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Harbour Publishing
Madeira Park, BC
Phone: (604) 883-2730
Fax: (604) 883-9451
Toll-Free: 1-800-667-2988

    Anne Cameron, BC author, provides traditional northwest coast native legends for children, with colourful illustrations.
    Age: 6+ Cost: $6.95

Raincoast Book Distribution Ltd.
Vancouver, BC
Phone: (604) 323-7100
Toll-Free: 1-800-663-5714
Fax: (604) 323-2600

  • HONOUR SONG: A Tribute. Author Barbara Hager’s book profiles 16 prominent Inuit, First Nations and Metis people. Teachers use Honour Song in their First Nations 12 course. Cost: $16.95

Canadian Content
c/o Pacific Edge Publishing
Gabriola, BC
Phone: 604-247-8806
Fax: 604-247-8299
The Wolf Family. A traditional Coast Salish legend about a creature that can be both human and wolf. The Wolf-Man is lonely and wants to have friends but he thinks the village people will not accept him as he is. Transforming to his human form, he joins the young people of the village and falls in love with X’pey, a young Native woman. Cost: $5.00.




4-H Resource Library
Penticton, BC
Phone: (604) 492-1320
Fax: (604) 492-1309
SIMFARM is an interactive farm management computer program that allows users to develop a farm operation of their choice.


Food and Fisheries

The BC Dairy Foundation home page contains information about their workshops, programs and materials.

Moo Milk
An adventure into the dairy industry.


Island Press
Covelo, CA.
Phone: 1-800-828-1302.
The New Complete Guide to Environmental Careers. Provides information on career opportunities, job hunting, and career strategies.

Edge Interactive Publishing
Scarborough, ON
Phone: (416) 494-3343
Fax: (416) 494-0949

    An easy-to-use multimedia CD-ROM, that helps students print letters and applications, search all colleges and universities, or source thousands of scholarships. Students may also visit campuses on the Multimedia Campus Tour, and find information on hundreds of careers. Offers profiles on over 200 Canadian colleges and universities. Free demo CD available.
    Ministry of Education
    Program Standards & Education Resources Branch
    Phone: (250) 952-4460
    Toll-Free: 1-800-282-7955
  • CAREERS IN WOOD. An interactive career exploration resource kit including a CD-ROM, video, and website link. Copies have been distributed free to secondary schools and community skills centres.

Post-Secondary Application Service of British Columbia (PASBC)
Contact: Ken Faris
Phone: 604-828-4781
Explore CD - A CD-ROM containing information about post-secondary institutions was mailed to every secondary school in BC. Students, counselors and teachers have career program descriptions at their fingertips.


Educational Resources in Career Studies

A large hyperlinked chart guides one through the career search process. Journey through an assessment quiz, occupational research, decision making, employer contact, and job offers. Includes career profiles and personal anecdotes, as well as a set of links to other Internet career resources.

A career information database, this site lists available jobs and provides career advice plus an on-line magazine. There’s even a “Personal Search Agent” that will search for specific types of jobs.



Canadian Forestry Association
Ottawa, ON 
Phone: (613) 232-1815 Fax: 232-4210
Friends of the Forest.
Two boys learn about natural versus synthetic products, forest communities, stewardship and conservation. Program includes summary, curriculum tie-ins, pre-story and story activities, worksheets and questions. For audiences aged
6 to 9 years.

Kids Can Press
Toronto, Ontario
Phone: (416) 925-5437
Contact: Jane Drake, Ann Love or Pat Cupples

    This book introduces kids to the people, machines and environmental concerns of forestry and helps them appreciate the work involved in bringing forest products to their homes. The book explains the complexity of the forest ecosystem, regeneration, fire control, harvesting methods, transportation, the workings of a small sawmill and papermill and the importance of wilderness. Ages: 7-10. Cost: $14.95.
    New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy
    Fredericton, New Brunswick
    Phone: (506) 453-2614
    Fax: (506) 457-4881
  • HOUSE - WHERE, WHY & HOW: A Child’s Guide to the Origins of Everyday Stuff (1993). Narrated from the tree’s perspective as it grows in the forest, travels to the mill, and becomes part of a new house. Ages: 6+. Length: 9 minutes. Cost: Loan (video).

Moving Images
Vancouver, BC
Phone: (604) 684-3014
A CUT ABOVE: MY GRANDFATHER WAS A LOGGER. A look at the logging industry on Vancouver Island through the eyes of Mike Tardiff, a third-generation forest industry worker. (25 min. video)

Harbour Publishing
Madeira Park, BC
Phone: 604-883-2730
Fax: 604-883-9451
Toll free: 1-800-667-2988
Now You’re Logging! by Bus Griffiths. Classic cartoons that not only illustrate old-time logging methods but tell a rousing tale from the “golden age” of the BC forest industry. Cost: $19.95.

