Calling all school teachers! You are one of the first lines of defense in the environmental movement. In the years to come, future generations will decide the fate of this planet. We know you’re our best shot for teaching important environmental themes and establishing healthy habits. Here is our list of resources to help make your classroom a little greener this year!
Green School Resources
1) Environmental Speakers Bureau
Classroom presentations for schools in Winnipeg. Topics include recycling, litterless lunches, composting, climate change, water and the ecological footprint concept.
4) Greening the Classroom
From hands-on projects to personal responsibility, the tips, projects, and concepts outlined in this guide take a community-based approach to learning about environmental issues.
1) Active and Safe Routes to School Handbook and Resource Guide
Designed to help schools communities encourage active and safe travel to and from school. Download it today to learn more about active school travel!
– iWalk (October 2017) – REGISTER TODAY!
– Fall Province Wide Count (October 23-27, 2017)
– Winter Province Wide Count (February 12-16, 2018)
– Bike to School Month (May – June TBD, 2018)
– Spring Province Wide Count* (May 14-18, 2018)
– Clean Air Day (June TBD, 2018)
3) Active School Travel Activity Sheets
– Design your own bike! colouring sheet
– Design your own shoe! colouring sheet
– Design your own helmet! colouring sheet
– Riding a bike colouring sheet
– Walkability Audit Exercise
4) Active School Travel Calendar
Find ways to celebrate walking and biking to school and taking environmental action all year long with this Active School Travel Calendar.
5) Active School Travel Tools
– BikeWalkRoll – Our 30 second classroom surveys help everyone understand how students travel to school across Manitoba. To complete a survey on BikeWalkRoll, simply ask the students in your class how they traveled to school, and record the various modes of transportation.
– CounterPoint – Designed to count bicycles, pedestrians and all forms of traffic, for better planning. Counting traffic is a normal part of planning transportation, but right now, not everyone gets counted. We are changing that. If you want bike lanes on your street, for example, counting traffic is one of the best ways to get started. Start counting today!
1) Compost Activity Sheet
2) Composting Resources
- Composting Basics and Getting Started
- Composting FAQs
- Composting Paper
- Dealing with Pests in your Compost
- Harvesting/Using Vermicompost
- Harvesting/Using Your Compost
- How to Compost all Winter
- How to Vermicompost
- School Composting
- School Composting Tips
- Vermicompost FAQs
- When to Harvest your compost – Spring or Fall
- Winter composting – To layer or not to layer?
- Why compost at School?