Educational Resources

Educational Resources

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Native Land Maps

Native Land Maps

An interactive map that allows you to view Native Land.

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Residential School Survivor Stories

Residential School Survivor Stories

A selection of Indigenous Survivor stories drawn from the “Our Stories…Our Strength” video collection.

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FNESC

FNESC

Learning First Peoples Classroom Resources.

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Bringing the Salmon Home

Bringing the Salmon Home

Resources from Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction. This nitiative is an Indigenous-led collaboration of the Syilx Okanagan Nation, Ktunaxa Nation, Secwépemc Nation, Canada and British Columbia.

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Challenging Racist “British Columbia” 150 Years and Counting

Challenging Racist “British Columbia” 150 Years and Counting

An open source publication of the University of Victoria research project: Asian Canadians on Vancouver Island: Race, Indigeneity, and the Transpacific.

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Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives in K-12 Curriculum

Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives in K-12 Curriculum

Documents that reflect implicit and explicit references to Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives throughout the K-12 Curriculum. Educators may use this resource to easily access where Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives intersect with the curriculum in every area of learning at every grade level.

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The Ktunaxa Story of Lightning, Thunder, Fox and Coyote with Nasu?kin Joe Pierre

The Ktunaxa Story of Lightning, Thunder, Fox and Coyote with Nasu?kin Joe Pierre

A webinar on the Ktunaxa story of Lightning, Thunder, Fox, and Coyote with Nasuʔkin (Chief) Joe Pierre.

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The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children’s Environmental Inquiry

The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children’s Environmental Inquiry

A webinar on the Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children’s Environmental Inquiry.

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Natural Curiosity: The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children’s Environmental Inquiry

Natural Curiosity: The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children’s Environmental Inquiry

A book and second edition of Natural Curiosity that supports a stronger basic awareness of Indigenous perspectives and their importance to environmental education.

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Braiding Sweet Grass

Braiding Sweet Grass

A book featuring life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Robin Wall Kimmerer as shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices.

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First Voices

First Voices

A suite of web-based tools and services designed to support Indigenous people engaged in language archiving, language teaching and culture revitalization.

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UNDRIP

UNDRIP

A United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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TRC Calls to Action

TRC Calls to Action

A report from the Truth and Reconciliation
Commission of Canada:
Calls to Action.

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Nunavut Climate Change Centre

Nunavut Climate Change Centre

Resources for educators surrounding climate change.

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Indigenous Education National Centre for Collaboration

Indigenous Education National Centre for Collaboration

A news centre for Indigenous education initiatives.

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Wapikonia

Wapikonia

A multimedia organization giving voice to Indigenous story telling.

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Wabanaki Collection

Wabanaki Collection

A network connecting postsecondary educators, grade school teachers, and the general public with a variety of resources that support enhanced relationships between all the peoples of Eastern Canada and Northeastern United States.

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Wolastoq Education Initiative

Wolastoq Education Initiative

Resources and news for Indigenous education.

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Treaty Education Resources by Three Nations Education Group Inc.

Treaty Education Resources by Three Nations Education Group Inc.

Curriculum resource on Treaty Education.

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Three Nations Education Group Inc

Three Nations Education Group Inc

A regional management organization dedicated to improving education outcomes of First Nations students through advocacy, professional and educational supports, and building meaningful partnerships.

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First Nations Education Initiative Inc.

First Nations Education Initiative Inc.

an educational jurisdictional model for First Nations education, which will result in improved capacity for First Nations educators ultimately leading to improvements in the educational outcomes for all First Nations students attending Band Operated and Provincial schools.

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Child & Nature Network

Child & Nature Network

A network focused on connecting youth with nature.

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Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

A toolkit regarding how to make nature more accessible in the context of education.

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Youth Safe Outdoors

Youth Safe Outdoors

Online resources for educating on safety in the outdoors.

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Youth Outside

Youth Outside

A report on our 2014 Cultural Relevancy Convening and the actionable outcomes that emerged.

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British Journal of Special Education

British Journal of Special Education

Research and resources on environmental education that promotes the inclusion of children with special needs and addresses their biophilic needs.