HarperCollins Canada Ltd.
Scarborough, ON
Phone: 1-800-387-0117 Fax: 1-800-668-5788
Cost: $16.50
One Day in the Woods is a story of a young urban girl discovering the forest. The book describes forest life and encourages an appreciation for its holistic values.

Naturescape British Columbia
Ministry of Environment, Lands
and Parks
Victoria, BC
Phone: 1-800-387-9853
Naturescape Kit. Students learn to restore, maintain and protect wildlife habitat at home or at school with a Naturescape kit. This kit helps create a more wildlife-friendly environment. Cost: $15.

Acorn Naturalists
Tustin, CA
Phone: 1-800-422-8886
Fax: 1-800-452-2802
EYEWITNESS BEAR VIDEO. In classic eyewitness style, this 35-minute video provides new insights into an animal that humans both fear and love. Ages: 7 and up. Cost: $9.95.

Canadian Content
c/o Pacific Edge Publishing
Gabriola, BC
Phone: 604-247-8806
Fax: 604-247-8299
Animal Activity Books for Young Learners — Arctic Animals, Desert Animals, Grassland Animals, Northern Forest Animals, and Ocean Animals. These books introduce students to animals that live in five different regions around the
world. Both the information and the activities will help children discover how the animals obtain food, shelter and defend
themselves from enemies. Teachers will find the glossary at the end of each resource a useful review. Cost: $7.95 each.


Bear Den
All you may want to know about bears.

Children’s Butterfly Site
Loaded with pictures, facts and additional resources.

National Wildlife Federation
The Kids page features articles from the environmental magazine, Ranger Rick.

ZooNet for Kids
Many animal/zoo activities and programs.

Journey North
Minneapolis, MN
Phone: (612) 339-6959 fax (612) 339-7056 
Spring’s Journey North on the Information Superhighway. An Internet-based learning adventure that engages students in a global study of wildlife migration: bald eagles, monarch butterflies, sea turtles, songbirds, peregrine falcons, caribou, and loons. Available at the following free Internet sites:
For schools without access to the Internet (and e-mail services), please fax to the above number.

BC SPCA - Kids Helping Animals
Things you can do to help animals.

Smokey the Bear
Smokey’s home page.

Rainforest Heroes
The rainforests and how your actions can change the world.

National Atlas on Schoolnet
Interactive learning about Canadian issues including the Boreal Forest and Wildlife at Risk.



Natural Resources Canada
Minerals and Metals Sector
Ottawa, ON
Phone: (613) 943-0555
Fax: (613) 952-7501
Free posters illustrating mine operations.
Map 900A. Free map shows the principal mining areas of Canada.
Free Fact Sheets on various minerals.

Mining Association of Canada (MAC)
What Metals and Minerals Mean to Canadians. Mining in Canada: Facts & Figures. Guide for Environmental Practice. Free publications describing facets of the mining industry in Canada.
Transformations. This video may be borrowed for 30 days at no charge or purchased for $6 plus shipping.


Contains information about the Mining Association’s education programs that complement a variety of school curriculum subjects.

Black Hills Power and Light
A description of coal mining with pictures.

The Mineral Gallery

Smithsonian Gem and Mineral Collection

Natural Resources Canada - Kids Site - Minerals and Metals at Home!
Discover the importance of minerals and metals in our daily lives.

The Virtual Cave
Browse the mineral wonders unique to the cave environment.



Energy Publications c/o Canada Communication Group
Ottawa, ON
Phone: (819) 995-2943
Toll Free: 1-800-387-2000
Fax: (819) 994-1498

  • ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION FUELS IN CANADA. This free booklet provides an overview of alternative transportation fuels used in Canada today. Grades: 7-12.
  • NATURAL GAS. A free booklet which summarizes natural gas as a transportation fuel choice. Grades: 4-12.
  • CONVENTIONAL FUELS. A free publication which describes the production and use of oil-based fuels. Grades: 7-12.

Petroleum Communication Foundation
Calgary, AB
Phone: (403) 264-6064
Fax: (403) 237-6286

  • DID YOU KNOW? BRITISH COLUMBIA'S PETROLEUM INDUSTRY. This pamphlet provides an overview of BC’s petroleum industry. Grades: 7-12. Cost: no charge for a single copy, $25 for 100.
  • BACKGROUNDER: CANADA BENEFITS. A background paper covering the importance of Canada’s petroleum industry and the implications thereof. Grades: 7-12. Cost: no charge for the first copy, additional copies $1 each.
  • Background papers also on: crude oil, gas, natural gas, pipelines, technology for exploration


Black Hills Power and Light
All about oil and gas.

