SKILLS AND GAMES
Low organized outdoor games that can be adapted to different settings and age groups.
Most of these games are suitable for any season and age group.
Traditional outdoor games to make winter more fun!
Introduce students of all ages to the basics of navigation, map making, and orienteering.
OUTDOOR SCIENCE INQUIRY
Bird and Waterfowl Key / Oiseaux et sauvagine au FortWhyte
This pictorial guide will help you to identify songbirds and waterfowl common in the Winnipeg area.
Aquatic Critter Key / Animaux aquatiques
Grab an aquarium net and container and discover what kinds of insects and invertebrates can be found in the water!
Grassland Critter Key / Les bestioles de la prairie
Grab a butterfly net and sweep it through the grass to find insects and spiders of the grassland.
Plant Identification Key
This is a simple dichotomous key for middle years - high school students that works well in aspen parkland forests similar to those found at FortWhyte Alive.
Animal Tracks Key/ Les traces d'animaux
Who left those tracks in the snow or mud? Sleuth out the visitors to your schoolyard with this easy key.
FortWhyte's in house guide to local flora and fauna, en français!
Weather Monitoring Data Sheet
FortWhyte's simple data sheet for recording daily weather from your own weather station.
Five Kingdoms Trading Cards: Bacteria/Monera and Protista
These trading cards can be used as templates for student projects when teaching the Diversity of Living Things unit (Grade 6). Use the cards in Go Fish for a fun classroom game.
Grow onions in a variety of water samples to draw conclusions about water quality.
Find out what kinds of salt are best for melting snow.
Track the timing of the first leaves to appear in spring.
Ecosystem Photo Hunt
Students take outdoor photos to create a comic on Comic Life that teaches others about ecosystems.
How Much Water is in the Snow?
Students will collect snow samples and find out how much water there is in the snow.