Category Archives: Wildlife Management

Welcome to Wildlife Management 10/20!

Welcome to Wildlife Management 10/20!  Below, I have listed important sites for you to become very familiar with and why:

  1.  WordPress (the same blog site that I am using) – I require you to start your own wordpress blog – this will be a site that we will use from here on out for all of your science classes.  You will be required to make a page for Biology  (I will show you how to do this).
  2. Snapchat – search cooperscience – you will see a photo of Tyson!
  3. Read over the rubric very carefully!

 

In this course we will focus on the following foundational objectives:

  1. To demonstrate safety practices while engaged in outdoor experiences.
  2. To develop values that will increase an appreciation and respect for wildlife.
  3. To understand the role and obligations of government agencies, interest groups and individuals to preserve wildlife.
  4. To examine issues and opinions as to how wildlife should be managed.
  5. To develop skills that allow students to appreciate the natural world through direct experiences.
  6. To examine relationships between wildlife species and humans and how populations are affected.
  7. To research the structure, diversity, behaviour and habitat of Saskatchewan wildlife species.
  8. To create an awareness of and respect for laws that regulate human interaction with and exploitation of wildlife.
  9. To cultivate an appreciation and understanding of how other cultures view wildlife.
  10. To develop workplace skills, knowledge and attitudes in wildlife management that may lead to successful employment.
  11. To recognize how the work skills developed in the classroom will be used to meet workplace expectations.
  12. To be aware of the career opportunities in the field of wildlife management that exist in Saskatchewan and other provinces.
  13. To integrate classroom learning with work-related learning.
  14. To increase awareness of employability skills as they relate to the work environment.
  15. To understand how skills acquired in school may transfer to the workplace.
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Summary of Learning (Final Assessment)

Note:  This assessment has been adapted from Dr. Alec Couros and Katia Hildebrandt’s Summary of Learning that they have their students perform at the University of Regina.

Students will produce an artifact (e.g., narrative, slide deck, audio, video, concept map, other visual, etc.) that summarizes the learning experience in this course. The artifact should reference significant course experiences (e.g., units that we have studied, Science in the News topics and how they relate to our course, discussions, labs, trips, fire building, etc.). Your own recorded live audio and/or video is required. Students may work with a partner for this activity; suggested a length of artifact = 5-7 min for individuals, 8-10 in pairs. In some cases, the format will necessitate artifacts of shorter or longer duration – please consult me if your project will fall outside of these parameters.

Due date: Students will share these artifacts to their blogs prior to the final assessment date.  We will present our Summary of Learning to each other during the scheduled final assessment block.

Course weight:  As this is a final assessment, your Summary of Learning holds a weight of 20% – Grade 10’s                         25% – Grade 11’s                          30% – Grade 12’s

Please pay attention to the assessment rubric.  DO NOT WAIT until the end of the course to begin your assessment, this is designed for you to work on throughout the entire course.  You will be given SOME time to work on this at the end of the course (during what would have been your review classes). 

Some examples are below (these are from a few courses that I took at university, therefore the subject matter is not Environmental Science, however, the final product will give you an idea of what I expect).

Try using iMovie or Movie Maker:

Maybe you could make a song!

How about creating a game?

Or using something like PowToon!

 

OR you could create something like Prince Ea:

 You will present your summary of learning during the scheduled final exam time slot!