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Strategy for an ecosystem approach to education

The following vision, mission and goal are excerpted from the Stream to Sea strategy that guides DFO's Ecosystem Management Branch Stream to Sea education program.


Our goal is to help students become aquatic stewards.

Aquatic ecosystems

Key concepts

The following key concepts will drive the development of learning resources and activities as well as the adaptation of existing learning resources. These key concepts, which reflect our common vision, were derived from suggestions provided by participants at an education coordinators meeting.

Aquatic ecosystems




We envision Pacific region students and their educators being well-informed on aquatic ecosystems, motivated by a stewardship ethic and contributing to the health and sustainability of their community.


To ensure that students and their educators will have the learning resources, hands-on activities, and our staff support required to feel connected to aquatic ecosystems and conserve them for future generations.

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