $50 fee for out of district schools and groups.

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.                                                                                                                   http://www.portalberni.ca/sites/default/files/users/sharding/IMG_5635.JPG

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.

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.

 SEASONAL SCHOOL PROGRAMS 
 
On the Home Front:
Grades 7-12
Available November 1 to May 25, 2018
In conjunction with our new Home Front exhibit your class will have the opportunity to explore the exhibit as well as take part in discussion and activities that will examine the effects of the war on the people left behind at home. Topics will include: Japanese Internment, Home Guard Militia, Women in the Work Force, Rationing, children and the war effort
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A Pioneer Christmas: Grades K-3
Available November 28 to December 22, 2017
A fun and active programme that introduces the concepts of history, the past and community to young students through a familiar theme-Christmas. Students will  discover what home life and Christmas would be like in the 1890's. They will step back int time and experience old fashioned storytelling and craft making and more through this very special Christmas programme that takes place at the Museum.

For more information, please contact
Shelley Harding
Educational Curator

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

Telephone: 
250-720-2523