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School field trip in amphibian habitat. Photo: Aleesha Switzer

School presentations and field trips

The Oregon Spotted Frog Recovery Team offers in-class education, presentations and field trips on Western painted turtles, amphibians, and BC’s species at risk for schools from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

For students in grades 8 to 12, biologists from the Oregon Spotted Frog Recovery team have worked in collaboration with curriculum specialists and the Wilderness Committee to develop a curriculum resource on BC’s amphibians at risk specifically designed for students in grades 8 to 12. You can download the curriculum on the Wilderness Committee’s website.

For more information on our educational program, please contact:

Aleesha Switzer
Fraser Valley Conservancy
Phone: 604-625-0066
Email: aleesha@fraservalleyconservancy.ca


Resources

Species at Risk in the Classroom – A Resource for educators (Grades K-7)

SARitc” for short is the South Coast Conservation Program’s unique curriculum resource made for formal and informal educators on BC’s Lower Mainland. Grade focus is K-7. Module 1 — Amphibians and Reptiles — is an accompanying curriculum activity guide focused on local endangered amphibians and reptiles including life history information, conservation issues, games and project activities.

Conservation in Action – An Educator’s guide to species at risk in BC for Grades 8-12

This series of curriculum modules produced in partnership with the Wilderness Committee, teachers, wildlife biologists and curriculum specialists is intended to give students in Grades 8 to 12 the opportunity to learn about species at risk in their local environment, understand the threats the species face and identify what they can do to help.

Module 1 is an introduction to BC’s species at risk and provides teachers with tools, resources, and activities to teach students everything they need to know about the province’s species at risk.

Module 2 of the series focuses on BC’s amphibians at risk. In the various activities, students are introduced to amphibians in BC and the challenges they face;develop appropriate field investigative questions; collect information as to the basic biology of the species and/or the current and historical human interactions with ecosystems in a field study of a local wetland; and they begin the process to produce a case narrative about amphibians based on the information they have gathered, to share with students in their school and other community members.