As this program is currently being evaluated and redesigned, it is not available for spring 2022.
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.
Grade 1 • Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
Grade 2 • Growth and Changes in Animals
Grade 3 • Growth and Changes in Plants
Grade 4 • Habitats and Communities
Registration is Open!
Follow the link to register for our education programs. All programs are free and most are delivered year round.
The Bay Area Restoration Council is a registered charitable non-profit organization. Formed in 1991, BARC represents the public interest in the restoration of Hamilton Harbour and its watershed. BARC is responsible for community engagement and educational activities in the implementation of the Hamilton Harbour Remedial Action Plan. BARC encourages public understanding and citizen action through school programs, volunteer participation, public workshops, evaluative reporting on current issues and opportunities for digital communications.