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Are you looking for educational resources for learning or teaching about the wonders of nature at home? Well then we’ve got you covered!
Nunavut (Department of Environment)
Lesson plans, books, and videos to support land skills and species specific information in Nunavut
Educational programs with a focus on diversity, leadership, environmental sustainability, and energy literacy
Activities and programs for Nova Scotia educators that raise environmental knowledge for all ages
Fédération des éducateurs et éducatrices physiques enseignants du Québec
Resources to support teaching outside and managing risks in the school yard
Varied and creative educational activities to get your students to learn, move and excel outside!
An education and action project on the theme of Quebec biodiversity
UNITÉ DE LOISIR ET DE SPORT DE LA CAPITALE-NATIONALE
An organization whose mission is to support, promote and participate the development of leisure and sport in the Capitale-Nationale region
Learn all about birdwatching and how to go about beginning a birdwatching adventure!
Programs and resources for children, parents, educators, and communities in Canada to engage in environmental education
ACER (Association for Canadian Educational Resources)
Programs and resources for learning about environmental issues through a variety of ecological monitoring projects
Indigenous Games for Children (by High five)
A collection of traditional Indigenous games and activities that reflect the rich cultural heritage of our Indigenous peoples across Canada
Exploring by the Seat of your Pants
Full day, week and month long events covering themes like conservation, biodiversity, ocean plastics, climate change, ecosystems, technology and more!
A variety of biomimicry and engineering unit plans, lesson plans, and design challenges
Learning through Landscapes
Outdoor learning ideas and lesson plans to help children and families to spend more time outside
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (Manitoba Chapter)
An online portal with resources to support outdoor education and learning about the boreal forest
Online resources for year-round teaching ideas, lesson plans and professional development
Green Action Centre
Projects that help the whole family learn and grow, while exploring sustainability practices
First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute
A collection of multilingual books on environment and sustainable development
First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario
Exploring Indigenous ways of knowing, doing and being that are grounded in relationships and connection with the land
Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario
Resources that focus inclusively on First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) worldviews and perspectives.
An interactive map to help identify the Indigenous territories, languages and treaties, as well as tools to help develop a land acknowledgement
iNaturalist and SEEK
Combining nature and technology, it is a place to record and organize nature findings and learn about the natural world through citizen science
Invasive Species Centre
Free teaching resources to support invasive species knowledge, identification and detection
Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter
A toolbox of activities to engage children in the outdoors
Back 2 Nature Network
Resources that prompt, engage, encourage and inspire a strong connection between children and nature
Curriculum connected materials to support hands-on citizen science projects in your school yard and community
Resources that introduce forests, soil and biodiversity into the classroom through a variety of curriculum-connected activities and tool kits
A variety of award-winning education activities to engage youth and empower them to make a difference in their own communities
Science, math and literacy resources to suppoort outdoor learning for grades K-6, and digital risk assessment templates for outdoor learning
Ontario Society for Environmental Education
a Subject Association for all educators, both formal and non-formal who are interested in integrating environmental topics into their teaching practice
Indigenous Education and the National Centre for Collaboration
K-12 activities infused with Indigenous knowledge and opportunities for on-the-land learning
Toronto Zoo/Turtle Island Conservation
a conservation programme that utilizes a First Nations cultural lens in the commitment to preserve water and biodiversity
Toronto Outdoor Education Schools
Webinars, lesson plans and resources to support in school and learn from home environmental education
Creative Star Learning LTD
Practical ideas to support math and literacy in the primary years through outdoor play
OPHEA (Ontario Physical and Health Education Association)
Lesson Plans that have a focus on health, physical activity, inclusion and more.
Easy-to-use environmental monitoring programs that encourage citizen science
Hundreds of livestreaming nature and animal webcams from around the world.
Canadian Parks Council
A guide to inspire actions that all Canadians can take to connect a new generation with Nature.
Alberta Council for Environmental Education
Resources, programs, professional development, and grants to support environmental and energy education in your classroom.
From a scavenger hunt to tips on how to help nature in your area, these resources offer ways to get outside and connect with nature
Curriculum based resources and lesson plans that help students to explore Canada piece by piece.
Alberta Recreation and Parks Association
How to guides to help start a local play charter or mobile adventure playground.
An organization that inspires the community to become more environmentally responsible through creative public education.
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
Nature-inspired learning resources to help your child learn at home, independently or with your help
Project WET Canada’s Instructional Resource page includes new supporting documents such as curriculum cross-references, suggestions for fall and winter activities, and physical distancing suggestions.
Council of Outdoor Educator’s Ontario
An outdoor learning tip sheet that includes tips on risk management, materials, activities and assessment strategies.
Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre
K-12 educator resources that connect learners to the marine environment.
Risk management and safety when taking groups of learners outside! They also offer programs catered for K-12 students.
New Brunswick Environmental Network
Environmental learning resources that are organized thematically.
Canadian Network for Ocean Education
Ocean themed resources to spark marine discovery and education opportunities.
TED Ed Earth School
TED Education Earth School has 30 quests to connect learners to nature.
Child & Nature Alliance of Canada
Forest School Canada Guide a digital resource with a “head, heart & hands approach to outdoor learning”.
Get Outside Guide (WILD BC)
Outdoor learning guide for creating outdoor classrooms for K-12 learners.
Alberta Teacher’s Association Get Outside & Play
An Alberta based resource that has tons of activities, ideas, and research surrounding outdoor learning in Alberta as well as Canada wide!
A citizen science tool to encourage learning about local species of butterflies through tracking and monitoring exercises.
Project Feeder Watcher
A citizen science tool to encourage getting outdoors in the winter by counting and learning about your local feathered friends.
A citizen science tool database that is searchable and organized thematically.
David Suzuki Foundation
Science based resources that can be searched and filtered to suit the needs of your learners.
Outdoor Play Canada
A wealth of resources for outdoor play including activities, policies, and research.
BC Green Games
A summary of the BC curriculum for grades K – 9 sorted by subject.
Farm to School BC
BC based resources for farm to school learning opportunities.
Project Learning Tree
A wealth of resources for implementing environmental and outdoor learning while connecting it to curricular outcomes.
Nature Kids BC
The source for NatureWILD, a nature magazine featuring articles by BC’s leading naturalists, as well as games, nature activities, and more.
North American Association for Environmental Education
A resource hub for environmental education that includes lesson plans, activities, articles and other media.
Child & Nature Network
Research library with a collection of scientific literature for advancing the children and nature movement.
Great kid-tested ideas for fostering learning and inspiring action on environmental and other global issues.
Stewardship Centre for BC
A diverse and comprehensive set of educational, technical and capacity resources for stewardship in BC.
Resources for Rethinking
Lesson plans, curriculum units and other teaching resources that support interdisciplinary and action oriented learning.
A searchable database of lesson plans, how-to guides and research on topics such as climate, conservation and outdoor learning & play.
Canadian Wildlife Federation
Colouring pages, educational units, lesson plans, manuals, handouts, resource sheets, wild webinars and more!
A Pinterest board full of inspiring resources to assist in educational pursuits surrounding environmental and Indigenous inquiry.
Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature
A print based resource to guide your excursions into outdoor learning. This resource can be purchased through our friends at the Wilderness Awareness School.
A vast collection of educational resources that are searchable by grade and subject.
A vast collection of resources that are teacher reviewed, classroom tested and matched to BC’s transformed curriculum by grade.
CBEEN’s Climate Change Resources
A concise listing of key Climate Change education lesson plans, resources and information.
Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation
The HCTF’s Resource Room houses a collection of environmental and educational resources, links and materials that can be downloaded, viewed and/or purchased through our online store.