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1 Introduction to your upcoming field trip!

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3 Weaselhead History The Weaselhead / Glenmore Park Preservation Society was officially formed in The Weaselhead Society is a non-profit society that serves to preserve the area and to protect the integrity of south Calgary's water supply.

4 Weaselhead Water One in five Albertans get their drinking water from the Weaselhead Area!

5 Ring Road Map: A threat to the Weaselhead Natural Environment Area The SW Calgary Ring Road is planned to run along the west boundary of the Weaselhead. It will negatively effect south Calgary's drinking water quality, the plants and animals in the Weaselhead and the park user experience.

6 Weaselhead Plants and Animals With five habitats there are over 1000 different species of plants and animals in the Weaselhead Park.

7 Please visit our website Learn about the Environmental and Social Concerns of the current design and write a letter to the Province encouraging them to do better. Learn about the species effected on our Species Index.

8 Pre-trip Preparation Set up a journal for the day! Include your worksheets and an extra sheet for plant and animal observations. Be sure you have something to write on and write with.

9 What to bring? Appropriate running shoes and layered clothing for cold, wet and/or hot weather Water bottle Snack Lunch for full day trips If you don’t want to sit on the ground, bring something dry to sit on Journal (worksheets) Something to write with and write on THE ENTIRE FIELD TRIP IS OUTSIDE! COME PREPARED!

10 Behaviour Expectations 1.Remain in the assigned group and keep in sight of supervisors at all times. 2.There is always an adult leader in the lead and at the end of the group. 3.NEVER remove natural items from the area. Vegetation, insects, mammal, bird, reptile and amphibian life is to be respected and left in the natural habitat. 4.Leave no trace of our visit. All litter must be brought out by you.

11 Behaviour Expectations 5.Unsafe behaviour such as tripping, wrestling, and teasing is unacceptable and may result in withdrawal from the activity. 6.Cooperation by listening, participating in group discussions, observing and recording is expected during the learning experience. 7.Each adult is expected to participate in the activities and provide due safety and care for each of the students. 8.Pets are not permitted on the field trip.

12 Terms to Know Bio = Living Diversity = Variety of different things Biodiversity: The variety or abundance of different living things. Ecological Footprint: Human impact. A larger footprint equals a greater negative impact on the environment. Goal = Reduce your Ecological Footprint

13 Thank You for coming to the Weaselhead Park for your Field Trip! We look forward to your visit!


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