Sea Kayaking Camping Trip Assignment

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Sea Kayaking Camping Trip Assignment

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Sea Kayaking Camping Trip Assignment

Due Date: Thursday October 10, 2013 at 3 p.m.

Marks: 70 marks Thinking

Instructions: This assignment is for students who did NOT attend our sea kayaking camping trip. All the the answers for this assignment can be found on this web by clicking on the web links within the question and looking at the photos below. Some answers can be found by asking students and teachers who attended our canoe trip.

  1. Refer to the sea kayaking trip gear packing list for a canoe trip. List three (3) items that will protect a canoe tripper from the sun and insects. T= __/3 marks
  2. Refer to this map and list the major roads taken to get to Killbear Provincial Park. T= __/4 marks
  3. According to this map, what is the total driving distance (km) and time (hours mins) it takes to travel by by bus to the Killbear Provincial Park? T= __/4 marks
  4. Name the major lake where we camped in Killbear Provincial Park. T= __/1 mark
  5. In what year was Killbear Provincial Park established? T= __/1 mark
  6. How many lakes are found in Killbear Provincial Park? T= __/1 mark
  7. The geology of Killbear Provincial Park is made up of many types of rocks. Explain how metamorphic rock and igneous rock are formed. T= __/4 marks
  8. What does the First Nation term "Algonquin" mean? T= __/1 mark
  9. Name and provide three (3) points about the First Nation group that lived in the area before European encroachment. T= __/4
  10. According to the Pikwàkanagàn First Nation who lived near Algonquin Park, what happened during the “60’s Scoop”? T= __/3
  11. Particpants on our canoe trip saw and heard wildlife. Name eaach wildlife and provide two (2) interesting facts about each of these: wildlife #1, wildlife #2, wildlife #3 and listen to the sounds made by wildlife #4. T=__/12 marks
  12. What are invasive species and how are they harmful to the Algonquin Park environment? Explain. T= __/3
  13. Look at the portaging photos below. During our canoe trip, we had to carry our canoes and gear across a portage. Why did we stack our gear to the side of the trail and take two trips across the portage? Explain. T=__/2 marks
  14. Describe one advantage for portaging a canoe with two people and one advantage for portaging a canoe with one person? T= __/2 marks
  15. Look at the Picnic Lunch photos. Why is this an attractive location for canoeists? T=__/1
  16. List three foods that are good for packing on a canoe trip lunch. T=__/3
  17. Look at the Campsite photos. How did we use the canoe? Why was this a smart idea? Explain. T=__/2 marks
  18. Explain how we cooked our calazone for dinner. T=__/2 marks
  19. Explain the use and symbols for the paddles on the ground. Why was this a good idea? Explain. T=__/4 marks
  20. What was this box called and used for? Why was this a good idea? Explain. T=__/2 marks
  21. Look at the canoe sailing photos. Explain the four (4) steps involved in canoe sailing. T=__/4
  22. Why were we able to canoe sail back to our campground on Thursday afternoon? Explain. T=__/2
  23. Explain what we did in this photo when we arrived home. Why is this step important? T= __/2
  24. How could this map be useful if you wanted to go camping with some friends or family this summer? What does the map show? T= __/2