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Online Resources

Virtual Field Trips 

When Milner Gardens & Woodland closed due to the situation with COVID-19,  Shoots with Roots co-ordinator Pam Murray began creating and sharing Virtual Field Trip videos, which have been shared via our YouTube and Facebook pages.  
Each virtual field trip aims to connect children with nature at their homes, and is linked to the BC curriculum.  The first video is below, but you can find all twelve on our YouTube channel !

Other Online Resources

If you're looking for additional ways to help the children in your lives connect with nature online, here are several other organizations that also offer online nature-based educational content and activities:

Ecoforestry Institute Society - based at Wildwood Ecoforest in Cedar, EIS offers free weekly videos and nature journal activities for use by teachers and parents to help children learn about Vancouver Island's forest ecosystems.

Royal BC Museum Learning Portal - The Learning Portal is for learners of all ages but much of it aligns with BC K-12 school curriculum and relates to the natural history of British Columbia.  The RBCM offers various other resources for online learning as well.

The Robert Bateman Foundation  - Offers online resources for helping children learn about nature while also developing art skills.

Exploring By the Seat Of Your Pants - Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants aims to inspire the next generation of scientists, explorers and conservationists by bringing science, exploration, adventure and conservation into classrooms through virtual speakers and field trips with leading experts across the globe.

Vancouver Aquarium Webcams
 - Hang out with, and learn about, the critters at the Vancouver Aquarium without leaving your house.

SeaDoc Society - based on Orcas Island in Washington state, the SeaDoc Society provides resources to allow homebound students to explore the Salish Sea through videos and activities. 

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