GreenLearning Monthly Calendars

January 2021- HAPPY NEW YEAR!


These activities are designed for learning at home and at school.

Are your students social-savvy? Encourage them to share their journey with us! They can share photos or videos of their activities by tagging our social media accounts: @GreenLearning and by using the hashtag: #GreenLearningand we will respond!

Also, check out our January Spark Activity to challenge your students to explore a solution to a unique problem using an inquiry-based model!



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New Year’s Day

Happy New Year! What environmentally friendly habits will you implement this year? Composting at school? Using less plastic? Eating less meat? Let us know on social media @GreenLearning #EcoResolutions

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Climate Change Awareness Week!

Go towww.greenlearning.ca/decodingcarbon and take the climate policy quest

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Conserve Water Today

Did you know Canadians use 329 litres of water per person per day? Canada has an abundance of freshwater, but we tend to waste it! Here are 22 ways you can save water this week.

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Show off Your Science Skills

Propose a science fair at your school if you don’t already have one! Science fairs are a great way to learn from others and work on a cool project that interests you! Check out this program on how to get started on your project.

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How Much Pollution is in the Air?

Air pollution caused by increased fossil fuel use contributes to negative human health, environmental and economic impacts. Learn how air pollution works in this fun experiment!

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What are Greenhouse Gases?

When discussing climate change we often talk about greenhouse gases. But what are greenhouse gases? Learn more about the different kinds and different sources of greenhouse gases that accelerate climate change.

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Fridays for Future

Start the year off strong fighting for climate action with your classmates! Organize a Fridays for Future initiative and make a difference! Learn how to start your own Fridays for Future project at your school here.

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Space Week!

Check out all of the out of this world activities this week!

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Start a Moon Diary

Did you know the moon’s gravitational pull impacts our climate? The moon causes changes in tides and weather patterns! Keep track of the changing moon in your very own moon diary !

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Learn About Satellites

Remote imaging of Earth taken by satellites can help scientists look at how the Earth is changing due to climate change. Learn more about satellite imagery in this activity from NASA “Rising Above the Problem”

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Space Math

Try out the math that NASA uses during their space adventures in these fun activities!

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Garbage in Space

Did you know there is already garbage in space? Learn more about space debris, where it comes from and what you can do here!

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The Solar System

Ever wondered what’s really in space? Learn about the solar system from the Story Bots in their Solar System Super Song!

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Nature Week!

Go to https://www.pinterest.ca/campfirefw/winter-nature-activities/ to check out these winter nature activities!

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Hibernation Station

In Canada, we have a lot of native animals who ‘sleep’ or hibernate all winter long! Learn more about the different animals that hibernate and the different hibernation types here!

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Backyard Bird Count

Did you know there are 698 different bird species in Canada? Do a backyard count to see how many different birds you can find! Learn more about the backyard bird count here.

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Real World Ecosystems

Learn about Canadian ecosystems, cycles of matter, and your ecological footprint in this GreenLearning program!

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What is Biodiversity?

Explore this important and interesting topic in a variety of activities and videos from PBS! You’ll learn how to measure and understand biodiversity.

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Canadian Wildlife

Canada is home to some really cool, magnificent animals! To learn more about caribou, grizzly bears, and many more check out this resource!

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Renewable Energy Week!

Go to http://www.greenlearning.ca/reenergychallenge/ to become a Renewable Energy Engineer!

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Let’s Talk Geothermal

Geothermal is a renewable energy source that harnesses the thermal energy in the Earth. To learn more about how it works check out this video!

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Hydro-electric: Canada’s Energy Source

Hydro-power generates 60% of Canada’s power, making it the most common energy source in Canada! Learn how we harness running water to create energy here!

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Wind Energy

In Canada, we also harness energy from the wind to produce electricity! A bunch of wind turbines together is called a wind farm! Learn about wind energy in this video.

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Solar Power

Harnessing energy from the sun, solar energy is a very powerful and sustainable energy source! Watch this TED Talk to figure out how solar panels work!

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Nuclear Energy

While some argue nuclear energy is not good for the environment, nuclear power is produced without fossil fuels and therefore produces little carbon emissions. Make the decision for yourself on how sustainable nuclear energy is after watching this educational video!

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