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Stewards of the Future Toolkit

Stewards of the Future is an exciting new youth initiative of the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. The program provides funding and support for high school teachers and other educators to go on field trips, visit local sites of interest, and engage in stewardship projects in their communities. This guide has been created for teachers, leaders and students to inspire and support them in becoming involved in hands-on, place-based explorations of their communities, and the stewardship issues relevant to them.

Homeschool Science

 

Home School Science (7 to 10 years)

This series of four 2-hour classes is for home-schooled children aged 7 to 10 years. We provide nature-themed programs with games, discovery and activities which encourage science-based learning while socializing with other home learners.

 

Cost $80 | Friends of the Sanctuary $60 per 4 week session. Please call the office at 250.479.0211 to register

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Biology Buddies

Kids belong outside!

Our Biology Buddies nature classes focus on the natural wonders around Swan Lake. Each class has a different nature theme, which we interpret through games, stories, crafts and an outside ramble. A joyful nature experience is always our goal.

Summer 2017 Sessions - July and August

Monday to Thursday

 

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Gorge Waterway Nature House

The Gorge Waterway Nature House, located in Esquimalt Gorge Park, is the perfect place to explore your local aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. This area is culturally, historically, and biologically significant and includes access to a beach, an urban forest, and a restored creek. The Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations traditionally used this area for food, medicine, and spiritual practice. The region was also historically popular for regattas and swimming, and is home to a great diversity of aquatic animals and birds.

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Gr. 5 Cool Carbon Connections

The program engages students in hands-on, field-based outings to nearby parks/green spaces, led by local experts (naturalists, biologists, etc.) to teach students about their environment, flora and fauna, natural processes, to help develop their awareness of and connection to Nature. Groups of students walk with their teachers to a designated “wild space” where they will be met by the PSS Team.

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Gr. 6/7 Creatures of Habitat Program

In 2009, Peninsula Streams Society, in partnership with a team of concerned community members, created an environmental education program for Gr. 6 students.  We called it “Creatures of Habitat – Days of Action” to reflect the program’s emphasis on proactivity in the face of our environmental challenges.  Every year since, we have brought a “Day of Action” to middle schools all over the Peninsula. With our team of volunteers, workshop providers and theatre crew, we engage 5-700 Gr.

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Seaquaria in Schools

Bringing the Ocean into Schools… and Schools to the Ocean!

Seaquaria brings local marine life into the classroom to let students get up close and personal with some of their aquatic neighbours. Our goal is to build a society that cares about the environment both emotionally and in practice, and to provide the basis for enduring learning skills in an ever-changing world.

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Gr. 3 Watershed and Salmon Lifecycle Program

Since 2006, Gr. 3 students in SD63 (and now SD61 also) have participated in our program of Watershed and Pacific Salmon Lifecycle education. This program is delivered to nine schools in the SD 63 (Saanich) region including Deep Cove, Sidney, Brentwood, Prospect Lake, Cordova Bay, Lochside, Keating, Kelset and the LAU WELNEW tribal school. In 2015 we expanded into SD61 with program delivery at McKenzie school with the hopes of expanding into further schools in subsequent years.

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Raccoons are Wild

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Sunday, February 28, 2016 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Sunday, February 28, 12 – 3 pm

Discover the world of this masked bandit. Are they really bandits or just wonderfully adapted for living in our urban environment? This event will feature the “Way Cool Raccoon School” puppet show, crafts and hands-on exploration.

Admission by donation. For more information call: 250.479.0211 or visit www.swanlake.bc.ca

Swan Lake Nature House, 3873 Swan Lake Road

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