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Biodiversity Surveys

Explore the rocky intertidal or bog forest biomes through the lens of species abundance and diversity.

Description

Explore the rocky intertidal or bog forest biomes through the lens of species abundance and diversity. Students will be introduced to quadrat sampling- a research technique used to gather data in the field about populations, zonation, and overall species health. Biodiversity surveys help to establish ecological baseline data so that we can monitor changes in local plant and animal populations over time. This program provides a perfect balance of unstructured time for exploration, and an educational opportunity for students of all ages to participate in ecological research.

Where

Intertidal Zone & Bog Forest, walking distance

When

April - October

Group Size

5-30

Length of time

1/2 day (morning or afternoon)

Cost

$250

Core Competencies

Communication, Critical Thinking, and Social Responsibility

Specific Competencies

  • Collaborate to plan, carry out, and review constructions and activities
  • Contributing to community and caring for the environment
  • Building relationships
  • Question and investigate
  • Develop and design
  • Explain/recount and reflect on experiences and accomplishments

Teacher

Marcie Callewaert

Teacher Info

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Optional Assignments

Yes

Subject Connections

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ELA

(Comprehend and Communicate): Questioning what we hear read and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.

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SC

(Plan, conduct, process, analyze and evaluate data): Incorporating data from a variety of sources allows us to better understand our globally connected world. The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.

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SS

(Continuity and change, Cause and Consequence): The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.

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ART

(Exploring and Creating): Create artistic works collaboratively and as an individual using ideas inspired by imagination, inquiry, experimentation and purposeful play.

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