Wildlife Safe Homes Project with Brackendale Elementary School



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This blog-style webpage features project-based learning examples from schools across our district that demonstrate our common goal for educational excellence:


"We will create safe, purposeful and powerful learning environments in order that all students can think critically, create, collaborate, contribute and learn."divider

After learning about bears, Shannon Fieldhouse and her Kindergarten and Grade One students together came up with the criteria for a “wildlife safe” home. They learned all about attractants – those tasty treats that wildlife love to eat. With their criteria in hand, they went to a nearby neighbour’s home in Brackendale. Once on-site, students used their lists to check whether the home followed their wildlife safety criteria and to offer advice to the homeowners about how to improve the safety of their yard.  Although these folks are usually very wildlife conscious, Mrs. Fieldhouse figured that there would be lots for the students to find and correct.


If you would like to audit your own yard, please feel free to use this criteria checklist to improve the safety of your home.