Wildfiles.tv is an interactive series for school-aged
children focusing on investigations of science and nature.
The online content is a virtual clubhouse where kids
can learn about wildlife and the natural world around
them, and apply this knowledge to explore their local
environment. The site was designed to be appealing and
accessible to children with brightly coloured graphics,
animation, audio, and minimal use of text.
The interactive content stands alone as an educational
resource but was developed as a companion to the television
series, WildFiles.TV, which is currently in production.
Wildfiles.tv profiles 13 species of the animal
kingdom, all of which are indigenous to Canada, with
the exception of the Tarantula. These species are also
featured in the half-hour television series.
An electronic magazine, Wildfiles.tv News,
helps to encourage children’s interest in science
and nature and gives them an opportunity to interact
with the online content and their environment. The e-Zine
is fueled by content created and submitted by children,
some of which will be stored and used online.
Wildfiles.tv aims to promote environmental consciousness,
while encouraging childrens active exploration,
problem solving, science learning and creativity.
Students and viewers of the television series can interact
with the series and online content in several ways:
- Research information about
the species and activities featured online and in the television series;
- Submit original articles,
stories, questions, or artwork for publication online
in Wildfiles.tv News, or in the Kids Gallery;
- Observe, collect, analyze
and share data on wildlife as a Wildlife Agent;
- Conduct science experiments
at home or school;
- Communicate via e-mail
to ask questions of our host or other experts;
- Take a quiz on each animal
to evaluate their learning from the videos and online content;
- Try activities like Build
a Creature, Match the Poop with the Pooper,
and many other interactive games and puzzles;
- Get outside and try some Wild
- Link to other websites
for information about wildlife, science and the environment.
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