ECOSYSTEMS: GRADE 5 "ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN IMPACT"

 

May 2019 workshops dates and registration information:

IF INTERESTED IN REGISTERING OR GOING ON A WAITLIST FOR A SALMON  FIELD STUDY FOR YOUR CLASS, PLEASE EMAIL Liz Robertson

On the following days, either a Grade 5 (Ecosystems) or Grade 3 or 4 (Salmon) Workshop will be offered:

April 30 - May 3, May 6 - 10, 13 - 17, 21 - 24, 27 - 31, June 3 - 7, 10 - 14

"Science in the Valley: Ecosystems and Human Impact" is a full-day, environment-based curriculum designed to complement and build on concepts students are already learning in the classroom. Developed with specific life science learning outcomes and objectives for students in Grade 5, the program offers students a chance to explore and appreciate their natural surroundings. They will develop a better understanding of the salmon habitat, environment, human impact, renewable and re-usable resources.

Your students will spend their day (9:30-2:15) in TWU's Ecosystem Study Area (ESA)—60-acres dedicated to the study, preservation, and proper management of the environment. This valuable area of diverse and sensitive habitat contains part of the Salmon River, a large pond, several tributaries, and a second-growth forest. The area is maintained and studied by TWU students, faculty, and staff, and will be the main location for the hands-on learning your students will be doing. Much of your day will be outside so please dress appropriately, boots are necessary. 

Under the dynamic instruction of Teacher Assistants, who are trained guides, your class can look forward to a guided forest walk, water quality testing, aquatic invertebrate sampling, plant and animal identification and salmon habitat exploration through fun learning-based games.

 WE WILL PROVIDE YOUR STUDENTS WITH THEIR FIELD GUIDE.
They need to bring: a large zip-lock bag, pencil, lunch, snack, water bottle, boots and weather appropriate clothing.

"Science in the Valley - Ecosystems and Human Impact" is partially funded by SRES and ACU.