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Educational Resources

Take advantage of these 'grab and go' educational resources for your family or classroom. 

Elk Colour Species Sheet

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ART IN THE PARK GUIDE

Take your class outside and learn about wildlife in the park.  

Tucan

Bird Songs

Brush up on your knowledge of different bird species with this fun filled activity.  

Elk Herd Grazing

Elk Drawing

Do you know how to colour an Elk? Try out this activity!  

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At home sand castle

Create a sand castle work of art at home with this quick how to guide.  

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Camera Safari

To allow children to explore nature through a camera lens. Teachers can use the idea of a “safari” to adapt this lesson plan to incorporate other science, drama, writing, or art activities as you see fit. 

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Craft Bird Creations

People often sketch, paint, or mold birds from their natural habitat if they can overcome the problem of the birds being flighty. In this activity, children learn about pyrography and wood burning as an art form. 

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Motion Ocean

Water is denser than oil. Plus, the two liquids never mix. So when the water moves, it pushes the oil
around, making shapes like waves.

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Driftwood Frames

Children will learn to think outside of the box in order to understand how to re-use items in fun and functional ways

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Etching 

In this activity, youth etch natural surfaces (leaves, rocks, twigs, pine cones, etc.) on paper and foil. Each participant took home their etchings & rubbings.

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Fall Leaves Light Globe

Children will collect Fall leaves and preserve them by creating a leaf shell over top of a balloon. The end product will be a beautiful globe that can be hung
over top of lights to make a lantern/lamp.

Hiking Boots

Fallen log

In this activity, kids will gain an understanding of how decomposition takes place and a better appreciation for micro habitats and communities.

Pack of Fish

Fish Habitat Mobile

To explore the habitats of fish species in Canada and
reproduce those habitats in the form of a mobile.


For this lesson, we’ve selected Northern Pike and
Pumpkinseed as examples.

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Get to Know Birds

This activity is designed to introduce young people
to native birds, and to help them develop a personal
connection with them.

Photo credit: Dennis K. (Age 16) 

Get to Know Contestant

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Get to Know Insects

In this activity, your students will have an opportunity to hunt for live insects in different places. For this activity, it is not important that your students learn the proper classification and names of the insects they find. Rather, the intent is to show them that
insects are everywhere, that they are diverse and exquisitely complex, and that they have interesting lifestyles and behaviours.

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Get to Know Mammals

Mammals are a familiar group of animals with unique characteristics that separate them from all other types of animal found on Earth. For example, mammals are warm-blooded, breathe air through lungs, and nurse their young with milk produced by mammary glands.

Wild Mushrooms

Growing fungus

Experiment with temperature, moisture and light, then record your findings on this printable activity sheet. Use the activity sheet provided.

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Ice mandalas

Winter may be cold and harsh, but it is also beautiful. Accentuate the winter weather by creating unique hanging ice mandalas to put up outside at your school. See what each student can create!

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Leaf impressions

Create leaf prints without pigment by using only a few simple materials. A fun and simple art project.

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Lost ants

Ants, like spiders, rodents, and humans, keep track of
where they are, where they’re going, and how to get
there. They remember the turns they take, as well as
the uphills and downhills, as they cross an area.

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Nature and Van Gogh

Students should be able to develop critical and creative thinking skills, learn how to look closely and respond to questions making comparisons between art and nature

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Nature Documentaries

Listed in this activity are 10 great Nature Documentaries that children and adults a like will love. They are
educational and fun to watch.

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Ocean Quiz

Use this quiz as a companion activity for Marine and Ocean Lesson plans that you may have planned for your classroom.

Forest Trees

Rainbow Tree

Winter is cold and the trees are often leafless. Have the children paint bare or lonely looking trees with chalk paint. This is sure to brighten anyone’s day!

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Raising Tadpoles

First graders are learning to think like scientists as they observe animals, compare and contrast their characteristics, and discuss their development. And what better place to start, then with tadpoles?

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Renewable or not?

In this activity you will help children discover which resources are renewable and nonrenewable, what these terms mean and why sustainable use of natural resources is vitally important.

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Salt Water to Drinking Water

In many parts of the world today, fresh water is scarcer than ever. Scientists are busy exploring ways to take the salt out of salt water in large quantities. Try this exciting experiment for socially conscious kids.

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Snow Paint & Fractions

Winter brings with it cold, snow, and sometimes, cabin fever. Despite the frigid temperatures, it’s important for children of all ages to stay active and get lots of exercise and fresh air

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Species Colour: Grizzly Bear

Specialists sometimes call the grizzly the North American brown bear because the grizzly and the brown bear are one species on two continents. In some places, some may nickname the grizzly the silvertip for the silvery, grizzly sheen in its fur.

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Species Colour: Grey Wolf

The grey wolf hunts primarily large prey, has a more gregarious nature, and has highly advanced expressive behaviour. It is a social animal, travelling in nuclear families consisting of a mated pair, accompanied by the pair’s adult offspring.

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Species Colour: Northern Cardinal

The Northern Cardinal is a North American bird. It is also known as the redbird or common cardinal. It can be found in southern Canada, through the eastern United States from Maine to Texas and south through Mexico.

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Rapid Field Guide

There are hundreds of different species which you may encounter on a hike or walk in the park. Discover new species on your next outdoor adventure with this handy field guide. 

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Sustainable Economics

This lesson focuses on the concept of responsible purchasing using a sustainable economic framework. Students explore where things come from and where things go to make connections between product choices and social, economic and environmental impacts.

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Turkey Magnet

This is a great thanksgiving craft for the children to do before the long weekend.

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Whats up with wind? 

This experiment is a great place to start for teaching children how the wind works. This easy-to-create demonstration shows exactly how upward movement of warm air creates wind.