Nature & Biodiversity

This article describes easy-to-use tools and methods for finding and identifying different types of rocks and minerals in your backyard!

The Into Nature guide from Back to Nature Network contains helpful tips on how to start an outdoor education program in your teaching. The second half features dozens of activities (beginning on page 24). More detailed lesson plans begin on page 51.

Teaching the 4 Elements by Shelagh Pyper from Fuse Consulting says, "Children lead with their hands, not their minds. In order for them to develop a relationship with the natural elements of Wind, Water, Earth and Fire (i.e. a connection to Nature) they need to explore the magic and wonder of these things with all their senses." 

 

Scroll down to view lesson plans, which include a biodiversity tally, soil moisture testing with easy to find materials, daily weather recording, and more!

Scroll down to Resources for Teachers or Resources for Parents and Guardians to download your free guides today!

The Nature For All Discovery Zone is a searchable database of videos, lesson plans, comic books, and colouring books to help connect people with nature, instill a love of nature, and learn about nature wherever you are. The database also features guidebooks with tips for organizations on how to introduce young learners to nature and encourage more people to get outdoors!

The Learn at Home resources topics include oceans, biodiversity, mapping, citizen science, extreme weather, energy efficiency, agriculture, and more!

View wildlife videos geared towards an Elementary audience. Topics include skunks, rabbits, wetland mammals, climate and creatures, owls, and more!

Explore biodiversity across Southern Canada and areas under threat.