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Wetland Ways (ENG/FR)

from Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

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How would you describe a wetland? There is more than meets the eye! Why is it called a nursery? Why is it known as one of the most production ecosystems? We'll examine some water-loving plants typically found in wetlands to better understand how a wetland works. Why are plants so critical to a wetland? We'll use everyday objects to discover the important functions of a wetland for wildlife and humans. What can we do to care for it? In French and English; please note language preference in 'comments' box of CILC request form.

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Cost

By Request: $140.00
By Request Premium: $135.00


USD for American and other international schools
CAD for Canadian schools.
IMPORTANT: The price will increase to $135 in January. Book a program (for Jan - June 2017) before January 1, 2017 and pay the 2016 price - $130.

Lesson price is for groups of up to 35 students.
Invoices are sent out at the end of each month.
Payment is accepted in both currencies by cheque/check or credit card.

Length

45 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

5

Maximum participants:

35+


Primary Disciplines

Sciences


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)
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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Minimum of 48 hours notice is required for all cancellations, excluding cancellations due to nature, i.e., school closed because of snow days.
No cancellation fee will be assessed if you reschedule within four months of the original program date.

About This Provider

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Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Canada

Royal Botanical Gardens is a living museum which serves local, regional and global communities while developing and promoting public understanding of the relationship between the plant world, humanity and the rest of nature.

Education at Royal Botanical Gardens encourages environmental stewardship by providing meaningful and diverse learning experiences that connect people with the wild and cultivated plant world. 
With over 12 years experience delivering engaging interactive videoconferencing programs, we offer topics that explore biodiversity, conservation, botany, plant ecology and the environment., Whether you are looking for an insect program; a program exploring wetlands, their functions and human impacts or you want to discover more about a delicious chocolate treat; we have a wide variety of plant-based programs to support and enhance your classroom needs or stimulate and entertain older adults. 
No matter where you are, your group can interact with our educators and scientists.

Contact:
Karin Davidson-Taylor
kdavidsontaylor@rbg.ca
905-527-1158 x249

Program Details

Format

1. We begin by students suggesting what they think a wetland is.
2. We'll examine some pictures/models of 4 types of wetlands and discuss their characteristics while examining representative plants.
3. We'll use common household objects as metaphors to investigate for natural functions of wetlands.
4. We'll make simple predictions and inferences based on a wetland model.
5. We'll discuss how wetlands are important to wildlife and us and suggest ways that we can help restore and maintain this ecosystem.
6. We'll conclude with a question and answer session.

Objectives

Participants will:
* explore and describe characteristics of wetlands.
* examine representative plants and discover their connection to wildlife.
* discover the functions of a wetland.
* demonstrate their understanding of the importance of wetlands to wildlife and humans.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

All grades: A1: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry;
A2: Understanding about scientific inquiry;
E3: Understanding about science and technology;
G1: Science as a human endeavour.
NS.K-4.3: Life Science:
C1: Characteristics of animals;
C2: Life cycles of living things;
C3: Organisms and their environments;
E3: Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans;
F4: Changes in environments.
NS.5-8.3: Life Science:
C1: Structure and function of living systems;
C2: Reproduction and heredity;
C4: Populations and ecosystems;
C5: Diversity and adaptations of organisms;
F2: Populations, resources and environments.
NS.9-12.3: Life Science:
C4: Interdependence of organisms;
C5: Matter, Energy, and Organization in Living Systems;
C6: The Behaviour of Organisms.

State Standards

Ontario:
Science - Living Systems
Grade 3: Growth and changes in plants
Grade 4: Habitats and communities
Grade 6: Diversity of living things
Grade 7: Interaction within ecosystems
Grade 10: Biology - Sustainability of Ecosystems; Ecosystems and Human Activity
Alberta:
Science
Grade 4: Plant growth and changes
Grade 5: Wetland Ecosystems
Grade 7: Interactions and ecosystems
Grade 8: Freshwater systems
Grade 10: Science 20: Changes in Living Systems