Announcements

December 12 - Surging Storms photos are up!

Posted by schong08 on December 18th, 2019

Thanks for a great term!  Photos can be found here: https://education.ocean.org/homelearners/gallery/7327 

Please remember to sign up for the winter sessions here: https://vanaqua.org/education/school-programs/home-school-days. We'll be taking a unique look at climate change issues and how they can have a positive and negative impact on animals around the world. 

See you then! 

Stephanie and the Home Learner team



December 5 - Surging Storms photos are up!

Posted by schong08 on December 9th, 2019

https://education.ocean.org/homelearners/gallery/7317





May 9th Home Learner Photos are online!

Posted by schong08 on May 13th, 2019

Check out the photos here: https://education.ocean.org/ho...


Garbage, Fibres, and Microplastics... OH MY!

Posted by schong08 on May 2nd, 2019

Ready to learn about the products that we use in our every day lives? Explore the benefits and challenges around plastic consumption, and learn how considering the entire life cycle of a product can change the way that we make purchases.

Register for May's programs on our website! https://www.vanaqua.org/homele...

Get started by watching the Story of Stuff:


Photos up from the "Raising a New Generation"

Posted by schong08 on March 13th, 2019

Nostalgic about our wet lab and animal behaviour experience? Here are photos! 

February 28th

March 7th

See you on April 4th or April 11th,

Steph and the home learner team



Sea Monsters Recap

Posted by Rachael B-I on January 17th, 2019

Hello Home Learners,

Your photos from the Sea Monsters Workshop are now up and available for viewing.

Thursday, December 6th photos can be viewed here

Thursday, December 13th photos can be viewed here

Thank you for joining us for another fantastic session. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year

Sincerely your Educators.


The Glowing Ocean Recap

Posted by Rachael B-I on November 21st, 2018

Hello Home Learners

Thank you for joining us in exploring the Glowing Ocean the last two weeks. We had a great time and we hope you did too. 

If you would like to continue your inquiry into the glowing ocean, check out our extended information, discussion questions, and resources

For November 8th Pictures Click Here

For November 15 Pictures Click Here

Have a great week, and we'll see you next time for Sea Monsters! 


Dinosaurs Part 1

Posted by Rachael B-I on October 15th, 2018

Hello Home Learners

The photos from last week's program are now available for viewing from the Primary Class at 12:30 and the Intermediate Class at 2:30 pm. 

We hope you enjoyed the program, and look forward to seeing you next session! 


Welcome

Posted by Rachael B-I on October 15th, 2018

Welcome to the Home Learners Workshop Series

This is the collaborative space where students, parents and home educators will have the opportunity to see what our home learners are learning each week. Check back for pictures, post-program resources, and engaging discussions that you may participate

Any questions about the program? To learn more click HERE

Happy Learning


Colossal Kelp Celebration

Posted by Rachael B-I on June 18th, 2018

Hello Home Learners!

The photos from the last two programs Colossal Kelp are now available for viewing. Check out either the June 7 Program or the June 14 Program. 

It was a pleasure to have you in the program for this spring’s workshops. We have had such a fun time learning and working with your families.

We hope that we will see you again next time around. 

We will be developing our 2018-2019 programming this July and would like to incorporate your feedback! Please help us out by filling out our short survey. Alternatively, please feel free to email Stephanie Chong, or Curriculum Programs Manager Danika Strecko directly with any feedback.

Thank you and we’ll see you in the fall!

- Stephanie and the Home Learner team


Super Slime Week 2

Posted by Rachael B-I on June 15th, 2018

Hello Everyone!

The photos from Super Slime program on May 17th are now available for viewing! 


We hope you enjoyed this program! We will have photos from the Colossal Kelp program coming soon too! 

- Your Educators


Super Slime Experts

Posted by Rachael B-I on May 18th, 2018

Happy Friday Home Leaners,

The photos from last week's SUPER SLIME session on May 10th are now available for viewing in the Photo Gallery.

