Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EARTHDAY.ORG including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries.
As a part of our commitment to Earth Day and promoting environmental literacy we granted twenty schools to receive an Earth Day classroom kit filled with environmental literacy books. These schools from across Canada have been working hard to restore our planet and engaging in many eco-friendly initiatives in their own school and communities.
Below, we have assembled Earth Day resources to aid in these important conversations to restore our planet at home or in the classroom:
Earth Day resources for educators
- INDIGO LOVE OF READING ENVIRONMENTAL ECO WARRIORS BOOKLIST
- Project learning tree: Earth Day Activities to Inspire your students and make a difference
- Susan Jones Teaching: Earth Day Activities for Kids- how to teach your kids about recycling for Earth Day
- Environmental Education- Edutopia
- Climate Kids: Government of Canada website
- Ecokids.ca- Lesson plans, books, videos and other materials to help educators and parents discover how outdoor play informs learning and supports environmental education
- Celebrating Earth Day in Canada Teacher Resources- here is a list of Canadian resources to teach in your classroom
- National Geographic Kids: Save the Earth: games, videos and articles for student use on Earth day and environmental protection
- Education.com Learning Library Earth Day Resources
- NASA: Climate Kids website– Learn all about Climate Change and the environment right from NASA!
- Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation: Teacher tools for Grades K-12