Multiple four-week-long workshops are offered throughout the school year. Each series allows learners to deepen their connection to ideas inspired by the museum. The workshops are facilitated by museum staff and community members.
Collect/ Connect/ Correct
Museums collect objects and specimens in order to better understand who we are and where we live. In this way, stuff matters. But people do as well. What decisions do individuals make on what to collect? What are the ethics of collecting?
This spring Home Learners block, we'll dig deep into the natural history collection, investigating the people and things that help tell the story of British Columbia. Home Learners will also have an opportunity to make their own collection and tell their own story.
April 3, 10, 24 and May 1 | 10:00 am –12:00 pm
designed for ages 7-11
Repatriation in an Age of Reconciliation
This four-week-long workshop will present an opportunity to better understand the role of cultural belongings within a museum setting, and the important work of reconnecting these things with First Nations communities. Our exploration will be driven by Indigenous perspectives on repatriation and enacted in the spirit of reconciliation.
June 5, 12, 19, 26 | 1:00 – 3:00 pm
designed for ages 10-14