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Átl’ḵa7tsem - Txwnéwu7ts Howe Sound Education Kit

Átl’ḵa7tsem/Txwnéwu7ts/ Howe Sound is a coastal fjord ecosystem in the Salish Sea. It is a vital area to First Nation communities, providing natural resources that allowed Indigenous peoples to thrive for generations before colonization. Following colonization and years of destructive human activity, such as industrial and coastal development, efforts are currently underway by government, industry groups, and local communities to transition the Sound’s marine ecosystem from crisis to recovery. Indigenous communities, in particular, are working hard to restore life and traditional practices for generations to come.

Using Átl’ḵa7tsem/ Txwnéwu7ts/ Howe Sound as a case study, students can recognize how ecosystems, species, human impact, and climate change are interconnected. This work is essential for students to make informed decisions as the future stewards of our planet.

Educational Resources - Middle School

Curricular Connections

This document illustrates connections to the BC Curriculum for grade 7 and 8 students.

Educator Guidebook

The kit follows the overarching theme of Regeneration, integrating decolonization practices with scientific, conservation, and Indigenous knowledge.

Student Workbook

This Workbook is a tool designed for students to accompany lessons from the Educator Guidebook.

Educational Resources - High School

Curricular Connections

This document illustrates connections to the BC Curriculum for grade 9-12 students.

Educator Guidebook

The kit follows the overarching theme of Regeneration, integrating decolonization practices with scientific, conservation, and Indigenous knowledge.

Student Workbook

This Workbook is a tool designed for students to accompany lessons from the Educator Guidebook.

We acknowledge and are grateful that many Ocean Wise employees live, work and play on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl ̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.

Átl’ka7tsem/Txwnéwu7ts/Howe Sound is within the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl ̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) peoples.

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