Below ZERO

Educator Workshop

Course Details

Below Zero is a curriculum companion that has a wide array of activities and lessons tailored to teaching and learning outside.

Below Zero is Below Zero is an educational program designed to promote understanding of wildlife under winter conditions. It features 46 complete lesson plans that can each be adapted for any age, grade or subject. Most Canadians live with snow and ice for at least five months of the year, yet we know surprisingly little about life in frozen environments. Mathematics lessons, writing assignments, art lessons and more can be found in the pages of the Below Zero resource Manual.

Below ZERO

Educator Workshop

Duration

8 Hours (approx.)

Course Schedule

About Below Zero

Where do dragonflies go when the snow flies? What keeps wood frogs from croaking in the winter? Most Canadians live with snow and ice for at least five months of the year, yet we know surprisingly little about life in frozen environments. Put on your long johns and join us on an amazing sub-zero safari into the winter world of wildlife! With the Below Zero activity guide, you’ll explore topics and concepts such as:

  • Adaptation

  • Climate change

  • Hibernation

  • Insulation

  • Migration

  • Snowflake formation

  • Subnivean zone (under the snow)

  • Temperature

  • Winter wildlife

  • And much more!


Why You'll Love it
  • Below Zero helps learners develop the awareness, knowledge, skills and commitment needed to make informed decisions and to take constructive action for wildlife, habitat and the environment.

  • Activities are designed to be infused into mandated curriculum subjects such as art, health, language arts, math, music, physical education, science and social studies.

  • The guide can be used by both classroom teachers and non-formal educators, including resource specialists, conservation officers, camp counsellors and Scout and Guide leaders.

  • The guide contains all the information needed to successfully plan and run each activity (objectives, method, background, list of materials, procedures, evaluation suggestions, activity extensions, key vocabulary, etc.).

Below Zero activity guides can be obtained by participating in an introductory workshop where you will become a certified WILD Educator.

Cancellation Policy

We operate our courses rain or shine, UNLESS our guide(s) deem it unsafe due to lightning or heavy rains and/or unsafe water conditions such as high waves or strong winds. We typically adjust the course to remain safe. We MAY cancel tours due to low enrolment if we have less than 4 participants.

In light of this, any cancelations initiated by Wilderland Adventure Co. will be fully refunded.

Cancelations initiated by participants are subject to the following terms:

1. Cancelations made more than 21 days in advance of the tour start date are fully refundable.

2. Cancellations made 21 to 14 days in advance of the course start date will forfeit a $25 cancellation fee, and will receive refund of remaining balance paid.

3. Cancellations made less than 14 days in advance of the course start date will forfeit any balance payments made.

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