Want to hold a tarantula? Want to become a bumblebee? Connecting with nature in the classroom.

Curriculum and PedagogyEnvironmental and Outdoor EducationScience
1 Hour Session
Friday Feb 16   12:30 PM to 01:30 PM (1 hour)
TELUS Spark - Studio 1
Division 1 (Grades 1-3)

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"Using live creatures, biologically correct costumes, and more, we will show you how to truly engage your students with science and nature. When kids get to hold an animal, especially one that is perceived as 'scary,' such as a tarantula, the mental bridge they cross leads them to intense interest, deeper compassion, and personal growth. In this presentation, you can experience this for yourself! We will have various invertebrates to observe and handle as examples of using live creatures as long-term class projects or one-time experiences. 

We will also demonstrate how hands-on activities such as transforming into an insect with an educational costume can enhance learning. Do you know which organs a bumblebee has in its abdomen? You will when we're done!"

Lady Buggy

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