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Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips for Schools

Welcome back, teachers!

The Canadian Canoe Museum offers flexible, curriculum-linked virtual field trips for in-classroom and/or remote learners on the platform of your choice.

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What’s On

Bark Skin and Cedar: Live Virtual Field Trip

How does where you live affect what you create? Join museum staff live at the Canadian Canoe Museum to explore the various geographical regions of Canada, the richness of traditional Indigenous watercraft, the diverse peoples who build them, and the cultural significance of canoes and qajaqs past and present. In this dynamic, interactive visit to our Origins gallery, we’ll get up close to dugouts from the West Coast, qajaqs from the Arctic, and birchbark canoes from across the country! With building demos, unique artifacts and models, maps, and lots of interaction between your students and our educators, this virtual field trip offers a unique way to explore art and technology, Indigenous perspectives, Canadian geography, and more.

Length: 50 minutes

Cost: $150 (maximum 30 students to ensure interactivity and engagement)
Grades: 3-12 (We customize the depth, focus and delivery style of this virtual field trip to the grade and learning goals of your class.)

Includes downloadable hands-on follow up activity.

Virtual Field Trips Fur trade travels

Fur Trade Travels and Tales: Live Virtual Field Trip

Learn about the role of the canoe in the development of the trading networks, routes and relationships of the 18th century. Get up close with the trade goods that drove the “fur trade” – not only metal goods and furs but other European products and the Indigenous goods, services and skills that made it all possible. Our educators will share the Canadian Canoe Museum’s artifacts to inspire object-based learning, critical thinking, and discussion about relationships and roles of the First Nations, newcomers, and the Métis during this period in the Great Lakes region and points west.

Length: 50 minutes

Cost: $150 (maximum 30 students to ensure interactivity and engagement)
Grades: 4-8 (We customize the depth, focus and delivery style of this virtual field trip to the grade and learning goals of your class.)

Includes downloadable hands-on follow up activity.

Frequently Asked Questions

When are virtual field trips available?
  • Wednesdays 12:30pm-6:00 p.m. EST
  • Thursdays 8:30am-6:00pm EST
  • Start times on the quarter-hour
What platform do I need?
  • We’ll use whatever is most accessible to you and your students. Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, Teams, just let us know.
  • If you don’t have a preferred/required platform, we will use Zoom.
Are your programs for in-classroom or remote learning?
  • Short answer: both.
  • Longer answer: We find that there is a difference in how to engage students meaningfully whether you are zooming to a student with an individual device, or in a group classroom setting with students sharing the screen. We use different techniques depending on the way you’ll be connecting with us.
How long are the virtual field trips?
  • 40-60 minutes depending on age group and program.
  • See individual program descriptions for times.
What do your virtual field trips cost?
  • Starting Feburary 2022, our virtual field trips have a flat fee of $150 per class session (up to 30 students). 
  • Our education programs are tax-exempt.
  • We will provide an invoice once your field trip time and date is confirmed. Payment is due within 30 days of invoicing.
Do you have a maximum number of students?
  • We recommend a maximum of 30 for the best interactivity and student engagement.
Can you help with my tech setup?
  • We are happy to set up a test call/visit in advance of your booking date. We will also send clear instructions for your platform at the time of booking.
  • Please note: Zoom does not require you (or your students) to download anything to your device. We simply send you a link, which you click to join us for your virtual field trip 

Talk to a real person: Karen Taylor, Director of Programs, 705 748-9153, x203

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