“If one tree fruits, they all fruit-there are no soloists…The trees act not as individuals, but somehow as a collective…All flourishing is mutual.”

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass, page 15

And so it is with organizations too; The Outdoor Learning Store could not be what it is without all of our wonderful relationships..

We invite you on an adventure to explore some of the amazing things our partners, fellow humans and organizations are creating. Each month we will be featuring one of our partners and delving into some of their exciting offerings.

Around the world we are coming together to create amazing networks to support the growth of environmental education.

Scroll over the logos for more information on each of our partners.  Every month we will have a feature and really get into the insightful work that we are all doing.

International Non-Profit Partners

NatureForAll is a global movement to inspire love of nature. At its core is a very simple idea: the more people experience and share their love of nature, the more support and action there will be for its conservation.

Green Teacher helps educators promote environmental awareness among young people.

They offer services including webinars, podcasts and a digital magazine. Several their educator resources are available in our store.

The Interpretive Guides Association (IGA) provides interpretive guide training, certification, and professional development programs in Canada and beyond.

Natural Curiosity offers a framework rooted in Indigenous perspectives for environmental inquiry combining inquiry-based learning, experiential learning, integrated learning, and stewardship.

Their resource book is available in our store in both French and English.

Ocean Wise is a globally focused conservation organization on a mission to protect and restore the world’s oceans. Through research, education, direct-action conservation and field projects, we empower communities to take action for ocean health. Check out their educational kits here.

Water Rangers has designed water quality testkits to collect community data on our free open-data platform, all with the goal of providing communities with the tools they need to take care of our lakes, rivers, and oceans.

The goal of Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants is to inspire the next generation of scientists and explorers. We do this by bringing science, exploration, adventure and conservation live into classrooms through virtual guest speakers and field trips with leading experts around the world.

US Non-profit Partners

The Wyoming Alliance for Environmental Education is a nonprofit composed of citizens working to increase the prevalence and improve the quality of environmental education throughout the state.

Arkansas Environmental Education Association (AEEA) champions access to environmental education, builds community among professionals, provides support to educators, and drives excellence in the field of environmental and outdoor education in Arkansas.

The Virginia Association for Environmental Education (VAEE) advances environmental literacy in Virginia, for all Virginians, through the power of environmental education by promoting excellence, fostering collaboration, and inspiring community engagement.

The Environmental Education Alliance (EEA) is a coalition of organizations and educators in Georgia who envision a world where people and nature thrive. ​

The Environmental Education Association of Indiana (EEAI) works cooperatively to promote opportunities that will educate, motivate, and inspire the citizens of Indiana to conserve natural resources and meet the needs of our society while maintaining a healthy environment now and in the future.

The Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (AEOE) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the impact of environmental and outdoor education in California.

KAEE works with members and partners to bring sound environmental education to all Kentuckians. KAEE works to ensure that education about the environment will be taught in every classroom in Kentucky.

New Hampshire Environmental Educators (NHEE) advocate for high quality environmental education in New Hampshire, and to provide a forum for networking and professional development for environmental education.

The Environmental Education Association of Illinois (EEAI) is a group of concerned citizens who are interested in educating people of all ages to the importance of understanding and protecting the environment.

The Environmental Educators of North Carolina (EENC) build connections, provide professional development, and promote excellence for North Carolina’s community of environmental educators. 

Project Learning Tree uses trees and forests as windows on the world to increase students’ understanding of the environment and actions they can take to conserve it. 

Canadian Non-Profit Partners

Strong Nations is an Indigenous owned social enterprise that supports their non-profit work in Indigenous education, culture and family.

The Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE) works collaboratively to advance environmental education in Alberta so students have the knowledge and skills to build a sustainable future. They offer resources, events and workshops for educators.

CPAWS is Canada’s only nationwide charity dedicated solely to the protection of our public land, ocean, freshwater. The Southern Alberta chapter offers environmental education in the classroom and interpretive hikes in nature to foster a new generation of environmental stewardship.

Classrooms to Communities – or C2C – is a made-in-BC collaborative of partners committed to providing place-based educational leadership and support through a suite of strategies, events and activities.

CBEEN is a regional network for over 500 educators in Southeast British Columbia.

They are our host, and provide a variety of resources, professional development opportunities and youth programs.

The Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) is Canada’s national, bilingual, and charitable umbrella network for environmental learning. We strive to ensure Canadians are environmentally literate.

EEPSA is BC’s Environmental Educators Provincial Specialist Association providing networking, curriculum support, and leadership for teachers. They piloted The Outdoor Learning Store in BC in partnership with CBEEN.

