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In this inquiry-based unit, the students will learn that conserving and protecting our water supply is crucial after they research the biodiversity of a specific ecosystem and discover that water is necessary for biodiversity and biodiversity is necessary for the health of the planet. Continue reading
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.
Beavers have done more to shape North American landscapes than any animal beside humans. Continue reading
Students will explore ways in which communities of animals satisfy their needs in specific habitats. They will also explore some of the factors that affect various habitats, including changes that occur naturally and changes that are brought about by people.
By>>> Canadian Wildlife Federation. Guess what? Your schoolyard is an ecosystem, too. It’s a great place for play at recess, but it can be much more than that. It’s a perfect spot to practise sustainable development. Why not use it to create an ecology study centre for wildlife?
With careful planning and management, your schoolyard can provide food and shelter for many small mammals and birds, attract helpful insects or grow plants that prevent erosion and keep the earth moist.* Continue reading