Frogs, Toads and Slime OH MY! 


Have a great long weekend. photos from this week session will be up soon. 

- Your Educators


Additional Photos April 19th

Posted by Rachael B-I on May 14th, 2018

Hello Home Learners, 

We are very sorry for the delay - the photos from April 19th are now up and available for viewing. 

There are some great action shots of the students exploring sustainable fishing. Visit the Gallery to see more! 

Happy Monday! 



Eating E-fish-ently Photos Up

Posted by Rachael B-I on April 19th, 2018

Hello Home Learners!

Your photos from April 12th Eating E-fish-ently program are up now available for viewing in the Gallery!

Looking to continue learning about Sustainable fish, or want to test your knowledge? Try out the Ocean Wise Life Sustainable Seafood Course.

Additional resources, links and activities will be available soon. Stay tuned.


Sincerely

- Your Educators!


JOKE OF THE DAY!:

Why don't fish like basketball?........

ANSWER:

Cause they're afraid of the net


Take the Plastic Pledge

Posted by Rachael B-I on March 28th, 2018

Break your plastic problem - help protect the ocean.

Microplastic is the greatest pollutant in the ocean today. It comes from our packaging, waste, clothing and is even specifically created to be tiny. These tiny plastics are a big problem.


Plastic is filling our oceans at the rate of one dump truck full every minute.

Tiny zooplankton that support the ocean food chain are mistaking plastic for food. Seabirds are found with plastic pieces in their bellies.
We need a sea change. Today.

Ocean Wise is tackling the global crisis of plastic waste in our ocean. We’re carrying out groundbreaking science to understand the problem and seeking bold solutions to address plastic pollution.

What happens next depends on you. Your individual actions and choices have a direct impact on the health of our oceans. Together, our individual actions can have a big collective impact. But we have to make that change happen. Join us in a global movement to #BePlasticWiseand sign our pledge


Photos and Updates

Posted by Rachael B-I on March 9th, 2018

Happy Friday Everyone! Thank you to all the learners who came out to the Ecosystem Engineering session.

We have lots of great resources for you and your family to explore more about Ecosystem Engineers. Be sure to share your thoughts, questions, ideas and creations with us in the Gallery or Discussion Board.

The photos are also available for viewing, from both the March 1st session and March 8th session. There will be more photos to come in the future, so be sure to check back!



We will see you next time for the Eating E-Fish-ingly session on either April 12th or April 19th.




Planning Begins

Posted by Rachael B-I on February 16th, 2018

Your educators are hard at work planning the next Home Learners Program: Ecosystem Engineers.

Wonder what they're talking about...

We are very excited to have you back on March 1st or March 8th. Be sure to bring your curiosity and enthusiasm with you!


Reflection: Scuba Science

Posted by Rachael B-I on February 1st, 2018

Hello Home Learners!

We hope you are enjoying the start of February. As we start planning and prepping the up coming sessions, it is important to take a moment and reflect on all the fun that we had last time.

Photos are now available from both the January 25th 2018 and the February 2nd 2018 sessions.

Explore the discussion questions, videos and resources we have collected for you, all about Scuba Science

Ecosystem Engineers is the next session coming up. Stay tuned for more information soon!


Updates, Photos of the Week

Posted by Rachael B-I on December 15th, 2017

Happy Holidays Everyone! Thank you again for spending this series with us. We had a blast designing original programming just for you, and being able to share these great experiences with all of you. We hope you had as much fun as we did!

This week's photos are now available for viewing. If you participated in the session on December 14th 2017, you can view the photos HERE

For more information on Turtles, visit the Nurdles and Turtles page. There are discussion questions, activities and extra resources for you to explore and continue the conversation at home.

We hope to see you again in the new year. Registration is still open for our Series 2: Creativity at Work (which includes a visit to the Wet Lab!)

Happy Holidays Everyone! We hope to see you in the new year!



