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Wildlife

Saugeen Conservation offers a wide variety of program suited to your every curicullum need. 

Read about our programs below and feel free to contact us should you have any questions.

 

 

 

1) Going, Going, Gone? (Endangered Species)

September > November

  • January > Mid-February
  • May > June

Curriculum Connections with grades 2 - 10

Each year new animals and plants are added to Canada's Endangered Species list. Find out the difference between endangered, threatened, extinct, extirpated, down listed and vulnerable species; how they made their way onto the lists and what can be done to help take them off the list.

 

2) Winging It (Waterfowl Study) 

September > November

  • May > June

Curriculum Connections with grades 1 - 6

Sulphur Spring and Bognor Marsh Conservation Areas play host to a number of migratory and resident waterfowl. Find out about their special adaptations and habits and watch the families grow. You may even learn some of the goose language.

 

 

3) The Mini Beasts (Insect Study)

September > November

  • May > June

Curriculum Connections with grades 2 - 6

Discover the difference between insects, spiders and true bugs. Learn about the adaptations of these mini-beasts to where they live and how they find food. Students make their own collecting containers and participate on an insect safari.

 

4) The Big Chill (Preparing for Winter)

 

 

  • September > November
  • January > February

Curriculum Connections with grades 1 - 8

How do plants and animals prepare themselves for winter? Find out what hibernates, what is dormant and what is active during winter. Your students will do some role playing for this program.

 

5) Fur Coat Anyone? (Mammals in Winter)


January > February

Curriculum Connections with grades 1 - 7

Winter offers us a special chance to track down local populations of mammals. You and your students can discover some of the varied adaptations mammals have made to survive the winter in this area.

 

 

6) Birds of a Feather (Winter Birds)


 January > February

Curriculum Connections with grades 2  - 6

We will be using the "S" system to identify birds: size, shape, sound, site, special features and season. Find out what birds are eating and how you can help them. Use and care of binoculars, as well as the making of birdfeeders are included in this program.

 

 

7) Kill or Be Killed (Instincts for Survival)

 

September > November

  • May > June

Curriculum Connections with grades 4 - 7

Frank Clew's Instincts for Survival Game Program. Students soon discover the meaning of a food chain as they play the roles of herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. Elements, disease and humans also participate and wreak havoc with the student's attempts to survive.

 

8) Fishy Business

September > November

  • May > June

Curriculum Connections with grades 4 - 8
Discover fish adaptations, identification and the perils of living in the water. This program includes playing the acid rain game as well as salmon survival and migration headache. Visit the Sydenham River at Inglis Falls C.A. during one of two peak spawning seasons to learn about the complex biology of Chinook salmon and rainbow trout. You will examine a spawning bed rehabilitation site as well as a fish ladder.

 

9) Boots, Bubbles and Bugs (Pond and Stream Study)

September > October

  • May > June

Curriculum Connections with grades 2 - 12

Allan Park and Bognor Marsh Conservation Areas offer two different types of aquatic study at each site; still and fast moving waters. Discover what lives in and around the water at both types. Depending on your needs, we can focus on the adaptations; interdependence or classification of these critters or how to rate water quality using indicator species. Streambed profiles and calculating the velocity and volume of the water in the stream can also be done to sharpen mathematical skills.

 

 

10) Celebrating Spring (SVCA) (Spring Stations)

May > June

Curriculum Connections with grades K - 3

A popular spring program for primary divisions for groups of 20 to 120. This involves breaking into smaller groups to tour Sulphur Spring Conservation Area (formerly known as the Headquarters C.A.), with investigations into the mallards and Canada geese, rainbow trout, forests, predator enclosure, pheasants, games and more!

 

 

11) My What Big Teeth You Have

 

September > November

  • January > Mid-February
  • May > June

Curriculum Connections with grades 4 - 8

Discover what adaptations predators have that makes them fit to hunt for food. Not only sharp teeth are needed for this task. Of course we will examine some predator's teeth as well and play a number of predator/prey relationship games to emphasize skills.

 

12) Sense of Wonder


September > November

  • January > Mid-February
  • May > June

Curriculum Connections with grades 4 - 8

How do animals use their 5 senses? What animal has the best eyesight or the best sense of smell? Find the answers to these questions and participate in some tracking using our own senses.

 

13) Space Invaders

September > November
May > June

Curriculum Connections with grades 2 - 12

We are being invaded by aliens, not from outer space but animals and plants that come from other countries. Find out the havoc these invasive species are wreaking on our natural environment and what you can do to keep them out of your own backyard.


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