Watersheds…more than just water…explore yours!
Learning About Oceans Unit 12
Inspire your students to explore their watershed and how it connects them to one of Canada’s three oceans — the Arctic, the Pacific or the Atlantic — by celebrating the 2006 Oceans Day theme, “Watersheds … your link to Canada’s oceans … explore the connection!” Help them discover that all living things, including people and wildlife, share the same water that flows from their neighbourhood to marine coasts and drains into an ocean. Better yet, introduce your students to the Discover Canada’s Watersheds map contained in this kit and have them trace the flow of water from their school to the ocean. It doesn’t matter how far you live from an ocean — you still have an effect on its health.
In this educational unit, you'll find a lesson plan for a display about watersheds, a watershed illustration, Canada's Watershed Map, and more. Your students will:
- investigate the watershed in which they live and how it is connected to an ocean;
- spread awareness about these connections through hands-on or electronic displays with other students;
- learn how we are all connected to an ocean;
- discover how to sustain our oceans and their communities through the Blue School program; and celebrate their efforts to protect our oceans and marine wildlife by doing projects right in their schoolyard.
Teacher’s Guide and Resource Sheets