The Schoolyard Cleanup
Ends: June 26, 2020
Application period closes: June 26, 2020
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Did you know that more than 80 per cent of shoreline litter starts out on land? That’s because garbage gets transported by wind and water and finds its way into our lakes and oceans.
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, including one fifth of the earth’s freshwater. And Canadian students and schools can help protect it.
This school year, we are calling on students, educators and schools to help protect fish, turtles, birds and other wildlife that depend on the aquatic ecosystems in and around your school community. Be part of the solution by joining in our national Schoolyard Cleanup. Together, let’s stop litter in its tracks.
Check out our Go Wild School Grant recipients
Claude Watson School for the Arts, Toronto, ON
École Morissette, Ste-Claire, QC
Montague Consolidated School, Montague, PE
St Mary’s Elementary School, Aylesford, NS
Salem Elementary School, Sackville, NB
Oak Lake Community School, Oak Lake, MB
Victoria Elementary School, Kamsack, SK
Beachy Cove Elementary School, Portugal Cove, NL
École Elizabeth Rummel School, Canmore, AB
École St Joseph, Yellowknife, NT
Over 100,000 students have gone wild with WWF-Canada
Learning safety techniques for exploring northern ecosystems
© École St Joseph
Field ID Guides for students, created by students
- © Frank J Mitchel Elementary School
Welcoming new butterflies to Hillcrest Elementary
- © Hillcrest Elementary School
Helping to protect local watersheds with a new No Mow Zone
- © Maple Grove Public School
"I learned so much about salmon and how important clean water is to them."
Kennedi Age 8
- © Salem Elementary School
"It was a good idea for us to make the butterfly garden because it's important for us to save the world!"
Kaden, Age 10
- © St Helen Catholic Elementary School