This activity leads students to research a trip to one of Canada’s protected areas.
Protected areas are found right across the country, and everyone can find something that will appeal to them from among the many options available. Have students decide what they’d like to see and do; research the areas where they can do it and then plan a trip.
- Begin with a brainstorm of outdoor vacation activities. Explain that Canada has a variety of protected areas where students can pursue many of these activities. Then have them plan a trip for their family.
- If students do this as a small group activity, they can practice decision-making and teamwork skills. The Activity 5 Worksheet will help students plan their vacation. Hand out a copy to each group.
- Show students how to use the Destinations Key to list places where they can do each preferred activity. They should select one destination that provides the best fit.
- Have students research the destination using the Internet or library. They can use the guiding questions on the worksheet.
- Students can present their plan in the form of an illustrated trip itinerary that shows their activities.
Have students develop a code of conduct that would ensure that they leave the area as they found it.
Students should be able to describe features of their chosen protected area.
Students can create a travel brochure for the protected area they have chosen or create a slide show presentation at their festival.
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