Lessons From Beaver's Work
Stunx (beaver) educates Tapit, a rancher, that he is not the only one who needs water and shows him the importance of sustainably using water as they tour the BC Okanagan. They follow the water from its headwaters, seeing the animals, trees, and fish that depend on the water for survival, and on to the city. When Tapit sees the universal importance of water, he commits to change his ranching practices and care for the land. Suitable as a read-aloud to facilitate discussion of resource use, stakeholder perspectives, environmental sustainability, Indigenous resource management, and the environmental impact of economic interests, and as a starting point for student inquiry projects.