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Elementary

Ecologies: A Song for Our Planet

What impact do we have on our environment? What are the consequences of our actions? This activity gets students thinking about environmental issues as they discover artworks that pay tribute to nature and prompt us to reflect on our planet’s delicate balance.

Information


In-person

The class goes to the Museum.

Duration
120 min

Cost
240 $

Online

The class meets with a mediator virtually.

Duration
60 to 75 min (one period)

Cost
240 $

In-class

A mediator comes to your classroom to carry carries out an activity.*
*Certain conditions apply.

Duration
60 to 75 min (one period)

Cost
280 $

Reservations

514-285-2000

Raise students’ awareness about

  • The beauty and richness of the natural world
  • Earth’s fragile ecological balance
  • The effects of human activities on the environment
Creative activity

  • Make a model that creates a 3-D effect.
Activities

In connection with the Broad Area of Learning Environmental Awareness and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities

10 to 15 min
What I Love about Nature
Start a discussion with your students on the specific things they appreciate about nature. Encourage them to talk about the places they are fond of or would like to discover (e.g. beaches, forests, mountains, deserts, lakes or parks), their favourite season or type of weather, the animals they’re fascinated by or their favourite flower.

5 to 10 min
Discuss the concept of interaction in nature. Trace the food chain to show students the important role each living organism plays within it. For example, sunshine and rain make the grass grow, which the hares eat; hares are in turn eaten by foxes; fox droppings and the remains of the hares are then transformed by insects and worms that, in turn, fertilize the soil that makes the grass grow.

To delve further into this topic

Explore the theme Ecology on the EducArt platform.

Planning your visit

We recommend you review the Museum’s code of conduct with your students by referring to our MuseuManners.

illustration of people at the Museum

Get ready for your visit!

Entrance

The group entrance is located at 2200 Crescent Street.

School bus

If you are coming by school bus, allow extra time for potential traffic congestion.

Métro station

The Museum is a 5-minute walk from the Guy-Concordia Métro station (Guy exit).

Allow sufficient time

Allow approximately 15 minutes for students to be greeted at the entrance, to go to the cloakroom and washroom, and to be divided into groups.

Movement through the galleries

To facilitate movement through the galleries and ensure that everyone gets a good view of the works, each class will be divided into two subgroups composed of a maximum of 15 students (11 for preschool groups). The class will regroup afterward in the workshop, if applicable.

Prohibited items

Backpacks, food, beverages and umbrellas are not permitted in the galleries.

COVID-19
Special measures

In accordance with public health recommendations, the Museum has implemented measures to ensure the safety and well-being of visitors and staff.

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