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Go Wild School Grants

100 new habitats are being created or restored for wildlife by our 2020-2021 grantees!

Key Dates

Go Wild School Grants

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From coast to coast to coast, Canada is bursting with natural riches, diverse species and varied ecosystems that sustain us and provide benefits essential for a healthy life. Schools play an important role in connecting students with nature and empowering them to make a difference for bees, butterflies, bats, fish and other wildlife in their communities through educational, hands-on projects.

Since 2015, schools across the country have been going wild with WWF-Canada, creating over 300 projects that are helping to take care of nature so that it can continue taking care of us.

Congratulations to this year’s grantees

Despite the ongoing challenges educators and students face in the global pandemic, it’s clear that when nature calls, our schools answer.

This year, over 300 Go Wild ideas were proposed, outlining plans to overcome COVID-19 obstacles to help create and restore habitats for wildlife. And thanks to the generous support provided by Walmart Canada, our Living Planet @ School sponsor, we can collaborate with more than twice as many teachers and students across Canada in helping nature thrive .

From new native plant gardens for pollinators, stream restoration projects, to the creation of habitat for local species of concern, this year 100 new projects led by students and educators are launching to welcome wildlife.

Meet this year’s recipients and learn about how they are creating a sustainable future where nature and people thrive.

Interested in Going Wild with WWF?

Do you have an idea to help create and restore habitat at your school? Can you find ways to involve your students in helping nature to thrive?

The application period for the 2020-2021 school year is closed and recipients have been selected. Subscribe to our Living Planet @ School newsletter for updates on your chance to go wild with us in the 2021-2022 school year.

Each fall, you will be invited to share your best ideas for getting your school community involved in helping to restore habitat. Whether it’s a group, classroom, or school-wide project, we will want to hear from you.

Project ideas must protect or restore nature, including activities related to creating, restoring, rehabilitating or recovering natural ecosystems and habitats in your school community.

Proposals that protect or restore nature can also:

  • Practice or monitor:Introduce new hands-on or digital practices that reflect the value of nature or include the development of new practices related to the impact of climate change.

OR

  • Celebrate or educate:Include activities, campaigns, or events that enhance the importance of healthy natural ecosystems while increasing student understanding of environmental issues and inspiring environmental leadership and action.

Key Dates

  • September 15, 2020
    Application period opens
  • November 16, 2020
    Application period closes
  • December 11, 2020
    Recipients notified
  • January 18, 2021
    Recipients announced
  • June 18, 2021
    Projects completed

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