This fast paced activity is great for demonstrating ecosystem basics and what it takes to maintain the ecosystem. Small balls are used to represent the abiotic components of the ecosystem such as nutrients, water, sunlight, carbon dioxide.
This activity is great for practicing and strengthening observational skills in the natural environment. Participants walk the length of a forested trail looking for items that don't belong, that are not natural.
This activity is great for developing observation skills and seeing that the forest is not homogeneous in colour. It helps to see the diversity and variation that will help in identifying different species. Participants are given paint chips and challenged to find the matching colour in the forest environment.
This activity encourages participants to explore the world of bugs in their area. Using bug boxes and magnifying glasses, as well as some reference books on hand, participants are told that they are going to be entomologists together and build a bug wall of information to share all they have found.
Turning observation into action reinforces learning. This a simple game mimics charades and allows students to display animal behaviour that they have observed by acting it out in a team setting. It is fun and educational.
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!