Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation offers activities for students in isolation

The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation is offering a way for parents to keep kids occupied during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The SWF is providing free Saskatchewan-based outdoor educational resources on their website to help families learn about local fish and wildlife.

Shannon Anderson, outdoor education coordinator with the SWF, says they are constantly working on education programming. However during the coronavirus pandemic, they wanted to get the information out as soon as they could.

Anderson says with parents finding themselves now having to home school their kids and entertain them, the SWF hopes to help them out while keeping things educational.

Educational materials range from colouring and activity books, contests, geo-caches, curriculum based ‘classroom’ activities that can be adapted for outdoors or at home, away from crowds of people.

The materials are adaptable to a wide range of age groups from wetland assessments for high school students to making recycled paper for younger students, with all materials relating to conservation.

SWF plans to update resources regularly on their Facebook page. More information can be found here.


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