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Atlantic Canada Association of Science Educators: An organization of science educators interested in collaborating to improve science education at all levels in Atlantic Canada, primarily through professional development.
Atlas of Canada: Discovering Canada through national maps and facts.
Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO): Free guided tours are available and can be tailored to school groups and to meet particular interest levels. Tours include a Titanic exhibit and the Sea Pavilion that houses touch tanks and demonstration tanks. This is a great learning experience for students of all ages interested in learning more about the oceans.
For more information please call (902) 426-4306 or (902) 426-2373
Biosphere: Renowned for its youth programs since 1995, Environment Canada┬┤s Biosphère in Montreal is now offering to high schools and colleges Environmental Distance Learning, using videoconference technology. The live and interactive educational activity "Clean Air and Climate Change" is offered as part of this new service. "Clean Air and Climate Change" is tied with provincial education programs and is made available to classes to discuss the very latest scientific information about air and climate, the impacts on Canada and its regions, and what we can do about it.
Canadian Environmental Literacy Project: CELP develops open-access curriculum materials in support of teaching environmental studies in universities, colleges, and high schools in Canada. The focus is on materials that address Canadian issues within local, regional or international contexts.
Canada Centre for Remote Sensing: An education kit for students 11 to 15 years of age containing an introduction to remote sensing, 12 hands-on activities and a supplemental reading section, all rich with satellite imagery, photography and illustration. A Natural Resources Canada website.
Canadian Geographic Atlas: Explore different aspects of Canada, its geography and people.
Canadian Geographic for Kids: Interactive science education site.
Canadian Wildlife Federation: The federation has created an ocean education module, packed with information, ideas, lesson plans, resources, and links to help you immerse your students in curriculum-based ocean education and enlighten them about their relationship with the sea.
Clean Nova Scotia: Established in 1988, Clean Nova Scotia is a non-profit, non-government environmental organization that emphasizes the importance of individual action to create environmental change. Clean Nova Scotia's Planet Action Club for Kids is free for school age children. The Planet Action newsletter is sent out to schools three times a year in class sets with a teacher's guide. Each issue deals with a different environmental topic, and is linked to the science, as well as other, curriculum in schools.
They have a great resource available for grades 4, 5, and 6, to help your school take action on air pollution and climate change—the IDLE-FREE Teacher’s Resource Kit. This resource will help students understand car exhaust in the context of the overall fight against climate change. It will help you make the links between environment and health clear to your classes, and it will give you a guideline if you’d like to help your school become an IDLE-FREE zone.Curriculum-linked lessons for grades 4, 5 and 6 describe ecosystem interactions, energy sources, and lung health, among others. Whether you are looking for a quick activity to occupy your “work-ahead” gang or a full unit to engage your entire class, the IDLE-FREE Teacher’s Resource Kit is for you.
Download just the sections you need, or the whole kit. There is a sheet of 19 Reasons to Be Idle-Free that makes a terrific send-home for parents, discussion starters for class, SAC or staff meetings, and each lesson offers opportunities to integrate literacy, science and critical thinking while engaging students on a topic they care about. Also on this page, you will find a climate change word search, a crossword, a maze and other activities, so be sure to scroll down! Help make our world cleaner and greener! For more information on helping your school make a difference, call Charlene at Clean Nova Scotia at 420-7924, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discovery Centre: Province-wide programs have been developed through consultation with teachers, principals, individual school board officials as well as the Nova Scotia Department of Education. They will lead your class through exciting hands-on programs, designed to allow students to explore, learn and investigate while having fun! All of Discovery Centre's educational programs are curriculum linked.
Ducks Unlimited Canada: Wetland and Environmental Education Resources for Teachers - Project Webfoot, Free Lesson Plans, Action Projects and More
Earth Ed: New Brunswick-based resource for educators.
Eco Canada: Resources to help environmental educators create responsive, innovative programming for their students.
Ecological Footprint: Mountain Equipment Coop presents a quiz to help you determine how your lifestyle impacts the planet.
Environment Canada: has a wealth of materials, lesson plans and activities for teachers on their website.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada: They have an Aquatic Species at Risk Education Kit for teachers Links to help teachers and students. This includes activities and fact sheets of species at risk.
Fundy Issues: Fact sheets which describe our present scientific understanding of some of the important environmental issues confronting the Bay of Fundy.
Geological Survey of Canada - Atlantic: A team of specialists in marine and petroleum geology, geophysics, geochemistry and geotechnology provide a source of integrated knowledge and advice on marine geoscience, with specific concentration on Canada's coastal and offshore landmass.
Geogratis: Natural Resources Canada sites provides free geospatial data.
Green Street for your Classroom!
Green Street, a national non-profit program, seeks to provide oppportunities to actively engage youth and teachers in environmental and sustainability education.
This program links schools to reputable and environmental and sustainability education organizations across the country. Teachers in Nova Scotia can register online for curriculum-aligned programs that range from discovering ecofootprinting and learning about the magic of wind turbines, to letter writing with eco pen-pals and greening barren, concrete schoolyards! All Green Street approved programs are creditble, and curriculum-aligned and aim to foster a life-long commitment to environmental stewardship. These programs are accessible and affordable to all teachers in Canad (most programs are free!).
InnovationCanada.ca - The Online Magazine
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) believes that part of motivating students to get involved in the world of research involves showing them that they are never too young to contribute to science! That is why every issue of our online magazine, features the inspiring story of a Young Innovator. Stories about talented people dreaming and working tirelessly to push the boundaries ofknowledge and innovation.
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic: School programs include visual and hands-on lessons in a variety of marine subjects including Oceanography, the Halifax Explosion, the Navy and the age of sail.
NOAA: The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has designed educational resources for teachers to use in the classroom or as background reference material, including Discovery Kits, Marine Resources Reference List, Marine Education Links, COAST Resource Guide.
Natural Resources Canada: NRCat is the mascot for Natural Resources Canada. The site provides homework help on subjects including science and technology, geography, natural resources, nature and the environment and history.
National Geographic: Website for the magazine, with information on animals, maps, environment, history and much more.
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History: Hands-on activities, interactive displays and quizzes are possible at this Halifax-based science museum.
Science Fair Info: This is the official resource site for Science Fairs throughout Nova Scotia and has been developed by Nova Scotia Youth Experiences in Science (NSYES).
Statistics Canada: Learning resources for teachers and kids by Statistics Canada.
Stream to Sea: Fisheries and Oceans has supported Educators in British Columbia and the Yukon who teach their students to understand, respect and protect freshwater, estuarine and marine ecosystems, and to recognize how all humans are linked to these complex environments. There are elmentary, junior and senior high learning resources and activities avaialble.
World Wildlife Fund: WWF introduces Schools for a Living Planet, an education website aimed at bringing the power of the enviroment in your classroom.
Whalenet: Interactive educational web site which focuses on whales and marine research.
YES Mag and its younger sibling KNOW Mag: Canadian's science magazine for kids. YES Mag caters to readers ages 9-14 and KNOW is for readers ages 6-9. Both are published 6 times a year. KNOW targets the interest of younger readers with nifty science news, basic science concepts, and plenty of puzzles, games and try-this-at-home projects. YES Mag revs up the science for older readers, while maintaining the same fun approach.
Youth Science Canada: Since 1962, Youth Science Canada has played a vital role in nurturing the scientific impulse amongst our youth - encouraging them to get their hands dirty and develop scientific and technological knowledge and skills through project-based science.