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Dendrochronology: The Study of Tree Rings

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This lesson introduces students to the study of tree rings, and provides hands on experience with survey equipment used in the forestry industry. This activity quickly became a student favorite and is now a lesson we repeat with each new group of students.

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Tree Detectives

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At a very young age, children can learn the key characteristics required to identify trees. By engaging their many senses such as sight, touch, and smell and keeping the focus simple, children are able to differentiate between tree species.

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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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Ninja Trail

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This is a sensory game that uses touch for navigation and encourages the use of other senses to discover the key features of a forest floor.

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FUSSS - A Study of Forest Health

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Through observation and exploration, students learn easily observable indicators that can be used to measure the health of a forest ecosystem.

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Climate Change Solutions Toolkit

This is our NEWEST Sierra Club BC resource for teachers and informal educators of middle years students.

Climate change is the most pressing issue of our time. We have developed this set of teaching resources to help you plan lessons that foster young thinkers to engage with this issue and think about the solutions.

The lesson plan is broken down into 10 sections, based on the 10 climate action recommendations of a Sierra Club BC report, The Future is Here.

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Painted Lady Migration Game

Students work their way through 24 stations representing the migration of a Painted Lady Butterfly. This activity was adapted from a bird migration game developed by Environment for the Americas.

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Introduction to Animals of the Southern Gulf Islands

A PowerPoint presentation and lesson plan have been produced to introduce many of the common animal species found in the Southern Gulf Islands, and to describe some major differences between birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. This lesson is presented as a rainy day activity that can foster discussion about animals and what they need to survive and reproduce, and recommended to be used as a pre-fieldtrip lesson before going to the beach or on a hike to observe animals in their natural habitats.

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