DETAILS AND FLOW CHART
to choose English or French to access Wildfiles.tv
The home page provides links to the Site
Map, Contact information
and contains seven main selections:
- Music Video: listen to a WildFiles.TV music video
- WildFiles Television: information about the
- Production Team: bios of team members and consultant information
- Sponsors: Thank you to our sponsors
- Teachers & Parents: guide to using this
series in the classroom, curriculum links and
- Links: our favourite links
- Clubhouse: kids activities, wildlife and science content
on the oval Clubhouse in the center to enter the
- The Clubhouse
provides access to the following areas of Wildfiles.tv:
- Wild Life (facts,
images, video, audio, and quizzes about 13 animal
- Wild Stuff (interactive
games, puzzles, activities)
- Backyard Scientist (science
investigation, questions and careers)
- Cool Facts (unusual
and fascinating facts about animals)
- Wild Words (glossary
- 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
- Sponsors (thanks
to our sponsors)
- E-mail Us (e-mail a question
to the Wildfiles.tv producers or the host)
- Guestbook (comments
- Wildfiles Team (production team
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
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.
On this page, you will find graphics of 13 wildlife
species hidden in a nature scene.
over the scene to animate and reveal each species
hidden in the scene, and play a recording of the
creatures sound (if applicable). As you scroll
over the hidden animals, their names will appear
at the top of the page.
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
- Snowshoe Hare
- Black Bear
- Wood Frog
- Tiger Salamander
EXAMPLE: Black Bear File
Within each species file there are six icons leading
to six areas of information to explore:
Each of these topics also contains five selections for information about the animal.
- 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
- The Birds & the Bees
(courtship, young, parenting, gestation)
- Take the Challenge (quiz,
crossword puzzle, word search, colouring page
and science activity for that 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.
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.
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
- 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
- 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
- 13 Wild Scramble
(tile puzzle with three levels of difficulty
when puzzle is solved a fact about the
- 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.
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 teachers
In this section, kids can take a pledge or download forms
to record their own wildlife sightings, investigations
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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 Childrens
Click on the greeting card to see a list
of our sponsors with links to their websites.
on the envelope on the table in the Clubhouse
to send an e-mail question or comment to Wildfiles.tv.
Policy, before users can send mail, warning kids
about Internet safety and advising that their
submissions may be used on our site.
on the pink notebook to sign the Guestbook, provide
feedback and suggestions, or review comments from
on the Wildfiles team pennant to view bios of
the Wildfiles.tv Production Team as well
as consultant information.