New Program Coordinator – from the Station Telegram

New Program Coordinator

Rebecca Clarke is a Florida native who came to Vancouver in 1998 to complete a Masters degree in Educational Studies at UBC. In addition to a background in education research, Rebecca has worked with youth in pre-school and tutoring settings. She began her career as Educational Director at the Oxford Learning Centre, Richmond where she spent four years designing and delivering academic programs for children. She then worked at the Vancouver Museum as Programs Coordinator developing and delivering programs for all ages. She ahs also been a board member of the Westcoast Child Care Resource centre.

Major funding from Heritage Canada and the BC Arts Council along with support from the Port Moody Foundation, Westminster Savings and the City of Port Moody has enabled us to hire Rebecca Clarke as Education Program Coordintor until the summer of 2009. Rebecca will develop policy and pilot programs increasing our services in education.

Excerpt from the “Station Telegram” Winter 2008 Edition.

The “Station Telegram” is the newsletter of the Port Moody Station Museum and is available at the museum or mailed to Port Moody Heritage Society Members.

Education Project Underway – from the Station Telegram

Education Project Underway

The Museum is implementing a 10 month project to further develop educational programming. In the past couple of years, Board of Education policies for class field trips have changed creating some challenges for both the teachers and ourselves.

In order to meet these challenges, the project includes the development of an Education Policy to match and deliver our programs to meet course guidelines. This will include developing new educational products including ‘Discovery Boxes’ or ‘Heritage Kits’ to go to the classroom when the class can’t come to the Museum. A complementary idea is ‘Memory Boxes’ to take to community centres or senior care facilities. The results will be the development and implementation of a pilot project of educational programs for both children and adults.

The framework of the project links our substantial heritage resources to the needs of teachers in meeting specific course curriculum requirement thus attracting school classes to tour our facility more than once. The programs will also be directed to adults and families in the line of workshops and seminars with a heritage theme.

The project continues our efforts to build links into the community. Meeting the needs of our community and garnering community support for the Museum is very important. Therefore as always, we look for community and volunteer support, so if you have any ideas or suggestions, or if you would like to be more involved and participate in this creative project, please let us know.

We appreciate generous government funding for the project from Heritage Canada’s Museum Assistance Program and the BC Art Council’s Museum Projects. Additional community support comes from the Port Moody Foundation and Wesminster Savings Credit Union. This will help us hire a project coordinator, who will, over 10 months, develop program resources and position us to deliver the program in the future.

Excerpt from the “Station Telegram” Fall 2008 Edition.

The “Station Telegram” is the newsletter of the Port Moody Station Museum and is available at the museum or mailed to Port Moody Heritage Society Members.