Kids in the Biosphere
Environment - Kids in the Biosphere

Photo Credit: Jon Midwood

Education

Through a partnership with the Township of the Archipelago, Biosphere staff will offer the Kids in the Biosphere program over the next several years.

Families in the specified areas register with the program at the beginning of summer and receive a kit with activity instructions and materials with the goal of collecting points. The self-guided activities are designed to last all summer.

Beyond nature observation, the activity kits invite families to conduct science experiments and take actions to help local species at risk. Families can submit photos of their discoveries which are posted on the Biosphere website. Activities are mainly self-guided but there are opportunities for families to interact with Biosphere staff and guest experts.

The success of the pilot program inspired the creation of an activity booklet. The booklet will be available for sale this summer in various retail outlets and is included for families that register for the program. An online blog will share fascinating facts and allow Biosphere staff to answer questions that are submitted.

To support environmental education offered at area summer camps, resorts, and other organizations that work with children, the GBBR offers training workshops for staff that will focus on how to develop and deliver highly successful outdoor education programs that communicate local environmental issues, biodiversity threats and stewardship programs.

To find out more information on the Kids in the Biosphere Program, activity booklet or read our kids blog visit www.gbbr.ca/education/kids. For more information on these programs contact Delaina at education@gbbr.ca