Happy Holidays! Updates, Pictures and More!

Posted by Rachael B-I on December 11th, 2017

Hello Home Learners! For those of you who joined us on December 7th, that concludes our first series of programs with you! We had a great time, and we hope you did to!

The pictures from Thursday's session are now up and available for viewing.

We have lots of great questions, activities, and follow-up material for you to continue the conversation about turtles and further your learning. Check out the Nurdles and Turtles page for more.

Thank you for a wonderful series, and we hope to see you again in the new year!


Dear parents,

It was a pleasure to see you again yesterday. We have had such a time learning and working with your families. Please help us make our 2018 program better by filling out our short survey, with your home learners.

In our next series, Creativity at Work, we will learn about past innovations and be inspired to create the next big discovery in marine science. And don’t forget, we’ll be visiting Wet Lab: Community in March. Register now!


Photos Ready

Posted by Rachael B-I on November 20th, 2017

Good Morning Home Learners

The Photos from November 16th Underwater Armour session are now ready. You can view all of the photos in the Gallery

Be sure to check out the exciting discussion questions, activities and resources for the Underwater Armour session, to help continue the conversation and connect with your learners about what they discovered at the Aquarium!

We look forward to seeing you next month for the Nerdles and Turtles session!

Happy learning


November 9th Update

Posted by Rachael B-I on November 10th, 2017

Good Morning Home Learners!

The photos from this Thursday, November 9th, are now up and available for viewing.

We have additional activities, discussion questions, and interesting links to continue the conversation with your kids. Explore all of the ways armoured animals interact with their ecosystem, and take what you learned this week to another level.

When you have completed the take home activity, you can post the photo of your creation HERE

Have a wonderful weekend! Before you leave, can you spot the crab hiding in this environment below?


Happy Friday

Posted by Rachael B-I on October 27th, 2017

Hello Home Learners,

We hope that you have had a great week. Our educators have been very busy building the programming for our next session together.

The conversation this week was all about Community

What does Community mean to you? Our educators created concept maps to describe their communities.



Try this at home! We would love hear what your community means to you. Send us pictures of your concept maps to the Gallery.


Fabulous Frogs Wrap Up

Posted by Rachael B-I on October 22nd, 2017

Hello Home Learners,

A Bullfrog sized thank you for from our educators to you, for participating in this past session Fabulous Frogs. We had a ribbiting good time, and we hope you did too. Remember to let us know how the improvements to your water filters went by posting a photo in the Gallery, or telling us about it in a Discussion Thread.

To conclude our conversation on frogs, check out this fabulous amphibian the Pebble Toad. Ask yourself, how does this amphibian find water in its mountainous habitat? What are the advantages and disadvantages of such an incredible adaptation? How might human impact on the environment affect this toad?

The photos from Thursday October 19th will be posted soon. We look forward to seeing you in November for session 2 Underwater Armour

Have a frog-tastic week!



Pictures Available

Posted by Rachael B-I on October 21st, 2017

Hello Everyone!

The photos from October 19th 2017 session are now available for viewing. Visit our Gallery to see more

If you would like a hard file copy of a photo, please contact Stephanie Chong with a description: [email protected]





Photos Available

Posted by Rachael B-I on October 13th, 2017

Hello Home Learners! The photos from session 1 on October 12th 2017 are up now for viewing! Feel free to comment on the photos, as well as save the ones of your child for your own use. If you require a hard file copy of a photo, email Stephanie with a description of the photo you would like.

Did you add to your filter? Upload a photo in the Gallery and tell us how you improved your design!

See you in November 9th for Underwater Armour!


Registration is Now OPEN

Posted by Rachael B-I on October 10th, 2017

Registration for the home learners workshops are now OPEN

Our educators have been busy planning and building new, original programmer just for you! Please click the following for our registration page, which contains information about all of our upcoming club sessions and themes: https://www.vanaqua.org/learn/schools/home-school-...