Youth School Workshops

Adventures in Art & Environment (Gr. 2-up)

Each year, AFC creates a special field-trip program of art and environmental education for youth. Let your students "Experience the Art of Conservation" through a full day packed with art and environmental education activities. Activities include an interpretive eco-walk, film, hands-on creative learning component with a leading artist, and First Nations cultural presentation. 

As part of this year's Artists for Conservation Festival, we are excited to offer a unique program designed to connect youth with nature through visual arts and build awareness around environmental guardianship. The program features several fun and creative activities (indoors and outdoors) exploring nature and species conservation, with a special focus on importance of understanding being an environmental guardian and how we can minimize our impact. Activities include an interpretive eco-walk, art interpretation, documentary film, First Nations cultural presentation, and a very special hands-on workshop with a leading nature/wildlife artist who will share through their artistic talents along with their understanding and passion for wildlife and habitat conservation. Students will leave with an Environmental Guardian certificate, and finished artwork.

Program Highlights:

  • An interpretive eco-walk to learn about how humans can interact with nature in a positive way to help the success of local ecosystems and experience a wildlife encounter with a Grouse Wildlife Ambassador;
  • Interactive talk and hands-on workshop with a prominent guest nature/wildlife artist;
  • An interpretive art activities looking at some of the world's leading conservation-themed nature and wildlife original art and prints;
  • A First Nations cultural/dance presentation;
  • Special screening of a AFC's latest documentary film 
  • Teachers will receive a curriculum package upon booking that contains lesson plans and handouts that can be used pre, during and post Festival. These curriculums are grade-specific and have been linked directly with the PLO's for the specific grade level they are intended. 
  • Only space for 4 classes a day - book early. 

Complete Grouse's pre-registration form.

Upon booking confirmation the teacher will receive an AFC Curriculum package that contains lesson plans and handouts that can be used pre, during and post program to enhance the student's educational experience. These curriculums are grade specific and have been linked directly with the PLO's for the specific grade level they are intended.

  • Fall 2016: October 3, 4
  • Fall 2016: November 21, 22, 23
  • Spring 2017: TBD

  • 9:30am Arrive at the Base of Grouse Mountain
  • 9:45am -10:00am Skyride to Alpine Station
  • 10:15am -10:45am Art Interpretation Activity
  • 10:45am -11:15am Film Screening
  • 11:30am -12:15pm Artist Workshop
  • 12:30pm -1:00pm Lunch & First Nations Cultural Presentation
  • 1:00pm -1:45pm Eco-Walk/Snow Shoe & Wildlife Encounter
  • 1:45pm - 2:00pm Skyride to Base
  • 2:30pm Depart Grouse Mountain

The artists workshop consists of a 10-minute slide presentation of photographs and journals from reference-gathering trips, a discussion of issues related to conservation and biodiversity, and a 30-minute hands-on workshop, using a selection of western Canadian wildlife species as subjects.

$29.95 per student + gst. Minimum 15 students.

  • Includes: Skyride admission
  • Guest presenters
  • Guides
  • Instructional materials
  • Student to adult ratios for grade level apply.


Lunch is not included but can be pre-ordered at time of booking. A limited number of teachers/adult chaperones will be allowed at no extra cost (depends on student ages and group size).

The Artists for Conservation program is only available from October 3 and 4 and November 21, 22, 23, inclusively, and lasts approximately 5 hours. The program price includes Grouse Mountain Skyride Admission, guest presenters, guides/storytellers, and instructional material. Students and teachers are reminded to dress warmly for mountain or rainy weather conditions and a 1-hr eco-walk outdoors (rain or shine).

Advanced registration required. Space limited. Only 4 classes per day. 3 days only.

Reserve your space now! Complete Grouse's pre-registration form.

For any other inquiries, please email

Festival Highlights

Grouse Mountain is located at:

6400 Nancy Greene Way
North Vancouver, BC V7R 4K9
Phone: (604) 980-9311

Most festival activities complimentary with Grouse Mountain admissions ticket. 

  • Adult: $33.95 (1 day pass)
  • Adult: $46.95 (3-day pass)
  • Senior: $30.95 
  • Youth: $21.95 
  • Child: $13.95
  • Family: $82.95 (2 adults/2 child or youth)

Discounted passes available for online purchase only. . Discount passes not available at Grouse Mountain.

  • Button Making
  • Mural
  • Artist Demos
  • Wildlife Encounters
  • Films
  • Nature Walk

  • Art Exhibit
  • Live Art Demos
  • Live Music
  • VIP Reception
  • Films
  • Presentations

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  • Sponsor
  • Buy Art
  • Silent Auction
  • Buy a Book



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About Us

Artists for Conservation is a Canada-based international non-profit, with a mission is to support wildlife and habitat conservation and environmental education through art that celebrates nature. 

Through international art exhibits, collaborative art-science expeditions, festivals, awards and online initiatives, AFC informs and inspires the public to conserve our natural heritage. Among its membership, AFC serves to foster artistic excellence and empower passionate artists as effective ambassadors for the environment. 





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