PROGRAMS

Creeks and Creepy Crawlies

What is Creeks and Creepy Crawlies?

 
Urbanization and a growing population are major stresses on the water quality of the Harbour and the creeks and rivers that feed it. Available to grades 1-4, Creeks and Creepy Crawlies directly addresses the issue of watershed pollution using kinesthetic learning. Our mobile, classroom lab allows students to examine a number of preserved aquatic invertebrate specimens in detail from local creeks and rivers, linking their ecology to water quality and human activity, with special emphasis on the role individuals play in restoring the Harbour's health. Students will participate as citizen scientists, engaging in a presentation, bug lab and creepy crawly craft. Dependent on the grade participating, the program ranges in length from 40 minutes to one hour. 

Why Bring Creeks and Creepy Crawlies to Your Classroom? 

Creeks and Creepy Crawlies directly addresses the issue of watershed pollution using kinesthetic learning in a fun, interactive program brought right to your classroom door! The program is also aligned with the current Ontario Curriculum.

Creeks and Creepy Crawlies Curriculum Links:

 
Grade 1 • Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
              • Oral Communication 
              • People and Environments, the Local Community 
Grade 2 • Growth and Changes in Animals
              • Properties of Liquids and Solids
              • Air and Water in the Environment
              • Oral Communication 
Grade 4 • Habitats and Communities
              • Oral Communication