Halifax Regional Municipality Urban BioKit

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Developed by the Biosphere, Environment Museum, the BioKits are nature observation guides designed primarily for children over six and their parents.

Through a series of interactive outdoor activities, the Halifax Regional Municipality Urban BioKit invites you to explore biodiversity and admire the natural riches found in this region of Nova Scotia.

Using the BioKits couldn’t be easier!

  • Choose your destination.
  • Download the format of your choice (letter or logbook).
  • Print the BioKit.
  • Gather up your equipment.
  • Go outside!

How to print the letter format on two sides:

If you have access to a printer with an automatic two-sided option, you can simply print the entire document, following your printer’s instructions. Then staple the document.
If not, follow these steps:

  1. Print the odd-numbered pages of the PDF document.
  2. Print the even-numbered pages on the other side of the odd-numbered pages, according to your printer’s instructions.
  3. Staple the document.

How to print the logbook format:
You must have access to a printer with an automatic two-sided option!

  1. Under File choose Print.
  2. In the section Page Handling, select the Booklet Printing option in the Page Scaling scroll-down menu.
  3. Print the entire document.
  4. Fold the document in half, making sure to put the cover page on top.
  5. Staple the document near the centre fold.

As a complement to the BioKit, seven of the most beautiful locations of the Halifax Regional Municipality are featured in separate circuits. Their history, natural particularities, endangered and invasive species are highlighted. Equipment: GPS unit not provided (optional). Duration: about 2 hours, depending on the itinerary chosen.

1. Halifax Harbourfront Boardwalk BioKit Circuit
2. McNabs Island BioKit Circuit
3. Halifax Public Gardens BioKit Circuit
4. Bedford Sackville Connector Greenway BioKit Circuit
5. Shubenacadie Canal Greenway Corridor BioKit Circuit
6. Point Pleasant Park BioKit Circuit
7. Sir Sandford Fleming Park BioKit Circuit

Available Formats:

PDF (Booklet Format); 6.8 MB / PDF (Letter Format); 6.6 MB / HTML / Print

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  • Author: Environment Canada / Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Language of Document: Separate English/French
  • Document Type: Educational Material
  • Cat. No.: En14-37/2012E
  • ISBN: 978-1-100-20265-5
  • Size: 21.6x28 cm
  • Pages: 36
  • Year: 2012
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