ACER The Association for Canadian Educational Resources features excellent programs and resources for learning about environmental issues through a variety of scientifically sound ecological monitoring projects.
Canadian Canoe Museum “See Canada By Canoe.” Learn about a key part of our heritage. Join. Donate. Support stewardship of a one-of-a-kind collection of canoes, kayaks and related artifacts that reveal a great deal about our history.
Canadian Ecology Centre A non-profit outdoor education organization located in northeastern Ontario (Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park) focussing on the importance of our forests. Specialists in use of GPS and GIS.
Children and Nature Network Inspired by Richard Louv’s book “Last Child in the Woods,” this San Diego-based site contains a wealth of information on the latest news and research concerning the vital connection between children and nature.
Creative Wheel Consulting (Val-des-Monts, Québec, near Ottawa) Specialists in nature-based therapies (ecopsychology) and sustainable recreation practices with a focus on mountain biking offered through workshops, lectures, retreats and summer camps for kids and youth.
Direct Bearing Incorporated Specializing in safety and risk management consulting
Ecokids Sponsored by Earth Day Canada, Ecokids is an award-winning national website providing online and top-notch environmental education resources for teachers and for students over 14 years of age.
Evergreen A national environmental organization dedicated to bringing nature to urban areas through naturalization projects
EECOM: Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication
A national organization that serves educators in a wide variety of settings and that seek to engage Canadians in learning about their environment
EEON: Environmental Education Ontario
A coalition of citizens and educators working towards a sustainable future through universal environmental literacy. Among other things, EEON operates an informative list serve that provides a wide variety of information and resources related to environmental issues and environmental education.
Focus on Forests: The Ontario Forestry Association has just launched a new website that provides quality lesson plans and activities for educators centered around forest ecosystems.
GreenHeart Education A great web-based Canadian primer on school greening and transformative education for sustainability.
See particularly the Transformative Nature Study page.
Ontario Camps Association: The Ontario Camps Association promotes children and youth camping in Ontario. One of its important roles is to provide access to existing research into the great benefits of organized camping. It is also looking for collaborative opportunities for future partnerships between OCA camps and universities. Click onto this link for a description of current and affiliated projects as well as for downloads of a number of Ontario camp research papers.
OSEE: Ontario Society for Environmental Education
A professional organization of educators and others who are involved directly or indirectly with environmental education.
Paddle Across Canada Tour: PACT is a team of paddlers with a passion for Outdoor & Experiential Education (OEE), Canadian history and the natural landscapes and waterways that connect our beautiful country. They will be paddling the roughly 5000km from Rocky Mountain House Alberta, to Lachine Quebec in a voyageur canoe all in support of OEE and specifically fundraising for Camp Outlook of Kingston, the Couchiching Community Initiative or Orillia, and the P.I.N.E. Project of Toronto.
P.I.N.E. Project (Toronto) The P.I.N.E. (Primitive, Integrated, Naturalist, Education) Project connects urban children, youth, and adults to the wonders of their immediate natural surroundings through indigenous skills and a wide variety of other outdoor experiential activities.
Project C.A.N.O.E. “Creative And Natural Outdoor Experience” Wilderness experiences for urban young people
Schools for a Living Planet World Wildlife Fund Canada curriculum-based and printable classroom activities for Grades 3 to 8.
The University of Edinburgh For over 35 years the Outdoor Education section of the University of Edinburgh has been at the international forefront of providing postgraduate degrees in all aspects of outdoor education. Visit the website to find information on their Postgraduate Diploma, MSc, and PhD programmes, and to explore the vast amount of downloadable research articles and reports that are available.