Sustainability

Earth Day

Coming back 2019

Thanks for celebrating Earth Day with us. Stay tuned for new activities next year.

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Earth Day recap

It was awesome to have so many teachers deliver our Earth Day activities in their classrooms this year. Over 320 teachers from 50 municipalities around B.C. used our resources to encourage students to make a positive impact on the environment.

The "Power down, energy up!" activity for K - 3 was particularly popular. Students powered down their classrooms, played a game of Bug Chaser tag outside and learned how to make simple Bug Hotels for insects to live in.

A big thank you to all who took part in inspiring their classes to protect our planet.

While we count down to the next Earth Day, check out the other special event activities we have planned for the year.


Earth Day moments


About Earth Day

Earth Day takes place every April 22 and it's a time to encourage communities and schools to take action in protecting the environment. On this day, people around the globe participate in events to show support for a greener planet.

Not sure if Earth Day is still relevant? Here's 5 reasons why it still matters.


Overview and outcomes

To celebrate the amazing things we can accomplish when we work together, we developed Earth Day resources that encourage students to think about ways to care for the environment and how our actions can make a big difference.

Our Earth Day activities provided a link to the core competencies of the curriculum. The activities engaged students in sharing ideas and solutions, using their energy for play, and exploring and caring for the environment through creative thinking, design and building. 

For the first time, we also included French materials for students, perfect for those teaching French Immersion.

We also held an Earth Day 2018 Photo Contest with a $50 gift card prize.


Relevant core competencies:

Communications

  • Connect and engage with others (to share and develop ideas)
  • Collaborate to plan, carry out, and review constructions and activities

Thinking

  • Creative thinking: novelty and value
  • Critical thinking: develop and design

Social Responsibility

  • Contributing to community and caring for the environment

The activities also connect to a variety of grade-specific curricular competencies and content in a variety of subjects including Physical and Health Education, Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts.