Madeira Park, BC
Phone: (604) 883-2730
Fax: (604) 883-9451
- RAVEN GOES BERRYPICKING
Anne Cameron, BC author, provides traditional northwest coast native
legends for children, with colourful illustrations.
Age: 6+ Cost: $6.95
Raincoast Book Distribution Ltd.
Phone: (604) 323-7100
Fax: (604) 323-2600
- HONOUR SONG: A Tribute. Author Barbara Hagers book
profiles 16 prominent Inuit, First Nations and Metis people. Teachers
use Honour Song in their First Nations 12 course. Cost: $16.95
c/o Pacific Edge Publishing
The Wolf Family. A traditional Coast Salish legend about a creature that
can be both human and wolf. The Wolf-Man is lonely and wants to have friends
but he thinks the village people will not accept him as he is. Transforming
to his human form, he joins the young people of the village and falls
in love with Xpey, a young Native woman. Cost: $5.00.
4-H Resource Library
Phone: (604) 492-1320
Fax: (604) 492-1309
SIMFARM is an interactive farm management computer program that allows
users to develop a farm operation of their choice.
Ministry of AGRICULTURE ON LINE!
Food and Fisheries
FOOD FOR US
The BC Dairy Foundation home page contains information about their workshops,
programs and materials.
An adventure into the dairy industry.
The New Complete Guide to Environmental Careers. Provides information
on career opportunities, job hunting, and career strategies.
Edge Interactive Publishing
Phone: (416) 494-3343
Fax: (416) 494-0949
- EDGE POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL FINDER
An easy-to-use multimedia CD-ROM, that helps students print letters
and applications, search all colleges and universities, or source thousands
of scholarships. Students may also visit campuses on the Multimedia
Campus Tour, and find information on hundreds of careers. Offers profiles
on over 200 Canadian colleges and universities. Free demo CD available.
Ministry of Education
Program Standards & Education Resources Branch
Phone: (250) 952-4460
- CAREERS IN WOOD. An interactive career exploration resource
kit including a CD-ROM, video, and website link. Copies have been distributed
free to secondary schools and community skills centres.
Post-Secondary Application Service of British Columbia (PASBC)
Contact: Ken Faris
Explore CD - A CD-ROM containing information about post-secondary institutions
was mailed to every secondary school in BC. Students, counselors and teachers
have career program descriptions at their fingertips.
Educational Resources in Career Studies
A large hyperlinked chart guides one through the career search process.
Journey through an assessment quiz, occupational research, decision making,
employer contact, and job offers. Includes career profiles and personal
anecdotes, as well as a set of links to other Internet career resources.
CAREER BUILDER WEB SITE
A career information database, this site lists available jobs and provides
career advice plus an on-line magazine. Theres even a Personal
Search Agent that will search for specific types of jobs.
FORESTRY & WILDLIFE
Canadian Forestry Association
Phone: (613) 232-1815 Fax: 232-4210
Friends of the Forest.
Two boys learn about natural versus synthetic products, forest communities,
stewardship and conservation. Program includes summary, curriculum tie-ins,
pre-story and story activities, worksheets and questions. For audiences
6 to 9 years.
Kids Can Press
Phone: (416) 925-5437
Contact: Jane Drake, Ann Love or Pat Cupples
This book introduces kids to the people, machines and environmental
concerns of forestry and helps them appreciate the work involved in
bringing forest products to their homes. The book explains the complexity
of the forest ecosystem, regeneration, fire control, harvesting methods,
transportation, the workings of a small sawmill and papermill and the
importance of wilderness. Ages: 7-10. Cost: $14.95.
New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Phone: (506) 453-2614
Fax: (506) 457-4881
- HOUSE - WHERE, WHY & HOW: A Childs Guide to the
Origins of Everyday Stuff (1993). Narrated from the trees perspective
as it grows in the forest, travels to the mill, and becomes part of
a new house. Ages: 6+. Length: 9 minutes. Cost: Loan (video).
Phone: (604) 684-3014
A CUT ABOVE: MY GRANDFATHER WAS A LOGGER. A look at the logging industry
on Vancouver Island through the eyes of Mike Tardiff, a third-generation
forest industry worker. (25 min. video)
Madeira Park, BC
Toll free: 1-800-667-2988
Now Youre Logging! by Bus Griffiths. Classic cartoons that not only
illustrate old-time logging methods but tell a rousing tale from the golden
age of the BC forest industry. Cost: $19.95.
