Life Linked to Spring: Leader's Manual

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Eamer, Claire
Osmond-Jones, Megan
Badger, Kelly
CAFF , Educational series
This manual and its associated pocket field guide look at the processes and some of the organisms closely linked with spring. Since spring itself is a process of change over a fairly short period of time, the field guide focuses on the broad categories of spring changes, with examples (plants, birds, animals) that help students see and understand the details of those changes. The leader s manual provides background information about the processes, the organisms and some of the changes and threats that could affect Arctic ecosystems and biodiversity as they are linked to spring. In addition, the manual includes a number of challenges and projects designed to get young people either individually or in groups out on the land and actively investigating the natural world around them. Appendix A provides more detailed information about the organisms in the pocket field guide. Appendix B provides printable worksheets for some of the suggested activities.