Aquatic Systems

Facility: Kortright Centre for Conservation
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Program Levels:
Grades 9-12
Course Types:
Afternoon, Day Visit, Morning

Students explore an aquatic environment to discover the organisms that live there.

Through active participation in sampling and inventory techniques, students will conduct an analysis of the biological communities of an aquatic environment. Students will work in teams using a variety of collecting equipment.

students collect aquatic habitat samples at Kortright Centre

Conservation concerns regarding aquatic environments will be stressed throughout the program. The full day program allows for a more in depth analysis at two different sites.

Students will complete in-stream work. Hip waders are provided but old clothes are suggested. Programs always have an outdoor component. Groups should dress for the conditions on the day of their visit. Before your visit, please discuss the importance of dressing appropriately for outdoor activities. On days of inclement weather the program will be modified to include some indoor activities along with the outdoor components.

Full or Half Day, April to November

Curriculum Connections:

  • Biology – Sustainable Ecosystems (Grade 9: Acad.) / Sustainable Ecosystems and Human Activity (Appli.); Diversity of Living Things (Grade 11: U Prep.)