Animals in Their Environment


Program Overview

Local animals have developed a variety of fascinating characteristics that enable them to stay alive and reproduce. Students will identify some of BC’s most interesting wildlife and discover how they meet the challenges they face. Add on a visit to our hiwus Feasthouse for a special presentation by our First Nations elder, Kwel-a-a-nexw, and a traditional perspective on the local flora and fauna.

Field Experience – Outdoor “classrooms” will be utilized whenever possible to explore local habitat in person

This field experience focuses on activities and artefacts that categorize some of the key differences between insects, amphibians, birds and mammals. Students will create lifecycle models, and discover how these amazing animals evade predators, find food and survive the changing seasons. A review of the terms young, adult, life cycle, behaviour, appearance, food, predator, prey, enemies, environment, male, female, characteristics, insect, bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian, fish, hibernate and migrate.

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