GreenLearning external-link

GreenLearning creates free online education programs about energy, climate change and green economy that engage and empower students to create positive change for our evolving world. They combine input from national surveys and consultations with teachers and education professionals to inform their teacher writers. All of their lessons are piloted with teachers and school boards and revised based on their feedback. Developed by teachers, for teachers and free.


Earth to Tables Legacies external-link

This site offers stories in 10 videos and 11 photo essays based on an intergenerational and intercultural exchange on food issues. For five years, a small group of food activists have connected across big differences – youth/elders, rural/urban, Indigenous/settler, Canadian/Mexican. All the photo essays and videos have teacher’s guides with questions and activities, commentaries by experts, and further references.

AgScape external-link

As the voice of Agriculture in the Classroom Ontario, AgScape provides factual, balanced, curriculum-linked food literacy programs and resources to Ontario’s educators and students.

Lesson plans and resources in several subject areas for grades 1 – 12

Ressources pour repenser(R4R) external-link

Le répertoire Ressources pour repenser, un projet de l’Education au service de la Terre, fournit aux enseignants un meilleur accès à d’excellentes et de pertinentes ressources en matière de l’éducation pour le développement durable.

L’éducation pour le développement durable (ÉDD) intègre les sphères écologique, sociale et économique à travers un apprentissage actif, pertinant et interdisciplinaire.

Resources for Rethinking (R4R) external-link

Immediate access to more than 1,000 quality classroom resources: lesson plans, books, videos and other materials that explore the environmental, social and economic dimensions of important issues and events unfolding in our world today. Developed by Learning for a Sustainable Future.

Teaching Geography Through a Sustainability Lens: Classroom Ready Activities external-link

Teaching Geography Through a Sustainability Lens: Classroom Ready Activities (2014) was created through a joint project of the York Region District School Board and Learning for a Sustainable Future. The modules in the resource guide help students to attain the ministry ‘outcomes’ (i.e. curriculum expectations). Each module (3-5 days) integrates with one conventional unit in grade-nine geography in order to encourage the examination of the unit content from a sustainability perspective. The modules are designed to build upon one another. Alternatively, teachers can choose to use only those there is time for as they have been designed to also work independently.

Project Earth external-link

An interactive sharing site for teachers to find and/or add cool ideas, lesson plans (with handouts, rubrics, etc.), book and file synopses/ handouts, rants, and thought regarding environmental education in secondary schools. Posts are organized into categories (e.g. curriculum – geography) for easy access. It’s a young site – as good as we make it.

Forests Ontario external-link

Forests Ontario raises awareness of Ontario’s forests through education programs. Focus on Forests is a free, online resource for Grades 1-12. Envirothon is an interactive, curriculum based environmental education program in English and French for youth from grades 9 to 12. TD Tree Bee is a tree identification and forest conservation competition for students in grades 4-6. This site also includes information on careers in forestry.

Ontario EcoSchools – Teaching Resources external-link

Ontario curriculum expectations that relate to climate change and environmental learning have been identified and downloadable teaching resources have been developed for Grades 1-12.

Natural Curiosity: A Resource For Teachers external-link

Natural Curiosity is an inquiry-based approach to environmental studies developed by The Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study. This resource promotes cross-curricular integration of essential environmental and sustainability principles. The experiences of teachers who field-tested the approach are included on the site.

Ecospark external-link

EcoSpark works with communities and with schools, providing them with the knowledge and tools to monitor their environment and take action for positive environmental change. Learn about the Oak Ridges Moraine, stream monitoring, energy conservation and more.

Earth Day Canada’s EcoKids Program external-link Earth Day Canada’s EcoKids Program provides free, curriculum-based environmental education resources to thousands of schools and teachers across Canada-empowering young Canadians in grades K-8 to lessen their impact on the environment. From its modest beginnings in 1994, EcoKids has evolved into Canada’s most comprehensive school-based environmental education program. Teachers, students and parents have come to expect a high standard of excellence from EcoKids-which is reflected in the materials we produce and the support we provide to our program participants.

Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) external-link

CWF focuses on national issues that impact Canada’s wildlife populations, with the aim of ensuring that wildlife populations and their habitats in all areas of Canada are conserved in a sustainable manner to be enjoyed by future generations. Here you’ll find lesson plans, great programs and resources for everyone – all grades, all subjects, all ages. A login is required.

Ontario Ministry of Education external-link