Come experience our three inquiry-based education programs linked to the new BC curriculum and competencies. Each one is enriched with the integration of literacy, fine arts and stewardship of our natural world. Programs are linked to the curriculum for grades K-8 but can be easily adapted.

Book Your Program Today

To make a booking please email education@batemancentre.org with your chosen program and dates.

Gallery Visits

A 90-minute gallery visit guided by an experienced educator.

Fee: $125.00 (tax incl.) 

Gallery Visit PLUS Classroom Visits

Have a pre and post-gallery classroom visit from a Robert Bateman Centre educator in addition to your 90-minuted guided class visit to the gallery.

Fee: $250.00 (tax incl.)

Classroom Visit Only

Have a pre OR post-gallery classroom visit from a Robert Bateman Centre educator and no guided class visit to the gallery .

Fee: $50.00 (tax incl.)

Unguided Gallery Visit

Visit The Robert Bateman Centre with your classroom for an unguided tour.

Fee: $50.00 (tax incl.)

Pro D Day

Students can visit the Robert Bateman Centre on pro-D days for free.

Outdoor Education Programs

Have your class experience the magic of nature through one of our NEW outdoor education programs.

 

Nature Near You: Grades 3-8

A 90-minute program about understanding nature and how it applies to universal principles of eco literacy and art.

Fee: $150.00 (tax incl.)

 

Watershed StewARTship Program Grades 3-5
In this collaborative program, World Fisheries Trust and the Robert Bateman Centre encourage students to connect to the ecology of the Gorge Park while making meaningful connections to place and the environment through the completion of a nature sketchbook.

This program is offered from 10:00 am – 11:30 pm on April 19th, April 26th, May 3rd, May 10th, May 17th, and June 7th only. 

A limited number of bursaries are available for this program.

Fee: $150.00 (tax incl.)

 

The HeART of Nature Grades 4-5

In this collaborative program, CRD and the Robert Bateman Centre encourage students to connect to Francis King Regional Park through observation, inquiry and sketching to draw a deeper connection with nature.

This program is offered from 10:00 am – 11:30 pm on April 18th, April 25th, May 9th, May 23rd, and June 6th only.

A limited number of bursaries are available for this program.

Fee: $150.00 (tax incl.) 

For more information contact education@batemancentre.org.

Our Programs

Birds

“What superpowers do birds have?”
“What makes birds special?”

BC Animals

“What do animals see?”
“What B.C. animals do you know?”

Looking at Art

“What do we see when looking at art?”
“Why did the artist create their art?”


Bursary

Due to the generosity of our donors, we are able to provide a limited number of free education programs each term. Classes will be chosen based on need and commitment to education in nature. Teachers from independent and public schools in Victoria, Saanich, Sooke and the Gulf Islands can apply for a bursary by sending an email to education@batemancentre.org with Bursary in the subject line.

Teachers should provide their name, school, and classroom grade level, along with a few sentences, describing their class need and plans to connect their students to nature this school year. This could include any stewardship or project based activities they will be involved in.

Other Resources

The Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia’s Stewards of the Future program encourages and supports our emerging leaders to get outside and explore their own communities to discover and document unique attributes, identify and research key issues of concern, and investigate stewardship initiatives. Stewards of the Future provides funding and support for high school teachers and other educators to go on field trips, visit local sites of interest, and engage in stewardship projects in their communities.

Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation provides GO Grants to K-12 schools for transportation, project materials and program fees that support outdoor learning experiences about BC’s environment. GO Grants provide students opportunities to connect with nature and engage in dynamic and memorable learning experiences.

Thanks

We would like to thank Shaw Communications for their generous support of our Educational Programs. Shaw’s commitment of $250,000 over five years enables the Centre to not only offer these unique programs, but also provides funding for some classes to participate free of charge. Shaw helps open doors to innovative educational programs, using the power of their network to connect, learn and grow. For more information about Shaw, visit www.shaw.ca.

We would also like to thank the Victoria Foundation for their incredible support of our new Outdoor Education programs through their Community Grants. The Victoria Foundation connects people who care with causes that matter. For more information, please visit www.victoriafoundation.bc.ca.