Come experience our inquiry-based education programs linked to the new BC curriculum and competencies. Each one is enriched with the integration of literacy, fine arts and stewardship of our natural world. Programs are linked to the curriculum for grades K-8 but can be easily adapted.
Check your confirmation email to make sure the information and dates are correct. To make any corrections or to cancel a booking, email email@example.com no less than two weeks prior to your visit.
Review our behavior expectations with your students. We need your help in protecting Robert Bateman’s original paintings and the work of other artists.
We require 1 adult per 10 students.
Sharing the gallery with the public requires calm movement and respectful voices.
Keep food, drinks and gum outside the gallery.
Use clipboards to write against, instead of walls.
Appreciate the art with your eyes and not your hands.
Please use photography without flash.
Make an arrival plan. Free parking is available on Belleville Street in front of the Clipper Terminal. This is available for two hours. There are several nearby pay parking lots available. The closest is the Hotel Grand Pacific lot on Quebec Street.
Use the glass stairwell entrance at the west entrance of the Steamship Building. Find washrooms and a coat rack before entering the Gallery. Backpacks may be left on the bench by the elevator.
Please arrive no more than 15 minutes before your program start time. If you arrive earlier, please wait outside, if possible.
Meet the educator in the Gallery of Nature sketch room to begin your education program.
A 90-minute gallery visit guided by an experienced educator.
Our K-2 programs are partially subsidized in order to meet our foundation goal to get young kids out in nature!
K-2 Classroom Visit
A 90-minute classroom visit guided by an experienced educator.
Fee: donation to The Bateman Foundation
Grade 3+ Gallery Program OR Classroom Visit
A 90-minute gallery or classroom visit guided by an experienced educator.
Fee: $99.00 (tax incl.)
Grade 3+ Gallery Program PLUS Classroom Visit
A pre-gallery classroom visit from a Bateman Foundation educator in preparation for your 90-minute guided class visit to The Gallery of Nature. The educator will introduce the artwork and background of Robert Bateman, terminology that will be discusses during the gallery visit and an introduction to some of the pieces they will be seeing.
Pre or Post + Gallery visit Fee: $165.00
A complete introduction, and follow-up to supplement the guided gallery program for your students.
Pre and Post + Gallery visit Fee: $200.00
Outdoor Education Programs
Have your class experience the magic of nature through one of our outdoor education programs.
Introduction to Nature Sketch: Grades 1+
Learn in your own backyard! This program takes place in a park or nature space near your school. We will introduce your students to our Nature Sketch program that introduces students to the essentials fo sketching while observing wildlife habitats in your unique eco-system.
A limited number of bursaries are available for this program.
Fee: $150.00 (tax incl.)
Watershed StewARTship Program: Grades 3–5
In this collaborative program, World Fisheries Trust and The Bateman Foundation encourage students to connect to the ecology of the Gorge Park while making meaningful connections to place and the environment through the completion of a nature sketchbook.
Please enquire for available dates & times.
Fee: $150.00 (tax incl.)
The HeART of Nature: Grades 4–5
In this collaborative program, CRD and The Bateman Foundation encourage students to connect to Francis King Regional Park through observation, inquiry and sketching to draw a deeper connection with nature.
This program is offered on Tuesdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Nov. 5, Nov. 12, Nov. 19.
**Payment is due two weeks before program or is subject to cancellation.
Students can visit the Robert Bateman Centre on pro-D days for free.
ProD Teacher workshops: Oct. 25, 2019, 9:00-11:30 am, FREE! Register by phone or on the events page.
Get in touch today!
Enter your information in this form, and we will get in touch with you to confirm a spot in one of our upcoming education programs! Or, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your chosen program and dates.