Project WILD Games available from Ann:
- Are You Me? K-Gr.2 Girls use picture cards to match juvenile/adult aquatic animals
- Classroom Carrying Capacity K-Gr.6-view of life with overcrowding
- Colour Crazy K-Gr.6 - colouring, wildlife in a variety of colours
- Deadly Links Gr. 4-9 -tag game to discover link bet pesticides/food chain
- Deadly Waters Gr3-12 - effects of water pollution on humans and habitat
- Ethi-Thinking K-Gr.8 - outdoor activities affecting wildlife/resources
- Ethi-Reasoning Gr. 5-12 - thinking of actions to take to protect
- Habitat Lap Sit Gr. 4-9 - circle-sit to demonstrate parts of habitat.
- Marsh Munchers Gr. 3-6 - learn about salt marshes/ food web.
- Migration Headache Gr. 4-12 - migrating water birds/survival factors
- Musk-Ox Manoeuvres Gr. 4-9- predator/prey game
- Oh Deer! Gr. 4-12 - changing habitat/ animal populations game
- Playing Lightly on the Earth K-Gr.8 - outdoor games and environment
- Quick Frozen Critters, modified K-Gr.3) Gr. 4-6 -freeze tag/pred/prey
- Riparian Retreat Gr. 6-12 - imagery/art appreciation of riparian area
- The Thicket Game K-Gr.6 - predator/prey hide and seek
- Water We Eating K-Gr.12 - foods from aquatic sources
Phone Ann Metcalfe 604.271.4753, or metcalfe(at)shaw.ca to book a date.
[change (at) to @ for email address]
Keep us in mind when youčre planning for the year.
Awaken Your Senses Through Nature Kit:
* Each activity has a bag of supplies and instructions and comes in a handy Rubbermaid-type of container.
- Sensory Scavenger hunt - magnifying glasses/ loops to explore life on the ground
- Touchy-Feely Socks: nature items inside socks for girls to explore
- Who Am I?: girls guess animal that is on a card hanging on her back
- Colours Hike: using colour chips girls explore outside finding their colour
- Pattern hike: girls find pattern shape as they hike
- Animal Scents: girls find "home" using their smelling sense
- Mystery Shakers: Kim's game- what is in the film canister?
- Sensory Scavenger Hunt: laminated list of things to see, touch etc.
Borrow the kit by calling Dawn Bourne at 604.277.6591 Take it to camp or borrow it for a meeting of outdoor fun.
Some activities can be used indoors.
OTHER COMMUNITY RESOURCES:
- Douglas College Institute of Urban Ecology will come out to your unit,
talks are free, supplies are inexpensive ie.$3/girl for bird house. www.douglas.bc.ca/iue
- BEST Better Environmentally Sound Transportation - Check out their Off Ramp program ( bike riding to school) 604.669.2860,
- Check out the 22 km bicycle/pedestrian path linking Vancouver, Burnaby and New Westminster
- Vancouver Aquarium Riverworks program can use volunteers to pull out invasive plant species in local parks, count fish and help with basic site Mapping.
Email Tasha Murray at email@example.com or ph. 604.659.3503 - Check out their calendar for monthly clean-up dates.
Good for Guide level and older
- Read his EcoNews for sites to check out.
Read his books, Stormy Weather-101 Solutions to Global Climate Change/ Earth Future.
Borrow them from Ann.
- One Tonne Challenge - we produce 15 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year, Environment Canada is asking us to reduce this to 5 tonnes. The cars we drive produce the most but so do our appliances and the food choices we make.
- Richmond Nature Park - they will do some badges but like everything else, resources cost money. Ph. 604.718.6188
- Ivy Busters Stanley Park Ecology Society is busy pulling invasive ivy out of the park. Good for Guides and up but check with them for Brownies.
also, check out their park programs
- David Suzuki Nature Challenge for Kids: www.davidsuzuki.org.
Lets make a difference together!
- Delta Recycling Society Eco Tours: explore the Earthwise Garden, 3R's activities
K-Gr.7. ph. 604.946.9828
- 20/20 Vision: check out issues they are concerned about - use this as a stepping stone for discussion and letter writing.
www.2020vision.bc.ca Good for Guides and up
- GVRD Activities Program Guide www.gvrd.bc.ca
. Brochures handed out at Sept. Area meeting
- Council of Canadians is a group of concerned Canadians who care about what is happening to our resources, especially our water which is being threatened by possible exporting to the US and under NAFTA if this happens, we will have no choice but to give to corporations/countries
- Reusable lunch kit available from the City of Richmond
- have your girls pack their own lunch with plastic food in order to
determine what their lunches are costing the Earth.