Short Videos (<15 min)

In the article Nature Can Be as Engaging as Video Games — How to Help Kids Fall in Love With the Outdoors, which also contains a TEDx video and useful linkes, Scott Sampson encourages parents to help kids fall in love with nature just like he did: through direct experience. He recommends three steps that we — along with the children in our lives — can take to connect with nature. You don’t need to go to a national park to help your kids fall in love with nature; a walk around the block can be enough. Tech also doesn’t have to be the enemy. Instead, use it as a tool to enhance their awe.

Learn about the importance of learning with the land, led by Indigenous Peoples. Included are links to other great resources as well. 

Ever Active Schools uses the Comprehensive School Health framework to support schools, providing professional development opportunities, lesson plans and other resources, and an EAS in residence program to help schools develop a custom plan for improving school health.

Lesser Slave Forest Education Society created a wetlands presentation video that describes peatlands (bogs & fens) and non-peatlands (marshes, ponds, & swamps). 

Four videos designed to provide a background to understanding climate data.

Video 1: Trends and Variability

Video 2: Spatial Variability 

Video 3: Understanding Models

Video 4: Unpacking RCPs

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!

Green Calgary has created lesson plans and activities in a variety of subject areas and topics, including waste, recycling, biodiversity, citizen science, energy, stormwater, climate change, and vermicomposting. Activities explore science, math and language arts in nature, as well as art. 

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