Salmon Survivors

Salmon are a foundation species in our BC waters and play a vital role in marine, freshwater, riparian and terrestrial ecosystems and as an important nutrient-link between marine and terrestrial habitats. They have served as a staple in First Nations diet and culture for millennia, however are facing many challenges today.

+Program Description

Follow the incredible journey salmon take as students learn about their lifecycles, watersheds, our connections, current threats and how everyone can help ensure sustainability of BC's foundation species. Students discover why these iconic species are the vital link between oceans and forests as they explore natural salmon habitat and welcome returning spawners in local streams through fun games, investigations, and full sensory exploration.

+Details

All programs are tailored to each grade level
Grades: K-7
Availability: September-November
Location: Available to Delta and New Westminster Schools
Duration: 1-2 hours depending on grade (Please see pricing below for more info)

Below are some big ideas and curriculum competencies that will be *addresssed. You may contact us for a more detailed list for your grade if desired.

BIG IDEAS:

  • Plants and animals have observable features (K)
  • Daily and seasonal changes affect all living things (K)
  • Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment (Gr. 1)
  • Observable patterns and cycles occur in the local sky and landscape (Gr. 1)
  • All living things have a life cycle (Gr. 2)
  • Water is essential to all living things, and it cycles through the environment (Gr. 2)
  • Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems (Gr. 3)
  • All living things and their environment are interdependent (Gr. 4)
  • Energy comes in a variety of forms that can be transferred from one object to another (Gr. 4)
  • Multicellular organisms have organ systems that enable them to survive and interact within their environment (Gr. 5-6)
  • The theory of evolution by natural selection provides an explanation for the diversity and survival of living things (Gr. 7)

CURRICULUM COMPETENCIES (K-7):

  • Demonstrate curiosity and a sense of wonder about the world
  • Make predictions about the findings of their inquiry
  • Observe, measure, and record data, using appropriate tools
  • Use equipment and materials safely, identifying potential risks
  • Experience and interpret the local environment
  • Express and reflect on personal experiences of place
  • Recognize First Peoples stories, songs, and art as ways to share knowledge and sources of information