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Welcome to week 3 of the
3-min Science Camp

Wildlife Conservation

Meet out this week's inspiring guest speaker, Hope Swinimer

Hope Swinimer is Founder/Director of 'Hope for Wildlife'. Hope for Wildlife is a charitable wildlife rehabilitation and education organization located in Seaforth, Nova Scotia. Since 1997, they have rescued, rehabilitated, and released over 50,000 injured and orphaned wild animals representing over 250 species.

Watch the Question and Answer session between Hope Swinimer (Hope from Wildlife) and Shantelle Mercer (IslandWISE team member)

You can also have a look at the following fun videos

Barred Owl Learns To Hunt Prey - Hope for Wildlife: The Webisodes - YouTube


Releasing 20 grumpy raccoons back into the wilderness! | Hope For Wildlife - YouTube

Important Note:  Guardian supervision is important for all activities Follow internet safety rules.

Pod of Whales

1. Check out this link at Hope for Wildlife. Find out about Injured Wildlife. Click on the link below and skim through for information.

Wildlife SOS - Hope for Wildlife 

2. Do you have any stories to share about finding injured wildlife or do you have an interesting wildlife story. If you do not, demonstrate your understanding on injured wildlife from the weblink. Simply, create a TikTok video or just record a simple video about your experience. You could also illustrate your experience or understanding. Making a role play video is also an option.


Put on your creative caps and come up with something informative or fun! Send your videos to our email at by Aug 8

1. If you have permission to use  Instagram, have a look at the Instagram page of 'Hope for Wildlife'

Hope For Wildlife (@hopeforwildlife) • Instagram photos and videos

2. Check out which species are at Risk in Nova Scotia (just skim through the document focusing on pictures for information)

3. Are you interested in Salmon? click the link below

The Museum – The Margaree Salmon Museum

Margaree Salmon Museum | Facebook

Activity- 2

1. There are signs in the CBRM about encountering Coyotes and signs educating people about protected species such as Piping Plovers on beaches. As seen at Petersfield Park, Dominion Beach and Big Glace Bay Beach. 

2. If you are allowed to visit these places, send us a picture/video of where you found those educational signs and comment on what you learned there! If you cant go there physically, you may still make a video on information gathered about these signs. You findings can also be shared through illustrations. Send us your videos or creations to our email at by

Aug 8. You may use this resource

Important Note:  Guardian supervision is important for all activities. Follow health and safety measures. Abide by all Covid related precautions and guidelines.

Baby Raccoon Bottle

Activity-3 (optional)

1. If you get permission from your parents/guardians, you could visit a Wildlife Park or trail near your area. Such as the Two River's Wildlife Park. 

2. Send us your videos / pictures/ illustrations/ sketches from your trip.  Research the subject of Wildlife rehabilitation / conservation  and share what information you learned.


Do you have some wildlife or wildlife conservation and rehabilitation situation in your backyard or local community. Are there any species at risk there? Report the following in written form or through videos. Email us your work by Aug 8 to

Important Note:  Guardian supervision is important for all activities. Follow health and safety measures. Abide by all Covid related precautions and guidelines.

Activity - 4 

Complete this Quiz, take a screen shot and send us your score by Aug 8 to

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