Aquatic Systems

Looking at your findingsCome participate in a different perspective of an aquatic environment. Haliburton Forest has over 450 wetlands. Students will discover one of these wetlands by a short hike through the forest and venturing over a boardwalk. Students will actively learn about different vertebrates and invertebrates within a wetland ecosystems.

Fortunately enough, Haliburton Forest has many insects, birds, animals, and plants, all contributing to its biodiversity, and waiting to be found. Our skilled staff will provide instruction how to dip the nets, assistance to sort through their findings, and create insight for students. This program will be designed to suit the needs of all ages and educational requirements. This experiential learning process is something a student will never forget. 

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Lily pads - by Sam Allard

Expectations for Grade 11

Biology: Academic
Diversity of Living Things
SE.DSI3 – use appropriate sampling procedures to collect various organisms in a marsh, pond, or other ecosystem, and classify them following the principles of taxonomy

Biology: Applied
Environmental Science
SE. DSI1 – use appropriate sampling techniques to collect specimens in a local environment and classify the specimens by applying them principles of taxonomy

Science: Workplace
Environmental Science
SE.DSI1 – formulate scientific questions about the effects of various conditions and pollutants on aquatic life
SE.DSI2 – conduct and report on an investigation into the effects of pollutants on aquatic life