EcoSchools Canada works to nurture environmental leaders, reduce the ecological impact of schools, and build sustainable school communities.

We support engagement across all levels of the education sector.

The ​Global, Environmental & Outdoor Education Council is your resource for teaching in the area of global, environmental, and outdoor education. They offer conferences, workshops, teaching ideas and information.

GreenLearning offers free online education programs about energy, climate change and green economy that engage and empower students to create positive change for our evolving world.

Join our community of educators and start creating environmental solutions!

Interpretation Canada is a community that supports, engages, and inspires those involved in the field of heritage interpretation in Canada. Members are guides, naturalists, communicators, educators, writers, designers, managers—titles as diverse as the jobs they do—but their profession is interpretation.

Inside Education supports K-12 school teachers across Alberta and inspire their students when it comes to working towards a balanced, sustainable future for our environment, economy, and society.

ISCBC is a dynamic action-oriented organization, helping concerned stakeholders work together to stop the spread of invasive species in BC.

Kootenay Boundary Environmental Education is Canada’s first partnership of school superintendents who have banded together to support outdoor & environmental learning. They offer an inspiration handbook, videos and an annual Take Me Outside Learning Challenge.

Learning for a Sustainable Future – or LSF – works to integrate the concepts and principles of sustainable development into education policy, school curricula, teacher education, and lifelong learning across Canada.

They offer a wide variety of resources and workshops.

Nature-Action Québec est un organisme à but non lucratif et de bienfaisance au service de l’environnement depuis près de 35 ans. Nature-Action Quebec is a non-profit and charitable organization serving the environment for nearly 35 years.

NatureKids BC is a nature discovery and environmental action organization that helps children form meaningful and enduring connections with nature alongside their families.

PacFuns – Pacific Foundation for Understanding Nature supports experiential place-conscious and nature-based environmental learning, leadership and cultural programs.  PacFuns enhances the capacity for experiential learning in both environmental and cultural programming in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest

New Brunswick Environmental Network works to protect the Earth and to promote ecologically sound ways of life, and to strengthen the environmental movement in New Brunswick

The Ontario Society for Environmental Education (OSEE, pronounced “oh see”) is for all educators who are interested in integrating environmental topics into their teaching practice.

They offer a variety of resources, news and information, and an annual EcoLinks conference.

Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) is a national network of people promoting a stronger connection to the outdoors. The OCC is the umbrella organization that represents thousands of individual and businesses in the Canadian outdoor sector, and addresses structural barriers hindering the ability of outdoor programs to reach their full impact.

Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada) is a bilingual charity committed to fostering inclusive environmental education and growing a diverse and resilient Green Jobs workforce, using trees and forests as windows on the world.

Project Wet Canada is a fun, hands-on, inquiry learning based, water education program for
Kindergarten to Grade 12 students.  It is designed for use by both formal and non-formal educators, and both indoor and outdoor experiences. Workshops are available throughout Canada. They also offer a French website.

SaskOutdoors encourages educators and people who participate in outdoor recreation to practice and teach environmental responsibility.

They offer a variety of workshops, events and training, and are piloting a deeper type of partnership with the Outdoor Learning Store in Saskatchewan.

Science World supports educators in creating great STEM learning experiences for students by offering resources, curated links and opportunities to connect with their educators through workshops and direct sessions.

TMO raises awareness and facilitates action on nature connection and outdoor learning in schools through initiatives such as TMO Day and their TMO for Learning School Year Challenge. We offer the TMO weatherproof student journals.

Wildsight provides programs to get children outside in order to instill a sense of connection and place, and to give them the tools to face the challenges of sustainability with knowledge and inspiration.

Outdoor Learning Advisors

Room to Play is an outdoor classroom and school garden consultancy that supports ECE and elementary school educators re-imagine where learning happens.  Offering professional development webinars, workshops and keynotes that provide a fresh perspective on what outdoor play and learning can look like in our schools.

Stoked on Science develops and delivers high quality, safe, affordable programs that connect young people with the world around them.

Educational. Engaging. Fun. That’s Stoked On Science.

imaginED is designed to support and enable imagination-focused teaching in all contexts, from formal to alternative learning contexts, and from primary school through higher education.  Two of Gillian Judson, PhD, teacher resources are available in our store: A Walking Curriculum & Engaging Imagination in Ecological Education.

Get Outside & Play offers resources, workshops and consulting services to support nature connection and outdoor experiences for young children.

Play is the best way children (and adults) connect with nature.

Canada’s Forest Trust supports schools in building forests, empowering students, and fundraising for outdoor learning initiatives. School Smart Forests protect our planet and teach us how to tackle climate change.