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Here are a few of our favourite environmental education resources:

An Educator’s Guide to Stewardship and Sustainability Learning in BC

This guide has been created for teachers, leaders and students to inspire and support them in becoming involved in hands-on, place-based explorations of their communities, and the stewardship issues relevant to them.

Connecting the Dots: Key Strategies that Transform Learning for Environmental Education, Citizenship and Sustainability

This resource focuses on learning strategies and the ways of organizing learning experiences; the “how to” of learning. These learning strategies involve students as engaged learners, learning within the context of their communities and addressing relevant, local issues.

Natural Curiosity: Building children’s understanding of the world through environmental inquiry

Environmental Inquiry is an overarching approach to Environmental Education that combines Inquiry-based Learning, Experiential Learning, Integrated Learning, and Stewardship in a dynamic and cohesive four-branch pedagogical framework.

Influencing Conservation Outcomes

What Research Says About Environmental Literacy, Behavior, and Conservation Results.

The Benefits of Environmental Education

Environmental education (EE) is often lauded by educators as an ideal way to integrate classroom curricula, stimulate the academic and social growth of young people, and promote the conservation of the natural environment. Just a few of EE’s many benefits are listed at the link above. 

Stewardship Centre for BC

A diverse and comprehensive set of educational, technical and capacity resources for stewardship in BC.

Measuring the Success of Environmental Education Programs

Outcome-Based Evaluation is rapidly growing in popularity and use among both funding and the non-governmental community, and this document describes a program logic model and an evaluation scheme that flows from this model, using illustrative examples from existing environmental education programs.

And here are a few great webpages that offer more resources:

Wild BC Resource Room

A collection of environmental and educational resources, links and materials that can be downloaded, viewed and/or purchased through our online store (CBEEN members receive discounts on purchased resources).

Science World Activities

Search their vast collection of science activities. Whether building a miniature worm compost to learn about decomposers, or playing poop factory to investigate the stages of the digestive system, students will explore and develop critical thinking skills and have fun with science.

Resources for Rethinking

Provides teachers access to lesson plans, curriculum units and other teaching resources that integrate environmental, social and economic spheres through learning that is interdisciplinary and action oriented.

Green Teacher

Great kid-tested ideas for fostering learning and inspiring action on environmental and other global issues.

Children and Nature Network

A collection of scientific literature to browse, learn and share current and emerging findings that can help make a solid case based on the research to policy-makers, school boards, community groups, health providers, urban planners and others that can influence the systems to connect children, families and communities to nature.

BC Ministry of Education Environmental Learning Centre

Resources to assist K-12 educators in incorporating environmental sustainability ideas and concepts into their teaching.

Alberta Council for Environmental Education Resource Centre

Workshops, field trips, movies, websites, posters, presentations that provides tools, skills, and knowledge to be stewards of our environment.

BC Science World

Discover over 300 free printable activities tested by students, teachers, and parents. These interactive demos, inquiry-based explorations, and fun hands-on activities use easy-to-find materials.

Canadian Wildlife Federation

Colouring pages, educational units, lesson plans, manuals, handouts, resource sheets, wild webinars and more!

EE Research

Communicating environmental education research to educators, with the goal of improving education programs based on sound research findings.

EE Capacity

EE Capacity and its Partners have produced a number of exciting resources.