Multiple four-week-long workshops are offered throughout the year. Each series allows learners to deepen their connection to ideas inspired by the museum. The workshops are facilitated by museum staff and community members.
Collect/ Connect/ Correct
Museums collect objects and specimens to better understand who we are and where we are in the world. In this way, stuff matters. But people do as well. Who makes the decisions on what to collect? What are the ethics of collecting? How is data from collection material interpreted and communicated to the public?
In this spring Home Learners block, we will dig deep into the Natural History collection at the Royal BC Museum, investigating the people and things that help tell the story of British Columbia. Home Learners will also have an opportunity to make their own collections and tell their own stories. Suitable for learners between the ages of 7 - 11 years.
Orcas Design Thinking Workshop
Use design thinking skills and create an interactive all about orcas and ocean health. Over a four-part series you will meet with museum staff and learn about orcas, give feedback on museum plans, develop criteria for you own orca interactive and then design and share your idea. The skills you learn will help you think like a designer and build confidence in your own creativity. Suitable for learners between the ages of 10 - 15 years.