Nature Canada

NatureHood Resources

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

Make a Sound Map Activity

Audience: ages 5+
Topic: Engaging kids outdoors, birding, biodiversity, habitats, mapping, mindfulness in nature, primer for nature observation

Making a sound map is a great way to slow down and tune in to the space you are in. This is an opportunity to tap into and focus on your other senses. Observation using all senses is the key to nature observation. Discover this simple technique and other free outdoor activities when you join (free) the GET OUT! Kids’ Club with the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory.

Nature Scavenger Hunts – Easy, Moderate, and Difficult

Audience: Educators, parents, youth
Topic: Engaging Kids Outside, Inquiry, Sensory

Get outside and learn about the nature around you with these wildlife-themed scavenger hunts from Nova Scotia! Easy, Moderate, and Difficult levels to match your adventuring style and age-group.

Engaging Kids in Nature on the Trail

Audience: Educators, Parents, Guardians, Caregivers
Topic: Engaging Kids Outside

In June 2020, staff at the YNC participated in the NSEN’s Green Education Snapshots event, profiling our favourite tips and
tricks for nature learning while on the trail.

Nature Heroes

Audience: This resource is for families with kids aged 4-12 to participate in nature activities from their home with their friends and family.
Topic: General nature information such as how to build a bird feeder, how to observe your bird feeder, how to learn about insects, calculating your water usage in your home, home to make environmentally friendly cleaners etc.

Learn about nature at home with friends and family and become environmental stewards just like Stewart the Swift Fox. There are 10 activities within this booklet with descriptions on materials needed and instructions on how to complete the activity as well as information on various species such as swift foxes, grasshoppers, bats, and bighorn sheep.

Bird and Plant Species at Risk Colouring and Activity sheets

Audience: Children
Topic: Prairie Species at risk

Stuck inside? Discover the prairies as you colour these at risk species. Challenge yourself to learn about each one. Have you seen it before? What does it remind you of?

At Home With Nature – Leafy Lessons

Audience: 8+ children, and educators, caregivers, guardians, parents
Topic: Plant parts, processes, types, and functions

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s (TRCA) At Home With Nature e-Learning videos, activities, lesson plans, and additional resources are designed to help families, as well as teachers and their classes, deepen their knowledge of nature, ecology, the environment and their place in it. Discover a variety of topics from the comfort of your own home!

Did you know trees are the world’s largest plants, covering approximately one-third of the Earth’s land surface? Learn about their fascinating world!

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