Educational Methods

One World - United by Water

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Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 8:00am to Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 10:30pm

Member all along the Pacific Northwest come together annually to share ideas, collaborate, and learn more about hands-on education through our waterways. This year will be held in beautiful Metchosin along Pedder Bay, creating access to experience Earth's treasures first hand. This 4 day conference will include many workshops, all focusing on the over-arching theme of "One World-United by Water".

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World Ocean's Day with Fish Eye Projects

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

In celebration of World Oceans Day June 8, 2016, join the first interactive underwater cinematic experience at IMAX Victoria. You can see, hear, talk and share in the discovery of spectacular marine environments with scuba divers, in real-time, all without ever getting wet. 'Emerald Forest' is Fish Eye Project's first Live Dive into Giant Screen theaters allowing viewers to explore marine life in kelp forests. Watch our trailer: https://youtu.be/L2jjJiPl80k.

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Science Odyssey at Hillside Shopping Centre

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Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 11:00am to Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 3:00pm

World Fisheries Trust is teaming up with Hillside Shopping Centre and our community partners to bring you a weekend of Ocean Science at Hillside Mall's Ocean Wall as part of Science Odyssey! Over the weekend, we will be showcasing the amazing efforts being done in our community to protect our oceans and waterways! 

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FUN Camps: Pearson College

Your child may think they’re just having a great time paddling a kayak or riding a horse, but they’re actually connecting with the natural world and learning how to become leaders who protect it.

Utilizing the FUN Approach, our passionate leaders work to connect  FUN Campers with their local environment, expertly pairing traditional camp activities such as hiking, swimming and interactive games with environmental education and exciting adventure activities including whale watching and zip-lining.

 

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FUN Camps: Victoria

Your child may think they’re just having a great time paddling a kayak or riding a horse, but they’re actually connecting with the natural world and learning how to become leaders who protect it.

Utilizing the FUN Approach, our passionate leaders work to connect  FUN Campers with their local environment, expertly pairing traditional camp activities such as hiking, swimming and interactive games with environmental education and exciting adventure activities including whale watching and zip-lining.

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Introduction to Dichotomous Keys

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of taxonomy and the classification of living things (how, why). The concepts are reinforced through the creation and use of their own dichotomous keys, first in the class using a basic example and then outside using local plants.

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Introduction to Digital Microscopes

This activity will introduce the use of digital microscopes and teach the students to use them effectively. Will encourage students to see small details in their surroundings. One of my favorite things to do as a child was to wander the back yard with a magnifying lens, finding cool things to look at; especially insects. Speaking to others, I realized this is a common experience among many people, and possibly an important experience for sparking a life-long interest in nature.

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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

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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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