Values to live by..
Places to look for fun and resources!
School Programs for the Museum are available at: http://www.penticton.ca/assets/Community/School%20Programs.pdf
In the PM, we visited the Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance whose mission is to promote environmental awareness. One of their tasks is to organize and facilitate ECO studies environmental education. Watch for them because they will be advertising this year’s selection of programs before Spring Break.
We were also reminded that the NK’MIP Desert Cultural Centre http://www.nkmipdesert.com/learn/school-and-group-tours/ also offers school programs.
So let’s get our kids in touch with the land around us, our history and the First People’s history, let’s get their hands dirty and measuring, where kids naturally like to be J.
We had a great day! Hope you did too!
Lorraine and the Penticton crowd… small but good crowd J
A teacher (you!) can do research on any topic using the museum’s archived data bank of local artifacts, photos and maps – everything is now digitized – all you have to do is visit J. You can probably find a photo of just about anything in Penticton and area from about 1900 on.
I just wanted to report how our day went in Penticton – Just to be sure that everyone gets the cool information that we collected there. Thanks again to Mr. John Mutter for organizing our day. It was very interesting, and I’m sure that our students will use what they have learned with their students in the future J.
In the AM, Peter Ord at the Penticton Museum and Archives greeted us, and he kindly took us for a tour. They had a military section, nature, geology, archeology, aboriginal artifacts, first settlers store fronts, and a pretend “old” classroom when students can play dress-up.
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A cool site! :: ) http://www.coolinfographics.com/
Check out these beautiful visuals :: )
How to get students seeing the power of data visualization. Enjoy!