Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Camosun Bog Project

 Friday: bog rehearsal and bog orientation: flashcards due
 bog story and games due for peer review

Monday:  Meet at school at 8:30 10 marks
walk to bus stop at 8:45 sharp
board bus at 9:00
 Bog Buddy program rehearsal with mr. Ho's class. 10:00

Second tour with ms Wilson's class at 11:30


1. Create an illustrated narrative about the bog in form of a story book. Include the
following key points:
1. 15000 years ago: ice age
2. 10000 years ago: ice melted, leaving a lake in camosun bog
3. 6000 years ago: sphagnum moss, the keystone species of the bog began to grow
4. dead moss turned into peat
5. peat did not decay due to bog conditions:
1. high water table
2. acid conditions
3. low oxygen
4. low nutrients

6. more bog plants came and the ecosystem became stable:
1. besides sphagnum moss
2. labrador tea
3. kalmia
4. arctic starflower
5. pinus contorta
6. sundew
7. bog blueberry

7. 100 years ago, vancouver was built: drains removed the water from the bog.
Water table went down. Bog plants died and became soil. Invasive plants arrived:
8. Camosun bog restoration group restored the bog: removed the soil: lowered the
soil level, reintroduced bog plants, removed the invasives.

2. Make flashcards about the bog. See file called “bog plants to know”. Create a game
for the flashcards. Include both invasives and native species.
3. Go to the bog station rehearsal and familiarize yourself with the bog stations. 5
minutes per station.
4. Present your learning materials during the bog buddy tour.


Diego Marcus
April, Cynthia
Sharon L Dayne
Bonnie Jenni Lei
Mazhar Leon Abdhulli
Sophie Stephanie
David Vincent
Henry Jackie
Mandy Helen, Sharon Karen
Zeba Janis Lisa Alecia


Kim N