Ontario English Catholic Teachers

Environmental Education


Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) 

The Canadian Wildlife Federation’s mission is to conserve and inspire the conservation of Canada’s wildlife and habitats. It includes lesson plans, programs, and resources for all grades, subjects, and ages.

EcoSpark works with communities and schools, providing them with the knowledge and tools to monitor their environment, and take action for positive environmental change. Learn about the Oak Ridges Moraine, stream monitoring, energy conservation, and more.
Environmental Literacy Council
This group provides teaching modules developed by the Council and a variety of classroom materials ranging from links to sites for kids, to labs, class notes, and teaching ideas contributed by science teachers, as well as connecting classrooms around the world.
Laudato si’ – Care for our Common Home

Laudato si' is the second encyclical of Pope Francis. The encyclical has the subtitle "on care for our common home". In it, the Pope critiques consumerism and irresponsible development, laments environmental degradation and global warming, and calls all people of the world to take "swift and unified global action."

The Laudato Si’ infographic and accompanying Grades 9-12 resource was developed by the members of OECTA’s Catholic Education Committee and OECTA’s Teacher Development Network.

These products provide accessible teaching opportunities that link key messages from our Laudato Si’ infographic with various secondary level subject areas.

Planet in Focus 
Planet in Focus is an environmental media arts organization with a mandate is to produce cultural events that showcase films that question, explore, and tell stories about the world in which we live. They use film as a catalyst for public awareness, discussion and engagement on a broad range of environmental issues.
Project Webfoot – Wetland and Environmental Education Resources for Teachers 
Includes free lesson plans, action projects, and more. Project Webfoot is Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC)’s wetland education program. Through Project Webfoot, DUC offers many different wetland and environmental education choices and resources for teachers to educate young people about wetlands, conservation, and what they can do to help.
Resources for Rethinking (R4R) 
R4R is a project developed by Learning for a Sustainable Future. This free, online database provides teachers with lesson plans, worksheets, and other teaching resources that integrate environmental, social, and economic spheres through learning that is interdisciplinary and action oriented. R4R resources have been reviewed by teachers and are aligned with the Ontario curriculum.

The Schools for a Living Planet Program offers over 30 curriculum-linked, downloadable, in-class activities for Grades 3 to 8, plus links to background info, videos, and games.