October 1
In October, spring has already arrived in the Southern Hemisphere.

October 4
The photoperiod in the Biodôme’s ecosystem changes. The days grow longer.

October 11
The biological cycles of the penguins at the Biodôme are synchronized with those of their fellows in the subantarctic.

October 18
Mating season began back in September for the rockhopper and macaroni penguins.

October 22
The third species to begin mating at the Biodôme are the gentoo penguins. The king penguins will be the last.

October 25
In late October, the divers install nesting platforms for the gentoo penguins and add nesting materials (pebbles).

October 27
The gentoo penguins at the Biodôme live in pairs all year long, and normally mate for life — although there are exceptions to the rule, of course.
October 1
In October, spring has already arrived in the Southern Hemisphere.

October 4

The photoperiod in the Biodôme’s ecosystem changes. The days grow longer.

October 11

The biological cycles of the penguins at the Biodôme are synchronized with those of their fellows in the subantarctic.

October 18

Mating season began back in September for the rockhopper and macaroni penguins.

October 22

The third species to begin mating at the Biodôme are the gentoo penguins. The king penguins will be the last.

October 25

In late October, the divers install nesting platforms for the gentoo penguins and add nesting materials (pebbles).

October 27

The gentoo penguins at the Biodôme live in pairs all year long, and normally mate for life — although there are exceptions to the rule, of course.

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Antarctic Ecosystem

October 1

In October, spring has already arrived in the Southern Hemisphere.

Biodôme de Montréal

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Inside the Antarctic ecosystem

October 4

The photoperiod in the Biodôme’s ecosystem changes. The days grow longer.

Biodôme de Montréal

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Gentoo penguin in Antarctique

October 11

The biological cycles of the penguins at the Biodôme are synchronized with those of their fellows in the subantarctic.

Biodôme de Montréal

© Biodôme de Montréal, 2005. All rights reserved


Rockhopper and Macaroni Penguins

October 18

Mating season began back in September for the rockhopper and macaroni penguins.

Biodôme de Montréal

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Gentoo Penguin

October 22

The third species to begin mating at the Biodôme are the gentoo penguins. The king penguins will be the last.

Biodôme de Montréal

© Biodôme de Montréal, 2005. All rights reserved


Nesting Platform

October 25

In late October, the divers install nesting platforms for the gentoo penguins and add nesting materials (pebbles).

Biodôme de Montréal

© Biodôme de Montréal, 2005. All rights reserved


Gentoo Penguin Couple

October 27

The gentoo penguins at the Biodôme live in pairs all year long, and normally mate for life — although there are exceptions to the rule, of course.

Biodôme de Montréal

© Biodôme de Montréal, 2005. All rights reserved


Learning Objectives

The learner will:
  • Learn more about the ecosystems in the Americas;
  • Observe the diversity that each ecosystem offers regarding the flora, fauna as well as climate;
  • Identify the elements that shape different ecosystems, such as vegetation, wildlife, soil, etc.;
  • Develop different causes and consequences of human actions on ecosystems (from grade 4);
  • Formulate and justify possible solutions on issues, such as global warming, in order to preserve our ecosystems and biodiversity on Earth (from grade 6).

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