HarperCollins Canada Ltd.
Phone: 1-800-387-0117 Fax: 1-800-668-5788
One Day in the Woods is a story of a young urban girl discovering the
forest. The book describes forest life and encourages an appreciation
for its holistic values.
Naturescape British Columbia
Ministry of Environment, Lands
Naturescape Kit. Students learn to restore, maintain and protect wildlife
habitat at home or at school with a Naturescape kit. This kit helps create
a more wildlife-friendly environment. Cost: $15.
EYEWITNESS BEAR VIDEO. In classic eyewitness style, this 35-minute video
provides new insights into an animal that humans both fear and love. Ages:
7 and up. Cost: $9.95.
c/o Pacific Edge Publishing
Animal Activity Books for Young Learners Arctic Animals, Desert
Animals, Grassland Animals, Northern Forest Animals, and Ocean Animals.
These books introduce students to animals that live in five different
regions around the
world. Both the information and the activities will help children discover
how the animals obtain food, shelter and defend
themselves from enemies. Teachers will find the glossary at the end of
each resource a useful review. Cost: $7.95 each.
All you may want to know about bears.
Childrens Butterfly Site
Loaded with pictures, facts and additional resources.
National Wildlife Federation
The Kids page features articles from the environmental magazine, Ranger
ZooNet for Kids
Many animal/zoo activities and programs.
Phone: (612) 339-6959 fax (612) 339-7056
Springs Journey North on the Information Superhighway. An Internet-based
learning adventure that engages students in a global study of wildlife
migration: bald eagles, monarch butterflies, sea turtles, songbirds, peregrine
falcons, caribou, and loons. Available at the following free Internet
For schools without access to the Internet (and e-mail services), please
fax to the above number.
BC SPCA - Kids Helping Animals
Things you can do to help animals.
Smokey the Bear
Smokeys home page.
The rainforests and how your actions can change the world.
National Atlas on Schoolnet
Interactive learning about Canadian issues including the Boreal Forest
and Wildlife at Risk.
Natural Resources Canada
Minerals and Metals Sector
Phone: (613) 943-0555
Fax: (613) 952-7501
Free posters illustrating mine operations.
Map 900A. Free map shows the principal mining areas of Canada.
Free Fact Sheets on various minerals.
Mining Association of Canada (MAC)
What Metals and Minerals Mean to Canadians. Mining in Canada: Facts &
Figures. Guide for Environmental Practice. Free publications describing
facets of the mining industry in Canada.
Transformations. This video may be borrowed for 30 days at no charge or
purchased for $6 plus shipping.
MINING ASSOCIATION OF BC
Contains information about the Mining Associations education programs
that complement a variety of school curriculum subjects.
Black Hills Power and Light
A description of coal mining with pictures.
The Mineral Gallery
Smithsonian Gem and Mineral Collection
Natural Resources Canada - Kids Site - Minerals and Metals at Home!
Discover the importance of minerals and metals in our daily lives.
The Virtual Cave
Browse the mineral wonders unique to the cave environment.
OIL AND GAS
Energy Publications c/o Canada Communication Group
Phone: (819) 995-2943
Toll Free: 1-800-387-2000
Fax: (819) 994-1498
- ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION FUELS IN CANADA. This free booklet
provides an overview of alternative transportation fuels used in Canada
today. Grades: 7-12.
- NATURAL GAS. A free booklet which summarizes natural gas as
a transportation fuel choice. Grades: 4-12.
- CONVENTIONAL FUELS. A free publication which describes the
production and use of oil-based fuels. Grades: 7-12.
Petroleum Communication Foundation
Phone: (403) 264-6064
Fax: (403) 237-6286
- DID YOU KNOW? BRITISH COLUMBIA'S PETROLEUM INDUSTRY. This
pamphlet provides an overview of BC’s petroleum industry. Grades: 7-12.
Cost: no charge for a single copy, $25 for 100.
- BACKGROUNDER: CANADA BENEFITS. A background paper covering
the importance of Canada’s petroleum industry and the implications thereof.