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Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation

An education toolkit for creating inclusive play spaces
for children of all abilities.

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Witeness Learning Group Resources

Witeness Learning Group Resources

Learning group resources for understanding whiteness.

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Zinn Education Project

Zinn Education Project

Teaching materials and resources to support the teaching of people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country.

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Scaffolded

Scaffolded

a working document for scaffolding anti-racism resources. The goal is to facilitate growth for white folks to become allies, and eventually accomplices for anti-racist work.

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American Hiking Society

American Hiking Society

Resources on how to address systemic racism, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), etc. in the context of ourdoor learning.

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Tsalani Lassiter

Tsalani Lassiter

An accomplished storyteller, photographer, and instructor, exploring and sharing his story,. Tsalani works to connect people with nature, foster conversations about conservation, and diversify the outdoors.

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Critical Practices for Anti-Bias Education

Critical Practices for Anti-Bias Education

Proffesional Development on Critical Practices for Anti-bias Education.

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Facilitating Critical Conversations

Facilitating Critical Conversations

A guide on facilitating improtant conversations with students.

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‘Teaching for Black Lives’ – written by Jesse Hagopian

‘Teaching for Black Lives’ – written by Jesse Hagopian

A book for teaching Black lives, and for rethinking schools.

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Rachel Elizabeth Cargle

Rachel Elizabeth Cargle

Newsletters, blog posts, and social media content on raising black voices and BIPOC.

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Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance

Pro-D and classroom resources for LGBTQ+ education.

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Embrace Race

Embrace Race

Resources to raise awareness for educating children to become more thoughtful, informed and brave about race.

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Anti-Racism in the Outdoors – Children Nature Network

Anti-Racism in the Outdoors – Children Nature Network

Resources related to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion of black, indigenous and people of color in parks and greenspaces.

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Unlikely Hikers – Jenny Bruso

Unlikely Hikers – Jenny Bruso

Podcast and blog from the perspective of plus size groups exploring the outdoors.

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Colour the Trails

Colour the Trails

An advocacy group for inclusive representation in outdoor spaces, working with brand partners, businesses, and organizations to break barriers and create accessibility. We subsidize outdoor adventures, create diverse content, and are actively working with our allies to create the change we want to see in the world.

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Naomi Maina

Naomi Maina

An internationally recognized network, leading in sustainability and climate change education policy research.

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Melanin Basecamp

Melanin Basecamp

Resources and weekly content curated by Black, Latinx, Asian, Indigenous and Queer People of Color who love the outdoors.

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Diversify Outdoors

Diversify Outdoors

A coalition of social media influencers – bloggers, athletes, activists, and entrepreneurs – who share the goal of promoting diversity in outdoor spaces where BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other diverse identities have historically been marginalized and silenced.

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Jacqueline L. Scott, Black Outdoors

Jacqueline L. Scott, Black Outdoors

A blog about a black woman’s journey exploring the outdoors and growing advocacy

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Parents for Diversity

Parents for Diversity

Webinars and resources from a collective of parents committed to achieving inclusive and non-discriminatory learning environments that allow children to fulfill their true potential in this world.

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TDSB/OISE Eco Racism in the Parks The Black Canadian Experience

TDSB/OISE Eco Racism in the Parks The Black Canadian Experience

Educational video on Eco Racism in the Parks The Black Canadian Experience

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Responding to the TRC: EECOM Conference Guidelines

Responding to the TRC: EECOM Conference Guidelines

a guide and support doc for EECOM conference hosts to deepen their engagement with Indigenous worldviews, communities and context in both the organizing process and conference offering.

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PeerNetBC

PeerNetBC

Workshops and trainings on diversity/anti-oppression, facilitation training and peer group dynamic

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CPAWS

CPAWS

Are you looking for educational resources for learning or teaching about the wonders of nature at home? Well then we’ve got you covered!

