Environmental Education

Environmental Sustainability
environmental awareness
Try these great lesson ideas for environmentally conscious teachers (and their lucky students).
environmental awareness
environmental lessons
environmental activities
Teach kids about environmental awareness by getting them involved in these fun activities.
sustainability
environmental lessons
environmental stewardship
Supplement outdated science textbooks with our environmentally focused resources. They're the perfect way to encourage your students to live a "greener" lifestyle, at home and at school.
environmental lessons
environmental stewardship
Use our worksheets and resources to get your class out into the world and thinking about the environment.
environmental lessons
nature awareness
outdoor play
Programs focused on self-directed, outdoor play with the goal of strengthening kids’ connection to nature and deepening their respect for the earth.
interactive
games
animals
National Geographic
Play games, watch videos, learn about animals, and places, and get fun facts on the National Geographic Kids website.
Climate Change
environmental lessons
An initiative intended to raise awareness of the impact of climate change, for children to be involved in.
activities
science
outdoor education
inquiry
nature
Take science outdoors and explore nature. Here's a list of practical outdoor nature science activities! Useful outdoor science ideas to explore nature.
activities
environmental education
Dr. Seuss
Trees
forests
The Lorax
sustainable forest management
Download these six Project Learning Tree activities to support "teachable moments" related to this classic children's book and film.
environmental education
Climate Change
simulator
See how days at or above 90 degrees Fahrenheit have changed in your lifetime and how much hotter it could get.
ecosystems
Biodiversity
stem
environments
invasive species
Engage students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) as they learn about the impact invasive species have on ecosystems and biodiversity.
environmental education
lesson ideas
Making Ontario's forests greener. Forests Ontario offers a variety of cross curricular activities for students to learn about the Environment.
environmental education
Climate Change
sustainability
cross curricular
stewardship
Teachers in diverse disciplines—such as environmental science, language arts, and social studies—are covering climate change.
outdoor education
environmental education
Learning
garden
multidisciplinary classroom
Flower and vegetable beds around school can serve as a multidisciplinary classroom.
interactive
environmental education
Earth Day
stewardship
Some great resources to bring environmental science alive in the classroom.
interactive
environmental education
Earth Day
stewardship
Some great resources to bring environmental science alive in the classroom.
technology
environmental education
Earth Day
student voice
cross curricular
stewardship
BrainPOP, Book Creator, and Adobe Voice can help students articulate their ideas and share their Earth Day-related projects about living in balance with nature.
environmental education
Ecosystem
Pollution
Arctic
environmental problems
The lesson examines the complexity of pollution problems, specifically the cleanup of the DEW line in the Arctic and discusses the possible shortcomings of the plan to both Canadians and the Polar community as a whole.
science
seeds
nature
stem
Plant life
Whether floating on the air, getting carried by animals, or catching waves, plants use many techniques to send their seeds far and wide. Use this STEM focused PLT activity to teach about plant reproduction and seed dispersal.
outdoor education
environmental education
safe
We gathered experts from every discipline and asked them one question: What would you do to make the outdoors more inclusive? What they came up with was a five-step action plan.
social justice
environmental education
sustainability
cross curricular
stewardship
Read about a social justice-based school that addresses larger issues as a learning community, builds curriculum around service learning, and regularly involves families.
environmental education
reading
sustainability
stewardship
Looking for a good book to learn about the environment? You’ll find plenty to choose from in this list from Project Learning Tree. Although it was produced in 2014, the books are timeless and informative, and they’re grouped by grade level.
classroom
community
student building
Strategies for ensuring that students in every grade feel like they’re part of the classroom community.
primary
junior
outdoor education
environmental education
intermediate
student activities
project learning tree
Check out these sample Project Learning Tree activities! Treemendous Science! – Picture a Tree Designed for K-2 teachers, Treemendous Science! helps young learners explore, experience, …
environmental education
culture
plastic
UK
Work-life
climate-environment
plastic-waste
plastic-pollution
blue-planet-ii
Some give up chocolate, others give up crisps, and some stop putting sugar in their tea. But, for Lent this year, lots of people are giving up something a little bit different: plastic. People in the UK are attempting #PlasticFreeLent, a challenge that requires giving up plastic packaging for forty days. And, it's all because of Blue Planet II.
environmental education
species
Teacher resource
environmental stewardship
Conservation is key...educate yourself on the snapping turtle and what you can do to help this species before it is too late.
environmental education
environment
information
reduce
plastic waste
personal plastic waste
Are you concerned about the harmful effects of plastics in the environment? There are many ways that you as an individual can help improve the situation.
environmental education
Canada
endangered species
social studies
student resource
In the past 40 years, the Earth has lost more than half of its wildlife. Ontario Nature is at the forefront of endangered species protection in the province