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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Eco-Lesson Plans & Resources

Eco-Lesson Plans and Resources

Environmental Learning and Experience Guide and Curriculum Map
• http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/environment_ed/
• Incorporate environmental learning into lesson plans for all ages and subjects

Wild BC - www.wildbc.org
• Free resources and lesson plans. Extensive climate change program for grades 4, 7, and 10-12.

Climate Change Education - www.climatechangeeducation.org
• Lesson Plans for K-12 in all subject areas

Ecokids - www.ecokids.ca
• Free lesson plans and activities, plus annual Eco Challenge contest

HSBC Clean Air Achievers – www.cleanairachievers.ca
• Grades 6-9; register online, track and learn about travel emissions and your class will have 2 visits from a Canadian champion (Olympian, world champion, etc.)

Pembina Institute Green Learning - www.greenlearning.ca
• Elementary and high school lesson plans on energy and the environment

Sierra Club of BC - www.sierraclub.bc.ca/education
• Lesson plans for K-8, sustainable high school program, other great resources

WWF Schools for a Living Planet - http://schools.wwf.ca/
• Lesson plans for grades 3-8 on a variety of environmental and wildlife themes

Zero Footprint Kids - www.zerofootprintkids.com
• Calculate your carbon footprint then follow the links for great resources


Okanagan-Similkameen Conservation Alliance - www.osca.org
• Environmental educators provide exciting programs on local habitats, wildlife, and the interaction between humans and the environment

City of Kelowna ECCO programs - http://www.kelowna.ca/CM/Page1051.aspx
• Classroom and field presentations on important environmental topics
• Tons of fun and FREE programs for all ages

BC Sustainable Energy Association - www.bcsea.org
• Climate Change Showdown: classroom workshop for grades 5 & 6
• Contact booking@bcsea.com or 778.785.3951 for more information

Green Street - www.green-street.ca
• An excellent search tool to find local environmental programming
• Lesson plans for all grades and funding information

Sierra Club of BC - www.sierraclub.bc.ca/education
• Curriculum linked programs for all grade levels

Wild BC - www.wildbc.org
• Wildlife and environmentally themed workshops by local environmental educators

Information helpfully supplied by: Kate Bergen, Climate Action Facilitator, BC Ministry of Environment - Youth Climate Leadership Alliance. Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen


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