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Primary Resources

Who Am I? (Download PDF, 1 MB)
A fun-filled question asking game that helps students learn about British Columbia’s wildlife while developing their investigation skills.

Curriculum Links: British Columia and Yukon
Keywords: Science and Social Studies: BC Plants and Wildlife, Endangered Species

Eco Web (Download PDF, 1 MB)
An interactive, experiential activity that helps students develop an understanding of interconnectedness in ecosystems and the importance of biodiversity. Works well as a stand alone activity, or as a great follow-up to “Who Am I?”.

Curriculum Links:
Life Science: Food webs, food chains, habitat requirements, effect of habitat loss on survival, ecosystems and interconnectedness, BC plants and wildlife, interspecific interactions, biodiversity
Social Studies, Environment: Sustainability, Stewardship and Conservation of Natural Resources


Intermediate Resources

Who Am I? (Download PDF, 1 MB)
A fun-filled question asking game that helps students learn about British Columbia’s wildlife while developing their investigation skills.

Curriculum Links: British Columia and Yukon
Keywords: Science and Social Studies: BC Plants and Wildlife, Endangered Species

Eco Web (Download PDF, 1 MB)
An interactive, experiential activity that helps students develop an understanding of interconnectedness in ecosystems and the importance of biodiversity. Works well as a stand alone activity, or as a great follow-up to “Who Am I?”.

Curriculum Links:
Life Science: Food webs, food chains, habitat requirements, effect of habitat loss on survival, ecosystems and interconnectedness, BC plants and wildlife, interspecific interactions, biodiversity
Social Studies, Environment: Sustainability, Stewardship and Conservation of Natural Resources

Make a Park Brochure (Download PDF, 208 KB)
Students choose a BC Park or wilderness area and create a park brochure for that place. Through creating the brochure they learn about BC parks, how the parks were created, and the importance of parks and wilderness areas for ecosystems, culture, recreation, and tourism.

Curriculum Links:
Social Studies and Science: BC Parks and Wilderness Areas, Conservation, Ecosystems, BC Plants and Wildlife, Endangered Species, Biomes, Geographic regions, Recreation, Cultural importance of parks, Economic Importance of parks.
Language Arts: Communicating Ideas and Information
Art: Creating/Communicating


Secondary Resources

Wild Ones (Download PDF, 180 KB)
A fun introductory activity that helps the class and teacher assess their ecological literacy and knowledge of parks and wilderness areas in BC.

Curriculum Links:
Social Studies and Science: BC Parks and Wilderness Areas, Conservation, Ecosystems, BC Plants and Wildlife, Endangered Species, Recreation, Cultural importance of parks.
Language Arts: Comprehend and Respond

What Tree is This? - A Dichotomous Key for Coniferous and Deciduous Trees of Coastal British Columbia
(Download PDF, 840 KB)
This scientific keying tool allows students to develop their tree identification knowledge and work on observation skills while exploring their local forest environment.

Curriculum Links:
Science: Plant Biology, Gymnosperms, Ecology

Whale Lessons on Wild Law (Download PDF, 520 KB)
Learn a lesson from the whales about natural cycles and sustainability. Whale Attack, is Alexandra Morton’s account of Orca Whales attacking a Minke Whale near her home in Echo Bay, BC.

Curriculum Links:
Science and Social Studies: Natural Cycles (e.g. Nutrient Cycles), Sustainability
Language Arts: Comprehend and Respond

Stickeen – A Wild West Coast Adventure (Download PDF, 792 KB)
This story is a great introduction to wild West Coast environments, and teaches a lesson of respect for all creatures. Stickeen: The Story of a Dog is John Muir’s story about his adventures in Alaska with a little dog called Stickeen.

Curriculum Links:
Social Studies: West Coast Wilderness Landscapes
Language Arts: Comprehend and Respond, Communicating Ideas and Information

Make a Park Brochure (Download PDF, 208 KB)
Students choose a BC Park or wilderness area and create a park brochure for that place. Through creating the brochure they learn about BC parks, how the parks were created, and the importance of parks and wilderness areas for ecosystems, culture, recreation, and tourism.

Curriculum Links:
Social Studies and Science: BC Parks and Wilderness Areas, Conservation, Ecosystems, BC Plants and Wildlife, Endangered Species, Biomes, Geographic regions, Recreation, Cultural importance of parks, Economic Importance of parks.
Language Arts: Communicating Ideas and Information
Art: Creating/Communicating

Park Planning Simulation (Download PDF, 1.2 MB)
This simulation activity looks at the challenges and opportunities involved in creating a park. Students explore the perspectives of the various interest groups and learn how to create a park through compromise!

Curriculum Links:
Social Studies, Environment: sustainability; resources and conservation practices in Canada; assess environmental issues facing Canadians; implement and assess courses of action that address an issue.
Life Science: Sustainability; resource management
Resource Science and Geography: Land use planning; integrated resource management

Cartoon History of Changing Landscapes (Download PDF, 600 KB)
An activity that helps students to understand British Columbia’s rapid and unsustainable rate of resource extraction and look for positive solutions for sustainable futures. Centuries in the Life of a Great Cedar, by Ric Careless, tells the tale of a 600-year-old Cedar in the Nitinat Triangle, Pacific Rim National Park. Students use this story as inspiration to create a cartoon history of changing landscapes across North America, with focus on southwestern BC forests, and envision sustainable futures.

Curriculum Links:
Social Studies and Science: Resource Extraction, Renewable Resources, BC and Canadian history 1400-present, Sustainability
Language Arts: Comprehend and Respond
Art: Creating/Communicating