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WDM Virtual Camp 1
In the Air
July 13 – 17, 2020

Explore Saskatchewan’s living skies! Discover birds and butterflies in your own backyard, record-breaking weather events like the Regina Cyclone and the history of the Snowbirds and aviation.

Activity #1: Welcome!


What is your first name? Where are you from? How old are you?
For the first day of camp, we all want to meet each other, even if we can’t do that in person like we normally would! Let the WDM know where you’re from by posting a hello and a photo to our Kudoboard.

Kudoboard Instructions (PDF)

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Caregiver note: This is not a private board. Please make sure your children do not post anything you are uncomfortable with them sharing. Photo release link.

 

Day 1: Airplanes of Saskatchewan

Activity sheet with dots that form the outline of a Piper Cub aircraft
Learn what an ornithopter is and about different planes that have flown in our Saskatchewan skies.

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Day 2: Birds & Butterflies of Saskatchewan

Activities sheet "Butterflies in Saskatchewan" with outlines of two butterflies and instructions to draw the wing patterns of the white admiral and mourning cloak butterflies inside the outlinesWhat birds and butterflies are in your backyard? Learn about a few of them – then see if you can spot them! Plus, build a birdfeeder and make a butterfly bracelet.

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Day 3: Land of the Living Skies Games & Crafts

Painting of the Northern Lights, on canvas, orange, pint, blue, and a darker brown colour cascade across the canvas in wavy, horizontal stripes

Listen to a story about the Land of the Living skies, make a pinwheel, and stare up at the clouds in the sky. Then, put your creativity to the test painting the Northern Lights.

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Day 4: What’s in the Weather?

How often do you pay attention to the weather around you? Today, we’re going to listen to a story about a little cloud, start a weather diary, go cloud-gazing, and make an anemometer. Also, we’re going to find out when the hottest day ever recorded in Saskatchewan was and just how hot it got that day.

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Day 5: Snowbirds 50th Anniversary

Activity page, illustration of 6 Snowbirds Tutor jet planes in flight, intended for colouring
Learn about the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, 431 Air Demonstration Squadron. How did they get their name? How fast do their jets fly? Make a Snowbirds inspired kite, colour in their famous formation, find out about the contrails behind their jets, and more.

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WDM Virtual Camps Videos – Covid-19 Disclaimer
Videos featured in the WDM Virtual Summer Camps, or parts of them, may have been recorded before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. All videos recorded after March 11 were filmed following physical distancing and other protocols recommended by the Saskatchewan Health Authority. Videos may feature members of the same household who were not required to adhere to these guidelines. Our priority during filming was the safety of all participants.


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