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The Great Lakes Lowland: Natural Resources Student Centre

Web Links

Here are some Web sites to help you with your research.

Web Activity

Be an Ontario Ranger!


Web Links

The Salt Institute

You probably know salt as a common food item in most homes. But do you know where salt comes from? This Web site by the Salt Institute of Canada provides you with a lot of information about salt. Click on the links throughout the text to learn more about specific uses for salt.

The Ontario Rangers

At the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, you can become a ranger for the summer! You must be 17 years of age to apply, so this may be something you would like to think about for the future. Log on to this Web site to find out what you need to know about being a ranger. You can also find out about other programs for young people.


Web Activity

Be an Ontario Ranger!


The Ontario Rangers Web site provides you with information about the Rangers Program sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.


Click on the links on the left side of the home page. Read the information and answer the following questions.  


  1. Describe daily life at an Ontario Rangers camp.
  2. How much is a Ranger paid?
  3. What are two important items a Ranger should bring to camp?
  4. Who is eligible to become a Ranger?
  5. Would you like to become a Ranger? Give reasons for your answer.


Web Site Evaluation


When you have finished your work, evaluate the Web site by completing the appropriate statements in parts A and B.


Part A

•  I liked this Web site because.

•  I did not like this Web site because.


Part B

•  I found this Web site easy to use because.

•  I found this Web site hard to use because.