INDIGENOUS SCIENCE - Teaching Science in a First Nations Context

In this workshop, the presenter will share some field trips she has taken on Indigenous lands in North America, and suggest some for your science class in the Victoria area.  

There will be group discussion about teaching science via stories in Middle and High school.  Topics that will be covered with take-away assignments that you may give your class are:  "the Spirit Bear and Gene Mutations", "Native Plants, Native Healing (plants used as medicine)", "Nutritional value of foods found in nature", "Depletion of Herring and Global Warming", "Eelgrass: Candy of the Sea", etc.  A list of Astronomy resources will be shared as well (available through the Aboriginal Nations Education Library at SD61, or online).  

Come join us! 

Please Bring:

Pencil, pen, calculator, laptop

Target Audience

Grades 6-12


10:15 AM - 12:14 PM
Room 2223
École John Stubbs Memorial School

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  • SD61- Mt Doug Secondary School
    Susan Smith

    Susan has been a math, science and physics teacher for many years both in Ontario and B.C.  She currently teaches at Mount Douglas Secondary School, and loves the creative side of her job!  She has given workshops at the University of Waterloo and the University of Victoria on topics in math and science.  Susan also loves to hike, kayak, SUP, cook and read.  She looks forward to sharing her ideas with other teachers!