Teacher Resources


Not sure how to teach science outdoors?  Let us help!  We provide easy-to-use resources and teacher workshops to increase your outdoor education savvy.

  Teacher's Workshop in Stanley Park

Teacher Workshops in Stanley Park:

Exploring Approaches to Teaching Outdoors

October 19th, 2018

Join SPES educators for an experiential, educational and inspirational outdoor workshop in beautiful Stanley Park. Increase your knowledge of ecology and discover ways to engage your students in nature at the same time!  Learn field-tested activities and techniques to use in local parks or on your school grounds. 

If you have never taken students outside on an educational adventure or don’t do it regularly, this workshop will give you the tools to do so with increased confidence.

Primary: 9am-12pm

Intermediate: 1pm-4pm

  • Teachers: $33
  • Student teachers: $22

Register for primary or intermediate 

Please contact us at school@stanleyparkecology.ca or 604-257-6907 for more details.


Urban Stewards CD

12 Ecological Units For Teachers

What do Incredible Invertebrates, Far Away Foods, Climate Change Culprits and Keys to the Kingdom have in common?  They are all lessons that can help turn your class into Urban Stewards!

The Urban Stewards teacher resource CD is packed full of engaging activities that help bridge the gap between indoors the classroom and the world beyond.  Lessons require minimal preparation and will help increase your students environmental literacy.

Download a sample lesson here: [Download not found]

In 2016 a new curriculum was introduced to BC’s kindergarten to grade 7 (K-7) education system. The renewed science curriculum has strengthened its emphasis on environmental education, ecological literacy, and inquiry-based learning. Due to these updates, the Urban Stewards CD is more relevant now than ever –  including grades K-7! See how the CD connects to your grade here.

Designed for grades K-7, the Urban Stewards CD contains 12 complete units.  Topics covered are: ecosystems, habitat, water, soil, plants, experiments, invertebrates, vertebrates, biodiversity, natural resources, sustainability and climate change.

 Each unit includes:

  • curriculum connections to science, social studies, language arts and personal planning
  • comprehensive background information
  • glossary of terms
  • annotated resource lists
  • ready to use worksheets
  • school based action projects
  • detailed instructions for engaging hands on activities

The Urban Stewards Teacher Resource CD is available for $25. Contact school@stanleyparkecology.ca or 604-257-6907 for payment options.