GreenLearning Monthly Calendars

May 2021- BIODIVERSITY 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 May Spark Activity to challenge your students to explore a solution to a unique problem using an inquiry-based model!



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Biodiversity Week!

Go to https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/youth/conservation_for_kids.html to learn more!

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What is Biodiversity?

Learn more about biodiversity and why it's important here. Try counting as many plant and animal species that you can find in your backyard or a public greenspace!

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Conservation for Kids

Want to know how you can help protect biodiversity? Learn some of the basics on how you can start being a kid conservationist today!

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Visit the Beaty Biodiversity Museum Virtually

Join us online to virtually explore the six collections that make up the museum: Tetrapods, Marine Invertebrates, Herbarium, Entomology, Fish, and Fossils.

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Play Some of These Fun Biodiversity Games!

Learn more about biodiversity and the plants and animals around us in these fun games and activities!

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Native Plant Encyclopedia!

Want to learn about Canadian flora and fauna? Check out these cool fact sheets and test your knowledge or learn something new.

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Biome Week!

Learn something about biomes new at: https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.eco.lp_biomes/biomes/

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Fun with the Aquatic Biome

Don’t feel like a fish out of water and try some of these fun activities to learn about the aquatic biome!

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Learn About the Desert Biome

Discover this biome that features animals and plants that adapt to one of the harshest environments on Earth in this PBS learning module.

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Get Chilly in the Arctic Tundra Biome

Similar to the desert biome, the arctic is a harsh, treeless environment and the organisms that live there must adapt to this harsh climate in order to survive there. Learn more about these amazing creatures here.

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Learn About Your ‘Home’ Biome: Taiga

Also known as the boreal forest, a portion of this biome is in North America and is characterized by its coniferous trees. Check out some cool facts about this biome here.

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Build a Biome

Learn about all the different plants and animals in each biome in this fun and interactive game!

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Endangered Species Week!

Go to https://www.nwf.org/Our-Work/Wildlife-Conservation/Endangered-Species/Endangered-Species-Day to celebrate with the National Wildlife Federation!

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Protect Canadian Endangered Species

Learn more about the over 200 species protected under the Species at Risk Act in Canada and what you can do to help!

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Plant Native Plant Species

Native plants provide food and shelter for native wildlife. To help protect Canadian plants and animals, try planting some native species in your backyard or greenspace!

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Learn About Endangered Species with Crafts & Games

Try these 13 fun activities to learn more about endangered species around the world and what you can do to protect them.

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World Bee Day

Bees are an endangered insect that are super important to humans! Without bees we wouldn’t be able to pollinate the crops that grow our food. Learn about how you can celebrate World Bee Day and get your free toolkit here!

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Endangered Species Day

This year is the 15th annual Endangered Species Day around the world. Check out 15 ways to help protect endangered species here.

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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint 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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What is a Carbon Footprint?

Learn about what a carbon footprint is, how it works, and why they are important in this fun and entertaining video!

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Take Part in the Circular Economy to Reduce GHGs

In this GreenLearning program, remake, reuse and recycle in creating an entirely new product from recycled materials!

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Eat for the Planet

Everyday we make food choices that have impacts on our carbon footprint and the environment! Learn how to eat sustainably and lessen your impact on the planet by eating 3 meals a day.

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Calculate your Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Explore how the activities you do on a daily basis impact carbon emission and the environment using the GreenLearning GHG calculator!

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Do the Home Energy Audit Challenge

Did you know Canadian households per person average the highest energy consumers in the world? Check out this hands-on learning activity about energy efficiency and register for your chance to win up to 1000$!

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How to Reduce Your Family’s Carbon Footprint

Check out these 10 easy and fun ways to reduce your carbon footprint and make your family greener!

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