School Programs

Come experience our inquiry-based school programs linked to the new B.C. 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 up to post-secondary.

Introduction to Nature Sketch

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Fee: $200.00 

Learn in your own backyard! This program takes place in a park or nature space near your school. Our Nature Sketch program introduces students to the essentials for sketching while observing wildlife habitats in your unique eco-system.

A limited number of bursaries are available for this program.

This workshop introduces skills and principles of nature sketching and how to bring them to your classroom, including topics such as how you can explore nature study with your students. Our enquiry-based education programs are 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.

Join a District-wide Workshop: The last workshop ran on Friday, February 12 from 10 AM to 12 PM. We will announce the schedule for our next workshop soon. Available for individual sign-up ($25) and whole-school sign-up ($200).

Build Your Own Workshop: One of our educators will come to your school or create an online webinar exclusively for your school at a pre-scheduled time. Only available for whole-school sign-up ($150).

Nature Sketch for Educators

Individual: $25.00

Whole School: $200.00

Payment Policy

Payment is due in full 14 days before the scheduled program, and can be made via cheque payable to the Bateman Foundation, via cash in person at the Gallery, or via debit or credit cards.

If you cancel within 7 days before the program starts, we will only refund 75% of the program fee. If you cancel within 24 hours before the program starts, no refund will be provided.

Grants & Bursary

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we’re able to provide a limited number of free education programs each year. Teachers from independent and public schools in Victoria, Saanich, Sooke and the Gulf Islands can apply for a bursary. Your application will be reviewed within 5-10 business days.

The Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia’s Stewards of the Future program encourages and supports our emerging leaders to get outside and explore their own communities, and provides funding for youth to go on field trips, visit local sites of interest and engage in stewardship projects in their communities.

Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation provides GO Grants to K-12 schools for transportation, project materials and program fees that support outdoor learning experiences about B.C.’s environment.