Start the school year off with an adventure! This fall, bring your students to “Experience the Art of Conservation” a world class gathering of some of the finest nature artists in the world, and build awareness around environmental guardianship. AFC’s youth program is a full day of art & environmental educational activities including:
an interpretive eco-walk
hands-on creative learning component with a leading artist
First Nations cultural learning.
As part of this year’s Artists for Conservation Festival, we are excited to offer a unique program designed to connect youth with nature through visual arts and build awareness around environmental guardianship. The program features several fun and creative activities (indoors and outdoors) exploring nature and species conservation.
Call to reserve NOW! Space is limited. Five days only during the AFC Festival. Advanced registration required.
Program Dates & Time
Sept 24-25 & 28-30, 2015; 9:30am-2:30pm
Sample Schedule & Timing
9:30am Arrive at the Base of Grouse Mountain
9:45am -10:00am Skyride to Alpine Station
10:15am -10:45am Gallery Visit
10:45am -11:15am Film Screening
11:30am -12:15pm Artist Workshop
12:30pm -1:00pm Lunch & First Nations Cultural Presentation
1:00pm -1:45pm Eco-Walk & Wildlife Encounter
1:45pm - 2:00pm Skyride to Base
2:30pm Depart Grouse Mountain
The artists workshop consists of a 10-minute slide presentation of photographs and journals from reference-gathering trips, a discussion of issues related to conservation and biodiversity, and a 30-minute hands-on workshop, using a selection of western Canadian wildlife species as subjects.
$29.95 per student +tax
Minimum 15 students
Lunch is not included but can be pre-ordered at time of booking. A limited number of teachers/adult chaperones will be allowed at no extra cost (depends on student ages and group size).
Telephone: 604.980.9311, ext 5599
For more information on Artists for Conservation, please visit their website.
Students and teachers are reminded to dress warmly for mountain or rainy weather conditions and a 1-hr Eco-Walk outdoors (rain or shine).
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Altitudes Bistro will be closed this afternoon and evening for a private event. The Grouse Grind Coffee Bar is serving Grill Board menu items and is open 7:15am-10pm. The Observatory is open 5:00pm-10:00pm.