Conservation

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Introduction to Entomology: The Collection and Observation of Insects

This lesson is an introduction to insects and entomology.  Students make their own insect traps, leave them out overnight and examine their catch the following day. A PowerPoint is also available to assist with discussion and to introduce Entomology to students using local examples. See the other files associated with this resource.

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Exploring Insect Movement and Behaviour

Lorquin's Admiral

Using real-life insects, students perform a series of experiments to see which environments or food the insects like best. Students learn about the mechanics of insect movement.

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Dendrochronology: The Study of Tree Rings

tree coring

This lesson introduces students to the study of tree rings, and provides hands on experience with survey equipment used in the forestry industry. This activity quickly became a student favorite and is now a lesson we repeat with each new group of students.

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The Resource Game

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This is a scavanger hunt for local resources where participants search for things that will help them survive in the wild. This game pairs well with a conversation about local first nations resource use.

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Ninja Trail

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This is a sensory game that uses touch for navigation and encourages the use of other senses to discover the key features of a forest floor.

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Nature Buddies

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This activity leads children to discover a secret animal, plant, or object through clues, puppets, outdoor exploration and stories.

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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.

Sierra Club BC In-school Education Programs

Our team offers environmental education programs for grade k-8 classrooms across B.C.  We visit over 150 classes a year, prioritizing wait-listed classes the following school year. All of our programs are free-of-cost. We encourage a suggested donation of $50.00 per classroom to help us keep this incredible program up and running!

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Rocky Point Bird Observatory AGM

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Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 7:00pm

RPBO's Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 31, 7:00 pm  at the University of Victoria, Fraser 159.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Members in good standing may nominate, put their names forward for membership on the board and elect board members and officers for the 2016/17 fiscal year.

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