Classroom Resources
Ressources en classe

Here you will find lesson plans, books, videos and other materials to help educators and parents discover how outdoor play informs learning and supports environmental education.

Resources For Rethinking

Developed by Learning for a Sustainable Future, R4R.ca connects teachers to more than 1000 classroom resources that explore the environmental, social and economic dimensions of important issues and events unfolding in our world today.
Type of Resources: Lesson Plans
Grade level: Kindergarten to Grade 12

Ressources pour Repenser

Le répertoire Ressources pour repenser, un projet de l’Education au service de la Terre, fournit aux enseignants un meilleur accès à d’excellentes et de pertinentes ressources en matière de l’éducation pour le développement durable.
Type of Resources: Lesson Plans
Grade level: Kindergarten to Grade 12

Learning For A Sustainable Future

Explore key sustainability issues with your students. LSF creates classroom-ready resources and lesson plans to support curriculum.
Type of Resources: Classroom Resources / Lesson Plans
Grade level: Kindergarten to Grade 12

Forests Ontario

Forests Ontario’s vision and mission is to make Ontario’s forests greener.
Projects include tree planting initiatives, education programs and community outreach to help plant millions of trees in the province each year. They are bringing their vision for healthier forests to a new generation of stewards, partners, teachers and donors.
Type of Resources: Activities / Fact Sheets / Lesson Plans / Presentations / Study Guides / Other
Grade level: Grade 1 to 12

International School Grounds Association

A vibrant collection of 76 ideas that support learning across the curriculum, promote healthy lifestyles, and encourage play and exploration during free time, before, during and after school. Activities also help children and youth connect to their neighborhood’s unique natural, geographic and cultural context, and add art and natural beauty to their school ground environments.
Type of Resources: Activity Guide
Grade level: Ages 3 – 18 years

Project Learning Tree

Resources, support and ideas for teachers and other educators. PLT also offers grants to schools and youth organizations for service-learning projects. Plus, PLT’s network of State Coordinators and certified workshop facilitators provide local assistance and community connections.
Type of Resources: STEM Strategies / Recommended Reading / Educator Tips / EE Resources
Grade level: Kindergarten to Grade 8

Natural Curiosity

This teacher resource focuses on environmental inquiry, and how to bring inquiry-based teaching practices into the classroom. It offers elementary school teachers a guide to making the content and process of learning about the world more engaging and relevant to their students. This is possible when students become personally invested in a collective learning process that is shaped by their own questions and theories about the world – their natural curiosity – and a process that places them in direct contact and relationship with the natural environment.
Type of Resources: Books and Free Downloads / Teachers Stories / Videos
Grade level: Kindergarten to Grade 12

Curiosité Naturelle

Aider l’enfant à interpréter le monde par l’apprentissage par l’enquête dans l’environnement. Un guide pédagogique à l’intention des enseignants de la maternelle à la 6e année.
Type of Resources: Books and Free Downloads / Teachers Stories / Videos
Grade level: Kindergarten to Grade 12

The Biomimicry Institute

Biomimicry is commonly defined as “innovation inspired by nature,” or the practice of applying lessons from nature to the invention of sustainable technologies for people.
Type of Resources: Orientation Guide
Grade level: Kindergarten to Grade 12

Canadian Wildlife Federation

The Canadian Wildlife Federation’s WILD Education and Below Zero programs are for educators tasked with developing a conservation ethic in the classroom. This resource-rich platform offers access to a variety of materials to inspire students.
Type of Resources: Educators Resources / Lesson Plans / Resource Sheets
Grade level: Grade 1 to Grade 12

Fédération Canadienne de la Faune

Ces guides interdisciplinaires comportent des activités interactives d’intérieur et de plein air pour les jeunes, axées sur la faune et l’environnement. Les participants des ateliers acquièrent les connaissances, les compétences et l’engagement nécessaires pour prendre des décisions éclairées et des mesures constructives pour la faune et la nature.
Type of Resources: Educators Resources / Lesson Plans / Resource Sheets
Grade level: Grade 1 to Grade 12

Children and Nature Network

This collection of free toolkits, reports, infographics and advocacy tools is designed to help you or your organization connect children, families and communities to nature. Resources added regularly.
Type of Resources: Toolkits / Infographics / Reports / Advocacy Tools
Grade level: Kindergarten to Grade 12

Creative Star Learning

Practical ideas and information about learning and playing outdoors.
Type of Resources: Books / Course Handouts
Grade level: Early Years

Canadian Parks Council

The Nature Playbook is a strategy to connect young people with nature in Canada. It is meant to guide and inspire actions that all Canadians can take to connect a new generation with nature.
Type of Resources: Nature Playbook download / Poster / Presentations
Grade level: Kindergarten to Grade 8

Conseil Canadien des Parcs

Le document Sortons jouer dans la Nature se veut un plan d’action pour rapprocher les jeunes de la Nature au Canada. Il a pour but d’inciter l’ensemble de la population canadienne à agir pour mettre la nouvelle génération en contact avec la Nature et propose des moyens pour le faire.
Ramassez le livre de jeux. Planifiez vos jeux. Changez les choses.
Type of Resources: Nature Playbook download / Poster / Presentations
Grade level: Kindergarten to Grade 8

Back To Nature Network

Contains useful tools and shares the importance of creating opportunities for children to connect with nature. A resource that prompts, engages, encourages and inspires a strong connection between children and nature.
Type of Resources: Guides
Grade level: Kindergarten to Grade 6

Back To Nature Network

Notre objectif est de fournir des outils pour rendre votre vie meilleure et plus facile, tout en partageant l’objectif important de créer des opportunités pour les enfants de se connecter avec la nature. Nous avons pris les meilleures idées et les a intégrés dans une ressource qui invite, engage encourage et inspire une forte connexion entre les enfants et la nature.
Type of Resources: Guides
Grade level: Kindergarten to Grade 6

Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter

A toolbox of activities to engage children in the outdoors.
Type of Resources: Activities
Grade level: Kindergarten to Grade 6

Charte du Plein Air pour Les Enfants de L’Ontario

Une Boîte à Outils d’Activités pour engager les enfants à l’extérieur.
Type of Resources: Activities
Grade level: Kindergarten to Grade 6

Get Back Outside – Suzuki Superhero Challenge

Free lesson plans and guides to foster a nature connection in your students.
The Nature as a Classroom guide answers common questions about how to make outdoor learning fun and accessible.
The Connecting With Nature guides include comprehensive classroom and outdoor lesson plans for kindergarten through Grade 8.
Type of Resources: Teaching Resources
Grade level: Kindergarten to Grade 8

Fondation David Suzuki

Cette ressource est remplie d’activités amusantes qui encourageront les enfants à sortir dehors pour explorer des questions telles que la biodiversité, et pour découvrir d’où vient notre nourriture et comment faire pour économiser l’énergie.
Type of Resources: Teaching Resources
Grade level: Kindergarten to Grade 8

OPHEA

Lesson Plans that have a focus on health, physical activity, inclusion and more.
Type of Resources: Lesson Plans
Grade level: Early Years to Grade 12

OPHEA

Plans de leçon qui mettent l’accent sur la santé, l’activité physique, l’inclusion et plus encore
Type of Resources: Lesson Plans
Grade level: Early Years to Grade 12

EcoKids Earth Day Canada

Earth Day Canada’s archive of learning activities and lesson plans.
Type of Resources: Lesson Plans
Grade level: Kindergarten to Grade 8

Écoapprentis Jour de la Terre Canada

Nos activités d’apprentissage et nos plans de leçon.
Type of Resources: Lesson Plans
Grade level: Kindergarten to Grade 8