With a NatureKids BC school membership, we support teachers like you in your efforts to incorporate place-based learning into the classroom and nature into the school community. It can help you address the big ideas and core curricular competencies for science, as well as other subjects such as math, language and arts, through resources and support including:
NatureWILD: The only magazine written about BC wildlife and ecosystems for elementary-aged youth. Each issue features fun and informative articles written by top BC naturalists and biologists, stories about children taking action for the environment, an easy-to-read story, and much more.
Curriculum Connections guide: Each issue comes with an accompanying Curriculum Connections guide linking NatureWILD’s content to the BC curriculum and helping teachers meet cross-curricular learning outcomes. School members receive their digital copy in our quarterly newsletter that goes out shortly after NatureWILD arrives at your doorstep. View the Summer 2017 Curriculum Connections guide here.
A very special thank you to volunteer Frances McCoubrey, Cariboo Chilcotin School District 27 for her ongoing work on the NatureKids Curriculum Connections, and the following volunteers for the summer issue!
Victor Elderton, retired teacher
Elspeth Finlay, North Vancouver School District 44
Carol Roitberg, North Vancouver School District 44
Caitlin Kobitzsch, North Vancouver School District 44
Colleen Elderton, SFU Education
Diane Ehling, North Vancouver School District 44
Brian Herrin, retired teacher
NatureKids e-newsletters: Delivered to your inbox, full of seasonal activity and teaching ideas, resources, grant alerts and more, the e-news connects BC teachers in the community.
NatureKids website and backroom: Access many free resources like student-friendly Bird ID cards (also available in Punjabi, Chinese, Korean and French) and special issues of NatureWILD such as SalmonWILD.
Annual Small Stewardship Grants: Sometimes it just takes a little to achieve a lot. Each year a limited number of small stewardship grants are made available to NatureKids BC school members and family nature clubs to support local stewardship and citizen science projects, such as native plant gardens, habitat restoration or bird /bee box building.
Signing up is easy – you can register online here. Membership is just $50/per year per school member.