1. Ecozones are areas
of the earth that share similar attributes such as
climate, vegetation, geology, wildlife, or human use. The Atlas
Canada uses an ecozone system that divides Canada into 15 land
and five marine ecozones. Ecozones are a useful way to
different places in Canada. To learn more about the features of
British Columbia's ecozones,
visit the Atlas
of Canada .
2. Select "Environment" from the left
side menu and then select "Ecology"
the drop down menu. Terrestrial Ecozones are listed under
3. Click on the province of British Columbia.
Use the key on the right side of
page to identify the five ecozones in British Columbia. Click on
Statistics" at the top of the page, and then click on one
of the coloured
ecozones. A box explaining
each ecozone will appear.
4. Record the most important features
of each ecozone on an Ecozone
organizer. Click here
to download an Ecozone graphic organizer.
a different colour to identify each ecozone on the map of British
Columbia. Click here
to download a map of British Columbia.
5. Use the information you collect on
your organizer to create a poster
B.C.'s five ecozones. Include a map with locations, a description
ecozones, as well as illustrations or visuals of the geography,
wildlife, and vegetation
found in each ecozone.