Resources for Teachers

Boardwalk at Rattray Marsh Conservation Area

Professional development opportunities:

Rising to the Challenge: Teacher Workshop

Invite Credit Valley Conservation Education staff to your school to learn more about the Credit River Watershed and what teachers and students can do to protect it.

Through a short presentation, group activity, and discussion, Rising to the Challenge provides an in-depth look at the unique aspects of our own Credit River Watershed and the potential for teachers and students to get involved in watershed stewardship. Rising to the Challenge is appropriate for staff meetings, department meetings, or an after-school drop-in program for teachers who have an interest in learning more about the local environment, and how issues like development and climate change affect us close to home. The presentation can be tailored for audiences who may be relatively new to watershed protection issues, or those who are already involved in environmental issues.

Workshop length: 30 minutes, plus discussion and Q&A.

A selection of Credit Valley Conservation resources and posters will also be available for all participants.

Contact:

For further information or to book a workshop go to creditvalleyca.ca/education
Email education@creditvalleyca.ca
Call 905.670.1615 ext. 436

Teacher Resources:

CVC has a number of educational resources available to teachers at no cost.

image of cover of Rising to the Challenge: A Handbook for Understanding and Protecting the Credit River Watershed (Printed Resource)Rising to the Challenge: A Handbook for Understanding and Protecting the Credit River Watershed (Printed Resource)
Click here for more information on this resource at the Teach Green in Peel Website.

Watershed Connections: Where Everyone Lives Downstream (CD-ROM)
Click here for more information on this resource at the Teach Green in Peel Website.

image of cover of Watershed Rambles (Printed Resource and Audio CD)Watershed Rambles (Audio CD)
Click here for more information on this resource at the Teach Green in Peel Website.

Podcasts – Flying Wonders Series

In Part I, follow students from Belfountain Public School as they create 10 flying squirrel boxes and discover some of the wonders of flying squirrels.

Download part 1 of 2 (14.49 mb)– Right click to save. 6 min 20 sec

In Part II, enter the outdoor classroom of Belfountain Conservation Area as students connect their indoor learning with outdoor experience. Join us now and explore the mysterious and seldom seen world of the flying squirrel.

Download part 2 of 2 (21.36 mb)– Right click to save. 9 min 20 sec

School Program Highlights

Climate Solutions for the Credit River Watershed

Bringing Back the Brook Trout

Climate Change Solutions

Food, Farming and Climate Change

Riverworld

Terra Cotta Files

Bird Migration

Kingfishers

Snapping Turtles

Barn Swallows

Poison Ivy