Nature Canada

Welcome to Nature HomeSchool

Class is in session… time to head outside!

It’s a fact — spending time in nature is good for us. It makes us happier, healthier, and even smarter! If you’re tired of watching your little ones swiping on the family iPad, why not head outdoors instead for Nature 101? Whether you’re a parent, guardian, teacher, or educator, NatureHood Homeschool is for you.

Nature Canada’s NatureHood program…

  1. Puts your kid in touch with nature close to home.
  2. Breaks down the barriers they face in connecting to it.
  3. Helps them learn about, appreciate, and defend nature.

About the Program

We have science-based resources generously provided by our regional partners so we can help you increase outdoor time with your kids. Discover a living library of videos, interactive activities, teaching slide decks, and more to make learning about nature anything but boring.

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Resources

We’ve compiled a library of nature-based and nature-themed resources created by our NatureHood partners.

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Topics:
  • Outdoor Education
  • Animals
  • Migration
  • Food Chains
Audiences:
  • Educators
  • Parents
  • Guardians
  • Newcomers
  • Teenagers
  • Homeschoolers
  • Community Leaders
  • Children (6-9 years)
  • Preteens (10-12 years)
Region:
  • Atlantic
  • Central
  • Prairies
  • West Coast
  • Northern Territories

Join Sophie and Alvin to learn more about what the Blood Tribe does to help protect birds and how the reintroduction of bison on the ancestral lands of the Blackfoot people can bring back burrowing owls.

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Topics:
  • Outdoor Education
  • Animals
  • Migration
  • Food Chains
Audiences:
  • Educators
  • Parents
  • Guardians
  • Newcomers
  • Teenagers
  • Homeschoolers
  • Community Leaders
  • Preschoolers (3-5 years)
  • Children (6-9 years)
  • Preteens (10-12 years)
Region:
  • Atlantic
  • Central
  • Prairies
  • West Coast
  • Northern Territories

Did you know that over the course of their life some birds travel the equivalent of 3 round-trips to the moon? Providing accessible sources of healthy food is an important step you can take to help protect local migratory bird populations near you. Check out this resource to learn more!

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Topics:
  • Outdoor Education
  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Stewardship
Audiences:
  • Educators
  • Parents
  • Guardians
  • Newcomers
  • Teenagers
  • Homeschoolers
  • Community Leaders
  • Children (6-9 years)
  • Preteens (10-12 years)
Region:
  • West Coast

The Nature in the City map was created by Greater Victoria NatureHood and provides residents in the Capital Regional District with information on the different natural areas and sanctuaries available for exploration, as well as tips on how to be a good neighbour while in the NatureHood.

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Topics:
  • Outdoor Education
  • Animals
  • Plants
Audiences:
  • Educators
  • Parents
  • Guardians
  • Newcomers
  • Teenagers
  • Homeschoolers
  • Community Leaders
  • Children (6-9 years)
  • Preteens (10-12 years)
Region:
  • Atlantic

The New Canadian Guide to Nature created by the Young Naturalists Club of NS is a translation resource that enables Canadians who predominately speak Arabic to interact with nature in Nova Scotia. Check out this resource to learn more about where to go and what to look while in nearby green spaces!

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Topics:
  • Outdoor Education
  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Insects
  • Stewardship
  • Adaptation
  • Migration
  • Life Cycle
  • Predation
  • Food Chains
Audiences:
  • Educators
  • Parents
  • Guardians
  • Teenagers
  • Homeschoolers
  • Toddlers (1 -3 years)
  • Preschoolers (3-5 years)
  • Children (6-9 years)
  • Preteens (10-12 years)
Region:
  • Prairies

This book contains information about trails in the area, the different species that call it home, and educational activities for kids that help them engage with nature. From bird watching to bug hunts, the Saskatoon Lake Guide Booklet will help families of all ages explore this incredible sanctuary.

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