Northern Corridor

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Your Body & Nature

Environment · Environnement · Gaawtaa-kiing Eteg

Photo: NORDIK Institute, 2014

Did you know that the environment is a lot like your body? Both are complex systems that need to be maintained and kept healthy. Scientists are like environmental doctors. Like the doctors at the hospital, scientists come from all over the world to our research centres where they conduct experiments and discover new ways to take care of the planet.

For example, innovative landscaping can prevent flooding and erosion by giving water pathways to flow through an area. Keep an eye out for drainage measures like boulders, gravel, and mesh beside the Trail.

Hearty Artie tip: When you walk quickly or run, your heart rate speeds up to help move air and blood through your body. Take breaks when you get tired to give your hard-working heart a rest!

Challenge Yourself!

  • Test your knowledge

  • Question 1

    What allows blood to flow throughout your body?

  • Did you know?

    About 60% of your body is made of water – so don’t forget to drink up!

  • You did great!

Think about it…

In nature, water carries nutrients to new places, just like blood in our bodies. What are some other similarities between your body and the environment?