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Time for Field School Friday!

Where last week was all about trips to the hatchery and lessons about bats, this week was super interesting with chemistry labs on ocean acidification and lessons on stream ecology. Go follow @raincoastfieldschool for videos and photos of what the kids have been doing.

#fieldschool #raincoastfieldschool #tofinofieldschool #ukeefieldschool #raincoast #outdooreducation #outdoorlearning #stem #stemed #stemeducation #fieldtrips #outdoorclassroom #outdoored #naturedbasedlearning #natureplay #handsonlearning #experientiallearning #getoutside
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Waterfowl Surveys have begun 🦆🦆🦆
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Each Fall and Winter we take to the water to count waterfowl in and around the Tofino Mudflats Wildlife Management Area. Our first day of surveying was a bit drizzly but we still found many different species of waterfowl, counting Mallards, American Wigeon and Bufflehead. Our Waterfowl Surveys provide a baseline for the mudflats area which will be useful for future management decisions concerning human impacts on the Tofino Mudflats Wildlife Management Area.

Waterfowl Surveys are one of the Raincoast Education Society's Research Projects. Thank you to @naturetrustbc_westcoast and @clayoquotbiospheretrust  for your support of this project.

#research #waterfowl #tofino #science #clayoquot #tofinomudflats #birds #birding #winter #fieldwork #sciencenerd #researcher #researchproject #ecology #environmental #biodiversity #ecosystems #scienceisawesome #scicomm #sciencecommunication #sciencelife
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Watching a bear from the safety of the @thorntoncreek boardwalk is an unforgettable experience. Just another day with @raincoastfieldschool !

THIS bear is interesting because it pauses to look at us. Often the bears seen at Thornton Creek Hatchery are used to people and ignore the onlookers completely. This is called HABITUATION. Habituated wildlife are less afraid of people and more likely to get into trouble.
Thornton creek Hatchery deals with habituation by having very strict animal-watching times and areas protected by electric fencing.

You can hear the adults shshing the kids in the video. If we weren't in the safe viewing space the hatchery affords we would "scare not stare". By shooing animals away we keep them wary of humans, making a safer interaction for the next human they encounter.

#wildsafe #bears #raincoastfieldschool #bearwatching #thorntoncreekhatchery #fieldtrip #learningoutside #bearsafe #wildlifevideo #animalsofinstagram #animals #animalphotography #tofino #yourtofino #ucluelet #animalpics #blackbear #salmon #outside #Hellobc #explorevi
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A little deer fern for ya!

Nuučaanuł /Nuu-chah-nulth Leaves & Language has been so great! Thanks to everyone who came to the first two events. If you are looking for more language practice and learning with Gisele you're in luck; we have two more this fall!

Click the link in our bio for the event details 🍃

#language #indigenous #leavesandlanguage #nuuchahnulth #tlaoquiaht #tofino #culturaleducation #firstnationslanguage #firstnations
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Fieldschool-Friday!
Each week we lead FREE field trips with Wickaninnish Community School and Ucluelet Elementary School classes.

Make sure you follow @raincoastfieldschool to see what fieldschool was all about this week!

#tofino #ukee #ucluelet #fieldschool #raincoastfieldschool #fieldtrip #outdooreducation
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