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Art, Science, and Fun, Intertwined

Making colourful yarn bracelets can help illustrate important ecosystem concepts such as coevolution, diversity, and energy transfer for all ages

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Stormwater Stewards

Stormwater science lab and field activities for middle and high school students

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From Footprints to Thoughtprints

While most environmental teaching focuses on actions required to solve environmental problems, it does little to challenge the underlying attitudes and assumptions which led to these problems in the first place. Stephen K. Goobie encourages educators to tackle not only our ecological footprints, but also our ecological “thoughtprints”.

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Wildlife Olympics

A series of activities that teach young school children about wildlife by mimicking the amazing feats of local animals

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Birdathons: Counting for conservation

By organizing a bird count as a class or club project, you will not only raise students' awareness of migratory bird conservation but may also be able to raise money for school environmental projects.

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Game: Blowing up your world

An intermediate activity focusing on individual responsibility for saving the planet.
FROM TEACHING GREEN: THE MIDDLE YEARS

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Dig, Measure and Observe

Independent work stations develop science skills during guided reading group instruction in the primary grades.

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Unleashing Blessed Unrest As the Heating Happens (Activities)

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Using Folklore to Promote Ocean Literacy

Four activities that connect ancient legends to Ocean Literacy principles for those 11-14 years of age

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Growing a Just Society: Linking Trade, Human Rights and the Environment

This series of activities and games helps student understand that a healthy environment is a human right, and how global trade and consumer choices affect those rights.

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Developing a Sense of Place Through Native Science Activities

Twenty five basic activities inspired by the writings of people who have lived close to the land. These activities aim to develop a deeper sense of place by going beyond Western science to observe and interact with nature qualitatively as well as quantitatively.

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Introducing Biomimicry

Activities for elementary, middle, and high school students which examine products that use less energy and have fewer toxic components because they are inspired by designs in nature. Integrating the hopeful science of biomimicry into the curriculum provides opportunities for creative problem-solving exercises that challenge them to think, to ask questions and to create in a collaborative setting.

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Children’s Rights and Climate Change

Help young people realize the rights they have to a healthy planet and lifestyle with these activities from UNICEF Canada for middle and high school students.

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Swimming with Animals

Using simple swimming lessons to foster connections to other life forms and appreciation of what they have to teach us.

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Acting Out Energy Forms

A very active activity for grades K-8 which teaches about different forms of kinetic, potential, and renewable energy. Helps provide a context for teaching scientific principles related to energy transformations, chemical transformations, electricity and light, which are central to many clean energy technologies.

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The Hawk in the Nest

A circle game similar to “The Farmer in the Dell”, which teaches children up to age eight about food chains within a given habitat. Builds students’ understanding of how energy is transferred through various creatures within a community.

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