This activity brings home the concept of how far and how arduous this annual migration is for birds. It is a role play activity of sorts where the participants are specific bird species that must leave their breeding ground get to their wintering ground and return again. The activity sets a course which has many of the challenges that birds actually face while migrating. It is an experiential way for participants to understand migration, its natural and man-made hazards and the risks for birds to survive.
This activity is great for illustrating connections among the ecosystem services that are provided by Nature for all life to survive. It also is a visible demonstration of these connections and how interrelated we all are with them.
This activity is great for exploring and describing the world using senses other than sight (touch mostly, but also smell and sound). It helps to create an intimate bond with a place and its inhabitants - especially the plants, rocks and terrain.
This fun activity harnesses and focuses student energy on the beach into a learning experience. Students use full-colour bingo cards to find and identify local beach creatures. All photos were taken in the intertidal zone of Mayne Island, BC by Stephanie Hurst.
This activity is designed to bring one of the simplest, yet most frequently ignored facts of life - everything is connected to everything else. Pyramid models are one of the best ways to demonstrate the flow of the sun’s energy through complex food webs or whole ecosystems.
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.