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What Goes Into a Can of Salmon?

This summer I had the pleasure of working at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. When we had down time between delivering programs, we were encouraged to pursue our own projects. We began discussions on creating new school programs and making our existing ones even better. An upcoming kindergarten-grade 1 program will ask students to think about where their seafood comes from. For example, how does a salmon get from the water to a can to your plate? Here are some images I drew for one activity. Could you get the images in the correct order? To see a salmon canning line, a herring reduction line, and to learn about the social history of the west coast fishing industry in Steveston, go visit The Gulf of Georgia Cannery!

1SwimFinal 2FishingFinal 3ButcheringFinal 4FillingFinal 5SealingFinal 6CookingFinal 7LabelingFinal 8TransportationFinal 9EatingFinal


All images belong to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society.


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Recently a couple of my classmates at Simon Fraser University introduced my cohort to their honey bee hives. The bees made wonderful teachers, instilling calmness in us and opening up paths to self-reflection. After the class spent some time individually taking turns sitting beside the hives, we agreed that their busyness and focus created a stillness in our human bodies. The bees invited us into presence.


The bees then ventured onto a poster made for Young Agrarians. After all, a hive almost seemed like the ultimate potluck party!


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[Dancing] Vegetables* Are People Too

I made a poster for the Young Agrarians. Maybe if you are a young farmer, you would be interested in their (first ever!) Mixer and Sleepover, too!


* I know, I know, some of the tasty friends featured above are not actually vegetables.

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