Main Activity

BioKit Outing!

It is now time to explore your region’s biodiversity!

Here are some tips to make your outing a success:

  • Read the instructions on page three of your chosen BioKit.
  • Promote teamwork by forming small groups of four to six participants, ideally accompanied by one adult per group.

Preparation

  • Set a meeting place for everyone (departure and return).
  • Complete the "It’s a Go!" pages with all the groups together.
  • Set a time limit (the activities usually can be performed in 60 to 90 minutes).
  • If possible, to enrich your outing, provide for accessories or additional images to discuss biodiversity (feathers, fur, nests, bones, pictures of other seasons, etc.).

Enjoy Your Discoveries!

When each small group returns, it completes the My Diagnosis section.

Checklist

In order not to forget anything, use this checklist to make sure you have everything you need for a memorable outing.

Before you leave

  • Make sure you have all the signed parental permission slips (if applicable).
  • Introduce or review the notion of biodiversity.
  • Set a time and location for your return.

Necessary materials

  • BioKit of your choice (1 BioKit / 4 students + 1 copy / guide for each subgroup)
  • Clipboard and pencils
  • Watch (for each guide)
  • Seasonal clothing (hat, tuques, mittens, closed footwear or boots, etc.) 

Optional materials

  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Magnifying glass
  • Pocket mirror
  • Chronometer
  • Headband
  • First aid kit
  • Sunscreen
  • GPS or compass
  • Accessories that could enhance your experience (feathers, nests, bones, photos, etc.)
  • Identification guides (birds, mammals, invertebrates, plants, etc.)

When you get back

  • Complete the My Diagnosis page at the end of the BioKit.
  • Discuss your outing (encouraging elements, “less” encouraging elements, etc.).