Photo credit:  VisualHunt.com

Photo credit: VisualHunt.com

Save our Seas

The ocean covers more then 70% of the surface of our planet and holds about 97% of the Earth's water.  The cold, productive waters of BC brings a plethora of wildlife species to our coastline both on land and in the water. Unfortunately, these waters and wildlife are becoming increasingly threatened worldwide. Find out the biggest threats and what everyone can do to help.

+PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Students become marine biologists and explore the under-water world to learn about why our waters are so productive, the health of our oceans, the importance and our connections to the ocean, and some of the major challenges they face today. Students are challenged and work together to come up with action-based solutions to address current issues.

+Details

All programs are adapted to each grade level
Grades: K-12
Duration: 75 mins (Available in Delta and New Westminster, BC)
Location: In-class workshop

  • Ask questions about familiar objects and events (Gr. 1)
  • Make simple predictions about familiar objects and events (Gr. 1)
  • Make and record observations (Gr. 1)
  • Experience and interpret the local environment (Gr. 1-12)
  • Identify simple patterns and connections (Gr. 1)
  • Biodiversity in the local environment (Gr. 3)
  • The nature of sustainable practices around BC's resources (Gr. 5)
  • First Peoples knowledge of changes in biodiversity in time (Gr. 7)
  • Survival needs (Gr. 7)
  • Collaboratively plan a range of investigation types to answer their questions or solve problems they have identified (Gr. 7)
  • Using scientific understandings to identify relationships and draw conclusions (Gr. 7)
  • Sustainability of systems (Gr. 9)
  • Adaptations and Extinctions (all grades)
  • Benefits of healthy ecosystems (Gr. 11)
  • Humans as agents of change (Gr. 11)
  • Environmental stressors (Gr. 11-12)
  • Ecological restoration principles and practices (Gr. 11)
  • Conservation, personal choices and restoration of ecosystems (Gr. 11-12)
  • Global water systems (Gr. 12)
  • Global warming and climate change (Gr. 12)
  • Global environmental changes (Gr. 12)