Build a wild space for monarchs with your classroom!

Butterfly

Canadian Wildlife Federation

Here at the Canadian Wildlife Federation, we aim to inspire kids to connect with wildlife and habitat. This is why we are excited to share our new WILD Spaces program with you! This curriculum linked education program is designed to engage and inspire kids (mainly grades four through eight) to create or maintain important wildlife habitat with their classroom or group, and share the process.Our debut theme for the program is monarch butterflies. Their plunging populations need our help and fast. Your students will do just that as you gently guide them through our WILD Spaces for Monarchs program.Through this program, your class or group will use the latest online learning tools to work through our units about the lives of monarch butterflies, then apply their new knowledge to accompanying quizzes and activities.

After they complete the first few units, they’ll be ready to move outside and get their hands dirty creating a beautiful monarch garden (with your help). We will ask students to share pictures and stories about their wild space — to inspire others, contribute to citizen science and show the world they care.

Your students will learn how simple and fun it is to make a difference for wildlife and habitat in Canada. And they will have the chance to win some neat prizes for outstanding participation!

We hope you will consider taking part in the WILD Spaces for Monarchs program with your students.

Please forward this to any educators or youth leaders who might like to participate.

Click here to learn more and sign-up.

http://cwf-fcf.org/en/explore-our-work/education/

20 Million Animals Preserved In Alcohol – Earth Unplugged

The Spirit Collection in London’s Natural History Museum is home to over 20 million dead animal specimens, collected from around the world. They are preserved and kept for research and educational purposes. Lizzie Daly met up with Ollie Crimmen, Senior Curator of Fish to find out a little more. Continue reading