Trinity Western University

Science in the Valley

Salmon: Grade 4 "Salmon in the Valley"

 

 

Did you know that Langley is home to one of BC's top salmon-producing rivers? Aptly named, the Salmon River runs right through Trinity Western University's Langley campus.

TWU and the Salmon River Enhancement Society (SRES) have partnered to create an exciting educational opportunity for your Grade 4 class. (Open to other grades studying Salmon)

May 2017 workshops dates will be posted in Fall of 2016. Check back to this website for online registration date. Questions?, please email Liz Robertson.

Grade 4: Salmon:

Salmon in the Valley is a full-day, environment-based curriculum designed to complement and build on concepts students are already learning in the classroom. Developed with specific life science learning outcomes and objectives, the program offers students a chance to explore and appreciate their natural surroundings. They’ll develop a better understanding of the living organisms, simple food chains and natural processes found in a local forest setting. (What your students will learn)

Your students will spend their day (9:30-2:15) in TWU's Ecosystem Study Area (ESA)—60-acres dedicated to the study, preservation, and proper management of the environment. This valuable area of diverse and sensitive habitat contains part of the Salmon River, a large pond, several tributaries, and a second-growth forest. The area is maintained and studied by TWU students, faculty, and staff, and will be the main location for the hands-on learning your students will be doing. Much of your day will be outside so please dress appropriately, boots are recommended. Teacher checklist.

Under the dynamic instruction of trained guides, your class can look forward to a guided forest walk, water quality testing, aquatic invertebrate sampling, plant and animal identification and salmon habitat exploration through fun learning-based games. Teachers will be provided with pre-trip and post-trip classroom materials, including background information for lesson planning, suggested pre- and post-trip learning activities, a full itinerary, directions and a field trip planning guide. WE WILL PROVIDE YOUR STUDENTS WITH THEIR FIELD GUIDE.

Salmon in the Valley Workshops are from 9:30-2:15, 1 per weekday, $12 per student, also a minimum class payment of $250.

Salmon in the Valley is partially funded by SRES.

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