Return to the wild: Evolving perspectives on Canadian wildlife. Collage of animals covered.

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Introduction

For 80 years, Canadian Geographic has been telling non-fiction stories about the wildlife of Canada, reporting on the language of orcas, the health of northern caribou herds, the astonishing cross-continent migration of monarch butterflies, the comeback of whooping cranes from near extinction, the spawning practices of Pacific salmon and the threats to grizzly bears from habitat loss.

Lesson plans are based on the species in the exhibit and are developed by the Canadian Council for Geographic Education. The plans conform to provincial and territorial curricula as well as the Canadian National Standards for Geography. Each of the 12 lesson plans focuses on a species within each of Canada’s six ecozones: Arctic, northwestern forest, boreal forest, eastern forest, prairie and desert.

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