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CRD K-7 Rainwater and Watersheds Lesson Plans and Activities (with Ollie the Otter)

Raise awareness about local rainwater and watersheds in the capital region and empower students to protect our local waterways, ocean and environment with this learning resource. K-7 Rainwater and Watersheds Lesson Plans and Activities (PDF) is a local place-based learning resource specific to communities in the capital region (southern Vancouver Island).  

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CRD Watershed Stewardship and Ollie the Otter Video Series

Two short video series about watershed stewardship, one for children and the other for general public. Videos highlight topics such as, what is a watershed and how does it function, how have we changed our watersheds and watershed stewardship tips for children, residents and business. 

Goldstream Nature House Spring Programs 2016

Grades K/1  1.5 hours $125+GST per class up to 25 students, $5/additional
    Senses, observations, local plants & animals, compare/describe
Bodacious Bugs! What’s a bug?  Find out as we inspect the insects of the area and learn some nifty sampling and ID techniques. 
Slug Shuffle Join us as we “break-it-down” with one of our favourite decomposers– the slug!

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Integrating Environmental Education into the BC Science Curriculum

On Sept 4th 2015, World Fisheries Trust, Royal BC Museum, and Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation hosted a workshop for educators from Vancouver Island and the lower mainland to discuss ways to deliver environmental education in the new 2015 BC Science Curriculum. Over the course of the day, educators from across the province took part in a number of activities that focused on incorporating environmental education into the new 2015 science curriculum. 

Pedder Bay Field Trip Program

Each fall, Rocky Point Bird Observatory studies passerine (songbird) migration from a publically-accessible bird banding station at the Pedder Bay Resort and Marina in Metchosin.  The accessibility of this site offers excellent opportunities for community education.  We have developed a field trip program, generally designed at a middle school level, which allows students to witness long-term scientific monitoring in action through a field trip to our Pedder Bay banding station.  The program includes a visit to the banding station, a bird walk, and a chance to examine preserv

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Fall Migrating Birds School Program

Ideal for teachers who are unable to schedule field trips during the limited available timeframe, or who are interested in tying broader Science topics to local species through hands-on learning, classroom visits allow us to bring the learning to you.

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CRD Watershed Maps

In which watershed do you live, work and play?
How does land use and our activities on the land impact the health of our watersheds? 

British Columbia's capital region is comprised of over 300 watersheds that are over 100 hectares in size, numerous smaller watersheds, plus natural and urban influenced drainage areas which drain to the shoreline without a creek.

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Home School Science (7 to 10 years)

This series of four 2-hour classes is for home-schooled children aged 7 to 10 years. We provide nature-themed programs with games, discovery and activities which encourage science-based learning while socializing with other home learners.

 

Cost $80 | Friends of the Sanctuary $60 per 4 week session. Please call the office at 250.479.0211 to register

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