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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 Intertidal Exploration

This lesson gives students a hands-on introduction to intertidal ecology.  Following an introductory classroom lesson, students go to the beach at low tide to explore the intertidal zone.

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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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Dock Discovery

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Biodiversity Detective Game

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This is one of our most popular activities that can be adapted for any outdoor environment.  It is a task oriented game that allows students to explore an ecosystem while learning simple facts that lead to the discovery of a mystery animal or plant.

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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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. 

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