© École Elizabeth Rummel School Two young students sketching a mountain

Nature Sketch by the Robert Bateman Foundation

Observe nature in your schoolyard, make art and have fun!

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Nature Sketch by the Robert Bateman Foundation

Fostering a love of nature, wherever it is found, is a significant goal of WWF’s Living Planet @ School program. Getting outdoors and making art about nature cultivates a direct way of knowing our ecosystems.

Students will learn about wildlife and habitat of local flora and fauna as they observe. These skills lay the foundation for a lifelong engagement with nature as an artist, ecologist, citizen scientist, or outdoor enthusiast.

Through the Nature Sketch program, you can provide your students with a special way of combining environmental awareness with art and developing your students’ powers of observation when noticing nature.

Bring Nature Sketch to Life

  • Register and count your class in for knowing nature through art
  • Review the Introduction to Nature Sketch resource for simple lesson plans
  • Adapt your lesson to your classroom’s needs with the Reflection Questions & Teacher Tips resource
  • Gather your supplies and your students
  • Take in nature with your students. Your lesson time can range from 15 minutes or even the whole day
  • Observe and sketch!
  • Share with WWF: Track your students’ experience with nature through art in your Living Planet @ School dashboard to demonstrate the power of students across Canada.

Introductory Webinar

  • Learn the importance of students noticing nature
  • Find out how you can bring Nature Sketch to life for your students
  • Follow along with our artist as she demonstrates an introductory sketching lesson
  • Learn how to share your classroom’s impact on WWF’s Living Planet @ School
  • Link to our Introductory Webinar here.



Key Dates

  • September 5, 2023
    Get started and organize your lesson
  • June 28, 2024
    Final date to submit results and success story

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