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Students participate in a simulation activity where they must decide whether or not to preserve an untouched forest. During the role play, students attend public hearings, discuss the pros and cons of nature development, create presentations in favor and opposition of the bylaw and have a group discussion. Additional games and activities dealing with land use are included.
Young scholars relish in experiencing an outdoor classroom. Students sign a contract stating that they will follow the rules of the outdoor classroom. Young scholars help to keep the outdoor classroom clean and up to date with all the needed provisions. Students experience all types of wildlife in this exceptional setting.
Students examine the giant squid and its habitat. In this giant squid instructional activity, students discover the size, behavior, and natural habitat of the giant squid. Activities range from scientific information to myths and folklore. Students develop their own giant squid expedition after learning about the technology available to study the giant squid.
Students study trees in their natural habitat. For this tree lesson, students complete a number of outdoor activities to estimate the height of a tree, examine how bark can be a distinguishing tree characteristic, and how to make a bark print. They find the transpiration rate of a tree by completing an experiment with a leaf.
Students explore winter adaptations and glare. In this winter weather instructional activity, students discuss the season of winter and how animals and plants adapt to the changing weather. Students discuss the glare off snow and make goggles for their fieldtrip. Students take a fieldtrip to Mt. Seymour to experience winter phenomena in person.