Primary

Éducôphare
*Our educational activities are offered in French only.
Fun, educational workshop for cycle one primary students

Comme un poisson dans l’eau!

Description of activity

Young children will become familiar with several species of fish that live in Lake Saint-Pierre via observation games and illustrations of general fish anatomy. How do fish breathe underwater?

Outline of activity

Students are first invited to observe the fish in our aquarium. They will answer simple questions, such as: Do fish have nostrils? Illustrations are presented to explain fish reproduction and the general morphology of edible fish. Fishing game and game of association.

Objectives

  • Recognize fish species native to Lake Saint-Pierre
  • Understand that fish are part of our diet
  • Demystify these animal species
  • Build team spirit
  • Experience a museum environment

Target audience

Children age 7-8

Cost

$8.00/student

Duration

2 h 30

Number

Class of 10-25 students (maximum)


Fun, educational workshop for cycle two primary students

Respirer sous l’eau

Description of activity

Students will become familiar with several species of fish that live in Lake Saint-Pierre via observation games and illustrations of general fish anatomy.

Outline of activity

Students are first invited to observe the fish in our aquarium. Illustrations are presented to explain fish reproduction and the general morphology of edible fish. Fishing game and game of association.

Objectives

  • Recognize fish species native to Lake Saint-Pierre
  • Understand that fish are part of our diet
  • Demystify these animal species
  • Build team spirit
  • Experience a museum environment

Target audience

Children age 8-9

Cost

$8.00/student

Duration

2 h 30

Number

Class of 10-25 students (maximum)


Fun, educational workshop for cycle three primary students

Topic related to the temporary exhibition presented

Grade 5 students from Sainte-Anne-des-Îles primary school participate in the Nature of the St. Lawrence annual project on March 25, 2021.

Description of activity

The topic of the day is directly related to the temporary exhibition currently presented. Guided tour. Various workshops and creation of a painting inspired by the day’s activities.

Outline of activity

Students are invited to visit the temporary exhibition along with two facilitators, who will guide them through a specific approach. They will then participate in various workshops until lunchtime. Then, a painting workshop will be held in the activities room. At the end of the day, students can take their artwork home.

Objectives

  • Acquire new knowledge
  • Express an understanding of the topic through art
  • Experience a museum environment

Target audience

Children age 11-12

Cost

$12.00/student

Duration

9:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. (lunch on site)

Number

Class of 10-25 students (maximum)


Science workshop for groups of cycle two and three primary students

Activity offered from May to October

Waters of Life 

Description of activity

Presentation and observation of various microorganisms living in the pond on the Biophare’s grounds.

Outline of activity

Presentation of a documentary on microorganisms, supported by a three-dimensional model presenting the functions of wetland habitats. Students will take samples from the Biophare pond and use a chart and a binocular microscope to identify the species collected, which will then be returned to the water. Participants will complete a field notebook so they can take home a summary of their experience.

Objectives

  • Acquire new knowledge
  • Understand and become aware of the importance of wetland habitats
  • Explore a miniature world, nearly invisible to the naked eye

Target audience

Children age 7-11

Cost

$10.00/student

Duration

2 h

Number

Class of 10-15 students (maximum)

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