GreenLearning Monthly Calendars

June 2021 - WORLD OCEANS MONTH


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 June Spark Activity to challenge your students to explore a solution to a unique problem using an inquiry-based model!



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Get Active!

Spend 30 minutes today doing some physical activity. Ride your bike, play some soccer, or go for a nature walk and enjoy the great outdoors!

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2

Car Free Day!

Can you walk to school or take public transit today to reduce your carbon footprint?

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3

Take the Flood:Ed Challenge!

Flooding is the most common natural disaster in Canada, learn more about the impact of flooding in your community in the GreenLearning program, Flood: Ed.

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International Trails Day!

Enjoy nature today by going on a walk around your neighbourhood or to a local trail. Being outdoors is great for your mental health! Reduce stress and anxiety by spending time outdoors.

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Water Week!

Check out https://lizardpoint.com/geography/canada-water-quiz.php to test your Canadian water body knowledge!

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Canadian Rivers Day

Protecting our waterways is important for plants, animals and humans! Canada is home to 8,500 rivers and they’re ours to protect! Learn what you can do for our rivers here.

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World Oceans Day

Today is a global initiative to call on world leaders to protect 30% of our oceans by 2030, to learn what you can do for the 30x30 project click here!

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5

Learn About The Great Lakes

The Great Lakes shared by Canada and the United States are the largest freshwater system in the world! Learn all about these amazing lakes, the problems they face, and how to take action here.

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6

Reduce Plastic Waste in Waterways

Plastic drinking containers like water and juice bottles are the most prevalent. Try packing a reusable water bottle today to reduce your plastic waste and stay hydrated!

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7

Learn All About Oceans

Learn more about oceans in these 15 fun, unique and hands-on activities and crafts.

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Summer Kickoff Week!

Stay busy this summer with GreenLearning’s fun and educational programs: http://www.greenlearning.ca/programs/

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Take the Decoding Carbon Challenge

Explore how policy is used to build a low-carbon future and register for your chance to win cash prizes!

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15

Start a Sustainable Vegetable Garden

This summer, start a vegetable garden in your backyard or find a community garden you can participate in to learn how to grow healthy and sustainable food! Here’s a guide.

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16

Take the School Earth Hour Challenge

Before this school year wraps up, don’t forget to take part in GreenLearning’s Earth Hour Challenge for your chance to win a cash prize! Register for the challenge here.

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17

World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought

Desertification is the degradation of land in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas. It is caused primarily by human activities and climatic variations. Learn more about this day here.

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Online Oceans

Learn about oceans online with Ocean Wise! Check out these live-streamed learning sessions on topics like Ocean Plastics, Sharks, and Arctic Adaptations. These lessons are free and easy to tune in on at home!

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World Pollinator Week!

Learn more here: https://pollinatorpartnership.ca/en/pollinator-week-canada

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

This day was established in 1996 and it’s an opportunity for everyone to celebrate the cultural richness and contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples! Celebrate with games, trivia, and more!

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22

Celebrate Pollinators

During Pollinator Week, learn about the ecosystem services pollinators provide and how you can protect them here !

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23

Build a Bee House

Help out the bees by providing them with a safe and sustainable habitat. Learn how they work and how to build your own here.

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24

Support Local

Help pollinators by supporting local, small-scale farmers who limit their use of pesticides and support pollinator populations! Buying Canadian honey and beeswax products is another way to support Canadian bees. Here are some tasty recipes that incorporate honey.

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25

Ditch the Almond Milk

A recent study discovered that almond crops require the work of a lot of bees to grow. This is tough on bee populations and is causing a decline. Try a more bee-friendly drink like oat, soy, or local cow’s milk! If you still need some convincing about why we need these pollinators or why they’re so cool, check out this video!

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Have a great summer & thanks for participating in GreenLearning’s monthly activities!

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Watch the Live Aquarium Cam

Get a glimpse into the habitat of whale sharks, manta rays, and more in this live aquarium cam!

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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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Become a Re-Energy Engineer

In this fun, engaging STEAM challenge, build a wind turbine, solar oven, hydroelectric generator, biogas generator, electric vehicle or energy storage!

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