Field Trips

ISA's Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for the attendance of Field Trips is currently pending approval and information will be updated as it is available. 

FIELD TRIP #1: Biodiversity Tour - Stanley Park   12:30 pm to 5:30 pm

$0

Stanley Park’s rich ecosystems have been altered and managed for better and for worse since its dedication in 1886. Learn from park biologists how the Vancouver Park Board’s Biodiversity strategy is applied here. Explore some of the challenges presented when biodiversity priorities meet competing interests for inner-city park space and city infrastructure. 

Facilitator: TBC

 

FIELD TRIP #2: Stanley Park Forest   12:30 pm to 5:30 pm

$0

Take an energetic stroll through the depths of the temperate rainforest.  Follow pathways through areas destroyed by windstorms in 1962 and 2006 and see the results of the restoration efforts, witness record sized old growth trees, and marvel at the ancient and preserved  ‘Hollow Tree’;  all the while learning stories from the forest professionals who have lived them.

Facilitator: TBC

 

FIELD TRIP #3: Tree Climbing and Ecology Tour - Stanley Park   12:30 pm to 5:30 pm

$70

Description coming soon

Facilitator: TBC

 

FIELD TRIP #4: Botanical Garden - VanDusen   12:30 pm to 5:30 pm

$0

Enjoy this oasis of over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world.  A guided tour will showcase some of its most interesting landscapes and unusual trees. If you prefer, head off on your own to lose yourself in the Elizabethan hedge maze or some exotic and serene setting.  This world-class botanical garden will impress everyone.

Facilitator: TBC

 

FIELD TRIP #5: Botanical Garden - UBC   12:30 pm to 5:30 pm

$24

Visit the large and green campus of the University of British Columbia, and its beautiful Botanical Garden. The Garden is set in a second growth forest of majestic BC trees and includes impressive Asian and other collections. Learn more about the role of botanical gardens in research and practice.

Facilitator: TBC

 

FIELD TRIP #6: Urban Food - Location TBC   12:30 pm to 5:30 pm

$0

Discover Vancouver’s edible gardens and pollinator-plantings on city-owned and park land. You’ll learn about our community gardening program, park stewardship and our biodiversity rich neighbourhood pockets!

Facilitator: TBC

 

FIELD TRIP #7: Gardens and Trees - Stanley Park   12:30 pm to 5:30 pm

$0

Home to an impressive collection of rare and large ornamental and remnant old growth wild trees, the grounds surrounding the Pavilion is the thriving capital of horticulture in British Columbia. The grounds surrounding the Pavilion make an easy and pleasant stroll.  Follow the guided tour to see why Stanley Park is the greatest park in the world.

Facilitator: TBC

 

FIELD TRIP #8: Tree Canopy Walk - Capilano Suspension Bridge   12:30 pm to 5:30 pm

$42.95

Description coming soon

Facilitator: TBC

 

FIELD TRIP #9: Watershed Tour - Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve   12:30 pm to 5:30 pm

$7

‘The Seymour River is a major contributor to the Vancouver regions’ water supply. Ride with a professional guide from Metro Vancouver into the mountain wilderness and learn about how watershed is managed. Stops with beautiful views and old growth forests will make this tour both educational and memorable.

Facilitator: TBC

 

FIELD TRIP #10: Bike Tour - Stanley Park and Vancouver Seawall   12:30 pm to 5:30 pm

$15

Come on a 3-hour easy ride through Stanley Park and along the perimeter seawall.  The first part of the ride takes you through our amazing 1000 acre park, along wooded trails through the rainforest and then onto the perimeter seawall which continues through the City, past beaches, parks, and into the urban core where we end at one of Vancouver’s hundred craft breweries for a pint, snack or lunch on a patio.

Facilitator: TBC

 

FIELD TRIP #11: The Long Story - Stanley Park   12:30 pm to 5:30 pm

$0

This part of the world is one of its most ecologically bountiful and has been a generous home to its indigenous people since the lifting of the ice age. Learn first hand about its traditional uses, and about humans’ ingenious and sacred relationship to it. A powerful and ancient perspective.

Facilitator: TBC

 

FIELD TRIP #12: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens   12:30 pm to 5:30 pm

$12

Take a tour of the first authentic representation of Ming Dynasty-era garden built outside of China, located in the heart of Vancouver’s famous Chinatown. Be enchanted by the Garden's winding paths, rocks, plants, and beautiful vistas. In the park alongside the Garden, find peace and tranquility in the unique rock forms, water lily-covered pond, pagoda, and lush plants.

Facilitator: TBC

 

FIELD TRIP #13: Museum of Anthropology - UBC   12:30 pm to 5:30 pm

$16

This tour takes you to the large and green campus of the University of British Columbia. We will visit the world-class Museum of Anthropology with its stunning architecture. You will learn more about the history and culture of the First Nations who have lived with the land in the Pacific Northwest for thousands of years.

Facilitator: TBC

 

FIELD TRIP #14: Stewardship and Outdoor Education - Stanley Park 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm

$0

The Stanley Park Ecology Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 that works alongside the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation to promote stewardship and conservation in Stanley Park.  Programs focussed on ecological education, restoration and youth engagement have made these people leaders of the environmental community. Let them tell their story.

Facilitator: TBC

 

FIELD TRIP #15: Arboretum and Conservatory - Queen Elizabeth Park/Bloedel Conservatory  12:30 pm to 5:30 pm

$0

This hilltop park is home to a 70-year-old tree collection.  Walk along winding paths with the arborists and horticulturalists who have helped to make them special, through display quarry gardens abundant with waterfalls and picturesque bridges.  See the city and its mountain and ocean vistas from Vancouver’s highest point.  If you like, finish off the sojourn at the Bloedel Conservatory, a warm tropical paradise filled with rare and colourful plants, birds, and fish.

Facilitator: TBC

 

FIELD TRIP #16: PNW Field Day - Stanley Park   12:30 pm to 5:30 pm

$0

Description coming soon

Facilitator: TBC

 

FIELD TRIP #17: Ground Penetrating Radar Demonstration - Stanley Park   12:30 pm to 5:30 pm

$0

The purpose of the demonstration is to provide attendees with common uses and deliverables from ground penetrating radar technology used in the urban forestry setting. The demonstration will include:
Engaging the attendees in discussions of applications, uses and limitations
Utilization of ground penetrating radar (Tree Radar) to locate and map tree roots within the critical root zones of select trees
Utilization of ground penetrating radar (Tree Radar) to scan tree trunks for detection of internal wood decay and/or cavities of select trees
Presentation and discussion of 2-dimensional root scans, root density maps, root morphology maps, and geospatial positioning of root morphology with the use of CADD technology.
Presentation and discussion of 2-dimensional trunk scans, virtual drill scans, and 3-dimensional representation of trunk scans with the use of CADD technology.

Facilitator: TBC

 

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