Rivers, Lakes & Oceans
of Fisheries and Oceans
North Vancouver, B.C.
in the Floodlights. Nine short scripted dramatic pieces for students
in the intermediate grades. Complements Science, Social Studies and the Arts
curricula. Topics include: stewardship, resource use conflicts, First Nations
and fishing, and salmon enhancement.
Incubation. Specially equipped aquariums installed in classrooms
and stocked with salmonid eggs. Students supply care and monitor development
until the fry are ready for release to a local creek.
Visuals. Many audio visual materials (films, videos, slide shows)
are available. Bilingual curriculum package with one 15-minute video, "Window
on the Fraser", includes teacher and student background information,
practical teaching strategies for pre-and post-classroom activities.
Fisheries and Oceans Community Advisors available in 15 Regions and 4 Education
Coordinators available throughout B.C. Call Bev Bowler at 980-7602.
Tustin, CA, USA
WOW! THE WONDERS OF WETLANDS: An Educators Guide
Comprehensive guide for anyone teaching about wetlands. Features 330 pages
of information and activities. Discussions on how people have historically
interacted with wetlands; how wetlands are defined; global distribution; physical/hydrological,
chemical, biological and socio-economic benefits of wetlands; wetland plants,
animals and general ecology. Includes a special section to help teachers organize
field trips, prepare student checklists, and compile a basic wetlands sampling
kit, along with activities for the field and classroom.
Age: K-12 Cost: $15.95 US
Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks
Phone: (250) 356-7111
Fax: (250) 387-8584
Water Stewardship: 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.
Lesson Aids Service
Phone: (604) 871-2181
Fax: (604) 871-2295
Table Talk: A Learning Resource for the Study of Land and Water Allocation
in British Columbia. (Lesson Aid #2058) Designed to teach students
grades 7-9 to use decision-making skills to solve land-use conflicts, this
850-page (with video) simulation activity asks students to take on roles of
people representing different sectors and interest groups. Students will be
exposed to information material that will provide them with knowledge needed
to participate confidently. Cost: $40.
Toll free: 1-800-665-6636
The Ultimate Resource. 17 min. Grades 5 - 9.
This video outlines the role of the Fraser River Estuary Management Program
(FREMP). All users of the estuary (agriculture, shipping, recreation, industry,
housing, wildlife) are represented in FREMP and participate in the review
of development applications as well as restoration and enhancement activities.
Video is best utilized as a teaching resource to initiate classroom discussions
on the value of the consensus/decision-making process. A three page pre/post
classroom activity pamphlet supports the video.
Cost $100 (Video and guide).
A List of E-Resources
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.
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 courses.
Scientific Web Resources
BC Salmon Page
This page provides comprehensive information on BC Salmon, including major spawning
streams and harvesting areas.