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PARKS CANADA - Learning and Evaluation Situations
Elementary & Secondary


1) A Helping Hand for the Black Bear (Secondary Cycle 1 - Living World)

Understanding the ecology of the black bear so as to find solutions to enhance its protection- now there's a real mission for our budding biologists! Charts, tables, maps and interactive activities are all used to explore the concepts of population, habitat, diet and adaptation. La Mauricie National Park is the source of real scientific data.


Author: La Mauricie National Park/i-Edit/Commission scolaire de l'Énergie (School Board)
Content Provider: Parks Canada
Initiator: La Mauricie National Park
Duration: 4 periods minimum
Publication year: 2011
Copyright: Parks Canada

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A Helping Hand for the Black Bear LES:   www.parkscanada.gc.ca/education-bear

À la rescousse de l'ours! SAE (French version):  www.parcscanada.gc.ca/education-ours


2) What Happened to the Red Knot rufa Population? (Secondary Cycle 2 - Living World)

Follow the red knot rufa, an endangered bird, alongside its flyway. Discover the disturbances - natural as well as human – that are affecting its population. Use the “capture-mark-recapture” method and estimate the size of the 2008 population. Be a scientist and interpret the real 2007-2008 data to evaluate the reproduction success of the bird. Finally, create a public education tool to heighten public awareness regarding the ecology of this special bird, its international situation and the importance of the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve in its flyway.


Author: Parks Canada and Artistic Agitators
Content Provider: Parks Canada, Canadian Wild Life Service
Initiator: Parks Canada
Duration: 4 periods
Publication year: 2011
Copyright: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by Parks
Canada, 2011
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What Happened to the Red Knot rufa Population LES:
www.parkscanada.gc.ca/education-redknot

Qu'est-il arrivé à la population du bécasseau maubèche rufa SAE (French version):
www.parcscanada.gc.ca/education-becasseau


3) Saguenay - St. Lawrence Marine Park - Water, an environment to protect ! (Elementary Cycle 3)

Take on a scientific expedition in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park: discover the beluga and some of the life forms of this ecosystem; identify certain problems that have endangered it and propose potential solutions to protect these waters, HERE and NOW, a universe overflowing with life.


Author: Parks Canada
Content Provider: Parks Canada, Canadian Wild Life Service
Initiator: Parks Canada
Duration: 3-4 periods minimum
Publication year: 2010
Copyright: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by Parks
Canada, 2010

Béluga-eng

Water, an environment to protect! LES:
www.parkscanada.gc.ca/education-beluga

Eau, milieu de vie à protéger SAE (French version):
www.parcscanada.gc.ca/education-beluga

Images used with the permission of Parks Canada. Source: http://www.pc.gc.ca/