A quinzhee or quinzee is a “Canadian snow shelter that is made from a large pile of loose snow which is shaped then hollowed. A quinzee can be made for winter camping and survival purposes, or for fun.”
Congratulations! You have successfully prepared, built and enjoyed the final product of your quinzee! The process took time, hard work, determination and effort but overall, it was worth it. During the three step process, you may have experienced a variety of thoughts, feelings and emotions. Take us through your experiences at each stage of the quinzee process by expertly crafting a blog post. Your blog post must include reference to the following stages:
The list of questions could go on, and on… Remember to use descriptive word choice as you describe each stage. The reader should feel as though they are right there sharing in the experience with you as they read!
*Please have your final blog post uploaded to your website by Wednesday, December 9th.*
We have explored a variety of themes throughout classroom discussions, readings and learning activities over the past few weeks. These themes include:
Considering these themes, respond to the following questions in a Reflective Blog:
Ensure you make reference to all of the following mediums throughout your blog post, by using specific examples, details or personal perspectives:
**Refer to the Blog Writing Checklist as you complete your post. Have your reflection posted to your website by Tuesday, November 10th.**
We have spent time over the past few weeks travelling the Meewasin Valley by bike, exploring the concepts of our city’s Water System and the various landmarks that make up our Watershed. We have discussed a variety of impacts both natural and human-influenced within the Meewasin Valley; some of which may be more positive or negative than others. Reflect on how the river valley, and ultimately our city, has changed over time...
Take a moment and reflect on our Saskatoon Water Tour that had us travel a number of kilometers around the city and along the Meewasin Valley. As you sit on the South Saskatchewan River Bank use these prompts to help guide your reflection:
You don’t need to answer each question individually, they are merely just a guide for your thinking.
We had just finished our first week as a full collective; a new group of ScienceTrek students, excited for the unknown and eager to take on the first group bike ride out to Crickle Creek! The weather couldn’t have been much more perfect on a sunny September day, travelling along the River Valley, seeing the leaves change colour before our own eyes and illuminate the backdrop. Sound of pedal strokes, laughter and the trail of our class in their brand-new fluorescent pack covers were easy to spot. Although the trip went a little differently than as planned, it turned out to be a great day, carved out by a new journey for us to share together.
Take the reader of your blog post alongside you on our first trip out to Crickle Creek. What thoughts, feelings and anticipations did you experience before embarking on our 10 km trip as a group of 29 riders? How did you initially react to the roadblock we experienced as we left Montgomery Place? Ultimately, share with the reader your overall journey from start to finish; including the new route, trivia/mini-golf at Crickle Creek and trip back. After undergoing our first week together (and first 20km round-trip via bike), we hope the experiences this far have helped you begin to form new friendships and allowed you to see fellow Trekkers that you can rely on.
Please have your blog completed in a Google Doc form by Wednesday, September 23rd.