This section includes a search engine to help families find activities that connect them with nature, outdoor education curriculum for educators, a detailed list of outdoor adventure providers, and outdoor games and nature activities for children.
Alderleaf Regional College
Alderleaf Wilderness College is a nature education center and wilderness survival school. This section of the site provides articles and information on outdoor education curriculum, wilderness leadership, and nature-based teaching.
Back Country Attitude
Back Country Attitude is a website that provides fee curriculum and lesson plans for outdoor education. Within the lesson plans you can find games, worksheets and more!
Bradford Woods is an organization committed to improving the quality of life for people of all abilities by using its unique outdoor setting to provide education, therapy, and recreation. This document shows the curriculum for adventure education.
Children & Nature Network
The Children & Nature Network offers resources for parents and teachers to learn more about what outdoor education is. The section of the site give resources to pdfs and videos that can help with an outdoor educational curriculum.
Dawn Publications is dedicated to inspiring children to have a deeper understanding and appreciation for all life on Earth. The part of the site gives free curriculum for teachers and parents to use alongside certain entertaining books!
Education.com offers parents and families ideas for outside play that involve learning. This part of the site allows you to narrow down your search depending on the grade level, and subject matter.
Education Outside, a nonprofit organization, produced these engaging environmental activities for K-5 students. Although they're designed to be used during the school year, many of them can be easily adapted for a summer afternoon in the backyard.
The EnviroLink Network is a non-profit organization which has been providing access to thousands of online environmental resources since 1991.
National Environmental Education Foundation
NEEF provides grants and awards to leverage the reach of our programs, implement our program goals, support the efforts of other organizations and strengthen the environmental education (EE) field as a whole.
National Wildlife Federation
With Activity Finder, you can quickly filter through a wide range of activity ideas to help you connect with nature. Sort the ideas by child’s age, time available, cost, and other filters to find the activities that will most interest you and your family. Use activity finder to get the most out of your time to play outdoors, watch wildlife, and discover the wonder of nature.
No Time For Flashcards
No Time For Flashcards provides simple activities for young children that expose them to copious amounts of free play, exploration and discovery.
Ontario Ministry of Education
Ontario Ministry of Education offers curriculum documents spanning Kindergarten to Grade 12 and achievement charts to provide guidelines for assessing students' work.
Outdoor Ed has a rich set of resources here that includes articles, curriculum materials, videos, Blogs from industry experts, online discussion forums, Training Listings, and the most detailed listing of outdoor adventure providers.
Outdoor Nature Child
Outdoor nature child provides fun outdoor games for kids and nature activities that can provide your child with a gateway into the natural world. The nature activities and outdoor games on this site are designed to help your child experience the natural world by engaging them in fun and interesting activities.
Outdoor Skills Education Handbook
A Guide for Developing and Implementing School-based Outdoor Skills Education.
Taking the STING out of making lesson plans for Outdoor Education
Many of the lesson plans, projects, and games cited below have been developed by outdoor educators for use in different regions across North America. The materials at this site will help your approach to developing curriculum based outdoor education.
Students can explore the outdoors in various ways. Project Wildlife has developed a K-12 curriculum and activity guide for FREE!! This guide is included with free printable worksheets and step-by-step assistance on how to facilitate each activity.