SkeenaWild Workshops

SkeenaWild is pleased to be offering FREE classroom workshops to all schools in communities in the Skeena Watershed.  These workshops are led by an experienced enivornmental educator and provide hands-on, interractive experiences that support the current BC curriculum.  Contact Christine Slanz, Education Program Coordinator at (250) 638-0998 or (250) 631-9045 or email to book a workshop.  Click here for a PRINTABLE FLYER

The Life & Times of Skeena Salmon (Grades K-3)
Students learn about the unique life cycle of Skeena Salmon, and discover what salmon need to survive and what makes healthy salmon habitat. Students also experience the obstacles salmon face during their migration through interactive activities. (1.5 hours)

My Watershed, My Home:  Discover the Skeena Watershed (Grades 4-7)
Students will learn about watersheds, their features and their importance, particularly in relation to the Skeena Watershed and its sub-basins. Students will also explore their personal and cultural connections to the Skeena Watershed. (1.5 hours)

Healthy Watershed, Healthy Salmon: A Journey Through the Lakelse Watershed (Gr. 4-8)
Students will review what they know about the water cycle, watersheds, and the salmon life cycle.  They will then take what they have learned and explore the Lakelse Watershed specifically. (1 hour).

Climate Change & Skeena Salmon (Grades 7-12)
Students will learn how climate change is currently impacting the Skeena Watershed and its salmon, including changing conditions in our coastal waters and the North Pacfic. Students will also explore and discuss what we might see in future years and how we can adapt and give our salmon a chance. (1.5 hours)

Consensus Decision-Making for Salmon in the Skeena Watershed (Gr. 8-12)
Students use their critical thinking in a role-playing exercise by considering the different perspectives of various interest groups, and try to come to consensus on how to deal with the dwindling Skeena salmon while best meeting the needs of all the stakeholder groups represented.  Students will be introduced to decision-making, and will learn the value of cooperative decision-making (2 hours)

Healthy Watershed, Healthy Salmon: Water Quality Testing (Grades 5-8)
Students will learn about what makes for a healthy watershed, focusing on water quality testing and monitoring.This workshop will prepare them for the field trip to a local watershed in the spring (1.5 hours)   *It is recommended that students take the “My Watershed, My Home” workshop first.


Healthy Watershed, Healthy Salmon: Be the Solution (Grades 4-9)
Students will participate in an outdoor education experience at a local river or stream and will collect and analyze information on water quality and aquatic insects. Pre- and post- workshops and activities will complement their experience. (1.5 hour each workshop and a half day in the field)