Great Lakes Lowland: Natural Resources
These Web sites will provide
you with background information.
Be an Ontario Ranger Activity
Salt is a commonly used item,
both in our homes and on our icy streets. This Web site by the Salt Institute
of Canada provides information about salt and salt production in Canada.
Students can click on several links to find interesting news and information
on many salt-related topics.
The Ontario Ministry of Natural
Resources gives students the opportunity to work as an Ontario ranger.
Students can find out about this and other youth programs at this Web
site. While students must be 17 years old to apply for a summer job as
a ranger, they can find out important information they need to know if
they would like to consider applying for a position when they reach the
an Ontario Ranger!
books in the InfoCanada Geographical Regions
series include Career features. The Ontario
Rangers Web site focuses
on the Rangers Program, which offers students the opportunity to spend
a summer as a park ranger. This exercise makes work and careers more real
to students as they think about summer work programs in their own futures.
As an extension, you can download an application form and have students
practice filling it out. If students do not live in Ontario, you might
ask them to find out about similar summer work programs in their own province.
students have completed the activity, review their responses to the Web
site evaluation and discuss the reasons for their answers.
should include the six points described on the Web site.
are paid the current minimum wage in Ontario, with the cost of room
and board deducted from their pay. They also receive vacation pay.
are advised to bring one pair of 8" steel shank and toe work boots and
two pairs of leather-reinforced work gloves.
must be 17 years old and an Ontario student in good physical condition.
answers will vary.
to view the student activity.
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