Environmental sciences, ecology and engineering Tour
All year round
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About the tour
The eco-city of Vancouver is recognised for its innovation in renewable energy. A vibrant modern city, coupled with Canada's great outdoors, makes it a perfect destination for students to begin their STEM adventure. The Vancouver STEM and Culture Tour is jam-packed with engaging and active exploration of environmental studies, ecology, physics, anthropology and engineering. Students will examine how the principals of sustainability and conservation can be applied in an urban setting and participate in a daring ropes adventure in the treetops of Grouse Mountain while learning about physics in motion. They will investigate the delicate balance of natural ecosystems at VanDusen Botanical Gardens and evaluate the cause and effect of climate change at the Arctic Biodiversity Workshop at The Vancouver Museum. Finally, students will take part in an Engineers Programme at the Sea to Sky Gondola and become an anthropologist for a day at Beaty Biodiversity Museum.
Learn about the origins of elements, and how matter is cycled through the universe at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.
Explore alternative forms of energy with a visit to BC's largest wind turbine.
Participate in a Sustainability in Motion workshop at Grouse Mountain.
Navigate suspended walkways and journey through the forest canopy at the Botanical Gardens.
Choose from a range of inspirational experiential workshops at Science World.
Visit the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.
Participate in the Junior Engineers Programme at the Sea to Sky Gondola.
Take part in interactive programmes exploring forest, beach and wetland ecology at Stanley Park.