Seaquaria Educational Resource Centre
WFT has joined the Seaquaria in Schools program, created and run by WestWind SeaLab Supplies, which brings local marine
ecosystems into schools through permanent aquaria and
curriculum-linked programming. The program fosters environmental awareness, engagement, respect and
stewardship, while optimizing joint multi-disciplinary learning of teachers,
students, and the community. The goal of the
program is to help build a society that cares about the environment
both emotionally and in practice, and to provide the basis for
enduring learning skills in a changing world.
WestWind has been running the program for over 9 years, and 23 schools and community centres are currently involved.
Field components and liaison with other education programs have been built by WestWind through collaboration with teachers and the SeaChange Marine Conservation Society.
This project will build teaching resource materials and create an environmental education network to enable the broader application and development of the Seaquaria program and foster its integration with other related environmental education programs. A workshop with teachers and facilitators was held at Tillicum Elementary School in August of 2007 to introduce resources, and facilitate their use and testing. Moreover, a technical workshop was held at Lansdowne Middle School to help volunteers and teachers better maintain the seaquaria.
This webpage provides resources for teachers, volunteers, and students with which they can explore the many uses of seaquaria. Please contact the webmaster if you have any questions, comments, or difficulties with the linked documents below.
Explore Seaquaria in Schools on Flickr