Pear Tree’s Hands-On Salmon Project
There are many things that make the Pear Tree method different from schools or tutoring centres, not least of which is its focus on hands-on learning.
As you will see from the following photos, Pear Tree’ students learn by doing and making things around the salmon theme.
These hands-on projects are encompass science, math, social studies, and language arts.
BC Hydro’s Outreach program also visited Pear Tree to talk with students about the importance of minimising water usage and electricity, as well as protecting the water from harmful chemicals.
Through Pear Tree’s course, students learn about the connection between people and salmon: the effect of human activity on the environment, our dependence on salmon in our culture and economy, and the reason why such salmon projects exist.
On April 13th, Pear Tree’s students go on a field trip to Stanley Park to release the salmon fry into Beaver Creek. Each student will get to release about 3-4 salmon.
The field trip will be accompanied by a 1.5 hour hands-on seminar by the Stanley Park Ecological Society. As part of this seminar, Pear Tree’s students will carry out a science project analysing the natural salmon predators that live in the waters.