Take your class outdoors to experience your school ground or local park with the help of our COVID-updated Teacher Activity Kits. We have revamped our kits with Surrey teachers in mind and have added new activities, materials and curriculum links - we even created two NEW kits. Each kit can be borrowed for up to two weeks; kits are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis; only one kit can be taken at a time (except nature weaving); pick-up/drop-off will be contactless.

To reserve a Teacher Activity Kit please contact the Surrey Nature Centre at 604-502-6065 or naturecentre@surrey.ca.

 

Animal ID *new*

This kit includes eight “Creature of the Day” images and clue cards, touch bags with cast animal tracks (activity instructions included), local wildlife field guides and a story book, and additional materials/activities (some photocopying required).

Binoculars

This kit includes 30 pairs of binoculars, a “how-to-use” binocular guide and activity, local bird field guides and a story book, and additional activities (some photocopying required).

Bird Olympics

This kits includes materials and activity sheets (some photocopying required) to guide your class through three stations - flapping speed, flight speed and measuring wingspan – in order to compare themselves to our local Back-capped Chickadee and other birds. Additional activities include a “Who Am I?” animal guessing game and others.

Bug Jars

This kit includes 30 bug jars with magnifier lids, a field guide to local insects, a story book, and supplies/instructions for additional activities (example, tree branch shake) – some photocopying required.

Nature Art

This kit includes rubbing plates, leaf stamps, stamp pads, activity instructions and additional inspirations for outdoor art projects.

Plant ID *new*

This kit includes 15 magnifying lenses and mini clipboards, local plants and trees field guides, tree cone and plant identification activities (materials and instructions included; some photocopying required) and stories.

Weaving Frames

This kit includes 15 personal-sized weaving frames and instructions on how to challenge kids’ fine motor skills by creating artwork with natural materials. Additional activity ideas are included to fill out your time outdoors, or as inspiration for another day’s adventure. You may borrow two kits at once to ensure you have a class set (please indicate when reserving).