University Hill Elementary (UHE) School is located in the middle of Pacific Spirit Park in Vancouver - a natural playground for our students and community. It offers us all the opportunity to be aware of, appreciate, and connect with the natural beauty that surrounds our school. To this end, the UHE NatureKids Club has been established to offer students from Grade Kindergarten to 7 direct, hands-on, self directed Citizen Science type activities that explore our own school yard.
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|Nature Mentor, Dr. Grimm (UBC Earth/Life Sciences) taught club members how to observe like a scientist|
To Kickstart the University Hill NatureKids this fall, we will begin the day with a walk in the Pacific Spirit and find ourselves ended up at a room that we can learn about Nature Sketch or photography. We will trace our footprint back to the Pacific Spirit trail to apply our new skills.
Apr. 23, 2014
Seeds and Sprouts and Germi -Nation!
Take a close look at seeds from the inside out! Observe and learn about how seeds grow. And become a member of our science team to report seed germination results to the UBC Farm.
Our Earth Rocks!
Examine the rocks, minerals and fossils that make up our Earth – close up! Using your own magnifying glass, learn to observe rocks the way a Geologist does.
Pacific Spirit Regional Park
Plant Yourself Here
Stop and take a closer look at plants that grow in Pacific Spirit Regional Park. You will learn their names, how to identify them and some interesting facts. Share your knowledge by creating Phylo cards.
Pacific Spirit Park
Our Pacific Spirit Park Naturalists will walk with us through the forest’s gallery to study flying creatures soaring up high, waddling around the ponds, and perching and singing in the trees.
Seeing Bugs in a New Way
How do you think tiny insects survive? Take a closer look under the microscope at some interesting bugs that you might find in the school yard and find out some of their secrets.
Come discover the creatures of the beach that lurk beneath the waves and crawl in the sand. Consider the majestic beauty, strength and endurance of the rocks and seashells that you find along the Spanish Banks shoreline.
At the end of the program each child will be eligible for a UHE Citizen Scientist Certificate of Achievement. This is the first step along the way to achieving the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Action Awards of the NatureKids Clubs of BC.