GreenLearning Monthly Calendars

March 2021- WORLD WILDLIFE 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 March Spark Activity to challenge your students to explore a solution to a unique problem using an inquiry-based model!



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Minimalism Monday

Did you know? The average person owns 300,000 items. Declutter your desk or room today and keep track of the things you really need. Be sure to reuse items as many times as you can to reduce your impact on the planet. Watch “ The Story of Stuff” to learn more!

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2

Online Worm Composting

Learn how to compost with worms online! These videos and activities can help you understand and create your own worm compost ecosystem.

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3

World Wildlife Day

The United Nations created this day in 1973 to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild plants and animals. Watch this video and make a pledge to protect wildlife!

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4

Biodiversity Toolkit

In this toolkit created by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) learn about the importance of nature and how all living things are interconnected.

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5

Backyard Wildlife Scavenger Hunt

Appreciate the wildlife in your own backyard or schoolyard! How many different kinds of birds did you see? How many squirrels? Check out some other cool wildlife-themed crafts and activities on Pinterest!

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Wildlife Week!

Go to https://www.wildlifeday.org/ to learn how to get involved!

8

International Women’s Day

Watch this TED Talk on how empowering women can lessen the impacts of climate change. Next watch this video and list the ways that climate change has more severe impacts on women and come up with ways you can take action!

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9

DIY: A Reusable Tote

Did you know it takes a plastic bag 1000 years to decompose? Did you know that North Americans send over 10 million tonnes of clothing to the landfill every year? Help offset this waste by making your own reusable bag out of old t-shirts! No sewing required!

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10

Random Acts of Green

Download the Random Acts of Green App for free to track your environmental impact and make small changes that create big impacts! This app will help encourage you to reduce your carbon footprint everyday!

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Be a Food Waste Warrior

How are food and wildlife related? Find out how in this fun and challenging activity created by the World Wildlife Fund! You also get to learn how to conduct a food waste audit- a cool and valuable skill.

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12

Spring Scavenger Hunt

Explore the great outdoors as the snow starts to melt with this cool outdoor scavenger hunt! Get your free printable here.

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March Break!

Keep busy this March break by completing as many GreenLearning programs as you can!

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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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16

Become a Home Energy Auditor

Be more environmentally friendly at home while using energy wisely. Making small retrofits and small behaviour changes can make a big difference over time towards energy savings.

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17

Climate Change and Growing Our Food

Water is an essential part of life on earth and it is especially important to farmers. The seven, hands-on activities in the Come Alive Module will help you to understand how water influences farmers and the food they grow.

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18

Global Recycling Day

Reduce waste by remaking, reusing, and recycling in this GreenLearning circular economy activity!

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19

Learn How to Lend a Hand

Learn the ins and outs of micro-lending – a form of micro-finance and one of the most effective and sustainable ways to lend money.

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Weather Week!

Go to http://www.greenlearning.ca/programs/flooded/ to learn about an important extreme weather event!

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Everything About Polar Bears

This iconic Canadian Arctic animal is threatened by climate change. Learn more about these animals and the impacts on their habitat in this toolkit created by the World Wildlife Fund.

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23

World Meteorological Day

Learn about the difference between weather and climate in this crash course! Then apply your knowledge in these weather-themed activities.

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24

Watch a Documentary

Today spend some time relaxing and learning about important environmental issues by watching a documentary. There are plenty of great and free options available on Youtube- check out “Before the Flood” (2019) here.

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25

Do a Virtual Field Trip

Check an aquarium, zoo, farm or even outer space without ever having to leave the comfort of your home! These virtual field trips. are fun and free ways to check out all these exciting destinations.

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26

Climate Strike Online

Participate in Greta Thunberg’s #ClimateStrikeOnline by posting on social media using the hashtag to support the movement.

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Climate Action Week!

Go to http://www.greenlearning.ca/programs/decoding-carbon/ to register for the Decoding Carbon Challenge for your chance to win $1000!!

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National Sandwich Day

Did you know? The sandwich that you bring to school has an impact on the environment! Try making your sandwich sustainable by cutting out meat and ditching plastic sandwich bags. Read more here!

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Flood: ED

Flooding is the most common natural disaster in Canada. Flood:Ed is a fun and educational program that helps students understand the impact of flooding and invites them to explore ways they can prepare against flooding at home and school.

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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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