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DIY – Forest Field Trip

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Grade 4  Teacher's Guide Grade 4 - Booklet Grade 6  Teacher's Guide Grade 6 - Booklet Jr. High Teacher's Guide Jr. High - Booklet Do-It-Yourself - Forest Field Trip Welcome to your very own forest field trip! With the challenges of getting students out to forests on field trips, we wanted to bring the field trip to you. These booklets will lead your students through activities like tree measurement, plant identification, wildlife habitat/tracking, soil testing and decomposer digging! The activities have been designed to meet curriculum objectives of grades 4, 6 and 7, however, they can be used to get students...
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Forest Field Trip Tool kit

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Forest Field Trip Tool Kit Getting outside and experiencing forests is a valuable way for students to learn about the forest ecosystems and to develop a stewardship mindset for this resource and our environment. The Forest Field trip tool kit includes all the tools and instructions you need to lead your students through a discovery of your community forest areas. Explore wildlife, forestry, plant identification, soil science and environmental stewardship through the activities and worksheets in the Guide. 100 tool kits were made available to schools across Alberta through our  Forest and Wildlife Professional Development program. If you were unable to attend, we've got you...
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+ It’s Our Forest

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It's Our Forest This video series is designed to initiate discussion with your students on Alberta's forest-related issues. This resource examines forest ecology, the human values of the forest, land-use planning and the people and products of the forestry industry. The accompanying teacher’s guide offers interactive activities to get your class engaged in critical thinking, considerate action and reflective practice needed to help them understand the value of the forest from multiple perspectives. It's Our Forest teacher's Guide You can view the full video, or each part separately, online here: It's Our Forest - Full Video Part 1: The Forest...
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+ Guide to Common Native Trees & Shrubs of Alberta

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Guide to Common Native Trees & Shrubs of Alberta Full-page descriptions and colour photos of a variety of common species are included in this field guide. Easy identification is ensured with the dichotomous key and glossary. GUIDE TO THE COMMON NATIVE TREES & SHRUBS OF ALBERTA booklet pdf dichotomous key - Google slides dichotomous key - notebook dichotomous key - powerpoint Alberta teacher Katy Rogal developed an interactive version of the dichotomous key in PowerPoint and in Notebook for SMART Boards. Check it out! $7.50 per copy Order now  (cost recovery only!) Shipping included, and takes approximately 1 month from order date....
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+ Mountain Pine Beetle Mania

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Mountain Pine Beetle Mania This activity book is full of ideas to bring the science and issues related to Western Canada's mountain pine beetle into the spotlight. Available as a downloadable PDF in both English and French. Mountain Pine Beetle - English Dendroctone du pin ponderosa - Francais Curriculum Connections: Grade 6 Science: Trees & Forests Grade 7 Science: Interactions & Ecosystems, Plants for Food & Fibre Grade 9 Science: Biological Diversity
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+ Become a Plant Watcher

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Become a Plant Watcher This activity asks students to observe plant phenology (plant life cycle timing as it relates to the seasons) in their neighbourhood, and contribute observations to a national citizen science database. By studying the initial growth stages and recording the date of these stages, the Nature Watch/Plant Watch organization can track these dates year-over-year and help contribute to climate change investigations. Objective - Students will record observations of plant changes as spring begins - Students will contribute data in a national citizen science project Materials -  Student activity sheet -  Access to PlantWatch website Time | 30-60 minutes (+ checking on...
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+ Air Quality | Scavenger Hunt & Design Challenge

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Air Quality  | Scavenger Hunt & Design Challenge This two part activity challenges students to identify the sources of air pollution in their neighbourhood and design a ‘dream neighbourhood’ that minimizes air pollution. Part 1 is an air quality scavenger hunt that takes students on a 30 minute walk around their community searching for human activities that influence air quality. Part 2 has them use that knowledge to create a healthy air community of their own. Objective Students will: - learn the difference between a pollutant ‘source’ and ‘sink’. - design a ‘dream neighbourhood’ that minimizes air pollution. - understand that...
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+ Stewardship Challenge Wheel

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Stewardship Challenge Wheel   Environmental stewardship is the careful and wise use of natural resources in your everyday life. Many of you already practice stewardship, even if the word is new to you! You may already practice stewardship by turning off the lights when you leave a room, recycling, or turning off the water while you’re brushing your teeth - give yourself a pat on the back! Stewardship can get even more creative, by changing behaviours that are not quite so obviously linked to taking care of natural resources. How can going outside or playing a board game save energy?...
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CARE Package

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CARE Package Stewardship is made up of 4 facets:  Cooperation, Action, Responsibility, and Education.  With this C.A.R.E Package you can help your students learn about each facet and discover easy ways to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and increase their knowledge about energy and climate change. The newly expanded and updated CARE Package is the ultimate show and tell package designed to be used in a variety of classrooms, school situations and grade levels where the instructor would like to explore topics related to environmental stewardship. Over 28 items will help you and your students explore simple yet effective ways to conserve energy and water and reduce...
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+ Trash to Treasure | Design Challenge

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Trash to Treasure  |  Design Challenge   This activity challenges students to turn items that are often considered “waste” or do not get used anymore, into repurposed or refurbished items. This activity is meant to be a fun way to encourage students to consider their environmental footprint and actions they can take to reduce waste. This activity is also designed to be an extension of the Trash to Treasure | scavenger hunt Objective - Students differentiate between different types of waste and subsequent waste streams - Students evaluate the kinds of the waste, old or unused items that exists in...
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