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

Resources are designed to assist educators with promoting 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) concepts and support continued learning. If you have any questions or would like ideas on how to expand learning, please contact us.

Hartland Landfill Virtual Tour Activities

Lesson Plans

Activities

Online Game

Ready, Set, Sort

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>>

Raise awareness about our connection with rainwater and watersheds in the capital region and empower students to protect our local waterways, ocean and environment with these resources.

Lesson Plans

Activities

Videos

Other

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

Lesson Plans

Activities

Audio and Video

Maps and Images

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

Background Information

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>>

The majority of regional greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions come from transportation, buildings (heating, cooling, lighting, etc.) and managing solid waste. Explore the resources below to create discussions and discover simple actions we can take to reduce individual impacts.

Lesson Plans

Activities

Climate Action To-Go Kits

These kits are a fun and easy way to learn about what you can do at home to reduce energy use and GHG emissions. Use with 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

Understanding what goes into producing our meals can make us more aware of the relationship between food and climate change; helping us make better choices. 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.

Fact Sheets

Crafts

Videos