Division 10 will be going on a fieldtrip to the Roedde House Museum and Stanley Park in October. We will spend the morning at Roedde House and the afternoon in Stanley Park at a program hosted by the Stanley Park Ecology Society.
"Roedde House Museum, in Vancouver's West End, is a late-Victorian home in the Queen Anne revival style. Built in 1893 for the family of Gustav Roedde, the city's first bookbinder, it has been faithfully restored to reflect the day-to-day life of a middle class, immigrant family at the turn of the last century.
Roedde House is owned by the City of Vancouver. Indeed, it was its 1976 designation by the City as a heritage house that was a catalyst for the restoration and development of the entire Barclay Heritage Square. This was a monumental undertaking, involving many dedicated groups and individuals, including the citizens of the residential West End neighbourhood.
The Museum offers a unique experience for visitors: unlike many heritage houses, the rooms are not roped off or behind glass, and some of the artefacts may be handled with care. Each of the eleven rooms has been furnished with artefacts and period items, which were collected over the years, some returned by the Roedde family. Experienced docents will be happy to share their knowledge and stories with you" (www.roeddehouse.org).
"In 2013, SPES – an independent non-profit charity – celebrated its 25th anniversary as a leading Park Partner in Stanley Park and Vancouver’s metropolitan region. Every year, our educators connect thousands of people with nature through school and public programs while our conservation team engages community volunteers in habitat restoration and wildlife monitoring. SPES advises the Vancouver Park Board and provides baseline information on conservation issues within the Park, including ecosystem integrity, Environmentally Sensitive Areas and Species at Risk.
Stanley Park Survivor (Grades 4-7)Explore wilderness survival in Stanley Park and immerse your class in this team-based adventure.
Imagine yourself lost in the woods; would you know what to do? Learn the essentials of what humans need to survive. Try your hand at knot tying and practice your new skills while building your own wilderness survival shelter" (www.stanleyparkecology.ca).