Watershed Champions: Teaching Tools (2013)
Our Watershed Champions website offers teaching strategies and activities designed for elementary and intermediate classes to learn about and care for their local watershed. The activities are not tailored to specific grades, but rather designed to spark your ideas. We hope you’ll adapt them to suit the needs of your class. Activities are organized into three sections: Getting Your Feet Wet: Watershed basics, Wade In: Discover the dynamics of your watershed and Dive Deeper: Take action to care for your watershed.
Canadian elementary and middle school classes that are learning about and caring for their local watershed are also eligible to apply for the RBC-Evergreen Watershed Champions Award.
Patterns Through the Seasons: A year of school garden activities (2003)
This resource, a joint production of Lifecycles and Evergreen, is a BC curriculum-based experiential-learning tool focused on food gardening. Schools on Vancouver Island, please order through Lifecycles (www.lifecyclesproject.ca). 103 pages. Currently out of stock.
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Patterns in Relationships: Ethnobotany (2002)
This module can be used in conjunction with Patterns, Plants and Playgrounds, and is designed for grades 4-7. It was written by educator Illene Pevec and piloted at Grandview/?Uuqinak'uuh Elementary School in Vancouver, BC. Activities all focus on ethnobotany - the plant knowledge of social groups of people, and how this relates to food, clothing, ceremonies, etc. Activities range from making a medicine wheel to identifying plants in Halkomelem, a West Coast First Nations language. 62 pages.
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The Watershed Connection: Linking the school ground with local ecosystems (2002)
This integrated curriculum resource provides 16 lesson plans that focus on Toronto's Don River watershed and that are linked with Ontario¹s grade 4 curriculum. Most of the lessons are easily adaptable to other Canadian watersheds. Evaluated and tested by teachers and students in three watersheds.
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Patterns, Plants and Playgrounds: Educational Activities for BC School Grounds (2001)
A BC curriculum binder consisting of outdoor activities that integrates grades 4–7 provincial learning objectives in language, social studies, math, science and even personal planning. Author, teacher and environmental educator, Steve Lott uses a patterns approach to learning in this must-have environmental education resource (ISBN 0-9681078-2-6).
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