Jocelyne Lavack
Jocelyne Lavack

Jocelyne Lavack

I am a Learning Program Facilitator at the Royal BC Museum.

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Backyard Exploration

Backyard Exploration

Nature comes in all shapes and sizes. It can be as simple as a backyard or as complex as a mountain range. Take a moment to appreciate your own local green space and native wildlife with these fun activities!

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

Dinosaur names are carefully constructed from descriptive prefixes (beginning of a word) and suffixes (end of a word). Maybe your favourite dinosaur is the Archaeopteryx or the Triceratops, meaning "Ancient Wing" and "Three-horned Face" respectively. Create your own unique dinosaur by using our Dino Dice activity templates. 

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Dino Dice Definitions
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Many of the prefixes and suffixes used to name dinosaurs are of Latin or Greek origin. Click here are the definitions of the examples used for the Dino Dice activity

Buster Colouring Sheet
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Buster is the first unique dinosaur species from British Columbia and has been given the new scientific name Ferrisaurus sustutensis. This unique combo of prefixes and suffixes means "The Iron Lizard from the Sustut River." We don't know Buster's exact colours, but it may have been striped or spotted to blend with its surroundings. What do you think Buster may have looked like? Click here for a fun colouring sheet!

Backyard Bingo
A green space is any area of land in an urban environment that facilitates physical activity or relaxation. This can include parks, sports fields, or even your backyard. Take a closer look at your own local green space with our interactive backyard bingo sheet. Click here for activity sheet.

Week 1 – Kidictionary
Inspired by the Natural History Gallery, our young writer jotted down museum words that were either funny, interesting, relatable or unknown. We then recorded the words in our Kidictionary. The synonyms spider web activity is a great way to learn teh definition of the originally unfamiliar word.

Week 1 – Let’s Look At Words
On our first day's adventures, the Kids Club kids were challenged to wander in the Natural History Gallery and write down words they thought were interesting, funny, meaningful or unknown. Museums use various terminologies, definitions and words to interpret the displayed artifact. 

Bird Masks
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The campers definitely followed the camp's theme, Creative Creatures, with these splendid eggs carton bird masks!

Bird Masks
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The campers definitely followed the camp's theme, Creative Creatures, with these splendid egg carton bird masks!

Nature Scavenger Hunt
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The Pro D Day campers went to Beacon Hill Park for a scavenger hunt. There were no clues or hints, but rather they each had an egg carton with images of common natural specimens. The goal was to take a closer look at every day nature and find all twelve items. The acorns were probably the toughest to find as they were hidden beneath fallen leaves!

Owl Pellet Dissection
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Regardless of an owl's dinner choice, they will almost always swallow their food whole. However, an owl cannot digest every part of its meal, therefore it will regurgitate a compact oval shaped pellet made of fur, feathers and bones. The young scientists had fun discovering the contents of an owls stomach!