Browse our selection of self-guided tours, lesson plans, guides and scavenger hunts to design the perfect day for your students at the Garden. A self-guided program allows for customized tours with ample time for a visit to VanDusen’s Elizabethan Maze.
VBGA Education staff will work with teachers before their visit to identify the best resources for their classes. We will greet the group upon arrival for a short orientation and review of the Code of Conduct before you explore the Garden.
Kits for Schools & Home Learners
Bring the Garden to your schoolyard, backyard, or local green space! We’re excited to offer nature-based teaching kits with some of your young learners’ favourite field trip activities, along with access to our online course, Flower to Fruit. With books, experiments, and games, kits are curriculum-linked and sure to engage students from Kindergarten through Grade 4. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
- Field Trip Policies & Guidelines
- Code of Conduct
Be sure to carefully review the information and share it with your students, chaperones, and colleagues as appropriate.
+-Library Teacher Catalogue
Have you been to the Yosef Wosk Library at VanDusen? You’ll find it’s an excellent resource for learning and teaching about plants, people, and the places that support them. Download our Books by Theme Teacher Catalogue to explore titles to help you prepare lessons before or after your trip to the Garden.
“Our instructors were amazing! Very knowledgeable and great with the children! They learned a lot and I will be back next year.”
“My students learned a lot through hands on, real life experience. They have only learned about some plants and birds, but this was the first time they actually got a chance to see the real thing.”
“This is the best field trip I’ve been on in 15 years.”