Activities

We are a curious species by nature and thrive with informal learning that takes place … at home, in our communities, in parks and playgrounds, and in science centres. Science East’s Envirothon NB activities are designed to promote stewardship of natural resources and to encourage the development of critical thinking, cooperative problem-solving, and decision-making skills required to achieve and maintain natural balance between the quality of life and the quality of the environment. We tend to learn better when we have the opportunity to “do” activities and are actively engaged in our learning.

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Outdoor Odyssey – The Forest Chronicles

In this Eco-Lab – Tree Identification , you will gain knowledge on the parts and tissues of a tree, twig, and leaf and be able to explain how a tree grows. Learn what dendrochronology is and how it can be used to understand past environmental conditions. Be able to identify common tree species without a key, and identify specific or unusual trees using a key.

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English / French

Outdoor Odyssey – The Wildlife Chronicles

In this Eco-Lab – Signs of Wildlife, you are asked to find signs of wildlife that might live around you, or in a landscape that you visit recreationally. This includes photographic evidence of tracks or other signs that point towards an animal’s presence (not domestic pets). Your observations should make note of your reasoning for the ID in the “notes” field of your observation.

Trash or Treasure?

Did you know that each individual in New Brunswick sends 659kg of wastes to the landfill annually? This is more than the weight of a dairy cow! Why don’t you try our activity: Trash or Treasure ?

Can you find ways to reuse or recycle your household items?

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English / French