Experiential learning, or hands-on learning, is a great way to engage young people!
PLT Canada offers educational resources to connect the children or young people in your life to the outdoors. Learn about the key role sustainable forest management plays in the fight against climate change, explore diverse career opportunities in Canada’s green sector, encourage critical and creative thinking, and more!
Our environmental education resources are ideal for teachers and parents who want to encourage outdoor learning and take their nature curriculum outside.
View our free eco-education worksheets and activities to connect the children in your life to the outdoors. Each worksheet asks questions to support critical thinking and provides one or more activities for you and the children to complete together.
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The Environmental Education worksheets are a great way to engage youth about the outdoors. Spark their curiosity through scientific inquiries into nature and creative thinking outside.
Elementary school teacher Deb L., from Sarnia, Ontario, has been using the worksheets in her virtual classroom lessons to inspire youth. You can see her Powerpoint slides below!
If you’re looking for a fun way to get your child outdoors, learning about nature, you’ve come to the right spot. PLT Canada’s environmental education worksheets are an ideal way to help young ones learn about nature.
Children can practice problem-solving skills and build their sense of surroundings through these easy-to-use worksheets. Has COVID-19 kept you indoors for too long? If so, find an escape by exploring your backyard or nearby green space with the PLT Canada worksheets.
See an example of a worksheet below:
Get a taste of PLT Canada educational resources with free, downloadable activities from the Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide (COMING SOON!). The full guide includes 50 hands-on, multidisciplinary activities to connect children to nature and increase young people’s awareness and knowledge about their environment.
Students will go outside (whether it’s the school playground, a local park, or their backyard), look for signs of animal life, and consider how animals in their area get food, water, and shelter. Download this free sample activity.
Students will learn how animals in different environments have adapted to where they live, why there are so many different species, and the value of biodiversity. Download this free sample activity.
Students will observe how living and nonliving components (for example, sunlight, soil moisture, temperature, wind, and water flow) affect ecosystems. Download this free sample activity.
Learn how these free activities align to curriculum in British Columbia and Ontario.
Educators can reach out to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) contacts below to enquire about having a forestry professional speak with their students about sustainable forest management.
SFI Implementation Committees work with forestry and professional associations, universities, government agencies, landowner groups, conservation groups, and many others to support community outreach and education programs.
Pierre Mezzetta, firstname.lastname@example.org
Provinces: Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick
Louis-Serge Gagnon, email@example.com
Julie Deschesne, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Parzei, email@example.com
Provinces: Ontario, Manitoba
Darrell Regimbald, firstname.lastname@example.org
Provinces: Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia
PLT Canada also offers free environmental education worksheets for teachers and parents, a Climate Change & Forests digital educational resource, a Teaching with i-Tree e-book, a Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers e-book, and A Guide to Green Jobs in Canada: Voices of Indigenous Professionals. You can also have your students take our Green Jobs quiz, which suggests rewarding green career pathways best suited to their personalities!
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