Resources for Educators

There are many ways we can help protect our local environment and natural resources. Explore the topics below for activities, lessons and resources designed to raise awareness and encourage thoughtful discussion about how our behaviours impact the environment and our region.

Activities and resources can be adapted for any age, from preschoolers to adults, and integrated with many learning objectives. 

If you have any questions or feedback or are looking for other ways to incorporate local environmental topics into your learning plans please contact us

These resources promote the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) and support continued learning. If you have any questions please contact us.


Colouring Sheets

Lesson Plans

Online Game

Audio and Video

    Background Resources

    Where does our garbage go? Read more>>
    What can be recycled and where? Read more>>
    What are the rules and regulations behind managing our waste? Read more>>

    Help students discover that "every drop counts" with these resources about conserving our local drinking water.


    Lesson Plans

      Audio and Video

      Maps and Images

      Borrow an Every Drop Counts Educator's Kit. The kit includes a hardcopy Educator's Guidebook, DVD, CD, USB drive, books and select activity materials. Request online or call CRD Education at 250.360.3133.

      Where Our Water Comes From

      Where does Greater Victoria's drinking water come from? Read more>>
      How much water is in the Sooke Lake Reservoir this week? Read more>>
      How is our drinking water protected? Read more>>
      What is the quality of our drinking water? Read more>>

      Transportation, buildings (temperature control, electricity, etc.), and solid waste management create most of the region's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Learn how to reduce your impact with the resources below.


      Lesson Plans

        Climate Action To-Go Kits

        Learn about what you can do at home to reduce energy use and GHG emissions. Use the Kill-A-Watt Meter to measure appliance electricity use, discover air leaks with the Thermal Leak Detector, and more. Borrow a kit.

        Growing Solutions

        Help reduce emissions by buying local produce. Want to know what fruit and vegetables are in season in the region right now? Download the Growing Solutions Fresh Food Calendar

        Regional parks protect natural areas which provide important habitats for many living things. Use the resources below to learn more about the living things that can be found in our parks.

        Identification Guides