Invitation to B.C. Teachers & Principals to Attend
The Mountain View Wildife Conservation ProD Day
You are invited to join us on Friday May 3rd 2013. Our 45min. presentations will start at 10.00am and will be repeated as necessary through the day until 3.00pm
Light Refreshments will be offered, Admission is by donation please.
If you have not already reserved /booked you may “drop-in” after 12 .00noon Friday until 3.00pm. Our Presentations are on the hour, every hour. Space is limited, please car pool if possible.
Presentations include details & handouts of our new Outreach Program for BC School Teachers & Students and our planned Field Trips Day Presentations in 2013.
“Our Connections to Nature”, our newoutreach program to schools, is designed to support classroom teachers & their students studying Science, Life Sciences & Biology. ‘Connections’ focuses on explaining our Relationship with Nature, the Conservation of B.C.’s Wildlife & their Habitats, and our connections that can help us understand how to protect B.C.’s Biosystems and our own environment today and into the future.
Our Outreach Program is offered in five classroom modules/lessons plus one optional field trip experience, and can be customized for you and your school-class in several different formats. Please ask us how we can customize this program for you.
Thank you for your interest,
Olivia Stanley, Visitor & Outreach services.
Spaces are very limited – We can take reservations by Email or Phone
- Guided Tour Reservations Form online please click here.
School and Community Groups Outreach Program
(Click here to reserve an Outreach Program for your school’s classroom)
Mountain View Conservation & Breeding Centre Society
23898, Rawlison Crescent
Langley B.C. V1M 3R6
Mountain View has been operating “Breed & Return” wildlife conservation programs for more than 26 years. Please visit our website for more information and “Do your part – Help us save our wildlife by Adopting a Northern Spotted Owl today”
Conservation Connections Resource List
Colouring Pages: Vancouver Island Marmots
Frog Eating Activity for grades K-3 (for use with Lesson 3 – The Food Web)
Free environmental activity book for kids online: http://www.wilderdom.com/games/descriptions/Neill2004OldNatureNewNature1stEdA4.doc
United States Environmental Protection Agency. ‘Case of the Broken Loop’ activity book: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/education/pdfs/4-6.pdf
Dunphy, Madeleine. 1996. Here is the Wetland. New York, NY: Hyperion Books for Children. (K-3)
Green, Jen. 2004. Saving Oceans and Wetlands. North Mankato, MN: Chrysalis Education. (K-7)
Gregoire, Elizabeth. 2005. Whose House Is This? A look at animal homes – webs, nests, and shells. Minneapolis, MN: Picture Window Books. (K-3)
Tagliaferro, Linda. 2004. Birds and their Nests. Mankato, MN: Capstone Press. (K-3)
Ward, Jennifer. 2009. The Busy Tree. New York: Marshall Cavendish. (K-7)
Greenaway, Theresa. 2001. Cycles in Nature: Food Chains. Austin,TX: Raintree Steck-Vaughn Pub. (4-7)
Kalman, Bobbe. 2005. Forest Food Chains. St. Catherine’s ON: Crabtree Publishing Co. (4-7)
McKinney, Barbara. 1999. Pass the Energy, Please! Nevada City, CA: Dawn Publications. (A book about the Food Chain).
Needham, Bobbe. 1998. Ecology Crafts for Kids. New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Co. (K-7)
Suzuki, David. 2001. Eco-Fun: Great projects, experiments, and games for a greener earth. Vancouver, BC: Greystone Books. (K-7)
Fleisher, Paul. 1996. Life Cycles of a Dozen Diverse Creatures. Brookfield, CT: The Millbrook Press, Inc. (4-7)
George, Jean Craighead. 1997. There’s an Owl in the Shower. New York: Harper Trophy. (fiction; about the Northern Spotted Owl: 4-7).
Reid, Mary. 2000. Owls and other Birds of Prey. World Book’s Animals of the World. Chicago, IL: World Book, Inc. (4-7)
Bailer, Darice. 2011. How do Tadpoles become Frogs? Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish Co. (4-7)
Kalman, Bobbe and Molly Aloian. 2006. Endangered Frogs. St. Catherine’s ON: Crabtree Publishing Co. (4-7)
Kalman, Bobbe and Kathryn Smithyman. 2002. The Life Cycle of a Frog. St. Catherine’s, ON: Crabtree Publishing Co. (4-7)
Watts, Barrie. 2003. Watch it Grow: Frog. North Mankato, MN: Smart Apple Media. (K-3)
Royer, Anne. 2005. Little Marmots. New York, NY: Gareth Stevens Pub.
Lease, Janice. 2008. Manny the Marmot. Las Vegas, NV: Cinnamon Ridge Pub. (fiction)
Where does it come from?
Curtis, Neil, and Peter Greenland. 1992. How Tires are Made. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications.
Manatt, Kathleen. 2008. Searching for Oil. Ann Arbor, MI: Cherry Lake Publishing. (4-7)
Rae, Alison. 2010. Trees and timber products. Manakto, MN: Smart Apple Media.
Stewart, Melissa. 2010. How does Sand become Glass? Chicago, IL: Raintree. (4-7)
Tagliaferro, Linda. 2010. How does a Plant Become Oil? Chicago, IL: Raintree. (4-7)
Zemlicka, Shannon. 2004. From Sand to Glass. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications. (K-3)
Base, Graeme. 2006. The Waterhole. Puffin Books.
Berenstain, Stan, and Jan Berenstain. 1991. The Berenstain Bears don’t pollute anymore. New York: Random House. (K-7)
Chinery et al., eds. 1990. The Usborne Complete First Book of Nature. London,England: Usborne Pub.
Hirsch, Rebecca. 2010. Protecting our Natural Resources. Ann Arbor, MI: Cherry Lake Publishing. (4-7)
Pratt, Kristin. 1992. A Walk in the Rainforest. Nevada City, CA: Dawn Publications.
Suess, Dr. 1991. The Lorax. Random House Publishing.
Photo Gallery of Species at Risk. Parks Canada – Youth Zone.
Children of the Earth – many activity ideas available, and the Eco-glossary under ‘Earth Issues’ has A-Z definitions of many important ecological terms.
Journal article: Andre, Claire, & Velasquez, Manuel. 1991. ‘The Spotted Owl Controversy.’ Issues in Ethics 4 (1). Santa Clara University.
Wilderness Committee’s Spotted Owl Fact Sheet.
Biodiversity Related Links from the B.C. Ministry of the Environment.
Species at Risk – an overview of the ranking system with complete definitions. Available from the B.C. Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management
Wild BC; ‘Environmental Education in Action:’ - a comprehensive source for a variety of environmental education teaching resources.
Global Issues; ‘Social, political, economic and environmental issues that affect us all’.
British Columbia Conservation Foundation
Ducks Unlimited; ‘Conserving Canada’s Wetlands’
Earth Rangers website – full of lesson plans and resources
References for Outreach Program Lessons:
Fraser, Caroline. 2009. Rewilding the World: Dispatches from the Conservation Revolution. New York: Metropolitan Books
Chief Seattle “Quotes”
Food Web fun-sheet:
‘Where do our products come from?’ Pictures:
Phantasmal Poison frog:
Bauxite in nature:
A Simple Food Web. Accessed from: http://crescentok.com/staff/jaskew/isr/biology/web.gif
Create your own Food Web (for grades 4-7). Accessed from:
Simple examples of cooperation between living and non-living things. Accessed from:
#1 The World Book ™. Multimedia Encyclopedia ©. 1999, World Book, Inc., 525 W. Monroe, Chicago, IL 60661. All rights reserved. World Book Diagram by George Suyeoka.
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