Direct From: The Whale Trail

The Whale Trail

With Ocean Wise


2024-2025 dates coming soon


Grades 2-4


Ocean Wise


Per class online (up to 35 students): $85
Individual student/household: $5

Whale, whale, whale, look what Direct From has here!

Join Ocean Wise live from the beaches of Vancouver to learn about the West Coast ecosystem and what makes it so unique. In this interactive virtual program, students will learn about the Whale Trail and the many whales that can be found on it, watch footage taken from the field by Ocean Wise researchers, and will leave the program with the knowledge and resources to get involved in conserving ocean ecosystems.

Curriculum connections:

Alberta - Science

  • 2 Living Systems: Students investigate the growth and development of animals and consider their relationship to humans  
  • 3 Living Systems: Students analyze and describe how plants and animals interact with each other and within environments  
  • 4 Living Systems: Students analyze organisms and relate external structures to function  
  • 4 Earth Systems: Students investigate the systems of Earth and reflect on how their interconnections sustain life 

British Columbia - Science

  • Grade 3: Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems. 
  • Grade 4: All living things sense and respond to their environment. 

Topics explored:

  • Whale biology and habitat.
  • Whale species found on the west coast of Canada.
  • Animal senses.
  • Ocean ecosystems.
  • Caring for water and water sources.
  • Wildlife conservation and protecting natural species.
  • Positive and negative impacts of human behaviour on plants and animals.

For more information or to book, please contact [email protected] or call 403.817.6800.


TELUS Spark Science Centre gratefully acknowledges Repsol Oil & Gas Canada for their generous support of the award-winning Direct From series.

Repsol Logo

Experience Spark Science from Home!

Enjoy a collection of self-guided lesson plans, educational videos, science experiments and live (virtual) events.

Learn more More Virtual Programs