School Ecology Tour

img_0602Purpose

The primary objective is to increase the level of public awareness and stewardship in the Alouette Watershed and Maple Ridge area. It is ARMS goal to educate and empower the students to take ownership and responsibility of the watershed and all the environment they directly impact.

Environmental Concepts

  1. Watersheds
    • What is a watershed?
    • Natural vs. Developed watershed.
    • Stream Habitat components and functions.
    • Effects of urbanization.
  2. The Salmonid Life Cycle
    • Salmon Life Cycleimg_0643
    • Hatchery vs. Wild Survival.
  3. Aquatic Life
    • What do fish eat?
    • Biodiversity in Aquatic Life.
    • Life Cycle of aquatic insects.
    • Aquatic insects as indicators of stream health. (spring)
    • Salmon dissection. (fall)
  1. Forest & Stream Ecology
    • Native plant identification.
    • Riparian Areas.
    • Wildlife Trees, Nursery Logs and Large Woody Debris.
    • Forest walk or park walk.

Duration: 5 hours
Ages: Grades 3 – 7
Cost: $165  (prices based on max. of 30 students)
Availability: Fall and Spring

To book a Workshop please contact: arms@alouetteriver.org

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