Teacher Resources

Classroom Resources for Teachers

Use the links below to guide you to resources for your own in-class lessons, or for scaffolding resources for before, or after, your field trip to TRCA’s education sites:

Activities for Kortright Centre for Conservation Education Programs

Preparing your students for their Kortright Centre visit:

  • The 20-Minute Energy Check – A Pre-visit Activity to Conservation of Energy (1.6 MB)
    At the Kortright Centre for Conservation, your class will learn about current renewable energy technology and ways we can all reduce our energy consumption. In this activity, students will prepare for the Kortright program by investigating how and where they use energy at home.
  • Clean Water, Naturally! – A Pre-visit Activity to Wetland Study (1.5 MB)
    At the Kortright Centre for Conservation, your class will learn about wetlands and their importance. In this activity, students will create a simulation wetland in order to better understand how wetlands act as natural filtration systems.
  • Geocaching 101 – A Pre-visit Activity to GPS or Geocaching (1.3 MB)
    In this brief introduction to Geocaching, students learn the basics of this outdoor, recreational activity. They will also have an opportunity to use an online tool to investigate areas around the Kortright Centre for Conservation, their school and their home for the location of hidden geocaches.

Reinforcing your students’ new knowledge after their Kortright Centre visit:

Activities for Albion Hills, Claremont and Lake St. George Field and/or Nature Centre Education Programs

Preparing your students for their Field and/or Nature Centre visit:

Reinforcing your students’ new knowledge after their Field and/or Nature Centre visit:

Pre- and post-field trip activities for Black Creek Pioneer Village (click on link, a new page will open)

In-Class Lessons

 Looking to supplement your classroom lessons? These activities and worksheets may help you!

From Ripples to Waves

Focusing on virtual water (or embedded water) and the connections between water use and energy consumption, this resource has been designed to spark new conversations with students that explore the social, economic and environmental issues that are central to the global water crisis.

Lessons:

Worksheets:

Additional Helpful Resources

Environment Canada
http://www.ec.gc.ca/education/default.asp?lang=En&n=D3D10112-1


Teach Green in Peel

A searchable database designed to help Peel teachers find locally-relevant resources and programs to engage students in environmental learning:

Teach Green in Peel

For Peel Region teachers – Digging It!

A guide to greening your school grounds with tips, tricks and techniques to make your space easy to create, beautiful to enjoy, usable for all and bio-diverse!

Waste-Free Lunch Flyers
Planning to launch a waste-free lunch program at your school? As with any initiative that requires significant support from your school’s parent community – clear communication is essential. These flyers explain the benefits of packinga waste-free lunch, are available in 9 languages, and can serve as a central communication tool for your campaign.

Waste-Free Lunch Flyer (English)  (1,344k)

The Ferocious Four Graphic (589k)
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