Workshop: First Peoples Science Teacher Resources, Gr. 5-9, Vancouver, Feb. 19, 2016

IMAGE square Blog General-01More educators are recognizing the need incorporate First Peoples perspectives and content into Science courses, and are looking for resources to help them do this authentically and respectfully.


Currently FNESC and FNSA are developing a First Peoples Science Teacher Resource Guide for grades 5-9. At this workshop, educators will examine the draft guide and explore some sample activities. The session provides the opportunity for participants to provide feedback to inform the further drafts of the guide.

Please register early to avoid disappointment!

For questions, please contact Kylee Mayers toll-free 1-877-422-3672   

Eligibility to Attend

First Nations school, public school and independent school teachers are invited to attend. Registration is free for all participants.

Maximum of two people per school can attend. Preference will be given to Grades 5-9 teachers in BC First Nations schools.

Approximately half of the seats are reserved for First Nations schools.


Breakfast: 8:30 am; meeting 9 am to 4:00 pm; breakfast and lunch provided.


All participants are responsible for booking their own hotel accommodation.

When booking, quote FNESC Workshop to get the negotiated rate.

Please book by Jan. 19 for the negotiated rate of $107 + tx.

Coast Plaza Hotel, 1763 Comox Street, Vancouver Reservations: (604) 688-7711

Travel Reimbursement

Travel/hotel reimbursement is available only to teachers in BC First Nations schools, maximum two per school.

When you register online, you will receive an automatic email confirming your registration. This email is not a confirmation that you are eligible for travel reimbursement.

A travel claim form will be provided at the event and a sample is available on the events listing page. It includes a summary of FNESC policies on the back.

You will only be reimbursed for “most economical” mode of travel.

Individuals eligible for travel reimbursement living more than one hour or 90 km from the event location can apply for one night of hotel reimbursed at the negotiated rate.

After the event, mail your travel claim to FNESC post-marked within 30 days of the event. You must include original receipts for hotel, ferry, airplane, taxi and parking.

Please do not claim breakfasts or lunches on the meeting day. They are provided.

Have a safe trip and thank you for your participation!