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View from a Canoe: Exploring the World’s Largest Coastal Temperate Rainforest

Science, social studies, geography grades 3–8

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
1:00 PM Eastern Time
on YouTube (45 minutes)

An image of virtual field trip guest Tsimka Martin
Tsimka Martin, Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation


Can you imagine a place with 100 million acres of forest and 30,000 miles of coastline? It exists. The Emerald Edge is home to the largest intact coastal temperate rainforest, and is more than 800 years old. Take your students on a virtual field trip led by Tsimka Martin of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, to explore this beautiful landscape that stretches from Washington State to Canada’s Coastal British Columbia to Southeast Alaska, and find out how nature and people are interconnected.

Your students will learn about the importance of conservation and stewardship of the land by indigenous people. Plus, they’ll get to see the spectacular wildlife—orcas, salmon, bears, eagles, whales—that call this place home, and play a fun identification game throughout the trip. Glide through the water in a hand-carved canoe, while learning how canoes have connected people to each other and to the lands and waters of this breathtaking place—since time immemorial. It’s an experience to remember!

Tsimka © People's Television, Banner © Bryan Evans


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