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Salmon Forever Conference - October 25th, 2019

Sep 11, 2019 jjamison
Salmon Forever

About this Event

The Kingfisher Interpretive Centre Society is hosting a Provincial Pro-d event for the Oct. 25th Provincial Day. All of the morning sessions will take place at AL Fortune Secondary School in Enderby with two venue options for the afternoon. Participants are able to choose either outdoor field studies at the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre or remain at AL Fortune for in-class “salmonars”. The three unifying themes are:

• Educating Beyond Fear and Confusion about Climate Change: Developing Community Resilience

 Dr Milt McClaren – emeritus professor SFU

• Indigenous perspectives on Bringing Salmon Back to Life

 Dr Bill Cohen – Okanagan College

• Salmon Study – The Newly Revised BC Curriculum - harmonizing the study of salmon with the new curriculum, emphasizing place based learning, competency based learning and inquiry learning.

 Dr Nan Stevens – TRU

K-12 teachers and post-secondary students are invited to attend. Lunch, coffee and snacks will be provided.

Afternoon Venue: Kingfisher Interpretive Centre

Bussing will be provided to the field site and you will have the choice of participating in three of the following 30 minute learning stations:

• Watershed Model

• Aquatic Invertebrate Monitoring (Bug Soup)

• Bits about birds

• Indigenous traditional fishing methods

• Indigenous Story Telling (To Be Confirmed [TBC])

• The Interior Cedar Hemlock Rainforest Walk ~ A Little About a Lot

• Best practices for walking field studies (TBC)

• Ask a Fisheries Biologist (TBC)

• Campfire comfort and song (TBC)

• Salmon Station

Afternoon Venue: AL Fortune Secondary

AL Fortune Secondary will offer small group, one hour "salmonars" for those who choose to delve deeper into the keynote topics with presenters.

A session on journaling with David Barnum of UBCO will also be an option. The journaling session isn’t about drawing perfect flowers but an overview of how we can support students to express their wonderings, thinking and understanding of environmental experiences.

Each topic will be offered twice.

For full biographies and workshop descriptions please visit the KICS website at .

Special thanks go to:

  • School District 83 North Okanagan/Shuswap for their contribution of busing and the venue.
  • North Okanagan/Shuswap Teachers' Association
  • Splatsin Chief and Council
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Simon Fraser University
  • University of BC Okanagan
  • Thompson Rivers University
  • Okanagan College


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