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Kim's Games

These games help to develop observation and classification skills. They are best used to reinforce work learning to identify or study specific themes such as leaf patterns, different forest types, edible native plants, seeds or even the rock types of an area.

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Bird Migration Game

This activity brings home the concept of how far and how arduous this annual migration is for birds. It is a role play activity of sorts where the participants are specific bird species that must leave their breeding ground get to their wintering ground and return again. The activity sets a course which has many of the challenges that birds actually face while migrating. It is an experiential way for participants to understand migration, its natural and man-made hazards and the risks for birds to survive.

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Beach Life Bingo

This fun activity harnesses and focuses student energy on the beach into a learning experience. Students use full-colour bingo cards to find and identify local beach creatures. All photos were taken in the intertidal zone of Mayne Island, BC by Stephanie Hurst.

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Fort Building

Fort building is a cornerstone activity of our program at the Gulf Islands Centre for Ecological Learning. It helps to create a culture of comfort, connection, and community that permeates all of the other activities that we do. This activity works best when participants are going to be spending multiple days in or visiting an area. The fort becomes their home base, where they eat lunch or a snack, do activities or get some quiet time.

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Pond Dipping

Wetlands are important habitat for many creatures such as birds, frogs, beavers and bugs. We often dismiss how much life exists underwater because we cannot see it. A simple net and bucket along with curiosity and wonder allow people to explore and learn all about water bugs. Their behaviours and adaptations are fascinating and this playful activity accentuates these aspects.

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Pond Dipping

Wetlands are important habitat for many creatures such as birds, frogs, beavers and bugs. We often dismiss how much life exists underwater because we cannot see it. A simple net and bucket along with curiosity and wonder allow people to explore and learn all about water bugs. Their behaviours and adaptations are fascinating and this playful activity accentuates these aspects.

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