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Hike Nova Scotia's Re-Connecting with Nature Workshops are one-day, hands-on workshops that are held mostly outdoors. These workshops aim to increase and strengthen the number of adult leaders in Nova Scotia who can help children and youth spend more time appreciating, understanding, and acting for the natural world while being physically active. Workshops are available...

Hike Nova Scotia provides backpacks for loan that are full of props and tools to help adults run fun nature activities and promote a connection to nature for kids ranging in age from 5-12 years. The kits include a manual for how to run various activities with adaptations for the younger years.   Kits are available for...

Des Sciences Dehors is a French resource for teaching science outdoors from preschool to secondary school. This resources includes an activity bank, scientific articles, videos, links to other websites, and a contribution section so that the bank may continue to expand and stay relevant. This resource is developed by and for people who are passionate...

Enseigner Dehors is a French resource that aims to equip school staff (for both elementary and secondary schools) in bringing learning outdoors. The resource includes a guide with tips & tricks, an activity bank, guidance on how to set-up outdoor learning environments, a toolbox with videos & links to other organizations, as well as a...

The Table sur le Mode de Vie Physiquement Actif (TMVPA) aims to support early motor development and diversified physical activity of children. To this end, the TMVPA has created a resource for stakeholders in childcare, schools, municipalities, and community organizations to use to develop a common and integrated language. This resource includes video clips, brochures,...

Recreate Place provides strategic planning, facilitation, design services, and activation support for communities that want to engage with children and youth to create better outdoor spaces and neighbourhoods. Child-friendly approaches are at the core of their work. They create age-appropriate, responsive processes that prioritize the meaningful participation of children and young people. They meet children where they are! Learn...

Ever Active Schools, based out of Edmonton, Alberta, put together a number of resources to support parents and teachers in promoting the health, well-being, and physical activity of students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources include a Youtube playlist of 60+ activities for daily physical activity, health and well-being, physical education lesson plans, as well as...

On October 21st, 2020, Take Me Outside (TMO) Day celebrated its 10-year anniversary, with more than 225,000 students and teachers participating across Canada. TMO activities also extended throughout the year, with the TMO Learning Challenge, a weekly outdoor challenge throughout the school year, and the 2020 Winter Challenge, a mid-winter outdoor challenge. To support educators...

Frontier College Summer Literacy Camps is a play-based learning partnership with First Nations, Metis, and Inuit (FNMI) communities across Canada. Each camp is unique, reflecting the identity, diversity, and priorities of the partner community. Camp programming is designed to inspire a lifelong love of reading. Camp is a community-wide event, featuring participation from parents, Elders,...

Get Outside & Play is an Alberta-based organization that supports nature connection and outdoor experiences for young children. Resources include online training sessions on play and learning, inspirational blog posts, as well as how-to guides on topics such as dressing for the weather, teaching the 4 elements, and outdoor play for parents and children.   Check out...