Interactions in the environment, survival and reproduction and natural selection are some of the big concepts for Grade 4-7 science education. We encourage you to use these sturgeon resources to bring a local example to your classroom.
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The NWSRI has a growing library of videos about sturgeon, including our own YouTube Channel! Please Subscribe to our Youtube Channel to stay connected when we publish new videos.
Every Sturgeon Counts focuses on First Nations and sturgeon, the Boat Kit Program, conservation and habitat of sturgeon. Download the video resource sheet to help you navigate the content of the video. We encourage educators to view the video before showing to young learners to ensure the content is at a level suited for you students.
This video series has content that would support educators of young learners to understand Nechako White Sturgeon better. The content of these videos was geared more for older student, and may be too advanced for Kindergarten to Grade 3 students. We encourage educators to watch the videos to learn about sturgeon and find the ares that their students would benefit from.
These one-page resources have activity ideas, add additional information about a specific topic, and lead to additional learning.
Set-Line (new in 2021)
Spawn Monitoring (new in 2021)
The fully developed Sturgeon Curriculum is a comprehensive program that covers all aspects of sturgeon biology and ecology plus lessons and information on the Nechako Watershed, land use impacts and riparian zones.
The curriculum includes: Background materials, Presentations, Lesson Plans, Activity Sheets, Answer Keys, Field Trip suggestions, and suggestions for Inquiry projects.
The Presentations are PDF slideshows that can be viewed on your Smartboard or on any computer. Download them to save for later or to share.
The Lessons include background information along with activities and links to additional resources.
If you only have a short amount of time to dedicate to sturgeon, but you want to touch on the main areas of conservation for sturgeon, then complete Unit 1 of this curriculum. It provides a good overview of sturgeon and watersheds.
1-1: Intro to NWS
2-2: Riparian Zones
2-4: Habitat and Humans
2-6: Field Trip Ideas
Lessons and Activity Sheets
3-1: External Anatomy
3-2: Life Cycle
3-4: Sturgeon Decline
3-5: Guest Speaker Ideas
We have a Field Kit available on loan to teachers in SD91. This kit is great for in-classroom as well as outdoor classroom lessons on sturgeon biology and life history, stream health, and aquatic invertebrates. Appropriate for all grade levels. Click here to see the list of items in the kit.
The Storm Drain Painting program is a great way to get kids outside doing hands-on habitat stewardship work for sturgeon, other fish and fish habitat. Stencils, paint and other supplies are available to teachers who want to take their students out to paint storm drains in their community. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to organize. Read more about this program on the Storm Drain page.
Feel free to stop by the Nechako White Sturgeon Conservation Centre or book at tour, to more about sturgeon biology, the hatchery and the watershed by circulating through the outdoor information signs.
The NWSRI has a collection of interpretive signs throughout the watershed, in different locations on Fraser Lake, Stuart Lake and the Nechako River. View these interpretive signs to help you plan your next field trip. The interpretive signs at the NWS Conservation Centre provide a general overview of many of the aspects related to sturgeon aquaculture, the hatchery, the Nechako watershed and sturgeon biology.