Lesson 3 - Climate Change and our Watersheds

In our first two videos, Know Your Watershed Educator Dave Quinn introduced us to the KYW program, watersheds in general, and the various nutrient cycles that take place in our watersheds. In this lesson we will explore how climate change, one of the biggest challenges facing the planet, is affecting all our watersheds.

In this short video, Winlaw-based Know Your Watershed Educator Shanoon Bennett looks at some of the dramatic effects of climate change being felt in watersheds across the Columbia Basin.

Then the lesson plan will lead you through a short activity to help you better understand some of the causes of, symptoms of, and solutions to climate change that are present right in our very own watersheds.

Lesson Plan 3: Climate Change and our Watersheds

Education news

Education is the more important tool we have to turn the tide on climate change. Thank you for helping to give our youngest advocates the…Read more 
Along the banks of the Arrow Lakes Reservoir, on a lake that is not a lake, we gathered with a group of educators to explore…Read more 
What do extraterrestrials, Earth's ecosystems, and an energetic educator have in common? Wildsight's Classroom with Outdoors program! Classroom with Outdoors encourages students to…Read more 
Wildsight's own Jill Jennings has been awarded an Environmental Education Award of Excellence from the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN)! Jill was one…Read more 
This year, we've had to cut the number of education programs we offer, meaning we'll only be able to support about half as many kids. Our education coordinator, Jill Jennings, reflects on the importance of environmental education for facing the climate crisis to come.Read more 

A journey beyond recycling

September 26, 2023
One of our favourite education programs here at Wildsight is Beyond Recycling, a year-long learning journey that equips kids with the tools and knowledge…Read more 
Read more news

Join The Team

Want to protect wildlife, clean water and wild spaces? Volunteer with us! Wildsight volunteers are a very special group of people who give generously of their time to stuff envelopes, attend rallies, help run events, put up posters, keep tabs on forestry practices in their communities and participate in citizen science initiatives.