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Resources for Teaching Middle School Science
center: interactive displays; shows; demonstrations; workshops. At schools throughout British Columbia: science presentations and hands-on displays. Materials: Hands-on activity books; teacher's guides; pre-/postvisit and computer-based materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service education on science content and hands-on learning; lecture series; newsletter.
Vancouver Aquarium, Canada's Pacific National Aquarium
Canada's Pacific National Aquarium, dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display and interpretation, education, research, and direct action. Programs for students: At the aquarium: self-guided tours; hands-on exhibits; field trips; curriculum-based school programs; overnight programs. At schools: aquavan; aquakits; speakers bureau. Materials: Hands-on activity books; teacher resource manual and pre-/postvisit materials with each formal on-site program; fact sheets. Educationand support for teachers: Pre-/in-service workshops on hands-on, curriculum-based activities for teaching life sciences in the classroom; newsletter.