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Nunavut (Department of Environment)

Nunavut (Department of Environment)

Lesson plans, books, and videos to support land skills and species specific information in Nunavut

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SEEDS Connections

SEEDS Connections

Educational programs with a focus on diversity, leadership, environmental sustainability, and energy literacy

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Clean

Clean

Activities and programs for Nova Scotia educators that raise environmental knowledge for all ages

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Fédération des éducateurs et éducatrices physiques enseignants du Québec

Fédération des éducateurs et éducatrices physiques enseignants du Québec

Resources to support teaching outside and managing risks in the school yard

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Enseigner Dehors

Enseigner Dehors

Varied and creative educational activities to get your students to learn, move and excel outside!

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Biogenus

Biogenus

An education and action project on the theme of Quebec biodiversity

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UNITÉ DE LOISIR ET DE SPORT DE LA CAPITALE-NATIONALE

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

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BinoExpert

BinoExpert

Learn all about birdwatching and how to go about beginning a birdwatching adventure!

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EcoKids

EcoKids

Programs and resources for children, parents, educators, and communities in Canada to engage in environmental education

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ACER (Association for Canadian Educational Resources)

ACER (Association for Canadian Educational Resources)

Programs and resources for learning about environmental issues through a variety of ecological monitoring projects

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Indigenous Games for Children (by High five)

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

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Exploring by the Seat of your Pants

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!

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Ask Nature

Ask Nature

A variety of biomimicry and engineering unit plans, lesson plans, and design challenges

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Learning through Landscapes

Learning through Landscapes

Outdoor learning ideas and lesson plans to help children and families to spend more time outside

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Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (Manitoba Chapter)

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (Manitoba Chapter)

An online portal with resources to support outdoor education and learning about the boreal forest

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FortWhyte Alive

FortWhyte Alive

Online resources for year-round teaching ideas, lesson plans and professional development

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Green Action Centre

Green Action Centre

Projects that help the whole family learn and grow, while exploring sustainability practices

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First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute

First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute

A collection of multilingual books on environment and sustainable development

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First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario

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

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Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario

Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario

Resources that focus inclusively on First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) worldviews and perspectives.

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Native Land

Native Land

An interactive map to help identify the Indigenous territories, languages and treaties, as well as tools to help develop a land acknowledgement

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iNaturalist and SEEK

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

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Invasive Species Centre

Invasive Species Centre

Free teaching resources to support invasive species knowledge, identification and detection

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Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter

Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter

A toolbox of activities to engage children in the outdoors

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Back 2 Nature Network

Back 2 Nature Network

Resources that prompt, engage, encourage and inspire a strong connection between children and nature

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EcoSpark

EcoSpark

Curriculum connected materials to support hands-on citizen science projects in your school yard and community

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Forests Ontario

Forests Ontario

Resources that introduce forests, soil and biodiversity into the classroom through a variety of curriculum-connected activities and tool kits

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Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited

A variety of award-winning education activities to engage youth and empower them to make a difference in their own communities

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Educate Outside

Educate Outside

Science, math and literacy resources to suppoort outdoor learning for grades K-6, and digital risk assessment templates for outdoor learning

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Ontario Society for Environmental Education

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

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Indigenous Education and the National Centre for Collaboration

Indigenous Education and the National Centre for Collaboration

K-12 activities infused with Indigenous knowledge and opportunities for on-the-land learning

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Toronto Zoo/Turtle Island Conservation

Toronto Zoo/Turtle Island Conservation

a conservation programme that utilizes a First Nations cultural lens in the commitment to preserve water and biodiversity

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Toronto Outdoor Education Schools

Toronto Outdoor Education Schools

Webinars, lesson plans and resources to support in school and learn from home environmental education

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Creative Star Learning LTD

Creative Star Learning LTD

Practical ideas to support math and literacy in the primary years through outdoor play

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OPHEA (Ontario Physical and Health Education Association)

OPHEA (Ontario Physical and Health Education Association)

Lesson Plans that have a focus on health, physical activity, inclusion and more.

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Nature Watch

Nature Watch

Easy-to-use environmental monitoring programs that encourage citizen science

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explore

explore

Hundreds of livestreaming nature and animal webcams from around the world.

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Canadian Parks Council

Canadian Parks Council

A guide to inspire actions that all Canadians can take to connect a new generation with Nature.

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Alberta Council for Environmental Education

Alberta Council for Environmental Education

Resources, programs, professional development, and grants to support environmental and energy education in your classroom.

