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The Lorax

The Lorax

by Dr. Suess

Long before 'going green' was mainstream, Dr. Seuss's Lorax spoke for the trees and warned of the dangers of disrespecting the environment. In this cautionary rhyming tale (printed on recycled paper) we learn of the Once-ler, who came...

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You are the Earth.

You are the Earth.

by David Suzuki

This lively collection of fascinating facts and fables, colorful cartoons, and dynamic illustrations explains how everything on Earth is connected. Since its original publication, concern for the environment has grown, and although...

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Take Action! A Guide to Active Citizenship

Take Action! A Guide to Active Citizenship

by Mark Kielburger and Craig Kielburger

Human rights activists, Marc and Craig Keilburgers' guide to active citizenship equips teens with tangible ways to make a difference in their school or community. Included are a 7-step process to social involvement, organizational...

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The Elders Are Watching

The Elders Are Watching

by David Bouchard and Roy Henry Vickers

When award-winning writer David Bouchard first saw the work of First Nations artist Roy Henry Vickers, he was struck by Vickers' reverence for nature and his understanding of Canada's rugged West Coast. They collaborated on The Elders...

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Dear Children of the Earth: A Letter from Home

Dear Children of the Earth: A Letter from Home

by Schim Schimel

Dear Children of the Earth begins a remarkable letter from Mother Earth asking for help from children everywhere. She writes to express her love for each and every child and asks for their love and appreciation in return. In her own words,...

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The Lost Stars

The Lost Stars

by Hannah Cumming
Appreciation of Nature, Energy, Grade 4

Everyone has become so focused on bright lights and new technology that they have forgotten about the stars. Fed up with not being appreciated, the stars decide to leave their posts and go on holiday. But what will happen when the lights go...

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My Light

My Light

by Molly Bang
Appreciation of Nature, Energy, Grade 4, Grade 6

Though we often take it for granted, the sun provides the energy that powers everything on Earth, from planets and trees to machines and cities. With dazzling paintings and simple text, acclaimed author and illustrator Molly Bang takes...

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Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth of Life

Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth of Life

by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm

Here is a stunning, poetic exploration of the universal energy force within us all. Award winner Molly Bang presents the amazing story of how light from the sun is transformed into energy on Earth and becomes YOU! Clear, accessible, and...

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Common Ground: The Water, Earth and Air We Share

Common Ground: The Water, Earth and Air We Share

by Molly Bang

A simple story of our planet's natural resources with jewel-like paintings by Caldecott Honor author Molly Bang. Through the example of a shared village green and the growing needs of the townspeople who share it, Molly Bang presents the...

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Beyond Ecophobia: Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education

Beyond Ecophobia: Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education

by David Sobel

Beyond Ecophobia speaks to teachers, parents, and others interested in nurturing in children the ability to understand and care for nature. This expanded version of one of Orion Magazines most popular articles includes descriptions of...

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Nature Activities

Nature Activities

Sharing Nature Worldwide / Joseph Cornell

This website was founded by Joseph Cornell, who is the author of the Sharing Nature Book Series. It promotes his Flow Learning system of nature awareness and provides a number of online nature activities.

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Sharing Nature with Children

Sharing Nature with Children

Joseph Cornell

The nature awareness methods featured in Cornell?s Sharing Nature Book Series are used by millions of parents, educators, naturalists, and youth and religious leaders all over the world. Not just a book, but a powerful approach to nature...

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5 Minute Field Trips

5 Minute Field Trips

Calgary Zoo / GEOEC / Alberta Council for Environmental Education

This activity guide was produced through a partnership between the GEOEC and the Calgary Zoo to provide educators with local ideas and activities that are fun, simple and can take place right on the school site, or in any nearby natural...

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Adopt-A-Pond Games

Adopt-A-Pond Games

Toronto Zoo

Although these games are linked to the Ontario curriculum, they are an excellent way for children to better understand many of the science-based concepts taught in the Saskatchewan curriculum as well. Children of various grade levels...

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Adopt-A-Pond Programme: Wetland Curriculum

Adopt-A-Pond Programme: Wetland Curriculum

Toronto Zoo

Although this guide focuses on the Adopt-A-Pond Programme through the Toronto Zoo, there are many lesson plans and ideas that relate to the Saskatchewan curriculum. This guide includes four basic study modules : " Water ", " Wetland...

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The Ways of Knowing Guide: Earth's Teachings

The Ways of Knowing Guide: Earth's Teachings

Turtle Island Conservation / Toronto Zoo

This guide is a journey of Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee traditional knowledge, reflected through worldviews, values, beliefs, and stories that speak to the fundamental principle of ensuring sustainable relationships with the...

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Fish Printing

Fish Printing

Trout Unlimited Canada

This lesson explains how to make a print of a fish. Gyotaku is a traditional form of Japanese fish printing or rubbing, dating back to the mid-19th century, a form of nature printing used by fishermen to record their catches. It is very...

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Fred the Fish Script

Fred the Fish Script

Trout Unlimited Canada

This lesson shows what happens to Fred the fish when he is in contact with different kinds of pollutants. This document is written as a script with pictures that promote discussions on interdependance, pollution and stewardship of our...

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