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Primary School Activities

Students are rolling up their sleeves to create habitat, leading Go Wild projects for nature, and more. Check out the activities and resources available to support your students in helping nature thrive.

Take Action in Your Classroom or Schoolyard

Canadian youth and educators are building a future where wildlife and people thrive. Students are taking hands-on action to help protect and steward nature. Learn how you can engage your students and contribute to nationwide impact when you track and share your accomplishments.

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Go Wild Grants

Do you have ideas for your schoolyard that will help nature thrive?  Apply by October 23 for up to $1,500 to bring your proposal to life with a WWF Go Wild Grant!

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Primary School Activities

Plant for Wildlife

Plant for Wildlife

By growing native plants and trees in your schoolyard, your students can help restore wildlife habitat and sequester carbon while creating an outdoor space for many to enjoy! It’s one way your school can contribute a positive impact for nature and climate.

Create an Action Plan for Wildlife

Create an Action Plan for Wildlife

Explore how you and your students can restore habitat and welcome wildlife in your schoolyard. Your students will learn about local ecosystems, how to plan a project, and how native plants provide food and shelter for wildlife, supporting species at risk!

Our Planet Series

Our Planet Series

Our Planet is a Netflix documentary series and a groundbreaking four-year collaboration between Netflix, Silverback films and WWF. From oceans to freshwater systems, frozen worlds to forests, the series explores the rich natural wonders, iconic species and wildlife spectacles that still remain, and reveals the key issues that urgently threaten their existence.

Fundraise for Wildlife

Fundraise for Wildlife

Plan a Classroom Fundraiser in the next school year! From bake sales to garage sales, students, with the support of educators and parents, created awareness around our most pressing conservation issues and raising funds to help WWF-Canada’s work to protect wildlife and the places they call home. Support wildlife by organizing your own classroom fundraiser this school year.

Go Wild Grants

Go Wild Grants

Every year, primary and secondary schools bring their ideas to life through Go Wild Grants. WWF-Canada accepts proposals each fall.

Nature Sketch by the Robert Bateman Foundation

Nature Sketch by the Robert Bateman Foundation

Inspire student observation and appreciation of the natural world using a pencil and sketchbook! Use art as a learning tool by encouraging your students to notice and record nature through this interactive activity.

Polar Bear Walk

Polar Bear Walk

Join teachers and students from across Canada during the month of February, International Polar Bear Day, for a symbolic school walk to support Arctic wildlife. Small groups, a classroom or the entire school can get involved while learning about the effects of climate change on wildlife and the importance of taking action.

National Sweater Day

National Sweater Day

Since 2010, National Sweater Day has engaged over one million Canadians from coast to coast. Turn down the heat at your school, put on your wooliest sweaters and learn about how your actions can help raise awareness about climate change on February 1, 2024.

Earth Hour

Earth Hour

What began as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007, WWF’s Earth Hour has grown to become the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment. Earth Hour 2024 is March 23 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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