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Virtual Workshops

Virtual school workshops connect your classroom with our expert museum educators through dynamic and engaging virtual programming. Explore natural history in a fun and interactive way without leaving the classroom.

These curriculum-linked workshops extend your in-class teaching and enrich student learning.


  • Multi-camera live demonstrations 
  • Dynamic interactions with a museum educator 
  • Digital microscopy 
  • Museum specimens 
  • Rich multimedia


  • $160 (tax not included)
  • Fee is per class (maximum 30 students); one class per workshop
  • We accept payment by credit card

Technology Requirements

  • An Internet connection
  • A computer with
    • a web browser that is able to use Microsoft Teams (accommodations can be made if there are issues with using Teams as a platform)
    • a microphone (for speaking through Teams during the presentation)
  • One or more speakers that the class will be able to hear
  • A screen that is large enough for the class to view the presentation

Access to the Presentation

  • We will book a time with you in advance to test the connection and answer your questions
  • We will email you a link to access the test session and presentation
  • A recording of the workshop will not be made


Coastal Adventure

Mara Bouse © Canadian Museum of Nature


Kindergarten to grade 2 
Quebec: Elementary cycle 1 
Live from the Canadian Museum of Nature's new Pacific touch-tank aquarium.

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Many arms. Many eyes. 

Mouths in their middles. 

Brains throughout their bodies. 

These aren't aliens—they're sea stars living at the edge of the ocean. While our differences may be obvious, humans and sea stars have a surprising number of things in common. 

Our educator will lead your students through a compare-and-contrast of the basic needs and physical characteristics of humans, sea stars and other tidepool creatures. 

Students are active participants in this program. They will describe, reflect, and speculate about their real-time observations. Time at the end is reserved for questions and answers. 


  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 
  • January 11 – June 16, 2022 
  • Duration: 45 minutes 
  • Time: To be determined in consultation with our booking coordinator 

Curriculum Links 

This workshop connects strongly with the following science units: 

  • Needs of living things 
  • Growth and changes in animals (adaptations) 
  • Properties of solids and liquids 
  • Air and water in the environment 

Other possible connections include: 

  • Daily and seasonal changes 
  • Habitats and communities 

Quebec  Science and Technology
This workshop provides opportunities to develop the following competencies: 

  • Competency 1: To propose explanations for, or solutions to, scientific or technological problems 
  • Competency 3: To communicate in the languages used in science and technology  

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Exploring Rocks and Minerals

Pierre Poirier © Canadian Museum of Nature


Grades 3 to 7
Quebec: Elementary cycles 2 and 3, and secondary cycle 1

This online workshop is an introduction to geology.

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The stories of the Earth are written in the rocks.

This online workshop is an introduction to geology.

Our educator will guide your students through observations, comparisons, and sorting of real rocks and minerals.

Like geologists, they too will learn to "read" the stories of rock formation and change.

Highly interactive, the presentation includes demonstrations, close-ups, gallery highlights, and some behind-the-scenes glimpses of the museum.

Topics covered include the rock cycle, types of rocks, and the properties and uses of minerals.


  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
  • October 5, 2021 – June 16, 2022
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Time: To be determined in consultation with our booking coordinator

Curriculum Links

This workshop connects strongly with the following science units:

  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Earth's Crust

Other possible connections include: 

  • Properties of and Changes in Matter

Quebec Science and Technology
This workshop provides opportunities to develop the following competencies:

  • Competency 1: To propose explanations for or solutions to scientific or technological problems
  • Competency 3: To communicate in the languages used in science and technology
  • Elementary cycles 2 and 3: Essential Knowledges—Earth and Space

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