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Nature Canada

Nature Canada

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

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Canadian Geographic

Canadian Geographic

Curriculum based resources and lesson plans that help students to explore Canada piece by piece.

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Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

How to guides to help start a local play charter or mobile adventure playground.

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EcoSource

EcoSource

An organization that inspires the community to become more environmentally responsible through creative public education.

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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Nature-inspired learning resources to help your child learn at home, independently or with your help

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Project WET

Project WET

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.

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Council of Outdoor Educator’s Ontario

Council of Outdoor Educator’s Ontario

An outdoor learning tip sheet that includes tips on risk management, materials, activities and assessment strategies.

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Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

K-12 educator resources that connect learners to the marine environment.

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AdventureSmart

AdventureSmart

Risk management and safety when taking groups of learners outside! They also offer programs catered for K-12 students.

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New Brunswick Environmental Network

New Brunswick Environmental Network

Environmental learning resources that are organized thematically.

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Canadian Network for Ocean Education

Canadian Network for Ocean Education

Ocean themed resources to spark marine discovery and education opportunities.

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TED Ed Earth School

TED Ed Earth School

TED Education Earth School has 30 quests to connect learners to nature.

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Child & Nature Alliance of Canada

Child & Nature Alliance of Canada

Forest School Canada Guide a digital resource with a “head, heart & hands approach to outdoor learning”.

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Get Outside Guide (WILD BC)

Get Outside Guide (WILD BC)

Outdoor learning guide for creating outdoor classrooms for K-12 learners.

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Alberta Teacher’s Association Get Outside & Play

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!

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E-Butterfly

E-Butterfly

A citizen science tool to encourage learning about local species of butterflies through tracking and monitoring exercises.

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Project Feeder Watcher

Project Feeder Watcher

A citizen science tool to encourage getting outdoors in the winter by counting and learning about your local feathered friends.

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SciStarter

SciStarter

A citizen science tool database that is searchable and organized thematically.

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David Suzuki Foundation

David Suzuki Foundation

Science based resources that can be searched and filtered to suit the needs of your learners.

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Outdoor Play Canada

Outdoor Play Canada

A wealth of resources for outdoor play including activities, policies, and research.

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BC Green Games

BC Green Games

A summary of the BC curriculum for grades K – 9 sorted by subject.

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Farm to School BC

Farm to School BC

BC based resources for farm to school learning opportunities.

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Project Learning Tree

Project Learning Tree

A wealth of resources for implementing environmental and outdoor learning while connecting it to curricular outcomes.

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Nature Kids BC

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.

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North American Association for Environmental Education

North American Association for Environmental Education

A resource hub for environmental education that includes lesson plans, activities, articles and other media.

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Child & Nature Network

Child & Nature Network

Research library with a collection of scientific literature for advancing the children and nature movement.

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Green Teacher

Green Teacher

Great kid-tested ideas for fostering learning and inspiring action on environmental and other global issues.

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Stewardship Centre for BC

Stewardship Centre for BC

A diverse and comprehensive set of educational, technical and capacity resources for stewardship in BC.

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Resources for Rethinking

Resources for Rethinking

Lesson plans, curriculum units and other teaching resources that support interdisciplinary and action oriented learning.

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Evergreen Canada

Evergreen Canada

A searchable database of lesson plans, how-to guides and research on topics such as climate, conservation and outdoor learning & play.

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Canadian Wildlife Federation

Canadian Wildlife Federation

Colouring pages, educational units, lesson plans, manuals, handouts, resource sheets, wild webinars and more!

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Natural Curiosity

Natural Curiosity

A Pinterest board full of inspiring resources to assist in educational pursuits surrounding environmental and Indigenous inquiry.

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Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature

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.

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National Geographic

National Geographic

A vast collection of educational resources that are searchable by grade and subject.

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Science World

Science World

A vast collection of resources that are teacher reviewed, classroom tested and matched to BC’s transformed curriculum by grade.

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CBEEN’s Climate Change Resources

CBEEN’s Climate Change Resources

A concise listing of key Climate Change education lesson plans, resources and information.

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Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation

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.

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