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Earth and Environmental Sciences

Information Technology Volunteer Activities

Brain Buster Virtual Quiz

Students participate in a series of exciting virtual quizzes.

Earth & Environmental Science Volunteer Activities

Invasive Species in Hamilton Harbour

Students will be introduced to ecosystems and the differences between native and invasive species, with a focus on fish that can be found in Hamilton Harbour.

Earth & Environmental Science Volunteer Activities

Daily and Seasonal Changes

Students learn about daily and seasonal changes through group discussion, songs, drawing and interactive demonstrations.

Biology Volunteer Activities

Storytime - Microscope Fun

Read "Greg's Microscope" and learn about microscopes by building your own.

Storytime - Butterfly Life Cycle

Storytime - Butterfly Life Cycle

Read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and learn about the different steps in the life cycle of a butterfly.

Storytime - Who Likes the Wind?

Storytime - Who Likes the Wind?

Read "Who Likes the Wind?" and learn about wind and renewable energy.

Storytime - Cloud in a Jar

Storytime - Cloud in a Jar

Read "The Cloud Spinner" and learn about the water cycle in nature.

Biology Volunteer Activities

Food Web Jenga

Students will learn about food chains and trophic levels, and then gain an appreciation for the complexity and interconnectedness of ecosystems and how food chains are affected by environmental events using a game of Jenga with colour-coded blocks.

Earth & Environmental Science Volunteer Activities

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Students will go on an outdoor scavenger hunt to find things related to nature and the environment.

Earth & Environmental Science Volunteer Activities

Nature BINGO

Students will go outdoors to search for various natural objects and living things, and try to be the first person to get a BINGO.

Earth & Environmental Science Volunteer Activities

Summer Time Bucket List

Students will do a variety of activities listed on their "Summer Time Bucket List" and try to check off as many activities as possible over the course of the summer break.

Earth & Environmental Science Volunteer Activities

Oil Spill

Students learn about animals in water, human impacts, and are given materials to attempt to clean up a cooking oil spill.

Earth & Environmental Science Volunteer Activities

Seed Dispersal

Students examine seeds, make predictions on how they disperse and create a simple seed carrier that flies like a maple key.

Chemistry Volunteer Activities

Chromatography Butterfly (Virtual kit drop-off)

Watch water flow up a coffee filter and separate the dye in a permanent marker, then create a butterfly with the end result.

Earth & Environmental Science Volunteer Activities

Cloud Mobile (Virtual kit drop-off)

Learn about clouds and how they form, then create a model of various clouds at their specific altitudes.