The Grade 9 Science class was joined by the Toronto Wildlife Centre! The students examined their relationship with wildlife in the city learning about how the TWC rescues and releases diverse animals back into our wild city.
In the pictures, the students were asked questions where they had to take a thoughtful position: agree, disagree or neutral. The questions related to wildlife in the city. The students then learned about how our built environment impacts the habitats of wildlife from coyotes to songbirds. We often do not stop to reflect that Toronto is a giant ecosystem with micro-habitats. Did you know that the reflection of trees on windows can be mistaken for trees? Check-out this article from TWC for more information on how to protect our bird populations from window collisions.
The students thoughtfully engaged and many asked about opportunities to volunteer at the TWC! The TWC serves an important community need and we were incredibly grateful for the program they delivered.