Habitats and Ecosystems


Return of the Swift Fox

Return of the Swift Fox

National Film Board (film by Jy Chiperzak)

The swift fox is one of the many lost species that has suffered from the cultivation of the prairie grasslands. An innovative program has been implemented to reintroduce the swift fox into its original habitat in Alberta and Saskatchewan....

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Migration Counts: A SEEDS Canadian Bird Challenge

Migration Counts: A SEEDS Canadian Bird Challenge

SEEDS Foundation / SEEDS Connections

This activity is easy, fun and educational. Started in 1991, this BIRD Challenge has been designed to involve teachers, students and parents in an enjoyable springtime even to better their understanding of the bird environment.

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Habitat in the Balance

Habitat in the Balance

SEEDS Foundation / SEEDS Connections

Habitat in the Balance is an interactive, decision-making resource which allows students to examine issues of sustainable development in four areas - water, land, inhabitants, and air.

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Stormwater Runoff Information

Stormwater Runoff Information

Green Communities Canada

RAIN Community Solutions is community engagement service designed and delivered by Green Communities Canada and its members across Canada. Our service builds community support and participation in stormwater innovations that...

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Sample Food Web

Sample Food Web

Council for Environmental Education
Animals, Habitats and Ecosystems, Plants, Grade 4, Grade 6, Grade 7

This document provides an example of a food web and questions for students regarding their understanding of consumer types and the interdependance of plants and animals within the food web.

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Oily Problem

Oily Problem

Council for Environmental Education

This lesson plan encourages participants to learn why birds’ feathers must stay clean and well-conditioned and discover how oil in water can hurt birds.

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Flying Wild

Flying Wild

SaskOutdoors

Flying WILD's focus is on migratory birds and is designed to inspire young people (grade 1-9) to discover more about the natural world. It encourages students to get involved in activities that promote environmental learning and...

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Flying Wild Student Pages

Flying Wild Student Pages

Council for Environmental Education

Although you need to attend a Flying WILD training session to receive the full manual, there are a number of excellent student activity pages and lesson plans available at this link.

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Project Wild

Project Wild

Canadian Wildlife Foundation, SaskOutdoors

Teachers, parents, and students praise this classic K-12 environmental education program used internationally. Project WILD instructors have taught thousands of Canadian students from kindergarten through high school — and...

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List of Edible Plants

List of Edible Plants

Outdoor Education Regina Public Schools

This document provides pictures and details of edible plants in Saskatchewan and their medicinal use.

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WormWatch

WormWatch

Nature Canada

WormWatch is a science-based education program that makes learning about the soil ecosystem fun. It is a part of NatureWatch, a national volunteer monitoring program used to identify ecological changes that may be affecting our...

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IceWatch

IceWatch

Nature Canada

IceWatch is part of the NatureWatch suite of national volunteer monitoring programs designed to help identify ecological changes that may be affecting our environment. IceWatch allows Canadians of all ages to participate in...

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Habitat and Communities Field Trip Pre /Post Lessons

Habitat and Communities Field Trip Pre /Post Lessons

Outdoor Education Regina Public Schools

Here are some pre and post field trip lesson plans on habitats and communities, comparing what humans and animals need to survive, mural making, links to songs, games and suggested readings.

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Wild Outdoor Research Team (WORT)

Wild Outdoor Research Team (WORT)

Outdoor Education Regina Public Schools

WORT is a unique program for Regina Public Schools Grade 7 students run by the Outdoor Environmental Education Staff.  Students who have an interest in outdoor experiences, environmental issues and developing an understanding of...

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Wetland Life Cycles

Wetland Life Cycles

Outdoor Education Regina Public Schools

This document provides pictures of common wetland insects and what they look like at various stage of their life cycle.

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Diversity Within Ecosystems

Diversity Within Ecosystems

Outdoor Education Regina Public Schools

This ecosystem field trip will focus on the abiotic and biotic components of an ecosystem. This trip will take place at either Flying Creek, Fairy Hill or Deep Lake where students will be able to study and experience grassland, woodland,...

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Stream Ecology Lessons

Stream Ecology Lessons

Outdoor Education Regina Public Schools
Animals, Conservation, Habitats and Ecosystems, Water, Grade 7, Grade 8

The field trips are only offered to Regina Public Schools, but if you visit their website there are a number of pre and post field trip lesson plans on stream ecology.

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Leave No Trace Principles

Leave No Trace Principles

Leave No Trace Canada

There are seven Leave No Trace Principles that need to be considered when enjoying the outdoors which help to reduce our ecological footprint. By educating ourselves and others about these principles, we can build awareness,...

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