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.

Please register early as the workshops may fill to capacity.


January 31, 2020, Richmond  REGISTER 

February 7, 2020, Kamloops  REGISTER

February 26, 2020, Victoria  REGISTER


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

Registration fee (all participants) $30. 

*** Registration fee must be received one week in advance of the 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.

Accommodation and Venues

All participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation.  


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


Sandman Signature Hotel Kamloops, 225 Lorne St, Kamloops, BC
Book by January 23, 2020 for the negotiated rate of $108+tax single/double.
Reservations:  250-3777263 Quote group #215 230


Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort, 100 Harbour Road, Victoria, BC
Book by January 24, 2020 for the negotiated rate of $149+tax single/double.
Reservations:  Book online or call 1-800-268-1133 Quote group “First Nations Education Steering Committee”

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 automatic email confirming your registration.  This email is not a confirmation that you are eligible for travel reimbursement.  If you do not receive a confirmation within a few moments of registering, please contact FNESC. A travel claim form will be provided at the event and a sample is available on the event webpage. 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.

Event Contact

Sarah Lefebvre, Administrative Assistant, Communications & Policy
Toll-free 1-877-422-3672