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ERIC Number: EJ899627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0840-8114
Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)--Manitoba Region's Environmental Education Program
Shaluk, Cathy
Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, v19 n2 p25-26 Win 2007
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is excited and proud to offer its first ever in-class education programs on the Tall Grass Prairie Ecosystem. These curriculum-based programs are offered to students from Kindergarten through to Grade 12. This experience gives many students who may never have the opportunity to visit a real live prairie to feel, hear, see and appreciate the uniqueness of one of the most endangered ecosystems in North America. With the support of generous and dedicated donors, the Manitoba Region of NCC was able to create, launch and deliver the curriculum-based "Prairie Studies Education Program" to students in Manitoba classrooms. The in-class program consists of a vibrant presentation showing the Tall Grass Prairie in full colour photography, a hands-on activity component, a question-and-answer period, and suggested multi-disciplinary follow-up activities. The presentations are structured to the level of the students. Topics range from an introduction to prairie plants and animals and their special adaptations needed to survive, to relationships within and around their habitats. Students learn about settlement and geologic history of the region, sustainable development, and the management tools used in prairie restoration and maintenance.
Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario. 1185 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 3C6, Canada. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; North America