A variety of activities on a number of topics are both online (click titles) & downloadable in pdf below. These activities were created by teachers, volunteers and outdoor education experts for complimentary use by schools, non-profit organizations, parents and anyone who wants to help create a more sustainable future.
PLANTS & ANIMALS
In this activity, children observe how winged seeds travel away from trees.
Students will be able to identify the trees their seeds come from, and record and share their observations about the living things in their environment.
Download Seed Journeys, then explore the complementary activity in A Package of Wonders.
In this activity, students will use unique languages for creating and communicating through dance, drama, music & visual arts. Students will be able to identify local tree species used in instruments, share and record their observations, and appreciate the contribution of trees to their lives.
Students get to challenge their creativity in this activity where they design an original insect or create a model of an existing insect. Students will speculate about the habitats of their bugs, what their predators and prey may be, and where they may fit in the food chain. This activity is a great science fair project as well!
This activity is designed to teach students more about trees and their animal friends around the world. Students will explore questions such as Whooo lives in that tree? and Where does that tree live? This activity also allows for applications to Indigenous Peoples Studies and connections to the Association of BC Forest Professionals.
This activity’s purpose is to stimulate students’ curiosity about nature and demonstrate how nature uses its own recycling process. Students will read the story Log Hotel and record information in their journals, examine the process of decay and learn new vocabulary, while working in groups.
By collecting objects from the outdoors and creating a collage, students will explore the different textures of nature. Students will learn to tell a story without using words, and describe an image and the textures shown.
Through this activity, students will learn to describe the difference between the terms endangered/extinct, identify by name endangered birds and geographical regions they habitate, identify bird parts and sounds. They will develop an appreciation and respect for the environment and endangered species.
This activity encourages students to discuss some of the problems that ocean life faces from humans, and name some endangered species living in Canadian oceans, particularly in British Columbia. After students create ocean dioramas, students can discuss some real-life disasters (natural and human-influenced) and how they would affect their ocean environment.
ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY
This activity is designed to teach students about our environment, its importance in our lives and how they can help to keep it clean and safe. Since water is one of the most important parts of an environment, students will discuss what they can do to ensure we have safe water in the future.
These activities will help you, your school, family, and community prevent forest fires from spreading. Some simple steps can make all the difference.
An educational resource package, which assists teachers in promoting student learning through diverse lesson plans that illustrate how homes, schools and communities can all play a role in preventing forest fire. FireEd will bring the issues and excitement of forest firefighting to your classroom.
This illustrated guide focuses on how individuals and communities can work together to reduce the risk of loss from interface fires in Canada. It provides practical tools and information for use. FireSmart is based on the best available scientific information at the time of publication.
- FireSmart Canada