TED Talk – Miranda Andersen, a 13 year-old activist “Nature Deficit Disorder”
“It offers topical information about the environment through interactive, fun, educational games and activities that utilize participants’ willingness to learn.
Children are encouraged to form their own opinions, make decisions, get involved and understand the impact their own actions have on the environment.”
“Take action to green an area of your home, school, or community and be entered into a draw for a gift card prize pack worth over $100.
We are asking elementary and secondary Green Bricks students to take action and then tell us what they did. Actions can be done as a classroom project or students can submit individual or small group projects.
Any action is a big action!”
“The Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA) is a local, youth driven non-profit organization dedicated to the health of our urban environment, our planet, and the well-being of its people.”
TED Talk – Mary Jones, 10 year-old activist “Eat What You Grow”
TED Talk – Sophia Vartanian, 16 year-old activist “Don’t Eat Your Farmer”
“How it was grown + How it got to us = Food on our plate”
“Situated within a 90-year old coastal hemlock forest, the UBC Farm comprises a mosaic of cultivated annual crop fields, perennial hedgerows and orchards, and successional forest stands. In the midst of a city, this landscape offers an important bridge between the rural and the urban.”
“Connect to a wider community within Vancouver that is interested in a healthy food system. We share seasonal recipes, preserving tips, and local community food happenings through our blog and monthly newsletter.
Throughout the season there will be opportunities to visit the gardens, take part in a harvest celebration, and get to know our East Van locavore community.”
“With constantly evolving content, Earthrangers.com is the ideal destination for kids interested in biodiversity and conservation.”
Jane Goodall Institute’s “Roots & Shoots” Program
“Roots spread underground and make a firm foundation. Shoots seem small and weak, but to reach the light they can break through brick walls. Imagine the brick walls are all the problems humans have inflicted on our planet. Hundreds of thousands of roots and shoots, hundreds of thousands of young people around the world, can break through these walls. YOU can make the world a better place.” – Dr. Jane Goodall
“BC SPCA youth programs bring together kids who are passionate about helping animals and want to be a voice for those in need.”
“Learn about Frogs and more! Be a Citizen Scientist!!
B.C. Frogwatch is a program to collect information on frogs, toads, salamanders and turtles in British Columbia. In this site you will find the following information on all these species in B.C.: Who’s who, how to identify them, how to find and count them, and how to report this information to us.”
Grouse Mountain Bear Cam allows you to watch Grinder and Coola!
“Grinder was found in 2001 in Invermere, BC. He was wandering alone on a logging road, dehydrated, thin, weak and weighing only 4.5 kg. His mother was never found so we’ll probably never know why he was alone.
In 2001, Coola was found orphaned on a highway near Bella Coola, BC. His mother had been killed by a truck and, of her three cubs, Coola was the only one to survive.”
“National Geographic Kids inspires young adventurers to explore the world through award-winning magazines, books, website, apps, games, toys, television series and events”
“NATURE delivers the best in original natural history films to audiences nationwide”