What is EcoKids?
Started in 1994, EcoKids offers free learning activities and resources for Canadian teachers, students, parents and communities to engage in environmental action. EcoKids is designed to inspire children to become life-long environmental stewards through nature connection and play.
Why did we make this website?
Borrowing language from the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Environmental Education Policy Framework, our new website is organized based on four pillars.
- environmental literacy (learning ABOUT the environment),
- environmental stewardship and advocacy (learning what to do FOR the environment)
- outdoor education (learning while IN the environment) and
- nature play, (CONNECTING TO the environment)
At Earth Day Canada, we believe that nature connection through play is an important part of environmental education and you’ll notice this as you explore our new site.