Sustainability

Earth Day

April 22, 2021

The planet is celebrating Earth Day and so is the Power Smart for Schools community.

Information

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. This year's theme is "Restore Our Earth"

Through some engaging activities, we'll explore how we can conserve energy and act sustainably to help the environment.

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 provide a link to the core competencies of the curriculum. The activities engage students in sharing ideas and solutions, having fun learning and sharing with others through creative thinking and making. 

There are also French materials available, perfect for those teaching French Immersion.

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 Applied Design, Science and Arts Education. 

Available activities

Available until April 23, 2021.

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Earth Day activity materials

Your class could win a prize

Did your classroom enjoy these activities? Let us know. Email us at schools@bchydro.com with a photo of your classroom's completed activity for the chance to win a prize pack including: 

  • pencil pouches
  • water bottles
  • seed boxes & plant seeds
  • notebooks
  • re-usable straws
  • utensil set

Contest terms and conditions.