Conservation

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Painted Lady Migration Game

Students work their way through 24 stations representing the migration of a Painted Lady Butterfly. This activity was adapted from a bird migration game developed by Environment for the Americas.

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Introduction to Animals of the Southern Gulf Islands

A PowerPoint presentation and lesson plan have been produced to introduce many of the common animal species found in the Southern Gulf Islands, and to describe some major differences between birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. This lesson is presented as a rainy day activity that can foster discussion about animals and what they need to survive and reproduce, and recommended to be used as a pre-fieldtrip lesson before going to the beach or on a hike to observe animals in their natural habitats.

Stream to Sea

Learn more about your local streams and rivers as you study the Pacific Salmon.  A variety of activities and resources introduces students to life in freshwater ecosystems and offers practical ways for them to help conserve these valuable habitats.  As they learn more about the waterways in their community, a new sense of place will empower young citizens to become active stewards of these important places.

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Water in Our Community

A Grade 8-12 Learning Resource about drinking water in Greater Victoria.

Today's youth are tomorrow's leaders in the stewardship of our water resources and systems.

"Water in our Community" is a curriculum based teaching resource provided to every secondary school in the Greater Victoria area. Students will learn about their local drinking water supply, management of the drinking water supply lands, urban watersheds, and water quality and water conservation.

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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).  

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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