Canadian Cattlemen's Foundation helps bring Guardians of the Grasslands to students
Through a funding partnership with the Canadian Cattlemen's Foundation, Agriculture in the Classroom Canada has launched a teaching guide with interactive resources to bring the short documentary, Guardians of the Grasslands, to students to explore the important role cattle play in preserving Canada's vanishing grasslands ecosystem.
Guardians of the Grasslands in the Classroom, targeted at Grade 7 to 11 students, complements the 12-minute documentary through viewing and reflection questions, an online scavenger hunt and a student-developed board game based on their investigative research. It also connects to further readings exploring the key topics of biodiversity, soil health, climate change and land management.
"By developing Guardians of the Grasslands in the Classroom as an educational resource, students across Canada will have the opportunity to learn about cattle's important role in preserving grassland ecosystems," said Canadian Cattlemen's Foundation Chair, Bob Lowe. "We are proud to partner with Agriculture in the Classroom Canada to further showcase our industry's positive environmental story to youth across the country."
Through the activities and documentary, students will learn how ranchers, conservationists and others are working together to protect Canadian grasslands.
Guardians of the Grasslands in the Classroom is available to download by clicking here.
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