Grade 6: Who Lives Here?

Experience the diversity of life in the beautiful boreal forest first-hand. Participate in a student-led ‘expedition’ that includes observing life of all forms along the way, from the chorus of frogs in the ‘Frog Bog’, to the carnivorous plants of the ‘Dragon’s Tongue Bog’, to the chance sighting of loons on the pond. Learn about mosses, lichens, mushrooms, plants and trees. Hone observational skills through fun sensory-based games. Learn about mammals and see some of their bones up close. Learn the basics of climate change and see if you can spot all the ways that we at Echo Pond are reducing our greenhouse gas emissions (hint, hint: we have several renewable energy sources!).

The Science portion of the program is based on Unit 4: Diversity of Life.

This program also includes many other classic Echo Pond activities including playing “camouflage”, orienteering with map and compass, wilderness survival and shelter-building, nature journalling, listening to Newfoundland fairy stories, and an evening campfire.

After your visit, use our new illustrated map of Echo Pond as a tool to reflect on what you’ve learned, and deepen your learning.