Resources for Teachers

There is no better way to promote a healthy environment and planet for all species (including us) than getting our youth excited and involved in learning about the natural world!

We’ve created a list of some resources for teachers to share with students about some of the amazing biodiversity in B.C.

Let’s help in building a better future for generations to come:

  1. Herring in the Classroom: Grades 4-5
    Did you know pacific herring use farts to communicate? The goal of this program is to engage and educate students on the importance of Pacific herring as an integral foundational species to the ecosystems of the Pacific Coast.
  2. Land to Sea, the Interconnected Coast: Grades 10-12
    Explore the connections between species and their habitats along the coast with your students. Using beautiful photos, informative videos and text this story-map guides learners along a journey from land to sea. Land–sea ecological connectivity is the relationship between terrestrial and marine ecosystems, through biological migration, hydrologic cycling, nutrient transport, and climatic processes.
  3. Pacific Salmon Species Spotlight: Grades 10-12
    Includes printable resources highlighting the five Pacific salmon species, covering appearance, ecosystem roles, spawning preferences, economics and conservation status.
  4. Marine Species Spotlight: Grades 8-12
    Includes videos and printable resources highlighting local species like: sea otters, copper rockfish, lion’s mane jellyfish, Bigg’s killer whales and blue sharks! Find further reading about marine protection and the benefits of MPAs on our website.
  5. The Sea Wolves Book & Activity Guide: Grades 4-7
    The Sea Wolves sets out to disprove the notion of “the Big Bad Wolf,” especially as it is applied to coastal wolves—a unique strain of wolf that lives in the rainforest along the Pacific coast of Canada. Genetically distinct from their inland cousins and from wolves in any other part of the world, coastal wolves can swim like otters and fish like the bears with whom they share the rainforest.
  6. The Salmon Bears Book & Activity Guide: Grades 4-7
    In clear language suitable for young readers, the authors describe the day-to-day activities that define the lives of these bears through the four seasons. The Salmon Bears focuses on the interconnectedness of all life in the rainforest.
  7. Before They Fall (Film) & Activity Guide : Grades 10-12
    Before They Fall, directed by friend of Pacific Wild, Cam MacArthur, is a telling illustration of decades of Indigenous disenfranchisement, exploring the story of the Fairy Creek protests and highlighting the Indigenous voices calling out for defense of the land.
  8. The Great Bear Rainforest IMAX film & Activity Guide 
    This IMAX film, narrated by Ryan Reynolds, transports viewers to the Great Bear Rainforest.  Journey to a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters and the all-white spirit bear — the rarest bear on earth. Hidden from the outside world, the Great Bear Rainforest is one of the wildest places left on earth. Pacific Wild, c0-founder, Ian McAllister, has carried the idea of the “Great Bear Rainforest” film around with him for nearly twenty years until he finally was about to start directing and shooting the film in March 2016 and in 2023 it is showing in select theatres around the world. See locations and exhibition times on the website.

Host Pacific Wild staff in your classroom: Grades 6-12

We are offering online and in-person presentations for students on topics such as:

The ABCs of MPAs
Land to Sea: The Interconnected Coast
The Return of the Sea Otter
Marine Toxicology
Pacific Herring: Cultural & Ecological Impacts in B.C
Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises of B.C
Research, Conservation & Education: Working in the ENGO Sector

If you would like more information or are interested in booking a presentation for your classroom, please contact