© 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

*In light of the rapidly evolving coronavirus outbreak, please practice social distancing and follow government guidelines for gatherings and activities. The health and safety of educators and students are our top priorities.*

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 6, 2022
    Get started and organize your lesson
  • June 30, 2023
    Final date to submit results and success story

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