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Back from Catalyst Conference 2022

Online, October 21, 2022

published October 22, 2022
A landscape of a lake surrounded by mountains and forest in Bella Bella, British Columbia. A boat is floating on the lake in the lower right corner.

On October 21st, the Ocean School team held an online workshop “Ocean Literacy for all” for the BC Science Teachers' Association’s Catalyst Conference, an annual event offering the opportunity for educators to collaborate with fellow science teachers from British Columbia and expand their professional growth.

During this workshop presentation, we had the chance to speak about ocean literacy and conservation education through a case study of our collection “The Harvest” (Bák̓vṇx̌), created in collaboration with the Haíɫzaqv First Nation, and explored our immersive multimedia lessons along with Desiree Lawson. Desiree is a member of the Haíɫzaqv community in Bella Bella, where The Harvest was filmed and developed. She played an important role in the planning of the collection and is featured in two of the collection resources!

Teachers attending the workshop also had the opportunity to go through Ocean School's media and activities and ask questions to the Ocean School team.

Thank you to the BC Science Teachers' Association for inviting us to share with British Columbia teachers!

Want to join our next workshop? Stay tuned for our upcoming events with our Community Blog!

About Catalyst Conference

Catalyst Conference is an annual event organized by the British Columbia Science Teachers' Association where teachers can learn about the latest in science content, teaching strategy, and research to enhance and expand their professional growth. Visit the BC Science Teachers' Association for more information.

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About Catalyst Conference

The logo for the British Columbia Science Teacher's Association.
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‘The Harvest’ (Bák̓vṇx̌) collection

How can we take a little and leave a lot for nature? Youth host Jordan invites you and Boris Worm to his Haíɫzaqv (Heiltsuk) homelands to take part in the harvest. Learn how herring, salmon, and Haíɫzaqv people are interconnected in the rich ecosystem of what is now known as British Columbia's Central Coast.

There are 16 pieces of media in this collection. You can also enjoy The Harvest in 3 smaller thematic collections: All the ways of knowing (T̓áqan̓iálas q̓áy̓aixdi), Don't overharvest (K̓tsi h̓a̓gi̓uƛa), and Taking care (C̓isḷa). Each of these smaller collections is framed by a different inquiry question to guide the learning.

Explore The Harvest (Bák̓vṇx̌)

‘The Harvest’ (Bák̓vṇx̌) collection

A promotional image for The Ocean School collection The Harvest. Two young Heiltsuk men hold up fish and smile for the camera.
Explore The Harvest (Bák̓vṇx̌)

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