Nature and Outdoor Education
Ducks Unlimited CanadaNature and Outdoor Education
Ducks Unlimited Canada works toward the conservation, restoration and management of wetlands and grasslands to benefit waterfowl, wildlife and people. They have some excellent educational materials and programs, including: “How to Deliver a Wetland Field Trip“, “Duck Detectives“, and “Student Field Notebook“. Teachers might also be interested in DUC’s Project Webfoot – an elementary school program that links specifically to the Grade 4 to 6 curricula. Email them (email@example.com) to find out more !
Cape Breton Fossil Discovery CenterCulture and Heritage, Geology, Nature and Outdoor Education
The Cape Breton Fossil Discovery Centre offers visitors a unique hands-on learning experience – great for families and school classes! It features a large collection of plant and animal fossils from Cape Breton and elsewhere – visitors get a first-hand look at the past. It is affiliated with the Sydney Mines Heritage Museum – that tells the story of hundreds of years of coal mining as well as the rich history of steel making.
Unama’ki Institute of Natural ResourcesNature and Outdoor Education
The Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources (UINR) is a non-profit organization located in the Mi’kmaq community of Eskasoni on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.
UINR is responsible for Mi’kmaq natural resources and environmental issues in Unama’ki (Cape Breton). Commercial fisheries, forestry, science research, traditional Mi’kmaq knowledge, resource management and enforcement are among UINR’s responsibilities.
They have published several great story books focused on local wildlife including eel, oysters and moose – they would be great teaching tools or bedtime stories!
Hike Nova ScotiaNature and Outdoor Education
Hike Nova Scotia encourages and promotes hiking, walking and snowshoeing throughout Nova Scotia. They have some excellent ongoing projects, including their Field Leader – Hiking Course (for teachers interested in getting their students exploring outdoors), and reconnecting with nature workshops. For additional information, please visit their website: www.hikenovascotia.ca.
ACAP Cape BretonNature and Outdoor Education
The Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP) Cape Breton is a non-profit charitable community organization. Established in 1992, the original mission was to develop a comprehensive ecosystem management plan for the watershed area of industrial Cape Breton. ACAP Cape Breton has grown into a dynamic organization that integrates the following core areas into its day-to-day operations: science and monitoring based projects, electronics recycling, social marketing, and education and awareness.
They have an excellent suite of teaching resources (lesson plans, accompanying resources, and educator resource kits) available through their Teacher’s Portal.