Partner Feature: EcoSchools Canada

EcoSchools Canada / ÉcoÉcoles Canada offers a bilingual certification program for K-12 schools that nurtures environmental learning and climate action. Our award-winning, curriculum-linked framework supports school communities as they assess, track, benchmark, and celebrate environmental excellence. Participation in the program allows students, teachers, school administrators, custodians, and parents to get a clear picture of their current environmental practices and take action to reduce their environmental footprint. We are the exclusive national operator of the EcoSchools program in Canada, and a member of the international network of EcoSchools programs, coordinated by the Foundation for Environmental EducationWant to know more?  Join the Movement

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Each year, schools across Canada can register and apply for EcoSchools certification by undertaking environmental actions, campaigns, and projects. All publicly-funded schools in Canada can register, access hundreds of resources, and certify free of charge.  

What to learn more? See What is certification and our Certification Guide (in English or French).

Connect with Nearby Nature: Grow deeper connections to nearby-nature and share your learning by developing place-based field guides, maps, or signage! Learn more about connecting with nearby nature here.
National GOOS Paper Day: Join students, teachers, workplaces, and families across the country on Thursday, April 7th to celebrate National GOOS Paper Day. Check out our guides, lesson plans, videos, webinars, contests, and more – and take action to reduce, reuse, and recycle paper.
The Great Gulp: In celebration of World Water Day, during the month of March, schools across Canada are invited to take part in The Great Gulp. What is a Great Gulp? It’s when the whole school comes together to take a synchronized drink of tap water from a reusable bottle, glass, or mug, in regions where tap water is safe and accessible.
FoodCycler for EcoSchools: The FoodCycler provides authentic, hands-on learning opportunities for students of all ages, which can be easily connected to the curriculum and the EcoSchools program. All members of the EcoSchools and The Outdoor Learning Store community are eligible for a preferred pricing bundle. Learn more and order yours here! 

We are also excited to be participating in a virtual workshop on the FoodCycler for Schools on Thursday, May 26th (4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern) as part of the Outdoor Learning Spring Virtual Workshop series! Sign-up to be notified when registration opens.


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