Outdoor play fosters agency, resilience and a sense of connection to the environment.
So celebrate environmental days with outdoor play.
EcoKids wants to inspire teachers, parents and kids to build a better culture of play in schools and communities. At school you can start to maximize the time and benefits of play at recess, enhance playgrounds and improve quality of life and learning for students. Action items can be used by parents or caregivers at home to make a difference for kids in their communities.
Take Actions offer a gradual set of activities for kids to get outside, enjoy nature and discover play. While the OPAL program is a comprehensive mentorship that will take your school through the steps to complete enhancement of play, these are some simple ways to get you thinking about improving play time at school or in your neighbourhood. They also celebrate Environmental Days throughout the year. Click on each action for more information.
September 27, 2017
National Tree Day
October 16 to 22, 2017
Waste Reduction Week
October 25, 2017
Take Me Outside Day
February 7, 2018
Winter Walk Day
April 22, 2018
International School Grounds Month
May 17, 2018
Outdoor Classroom Day / Get Outside Day
June 29, 2018
International Mud Day