Classroom Supports → Environmental Education

Canadian School Libraries Journal

This is a website that is focused on centering the experiences, viewpoints and research on school libraries. There are many articles, teaching strategies and lesson ideas that new teachers can learn from. It also shows the power of collaborating with the teacher and school teacher-librarian on various curriculum subjects. This website is powerful because it can help new teachers get ideas of how to approach various projects and lessons for various subject areas with a particular focus on literacy education.

Canadian School Libraries Journal

The Top 10 Recommended Podcasts for Professional Development

This is a great list of curated podcasts for teachers that cover a variety of topics and grade levels. Most of the podcasts listed are by teachers for teachers so they have a great insider perspective to the lived experiences of teachers. The podcasts cover topics such as math, equity, steam and leadership. There is something for everyone!

The Top 10 Recommended Podcasts for Professional Development

Teaching Tolerance

This website provides resources that support teachers as they help their students become active citizens through a social justice lens. The resources are categorized in different topics for easy browsing and accessibility such as Classroom Resources, Professional Development and Podcasts. Teachers will be able to find a variety of resources to support their work in different subject areas as well as gain ideas and continue to develop their social justice teaching lens.

Teaching Tolerance

Example Article: Favorite Holiday Poster Projects Aren’t Inclusive

Resources 4 Rethinking

R4R.ca provides immediate access to more than 1000 quality classroom resources. Developed by Learning for a Sustainable Future, R4R.ca connects teachers to lesson plans, books, videos and other materials that explore the environmental, social and economic dimensions of important issues and events unfolding in our world today. R4R resources have been reviewed by experienced classroom teachers and matched to relevant curriculum outcomes for each province and territory. Use the search engine to find resources and read the reviews. Most of these materials can be downloaded immediately.

Resources 4 Rethinking

Ducks Unlimited Canada

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) provides many different wetlands and environmental education choices and resources for teachers to educate young people about wetlands, conservation and what they can do to help.

Ducks Unlimited Canada

Natural Curiosity: The Importance of Indigenous Perspective in Environmental Inquiry

Natural Curiosity is an inquiry-based approach to environmental studies developed by The Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study. This resource promotes cross-curricular integration of essential environmental and sustainability principles. As well as offering a book to purchase in both French and English, the site also produces a newsletter that is accessible at no cost. Check out the section about awards for your work in Environmental Education!

Natural Curiosity: The Importance of Indigenous Perspective in Environmental Inquiry

The Child & Nature Alliance of Canada

The Child and Nature Alliance of Canada fosters meaningful connections with the outdoors for children and youth.

Thrive Outside offers tips for educators who wish to increase outdoor learning for their students. Educators might also wish to explore the Forest School Practitioner programs that support educators in developing skills for bringing meaningful outdoor education into their teaching practice.

The Child & Nature Alliance of Canada

Learning for a Sustainable Future – Pedagogical Resources

Never before have the demands placed on education been greater. As the world’s population nears the 7.5 billion mark and environmental limits are being exceeded, educational practice needs to change to better prepare citizens to address the rising economic social and environmental challenges of the 21st century. This requires participatory teaching and learning methods that motivate and empower learners to change their behaviour and take action for a sustainable future.
LSF has developed a series of professional development tools to assist educators in implementing transformative learning and teaching in their classrooms.

Learning for a Sustainable Future – Pedagogical Resources

World Wildlife Fund Canada

Canadian students and educators can take hands-on action to help protect nature. Living Planet @ School creates a continuous journey for students to connect with actions that help protect nature and the environment throughout their academic path. They focus on the experience of taking action, supporting students with action-oriented toolkits throughout the year and the opportunity to devise their own projects with funding from WWF-Canada.

World Wildlife Fund Canada

Celebrate Earth Day

These Earth-friendly, fun activities are a great way to help build environmental awareness in your classroom.

Celebrate Earth Day