“If one tree fruits, they all fruit-there are no soloists…The trees act not as individuals, but somehow as a collective…All flourishing is mutual.”

Robin Wall Kimmer, Braiding Sweetgrass, page 15

And so it is with organizations too. Canada’s Outdoor Learning Store could not be what it is without all of our wonderful relationships and partners across Canada.

We invite you on an adventure to explore some of the amazing things our partners, fellow humans and organizations are creating. Each month we will be featuring one of our partners (highlighted in green) and delving into some of their exciting offerings.

All across Canada we are coming together to create amazing networks to support the growth of environmental education.

Scroll over the logos for more information on each of our partners.  Every month we will have a feature and really get into the insightful work that we are all doing.

The Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) is Canada’s national, bilingual, and charitable umbrella network for environmental learning. We strive to ensure Canadians are environmentally literate.

CBEEN is a regional network for over 500 educators in Southeast British Columbia.

They are our host, and provide a variety of resources, professional development opportunities and youth programs.

EEPSA is BC’s Environmental Educators Provincial Specialist Association providing networking, curriculum support, and leadership for teachers. They piloted The Outdoor Learning Store in BC in partnership with CBEEN.

TMO raises awareness and facilitates action on nature connection and outdoor learning in schools through initiatives such as TMO Day and their TMO for Learning School Year Challenge. We offer the TMO weatherproof student journals.

Green Teacher helps educators promote environmental awareness among young people.

They offer services including webinars, podcasts and a digital magazine. Several their educator resources are available in our store.

Natural Curiosity offers a framework for environmental inquiry combining inquiry-based learning, experiential learning, integrated learning, and stewardship. Their resource book is available in our store in both French and English.

Wildsight provides programs to get children outside in order to instill a sense of connection and place, and to give them the tools to face the challenges of sustainability with knowledge and inspiration.

The ​Global, Environmental & Outdoor Education Council is your resource for teaching in the area of global, environmental, and outdoor education. They offer conferences, workshops, teaching ideas and information.

Classrooms to Communities – or C2C – is a made-in-BC collaborative of partners committed to providing place-based educational leadership and support through a suite of strategies, events and activities.

Water Rangers supports the collection of data on their free platform, all with the goal of providing communities with the tools they need to take care of our lakes, rivers, and oceans. Their water test kits are available in our store.

Learning for a Sustainable Future – or LSF – works to integrate the concepts and principles of sustainable development into education policy, school curricula, teacher education, and lifelong learning across Canada.

They offer a wide variety of resources and workshops.

imaginED is designed to support and enable imagination-focused teaching in all contexts, from formal to alternative learning contexts, and from primary school through higher education.  Two of Gillian Judson, PhD, teacher resources are available in our store: A Walking Curriculum & Engaging Imagination in Ecological Education.

Kootenay Boundary Environmental Education is Canada’s first partnership of school superintendents who have banded together to support outdoor & environmental learning.

They offer an inspiration handbook, videos and an annual Take Me Outside for Learning School Year Challenge.

SaskOutdoors encourages educators and people who participate in outdoor recreation to practice and teach environmental responsibility. They offer a variety of workshops, events and training.

The are piloting a deeper type of partnership with the Outdoor Learning Store in Saskatchewan.

The Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE) works collaboratively to advance environmental education in Alberta so today’s students have the knowledge and skills to build a sustainable future.

They offer a variety of resources, events and workshops for educators.

Stoked on Science develops and delivers high quality, safe, affordable programs that connect young people with the world around them.

GreenLearning offers free online education programs about energy, climate change and green economy that engage and empower students to create positive change for our evolving world.

Get Outside & Play offers resources, workshops and consulting services to support nature connection and outdoor experiences for young children.

The Pacific Foundation for the Understanding of Nature supports experiential place-conscious and nature-based environmental learning, leadership and cultural programs.

The Ontario Society for Environmental Education is for all educators who are interested in integrating environmental topics into their teaching practice.