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 12

The Environment and Resource Management
Geographic Foundations: Space and Systems
SE.BKU1 – describe selected relationships among the earth's diverse natural systems
SE.BKU4 – identify the factors that contribute to the survival of a species within an ecosystem
SE.DPS2 – explain interactions between producers, consumers, and decomposers within a selected ecosystem
SE.DPS3 – analyse how various factors contribute to the fragility and/or resilience of selected ecosystems
SE.LTA3 – analyse how the distinctive natural features of the local ecosystem interact
SE.LTA4 – illustrate how a combination of biotic and abiotic factors and processes produces a selected ecosystem

The Environment and Resource Management (Workplace)
Geographic Foundations: Space and Systems
SE.BKU4 – explain the role played by producers, consumers, and decomposers in relationships among organisms
SE.LTA1 – describe a local bioregion and selected ecosystems within it and identify the biome within which it is located
SE.LTA3 – predict the effects on biodiversity of the destruction of selected natural habitats

Human-Environment Interactions
SE.BKU2 – explain ways in which people and other living organisms are dependent on the natural environment
SE.DPS3 – determine how selected human activities alter the natural environments
SE.LTA1 – describe examples of responsible environmental behaviour in aspects of daily life
SE.LTA3 – identify positive contributions humans have made to the environment

Global Connections
SE.BKU1 – explain the concept of stewardship and how it related to the sustainability of the resources of the global commons