“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 Kimmerer, 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.

NATIONAL

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.

EcoSchools Canada works to nurture environmental leaders, reduce the ecological impact of schools, and build sustainable school communities.

We support engagement across all levels of the education sector.

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.

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

Play is the best way children (and adults) connect with nature.

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.

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.

Join our community of educators and start creating environmental solutions!

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.

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.

Natural Curiosity offers a framework rooted in Indigenous perspectives 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.

NatureForAll is a global movement to inspire love of nature. At its core is a very simple idea: the more people experience and share their love of nature, the more support and action there will be for its conservation.

Ocean Wise is a globally focused conservation organization on a mission to protect and restore the world’s oceans. Through research, education, direct-action conservation and field projects, we empower communities to take action for ocean health.

Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) is a national network of people promoting a stronger connection to the outdoors. The OCC is the umbrella organization that represents thousands of individual and businesses in the Canadian outdoor sector, and addresses structural barriers hindering the ability of outdoor programs to reach their full impact.

Project Wet Canada is a fun, hands-on, inquiry learning based, water education program for
Kindergarten to Grade 12 students.  It is designed for use by both formal and non-formal educators, and both indoor and outdoor experiences. Workshops are available throughout Canada. They also offer a French website.

Room to Play is an outdoor classroom and school garden consultancy that supports ECE and elementary school educators re-imagine where learning happens.  Offering professional development webinars, workshops and keynotes that provide a fresh perspective on what outdoor play and learning can look like in our schools.

Water testing for everyone. Water Rangers has designed and distributed thousands of water quality testkits to people in 20 countries to collect community data on our free open-data 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.

A national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. Leave No Trace builds awareness, appreciation and respect for our wildlands.

PROVINCIAL

The Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE) works collaboratively to advance environmental education in Alberta so students have the knowledge and skills to build a sustainable future. They offer resources, events and workshops for educators.

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.

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.

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.

New Brunswick Environmental Network works to protect the Earth and to promote ecologically sound ways of life, and to strengthen the environmental movement in New Brunswick

The Ontario Society for Environmental Education (OSEE, pronounced “oh see”) is for all educators who are interested in integrating environmental topics into their teaching practice.

They offer a variety of resources, news and information, and an annual EcoLinks conference.

PacFuns – Pacific Foundation for Understanding Nature supports experiential place-conscious and nature-based environmental learning, leadership and cultural programs.  PacFuns enhances the capacity for experiential learning in both environmental and cultural programming in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest

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

REGIONAL

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is Canada’s only nationwide charity dedicated solely to the protection of our public land, ocean, freshwater and ensuring our parks are managed to protect the nature within them. 

The CPAWS Southern Alberta chapter offers environmental education in the classroom and interpretive hikes in nature to foster a new generation of environmental stewardship.

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.

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 Learning Challenge.

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

Educational. Engaging. Fun. That’s Stoked On Science.

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.