Grades: 7-12. Cost: no charge for the first copy, additional copies
- Background papers also on: crude oil, gas, natural gas, pipelines,
technology for exploration
Black Hills Power and Light
All about oil and gas.
Black Hills Exploration and Production
Explains the process of drilling for oil with pictures.
Canadian Gas Association
Natural Resources Canada - Kids Site
Games and information about Canada’s natural resources.
Federation of British Columbia Naturalists
Phone: (604) 737-3057
Fax: (604) 737-3057
A colourful site loaded with fun activities for elementary kids and lists
of resources for teachers.
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)
RIVERS, LAKES & OCEANS
BC Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks
Phone: (250) 356-7111
Fax: (250) 387-8584
- WATER STEWARDSHOP: A GUIDE FOR TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY
GROUPS. This 194-page binder is full of information and activities
for grades K-12 to help develop water literacy and encourage stewardship
projects. Cost: $20.
A LIST OF E-RESOURCES
This site contains a list of resources, lesson plans and related scientific
sites on oceans. Students can swim with a dolphin or take a virtual voyage
to mark International Year of the Ocean 1998.
Get up close and personal with some fascinating ocean creatures.
A colourful online game; be the Ace on the Case.
Sea and Sky
Explore the awesome splendors of the sea.
WhaleNet has established Internet communication between students,
researchers and educators from around the world to share and use research
data, collaborative learning techniques and field experience to enhance
environmental awareness and interest in science and mathematics. Also
provided are class activities to supplement marine biology and science
SCIENCE & ECOLOGY
The Childrens Book Store
Phone: (416) 480-0233 or toll free 1-800-265-5622 Fax: 480-9345
- RESCUE MISSION: PLANET EARTH CHILDRENT'S TASK FORCE ON AGENDA 21.
Packed with important facts, poems, stories and illustrations, this
book will help children understand the document called Agenda 21 which
came out of the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Paperback
- A GUIDE TO NATURE IN WINTER. This 375-page resource is packed
with activities. Study snow ecology, winter bird behaviour or find evidence
of insects, locate animal tracks and signs, winter weeds and wildflowers.
Stevens Point, WI
Contact: Laura Detwyler
Phone: 1-800-850-9480 Fax: (705) 344-1066
- ENVIRONMENTAL VIEWS SERIES CD-ROM'S enable Macintosh users
to customize presentations and give slide shows using full-colour photos
and text frames from Optilearns Environmental Views Series. Created
by educators and content experts, the series provide images and information
to supplement environmental, earth and life science courses. (Grades
The Evergreen Foundation
- THE OUTDOOR CLASSROOM is a bilingual newsletter focusing on
school ground naturalization. Features articles by parents, educators
and schoolchildren describing projects in their own Communities around
Canada. Lists many useful resources,
including books, training sessions, and grant information.
Discovery Communications, Inc.
- CONNECTIONS. In this CD-ROM experience, the links between people,
events and ideas have fractured, and students must battle to restore
order. Based on the critically acclaimed television show of the same
name, players are placed in one of five worlds and challenged to solve
puzzles concerning inventions that link to one another, like carbon
paper to dynamite.
Sterling Publications 1997
by Roy Richards
- 101 SCIENCE SURPRISES: EXCITING EXPERIMENTS WITH EVERYDAY MATERIALS.
This book includes experiments and activities. Grades 3-5.
National Atlas Information Service (nais) Ottawa, ON
Phone:(613) 992-4030 Fax: 943-8282
Provides Canadian geographic information on land use, demographics, geology,
and ecology. Also offers electronic access to maps and geography quizzes.
Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN)
The CMN website is an introduction to the Museum. Search through its four
main sections: Research and Collections; Exhibits and Education; Information
and Services; and Discover. Read the CMN current events newspaper, and
take a peek behind the scenes at exhibits, research and collections work.
SIERRA CLUB K-12 ENVIRONMENTAL/OUTDOOR PROGRAM
A K-12 program offering teachers and students environmental, science and
ecology education through website materials and hands-on trail and nature
Energy savers and endangered alert..
Kids For A Clean Environment is an international childrens environmental
The Yuckiest site on the internet
Activities, games and information on various science topics.
Kids World 2000
Links to sites on science, education, zoos and aquariums and some fun
General facility information on programs, exhibits, opening times, etc.
Kids @ National Geographic
A colourful site with lots of great facts and pictures.
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