Black Hills Exploration and Production
Explains the process of drilling for oil with pictures.

Canadian Gas Association




Natural Resources Canada - Kids Site
Games and information about Canada’s natural resources.

Federation of British Columbia Naturalists
Vancouver, BC
Phone: (604) 737-3057
Fax: (604) 737-3057

PlanetPals Earthzone
A colourful site loaded with fun activities for elementary kids and lists of resources for teachers.

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)



BC Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks
Victoria, BC
Phone: (250) 356-7111
Fax: (250) 387-8584

  • WATER STEWARDSHOP: A GUIDE FOR TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS. This 194-page binder is full of information and activities for grades K-12 to help develop water literacy and encourage stewardship projects. Cost: $20.


This site contains a list of resources, lesson plans and related scientific sites on oceans. Students can swim with a dolphin or take a virtual voyage to mark International Year of the Ocean 1998.

Sea Dwellers
Get up close and personal with some fascinating ocean creatures.

A colourful online game; be the Ace on the Case.

Sea and Sky
Explore the awesome splendors of the sea.

Boston, MA
Phone: 617-521-2665
WhaleNet has established Internet communication between students, researchers and educators from around the world to share and use research data, collaborative learning techniques and field experience to enhance environmental awareness and interest in science and mathematics. Also provided are class activities to supplement marine biology and science courses.




The Children’s Book Store
Toronto, ON
Phone: (416) 480-0233 or toll free 1-800-265-5622 Fax: 480-9345

  • RESCUE MISSION: PLANET EARTH CHILDRENT'S TASK FORCE ON AGENDA 21. Packed with important facts, poems, stories and illustrations, this book will help children understand the document called Agenda 21 which came out of the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Paperback $14.95.

Acorn Naturalists
Tustin, CA
Phone: 800-422-8886

  • A GUIDE TO NATURE IN WINTER. This 375-page resource is packed with activities. Study snow ecology, winter bird behaviour or find evidence of insects, locate animal tracks and signs, winter weeds and wildflowers.
    Cost: $11.65.

Optilearn, Inc.,
Steven’s Point, WI
Contact: Laura Detwyler
Phone: 1-800-850-9480 Fax: (705) 344-1066

  • ENVIRONMENTAL VIEWS SERIES CD-ROM'S enable Macintosh users to customize presentations and give slide shows using full-colour photos and text frames from Optilearn’s Environmental Views Series. Created by educators and content experts, the series provide images and information to supplement environmental, earth and life science courses. (Grades 9–college).

The Evergreen Foundation
Toronto, ON
Phone: 1-(416)-596-1495

  • THE OUTDOOR CLASSROOM is a bilingual newsletter focusing on school ground naturalization. Features articles by parents, educators and schoolchildren describing projects in their own Communities around Canada. Lists many useful resources,
    including books, training sessions, and grant information.

Discovery Communications, Inc.
Florence, KY
Phone: 1-800-889-9950

  • CONNECTIONS. In this CD-ROM experience, the links between people, events and ideas have fractured, and students must battle to restore order. Based on the critically acclaimed television show of the same name, players are placed in one of five worlds and challenged to solve puzzles concerning inventions that link to one another, like carbon paper to dynamite.

Sterling Publications 1997
by Roy Richards

  • 101 SCIENCE SURPRISES: EXCITING EXPERIMENTS WITH EVERYDAY MATERIALS. This book includes experiments and activities. Grades 3-5.


National Atlas Information Service (nais) Ottawa, ON
Jean Thie
Phone:(613) 992-4030 Fax: 943-8282
Provides Canadian geographic information on land use, demographics, geology, and ecology. Also offers electronic access to maps and geography quizzes.

Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN)
The CMN website is an introduction to the Museum. Search through its four main sections: Research and Collections; Exhibits and Education; Information and Services; and Discover. Read the CMN current events newspaper, and take a peek behind the scenes at exhibits, research and collections work.

A K-12 program offering teachers and students environmental, science and ecology education through website materials and hands-on trail and nature activities.

E Patrol
Energy savers and endangered alert..

Kids F.A.C.E.
Kids For A Clean Environment is an international children’s environmental organization.

The Yuckiest site on the internet
Activities, games and information on various science topics.

Kids World 2000
Links to sites on science, education, zoos and aquariums and some fun stuff too.

Science World
General facility information on programs, exhibits, opening times, etc.

Kids @ National Geographic
A colourful site with lots of great facts and pictures.


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