Migratory Bird Sanctuaries of Victoria

Victoria is home to three Migratory Bird Sanctuaries which - along with Important Bird Areas and Ecological Reserves - make up our vibrant "Nature Hood." This amazing CRD-produced resource describes what a MBS is and maps out the different protected regions of our community. Most important, it describes how we can be stewards of our MBS. This resource packages features the general MBS info-sheet as well as information on each of the three individual sanctuaries. Visit for more information!  

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Lepidoptera of the Pacific Northwest: Caterpillars and Adults

This excellent reference guide to butterflies and moths of the Pacific Northwest contains pictures and descriptions of both caterpillars and adults for most of our common species. Produced in 1995 by the United States Department of Agriculture, this one is a keeper.

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Climate Change Solutions Toolkit

This is our NEWEST Sierra Club BC resource for teachers and informal educators of middle years students.

Climate change is the most pressing issue of our time. We have developed this set of teaching resources to help you plan lessons that foster young thinkers to engage with this issue and think about the solutions.

The lesson plan is broken down into 10 sections, based on the 10 climate action recommendations of a Sierra Club BC report, The Future is Here.

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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. 

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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. 

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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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Stewards of the Future Toolkit

Stewards of the Future is an exciting new youth initiative of the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. The program provides funding and support for high school teachers and other educators to go on field trips, visit local sites of interest, and engage in stewardship projects in their communities. This guide has been created for teachers, leaders and students to inspire and support them in becoming involved in hands-on, place-based explorations of their communities, and the stewardship issues relevant to them.

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