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Let’s explore our Watershed!  With the help of this video shared by our friends at ALUS, let’s explore some incredible aquatic habitats and the diverse flora and fauna that live there! How many possible turtle habitats can you spy?

Extend Your Learning

Grade 2/3

Can you create a classroom habitat for your turtle puppet?  What kind of turtle might yours be?  Explore a few native turtles and elements of their habitats with these coloring pages by artist Matt Patterson:

Painted Turtle
Wood Turtle
Blandings Turtle

Grade 4/5

The Turtle Island Conservation Curriculum-Based Activities Guide (TIC Guide) provides a curriculum-linked deep dive that blends Indigenous and western science. This guide was developed for grades 4 to 6.

“The turtle is spiritually significant in First Nation cultures as a knowledge holder and teacher. Both Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Nations recognize the turtle as a crucial member of the Creation Story.” – TIC Guide

Turtle Island Conservation Guide

More Teacher Resources!

Here are a number of resources from previous years’ water festivals that teachers may wish to utilize. Just click on the links to access videos, quizzes, and worksheets about the PROTECTION of water. Enjoy!

VIDEO | Riverview Park & Zoo

Watch the video to learn all about how to protect water with the Riverview Park and Zoo!

VIDEO | Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Watch the video and learn about the Lake Ontario Watershed and Atlantic Salmon with Ben Tesky from the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters!

Atlantic Salmon Identification Worksheet

Print the Atlantic Salmon worksheet from Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters to extend your students’ learning about Atlantic Salmon identification.

Aqua Quest Trivia from PCWF 2021!

Challenge your students to a fun quiz to see what they have learned about the PROTECTION of water.

Click on the button below and enter the game PIN. Make sure your volume is on and turned up!

Gr. 2/3 Game PIN: 004252727

Gr. 4/5 Game PIN: 008555433