Nature Canada

Welcome to Nature HomeSchool

Nature HomeSchool is a library of diverse resources to help educators, guardians, leaders, and learners connect with nature.

The evidence has made it abundantly clear — spending time in nature is good for us, from the mental and physical health benefits to improved child development and learning.

Nature Canada’s NatureHood program addresses society’s growing disconnect from nature and breaks down the numerous complex barriers to accessing green space. The goal of NatureHood is to foster an appreciation for nature in Canadian youth so they are inspired to become environmental leaders and join in the fight to defend and restore nature. 

About the Program

Prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic and a desire among educators to increase outdoor learning time, Nature Canada developed Nature HomeSchool – a collection of resources for children, youth, parents, and educators of all kinds. Nature Homeschool is an archive of science-based nature-related resources produced by NatureHood’s regional partners. This resource hub is a living library of videos, interactive activities, teaching slide decks, and more.

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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
  • Life Cycle
  • Predation
  • 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

Explore why (and how!) birds migrate, why we have sanctuaries to protect them and how you can connect with nature no matter where you live!

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Topics:
  • Outdoor Education
  • Plants
  • Food Chains
Audiences:
  • Parents
  • Guardians
  • Caregivers
  • Homeschoolers
  • Community Leaders
  • Children (6-9 years)
  • Preteens (10-12 years)
Region:
  • Atlantic

Some types of Lichens are so rare that Nova Scotia is the only place in the world they can be found! Check out this guide to learn more about native Lichens species and the ecological role they play in the surrounding environment.

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Topics:
  • Outdoor Education
  • Sensory
Audiences:
  • Parents
  • Guardians
  • Caregivers
  • Homeschoolers
  • Preschoolers (3-5 years)
  • Children (6-9 years)
Region:
  • Atlantic

Introduce sensory learning to your classroom. Use touch, smell, sight and hearing to learn about and appreciate nature all around us.

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Topics:
  • Outdoor Education
  • Animals
  • Adaptation
Audiences:
  • Educators
  • Homeschoolers
  • Community Leaders
  • Preschoolers (3-5 years)
  • Children (6-9 years)
Region:
  • Atlantic

Squirrels are one of our most common backyard wildlife species here in New Brunswick, but how much attention do we pay them? Learn about squirrel behaviour with this program kit.

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Topics:
  • Outdoor Education
  • Animals
  • Predation
  • Food Chains
Audiences:
  • Educators
  • Parents
  • Guardians
  • Caregivers
  • Preschoolers (3-5 years)
  • Children (6-9 years)
  • Preteens (10-12 years)
Region:
  • Atlantic

Learn more about what birds live in New Brunswick, explore predator and prey dynamics, and try your hand at building a bird’s nest.

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