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Charter your own odyssey: St. Lawrence mapping activity

Charter your own odyssey: St. Lawrence mapping activity


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Resource: The Odyssey begins


Media (2 min)Climb aboard The Leeway Odyssey and begin a scientific adventure as Isabelle and Boris quest into the heart of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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Activity (75 mins): Plan your own odyssey - Students are challenged to plan their own odyssey in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence using MyMaps. They must include one island, one port, one indigenous territory, 2 ocean locations such as a marine protected area or fishing zone.

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