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Games and Activities

If you're looking for material to enhance the park experience, look no further! BC Parks has put together a wide variety of resources for all age groups. These materials can be used in the classroom, at home, or in the parks!

Click on the buttons below to browse the BC Parks selection of resources. Cliquez ici pour voir le livret d’activités en français.

Games  Colouring  Jerry's Rangers  Activities 

Where did Jerry the Moose come from?

Jerry the Moose is based on a real, extraordinary moose who was born in Endako (near Burns Lake) and was orphaned as a small calf. A park officer found the little orphaned moose and took care of him through the summer, fall and winter of 1960. Then, when a moose researcher found out about Jerry, Jerry was moved to Wells Gray Provincial Park so he could become the subject of an important scientific study for the next two years. Jerry helped this scientist understand what the moose’s favourite food was, how much he ate, how fast he, and specifically his antlers, grew.

Jerry spent most of his days sleeping and eating. During his first summer, Jerry gained an amazing five pounds (2.25 kg) a day! The parks crew at the time had to go into the backcountry to find Jerry’s meals. Apparently, Jerry’s favourite food was Falsebox, which was one of the less common plants and therefore the most difficult to find. Luckily, he also liked willow and aspen, which were more plentiful. In the summer, Jerry ate mostly leaves and ate, on average 300 pounds (136 kg) of food a day! In the winter, he mostly ate woody material and averaged only 20 pounds (9 kg) of food a day.

Jerry became very popular as he would always came running when he saw a person. He would trot alongside visitors, while giving soft grunts. So when the research concluded Jerry needed a new home. The Calgary Zoo was interested and Jerry lived out his life there, charming zoo visitors.

Jerry the mascot debuted at Expo 86 for BC Parks’ 75th anniversary celebrations and has made regular visits to B.C. parks and at special events, educating park visitors about parks.

Jerry's Activity Booklet

Jerry has an activity booklet for kids to enjoy.

Games

These games are a great way to get kids excited about parks at home, in the classroom, or on the car ride there!

Colouring

Colouring activities are a great way to keep kids entertained on a camping trip, and there's nothing more fun than colouring in a drawing of Jerry the Moose, the BC Parks mascot.

Jerry's Rangers

The "Jerry’s Rangers" program is an environmental education program for children aged five through twelve, run by BC Parks interpreters. As a fun and educational way to encourage your kids to become stewards of the environment, you can download Jerry’s Promise and have your children sign it, or use it as discussion points before taking your kids or students into a BC Park.

 

Jerry's Rangers Promise:

  1. To help keep parks clean.
  2. Not to bother park visitors.
  3. To always tell someone where I am going and when I will return.
  4. Not to pick plants or hurt animals.
  5. To keep pets on a leash.
  6. To never play with fire.
  7. Not to be too noisy.
  8. To obey all safety rules.
  9. Not to take anything that belongs to the park.
  10. To have a great time in BC Parks!

Download Jerry's Promise