Teacher Resources

Camper 2 Spring

These pre-visit kits were designed to help students explore background information prior to a visit to The Fluvarium with support from Science Culture Canada. From this kit, the teacher may choose the activities best suited to the class. Each activity kit contains posters, materials, activity plans and worksheets to supplement your lesson plans. Click on the kit titles to view the contents of each kit.

Contact our education department education@fluvarium.ca to borrow these kits. Parts of these kits may be available online.

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Water Works: Water States and Wonders
Water States and Wonders is designed to make these major points:

  1. Water is amazing and wonderful. It can change into different states – liquid, solid and gas – depending on the air temeprature.
  2. Clean freshwater is valuable – we need to save it! Most of the water in the world is saltwater.

Freshwater Communities: Community Classifications
Community Classifications is designed to make these major points:

  1. Freshwater communities live in ponds, bogs, barrens, rivers, brooks marshes and streams.
  2. Each freshwater community has its own particular plants and animals.
  3. Identification and classification of some of these freshwater plants and animals.

Online Activities and Worksheets:

Spring Fever: Springing Out
Springing Out is designed to make these major points:

  1. Most freshwater “babies” arrive in the spring and summer.
  2. Some insects develop through 3 life stages – egg, nymph, and adult.
  3. Other insects develop through 4 life stages – egg, larva, pupa and adult.
  4. Different habitat may be required at the various life stages of animals.

Online Activities and Worksheets:



Water Works: Water Vision and Movement
Water vision and Movements is designed to make these major points:

  1. Aquatic creatures move in the water environment in diverse, amazing ways.
  2. Animals have many different types of eyes
  3. Adult aquatic insects see the world in a different way than we do. Their eyes are made up of thousands of different facets. They are called compound eyes.

Online Activities and Worksheets:

Freshwater Communities: Community Relationships
Community Relationships is designed to make these major points:

  1. Different species interact with one another in the freshwater environment. Most interactions are through the food web.
  2. The terms predator, carnivore, herbivore, omnivore are introduced.
  3. There are very few carnivores, more herbivores, and many, many more producers (plants).
  4. All animals, even top predators depend on the primary producers.

Online Activities and Worksheets:

Spring Fever: Spring Rituals
Spring Rituals is designed to make these major points:

  1. A watershed is the entire area that drains into a river system.
  2. Many developments and changes take place in freshwater plants and animals in spring.
  3. The habitat required for these changes may be very different at each stage of development.
  4. Different habitat may be required at the various life stages of animals.

Online Activities and Worksheets:


 Animal Fact Sheets





Coloring Sheets

Download our colouring sheets for some Fluvarium fun!




Download our worksheets for your classroom. Click on the titles to access the worksheets (in PDF document format).

*Worksheets are available with an activity kit that can be borrowed from the Fluvarium.

Grade 3: Patterning

Grade 3: Geometry

Grade 7: Multiplication

English Language Arts
Grade 4: Speaking, Reading and Listening Comprehension

Grade 2: Plant Growth and Changes

Grade 5: Weather


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Events and Workshops

Attend one of our Environmental Educator workshops to learn how to incorporate our local natural wonders into your classroom curriculum! If you have any suggestions for a workshop please contact our education staff!

There are currently no workshops scheduled.


Online Resources

Visit these other sites to get more environmental related activities and lesson plans for your classroom!

Atlantic Salmon Federation: Fish Friends Program Curriculum (PDF Link)

The ASF Fish Friends Curriculum is classroom-tested, and is the basis of the entire program. Lessons cover all aspects of freshwater ecology.

Adopt-a-Pond: Wetland Curriculum (http://www.torontozoo.com/adoptapond/wetlandCurriculum.asp)

Developed for the Ontario school system, the Adopt-a-Pond Wetland Curriculum is filled with fun activities and games to bring wetlands into your classroom.

Canadian Museum of Nature: Teacher Zone (http://nature.ca/education/cls/indexcls_e.cfm)

This museum teacher zone has lots of science and social studies related resources for your classroom!

FrogWatch: Educator Resources

Canadian amphibian related worksheets and activities for your classroom!

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Environment and Conservation: Information and Outreach

Worksheets, colour sheets, word puzzles and more on our native plants and animals.

National Geographic: Xpeditions

Explore the environment and our world with National Geographic’s maps and lesson plans!

Project Webfoot: Lesson Plans

Ducks Unlimited Canada’s wetland education program is Project Webfoot. The program offers many different wetland and environmental education choices and resources.

Trout in the Classroom: Lesson Plans

Looking for more activities to complement the “Fish Friends” program? Look no further than the “Trout in the Classroom” website with their salmonid themed science, math, language arts, art and social studies activities.

Vancouver Aquarium: Lesson Plans

The Vancouver Aquarium’s AquaVan lesson plans can easily be adapted to Newfoundland’s coastal animals for your classroom!