January 31, 2020

Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel Richmond

The FNESC/FNSA Science First Peoples Teacher Resource Guides (Grades 5-9 and Secondary) help educators respectfully integrate BC First Peoples science knowledge and perspectives into science courses.

Both guides include multi-grade thematic units focussing Indigenous Science Perspectives, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Plants and the Connection to Place, Power from the Land, Bears and Body Systems, Climate Change, Shaking and Flooding, Interconnectedness of the Spheres, Ocean Connections, Transformation and Evolution, Relationships to Fresh-Water, Shaping the Land, Place-Based Ethnobotany Inquiry, Salmon and Interconnectedness, Connecting Climate Change and Food Security, Forests and First Peoples, Hunting and Trapping.

All participants will receive copies of both teacher resource guides, collaboratively explore units from the guides, discuss implementation of the lessons/activities, and participate in collegial discussions with other educators.


Event flyer

Registration: $30
Please register early as the workshop may fill to capacity.


First Nations school, public school, and independent school teachers are invited to attend.

Maximum 38 people.

Registration fee (all participants) $30. 

*** Registration fee must be received one week in advance ofthe event or the registration will be cancelled.  Payment is not accepted at the event.


Breakfast:  8:30 am;meeting 9:00 am to 3:30 pm; breakfast and lunch provided.


Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3 map

Event Contact

Sarah Lefebvre, Administrative Assistant, Communications & Policy
Toll-free 1-877-422-3672 sarahl@fnesc.ca


All participants are responsible for booking their ownaccommodation.  

Book by January 8, 2020 for the negotiated rate of $169+tax single/double.

Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Highway,Richmond, BC V6X 1A3

Reservations: Book online or call 1-800-663-0299 Quoting M-IPTHH8W

Travel Reimbursement

Travel/hotel reimbursement is available only to teachers in BC First Nations schools, maximum two per school. See the sample travel claim form, which includes policies on page 2.

When you register online, you will receive an automaticemail confirming your registration.  Thisemail is not a confirmation that you are eligible for travelreimbursement.  If you do not receive aconfirmation within a few moments of registering, please contact FNESC.

A travel claim form will be provided at the event and asample is available on the event webpage. It includes a summary of FNESCpolicies on the back.

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

Individuals eligible for travel reimbursement living morethan one hour or 90 km from the event location can apply for one night of hotelreimbursed at the negotiated rate.

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

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

Have a safe trip and thank you for your participation!