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Just like other intelligent species, humans forage their environment to find the resources they need to survive. Pretty smart, eh! And this distinct ability is what enables us to come up with solutions and then apply them. So, we should use our ingenuity to rebalance the ecosystem, halt the disappearance of certain species and manage waste and non-biodegradable materials. It’s an ambitious task, but humans – knowing full well that we evolve in interrelation with the animals, forests, plants, fish, minerals, earth, water and air – have something to gain from every life form being able to thrive in the great cycle of life. What about you? Have you ever thought of an environmental solution? Are you aware of all the riches that surround us in the world?


Type of activity
In-class activity with a mediator
Our mediators travel to many schools across Montreal: Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Côte-des-Neige–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Lachine, Lasalle, Le Sud-Ouest, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Montréal-Nord, Outremont, Plateau Mont-Royal, Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie, Saint-Laurent, Saint-Léonard, Verdun, Ville-Marie, Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension, Côte-Saint-Luc, Hampstead, Montreal West, Town of Mount Royal and Westmount.

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Topics explored

Students will explore how animals, plants and humans interact on Earth.


Students will explore works through observation exercises and games.

The workshop

Students will experiment with a personal collage and drawing by creating a modern imaginary landscape shared with the class.

Materials used:

  • Different types of coloured paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencils
  • Black markers
A developmental learning experience

Works of art are a magnificent gateway to stimulate learning across many areas of development. Beyond artistic discoveries, children will build their understanding of the world at the Museum.

In this activity, students will specifically learn to:

  • Assert their personality
  • Interact cooperatively
  • Communicate
  • Build their understanding of the world
  • Finish a project
  • Exercise their sensory and motor skills
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