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Theme:Water Attitudes
Location:The Pines
Map #:41
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Students will be introduced to ways in which you can minimize your impact while enjoying activities near or on the water and why it is important.

Key Messages

  • Minimizing our impact while camping will keep our water sources clean for future use
  • Litter and bacteria in the water can be harmful to animals and humans who live or camp in these areas
  • Responsible recreational use of our waterways is important.

Ontario Curriculum Connections

Science and Technology
  • Understanding Life Systems, Grade 4 (Habitats and Communities)
    • analyze the positive and negative impacts of human interactions with natural habitats and communities, taking different perspectives into account, and evaluate ways of minimizing the negative impacts
    • identify reasons for depletion or extinction of a plant or animal species (e.g. changes in or destruction of its habitat), evaluate the impacts on the rest of the natural community, and propose possible actions for preventing such depletions or extinctions from happening
    • identify factors that affect the ability of plants and animals to survive in a specific habitat
    • describe structural adaptations that allow plants and animals to survive in specific habitats
  • Understanding Earth and Space Systems, Grade 5 (Conservation of energy and  Resources)
    • analyze the long-term impacts on society and the environment of human uses of energy and natural resources, and suggest ways to reduce these impacts
    • identify renewable and non-renewable sources of energy


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