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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. 

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.

Gorge Waterway Nature House

The Gorge Waterway Nature House, located in Esquimalt Gorge Park, is the perfect place to explore your local aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. This area is culturally, historically, and biologically significant and includes access to a beach, an urban forest, and a restored creek. The Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations traditionally used this area for food, medicine, and spiritual practice. The region was also historically popular for regattas and swimming, and is home to a great diversity of aquatic animals and birds.

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Gr. 6/7 Creatures of Habitat Program

In 2009, Peninsula Streams Society, in partnership with a team of concerned community members, created an environmental education program for Gr. 6 students.  We called it “Creatures of Habitat – Days of Action” to reflect the program’s emphasis on proactivity in the face of our environmental challenges.  Every year since, we have brought a “Day of Action” to middle schools all over the Peninsula. With our team of volunteers, workshop providers and theatre crew, we engage 5-700 Gr.

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Seaquaria in Schools

Bringing the Ocean into Schools… and Schools to the Ocean!

Seaquaria brings local marine life into the classroom to let students get up close and personal with some of their aquatic neighbours. Our goal is to build a society that cares about the environment both emotionally and in practice, and to provide the basis for enduring learning skills in an ever-changing world.

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