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HOMEPAGE (back to top)




Click to choose English or French to access Wildfiles.tv home page.

Wildfiles.tv Home Page



The home page provides links to the
Site Map, Contact information and our Privacy Policy and contains seven main selections:

    1. Music Video: listen to a WildFiles.TV music video

    2. WildFiles Television: information about the series

    3. Production Team: bios of team members and consultant information

    4. Sponsors: Thank you to our sponsors

    5. Teachers & Parents: guide to using this series in the classroom, curriculum links and educational features

    6. Links: our favourite links

    7. Clubhouse: kid’s activities, wildlife and science content

Click on the oval Clubhouse in the center to enter the clubhouse page.



CLUBHOUSE-KIDS ONLY (back to top)




The Clubhouse provides access to the following areas of Wildfiles.tv:
    • Wild Life (facts, images, video, audio, and quizzes about 13 animal species)
    • Wild Stuff (interactive games, puzzles, activities)
    • Backyard Scientist (science investigation, questions and careers)
    • Cool Facts (unusual and fascinating facts about animals)
    • Wild Words (glossary of terms)
    • E-Zine (link to current e-Zine, past issues, and instructions for submitting content)
    • Kids Gallery (send in or read poetry and art by kids)
    • Wild Yoga For Kids (animal yoga instructions and demos)
    • Lynx (our favourite links)
    • Sponsors (thanks to our sponsors)
    • E-mail Us (e-mail a question to the Wildfiles.tv producers or the host)
    • Guestbook (comments from kids)
    • Wildfiles Team (production team bios)
Scroll over the clubhouse to animate each of these areas and a description of the page will pop up. For example, Wild Life and Wild Stuff are in the drawers of the filing cabinet and the microscope links to the Backyard Scientist page.

Click on the animated images to go to the relevant areas. For example, clicking on the top drawer of the filing cabinet will link you to the Wild Life page.


WILD LIFE (back to top)





On this page, you will find graphics of 13 wildlife species hidden in a nature scene.

Scroll over the scene to animate and reveal each species hidden in the scene, and play a recording of the creature’s sound (if applicable). As you scroll over the hidden animals, their names will appear at the top of the page.

Click on the animals in the scene to bring you into that species’ file which contains facts and information (in text, photographs, graphics, audio, and video) about each species. Users have the choice to listen to the text read aloud while they follow along, or to turn off the audio and read it themselves.

The species currently on the site are:
    • Barred Owl
    • Peregrine Falcon
    • Beaver
    • Snowshoe Hare
    • Black Bear
    • Wolf
    • Bison
    • Wood Frog
    • Caribou
    • Tarantula
    • Moose
    • Tiger Salamander
    • Muskox
    •  



EXAMPLE: Black Bear File



Wildlife Files

Within each species file there are six icons leading to six areas of information to explore:
  • Up Close & Purrsonal (features, vital statistics, signs, tracks)
  • Oh! Home on the Range (habitat and range map)
  • Eat, Drink & Be Wary (diet and predators)
  • Family Tree (taxonomy and related species)
  • The Birds & the Bees (courtship, young, parenting, gestation)
  • Take the Challenge (quiz, crossword puzzle, word search, colouring page and science activity for that animal)
Each of these topics also contains five selections for information about the animal.


Clicking
on the first five topic icons will bring you into five areas of specific information about the species including: photos, gross facts, jokes, cool facts, video clips and conservation. The last icon links to a quiz and four more activities about the species.



In each area of the wildlife files, users have a choice to read the text themselves or to have it read to them.  The audio defaults to on when you open these files. 
Clicking on this icon will turn the audio off.  Click on it again to turn the audio back on.



WILD STUFF (back to top)

Click on the bottom drawer of the Clubhouse filing cabinet to link to Wild Stuff like games, puzzles and other fun activities for kids.


Wild Stuff



Like the previous pages, Wild Stuff has an oval camping scene which contains activities, puzzles and games that provide children practice in using technology to operate the keyboard and mouse as well increase their knowledge about animals. Kids love these activities, which also meet the requirements of the elementary science curriculum, ICT outcomes, and other subject areas.

Scroll over the scene to animate the icons, then click on an icon to view that activity.

