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School Programs at the Surrey Nature Centre

Students in a Surrey Nature Centre School Program

Registration for the 2018/2019 school year opens on Tuesday, August 21 at 8:30am. 

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. We've recently launched an updated complement of elementary school programs to better support learners and teachers with the new BC curriculum. 

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. Up to 30 students per program (K-7).

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

2018/2019 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)
  • Ecosystems Field Study (Grades 5 to 7)

10:00 - 11:30am or 12:30 - 2:00pm
$102.50 per class
Grades 1 to 7: add a second program for a full day experience!

* 10:00 - 11:30am or 12:30 - 2:00pm
$134.75 per class
Add an optional class set of pumpkins for an additional fee.

Winter (mid - January through mid - March)

  • 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)

9:30am - 11:30am
$134.75 per class

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)

10:00 - 11:30am or 12:30 - 2:00pm
$102.50 per class
Grades 1 to 7: add a second program for a full day experience!

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

Registration for the 2018/2019 school year begins on August 21st. To reserve your Nature Activity Kit or to get more information email naturecentre@surrey.ca or phone 604-502-6065 anytime.

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