Education Mission Statement
The Redpath Museum possesses a rich repository of knowledge and educational resources which contribute to the understanding of Canada's natural history and the world's material cultures. We are committed to providing educational resources, programs and activities that serve all our visitors. Many of our teaching resources are made possible with funding from the PromoScience programme of NSERC.
Videos for Teachers of elementary school science:
The Map is Back! For teachers, educators and community groups
The Canadian Wildlife Federation's Wild Migration program will be back in Montreal this spring! You can book the giant floor map and box of activities for your school/center for March, April, May or June. You can access the online learning materials at any time. All map materials, props and lesson plans are delivered to and picked up from your location and it's all free. Book now to be sure to get your dates! Please contact us OutreachMontreal [at] cwf-fcf [dot] org (here )for more information.
CWF Wild Family Nature Clubs for families
Do you love getting outside to play and to explore nature? We do too! Come and learn about our Wild Family Nature Club program and how you can start up your own club and receive a Canadian Wildlife Federation backpack full of activity cards and gear. All for free! Check out the event calendar here.
Minerals Rock! in the classroom
NEW! The Minerals Rock! identification kit is now available for loan. It includes 5 boxes containing a total of 18 mineral specimens, plus hand lenses, magnets, scratch plates, and mineral ID cards. Available for use in the classroom in order to identify minerals using colour, crystal shape, and hardness.
FEE: $150.00 (+ taxes) for venues on the island of Montreal
$175.00 (+ taxes) for venues OFF the island of Montreal island
For a 4 week loan of the kit. Includes delivery, pick-up and a brief in class introduction. Book the Minerals Rock! identification kit by emailing science [dot] outreach [at] mcgill [dot] ca or calling 514-398-4094.
If you can pick up and return the kit to the Redpath Museum the FEE is reduced:
$100.00 (+ taxes) for venues on the island of Montreal
$125.00 (+ taxes) for venues OFF the island of Montreal island
PHOTO: Dawsonite, the mineral. Photo credit: Peter Tarassoff.
Museum Scavenger Hunt
To help guide your students during their visit to the Museum.
For ages 8+: Scavenger Hunt
For ages 2-7: Scavenger Hunt (Younger or Pre-school age)
Don't forget to check out the Online Exhibits page for more resources and information on the biodiversity of Quebec and Canada, the biodiversity of amphibians and insects, and the minerals of Quebec.
NEW! Earth Science Resources for teachers
With Mining Matters’ support, teachers receive Earth science resources developed by teachers for teachers that meet provincial curricula guidelines and the training, through Earth Science Workshops, to successfully implement the classroom activities.
Visit the organization’s Teacher Resource Page. For French and English Earth Science Workshops information. The organization hosts the WHERE Challenge. The challenge asks students aged 9 to 14 years to discover the answers to these questions: What on Earth is in your stuff and WHERE on Earth does it come from? Students are encouraged to create an educational story about non-renewable Earth resources found in an everyday item.
Other resources at McGill
The WOW Lab at McGill's Faculty of Science offers resources to help teachers develop engaging science activities for their classroom.
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