Wild Stuff includes 13 activities:

  • 13 Colouring pages (Print a PDF colouring page of each of the 13 species. Each page contains a fact about the animal.)
  • 13 Word Searches (Print a PDF word search for each animal. Use vocabulary from the animal files to solve the puzzles. Each page contains a fact about the animal and an option to print out solutions.)
  • 13 Crossword Puzzles (Print a PDF crossword for each animal. Use the information from the online content to solve the puzzles. Each page contains a fact about the animal and an option to print out solutions.)
  • Animal Tracks (match tracks with the animal that makes them)
  • Memory Game (three levels of difficulty)
  • Animal Tic Tac Toe (three levels of difficulty)
  • Match the Poop with the Pooper (match animal droppings to the correct animal)
  • Match the Call with the Caller (match the animal sound to the animal)
  • Build a Creature (Click and drag to create a creature from a selection of body parts.  Print it out, name the creature and describe and draw its habitat)
  • Wild Laughs (animal jokes and riddles)
  • Write a Story (select from drop down menu to fill in the blanks and write a new story every time)
  • 15 Wild Jumble (jigsaw puzzles with three levels of difficulty – when puzzle is solved a fact about the species appears)
  • 13 Wild Scramble (tile puzzle with three levels of difficulty – when puzzle is solved a fact about the species appears)



BACKYARD SCIENTIST (back to top)




This area contains science learning activities related to the 13 species, which users can do at school or at home in their own backyards. There are six areas to explore from this page. Scroll over the icons then click to view each area.

What Do You Think?



Children can respond to poll questions and read the results of past polls.

Ask an Expert



Encourages inquiry and engagement. Kids send in questions to be answered by our host and other wildlife experts or read answers to past questions sent in by kids.

Wild Jobs



Increases awareness of and interest in careers involving wildlife and scientific research. Provides an appreciation for the role of science and scientists in our daily lives.

Hands on Science



30 science experiments kids can do at home or at school. Each activity relates to a featured species and demonstrates a science concept. Activities include a list of materials, instructions and questions to reflect on during the learning activity as well as an explanation of the science behind the activity. These activities can also be downloaded from the teacher’s page.

Wildlife Agent



In this section, kids can take a pledge or download forms to record their own wildlife sightings, investigations and observations.

Wild Plants



Click on the flowers in the window box to open Wild Plants. Here, kids can learn to identify Canadian wildflowers and native plants. Each plant is listed alphabetically, with a photograph, and its common and Latin names.


COOL FACTS (back to top)



Click on the sunglasses in the Clubhouse to link to the interesting facts about animals and nature compiled here. Some facts will come from research the e-Zine contributors have done.


WILD WORDS (back to top)



From the Clubhouse,
click on the green book on the bookshelf to open the glossary. Throughout the animal files, difficult or unfamiliar words are highlighted and a definition appears when the user scrolls over the word. The glossary lists these words alphabetically with arrows to move through the lists.


WILDFILES E-ZINE (back to top)




Click on the magazines in the Clubhouse to open the e-Zine page and read current and past issues of the science and nature magazine written entirely by kids. The e-Zine, Wildfiles.tv News, provides students with a means of interacting with the information on the television series and the online content. Many learning objectives in language arts, social studies, science, mathematics and fine arts can be addressed by encouraging students to submit materials via this magazine. The magazine and its content is driven by an Advisory Group of children aged 9-13 who meet monthly to decide on themes for the e-Zine, write articles, book reviews, etc.

  • The magazine promotes interest in Wildfiles.tv online content and the television series as it highlights many of the features of both. It is an interactive link that allows kids to create and submit content to be published in the e-Zine.

  • Students who submit content to the e-Zine will potentially gain knowledge and experience in writing, reporting, illustration, interviewing, summary, analysis, and evaluation. Those students who decide to create their own classroom or school magazine will gain valuable skills in cooperative learning, planning, and goal setting.

KIDS GALLERY (back to top)



Click on the bulletin board in the Clubhouse to enter the Kids Gallery. The Kids Gallery is a collection of poetry and artwork submitted to Wildfiles.tv by elementary aged kids. The poems and artwork feature science and nature themes and provide an opportunity to link to the elementary art and language arts programs. Kids can browse the gallery and/or submit their own work for display.

WILD YOGA (back to top)



Click on the yoga mat in the Clubhouse to get to Wild Yoga for Kids. Kids get moving in this area, with instructions and pictures of a series of animal yoga poses, such as the Butterfly, and the Camel. An initiated Yoga Siromani (Teacher of Yoga) wrote the instructions. Yoga can be used at home or in the classroom to help kids focus, relax and improve balance, coordination, and concentration. A video, Wild Yoga for Kids, is also available for use at home and in schools and can be ordered from Reel Girls Media.

LYNX (back to top)




Click
on the laptop on the table in the Clubhouse to view our links. This area has links to other animal and science related websites, as well as sites reviewed and recommended by our Wildfiles.tv Children’s Advisory Board.

SPONSORS (back to top)




Click on the greeting card to see a list of our sponsors with links to their websites.

E-MAIL US (back to top)




Click on the envelope on the table in the Clubhouse to send an e-mail question or comment to Wildfiles.tv. Our Terms of Use pops up with a link to the Privacy Policy, before users can send mail, warning kids about Internet safety and advising that their submissions may be used on our site.

GUESTBOOK (back to top)




Click on the pink notebook to sign the Guestbook, provide feedback and suggestions, or review comments from others.

WILDFILES TEAM (back to top)




Click on the Wildfiles team pennant to view bios of the Wildfiles.tv Production Team as well as consultant information.

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