Educator Appreciation Night

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Open House 3:30pm-6:00pm

The Port Moody Station Museum invites all educators to a night of appreciation. School teachers, ESL teachers, pre school teachers, home schooling parents and educators from all fields are welcome. Guests can learn about our new education programs for all ages and explore our new displays. Programs are designed to provide a fun outing for students as well as compliment the Social Studies and Art curriculum objectives for Kindergarten to Grade 10 and provide community heritage appreciation for adult ESL students.

Complimentary Refreshments and Prize Draws.

For more information please contact Rebecca Clarke – Programs Coordinator

604.939.1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net

Port Moody Station Museum Education Programs – Riding the Rails (ages 4-10)

Our education programs are designed to be interactive hands-on experiences for youth and adults.

Youth programs for school classes and community youth groups.

Adult tours for ESL schools and adult community groups.

To book your program now – click here.

Riding the Rails is a Half Day program that you can book for your school class or community youth group. A special day has been set aside for home school families on March 6th for this program.

Riding the Rails (ages 4-10)

Experience the exciting world of trains in this interactive hands-on program. Re-enact a 1920s train trip across Canada in our authentic railway car, the Venosta. Learn to send a telegraph and signal a train in an historical CPR station with real railway artifacts.
(available year round)

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Program for home school families offered Friday, March 6th, 2009 from 10:00-11:30am

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Teacher Resources
Coming soon!

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Click here for booking information.

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Create your own “Stop Motion” Film at the Port Moody Station Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  November 18, 2008

Port Moody, BC. November 18, 2008:  The Port Moody Station Museum kicks off its new partnership with Reel 2 Real on Sat. Nov. 29th.  Bring your children to an Open House at the Museum from Noon-3:30pm to experience creating animation first hand.  A professional animator and computer equipment with special software will be set up to allow children the opportunity to create a short stop motion animated film with paper cut outs.

The Open House launches the Port Moody Station Museum’s partnership with Reel 2 Real in providing the Animating History program to local grade 4-8 classes. In this program students create a 1-2min. animated piece of historical fiction about the building of the transcontinental railway.

“This is such an exciting opportunity for District #43 schools.” explains Rebecca Clarke, Programs Coordinator at the Port Moody Station Museum. “Having been involved with this program at other museums, I have watched students become immersed in animating their own characters. They are so proud when the day is over, to see the film created by their class.  It is a real testament to team work. Many teachers have told me how impressed they are when they see students who don’t usually get excited by history, really get involved.”

Located at 2734 Murray St., the Port Moody Station Museum is housed in an historic railway station and offers a variety of exhibits on Port Moody history as well as an authentic 1921 rail car.  Film For information on this and other exciting youth programs contact Rebecca Clarke at the Port Moody Station Museum at 604-939-1648 or email at programs.pmmuseum@telus.net The Museum is open Wednesday thru Sunday, Noon – 4pm.  Monday and Tuesday by appointment.  Admission by donation.  All proceeds go to support the Port Moody Heritage Society.

Reel 2 Real is a non-profit charity dedicated to showing the best in culturally diverse, authentic programming for youth by presenting media arts programming and the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth. For more information visit Reel 2 Real’s website at www.r2rfestival.org. (Note site was not working Nov 22 but might be working now.)

Contact:  Maud Sanford
Museum Assistant
Port Moody Station Museum
604.939.1648