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Welcome to our page for parents and caregivers!

Learners in schools across the area known to some as British Columbia are participating in environmental education workshops offered by Sierra Club BC’s Facilitators of Learning. 

Our education workshops are inviting learners into a relationship with the beings just outside their doors. This is done in a place-based approach that is rooted in authentic Indigenous lens and voice.

Please keep an eye out on this page for continued learning invitations, activities, stories from our education team, and more!

Frog (WEXES): Change is afoot

Check out this educational curriculum to learn about a being that transforms and has a big voice – frog! This rich resource blends both Indigenous and Western thinking and is informed by some of the perspectives from SENĆOŦEN & Kwak̓wala speaking peoples. There are many ways to engage, from listening to sound bites, drawing and activities you can do with your hands. Download the booklet here.

Winter (ĆENT̸OL̵EṈ) solstice: A journey back to the light (2022)

The change of season into ĆENT̸OL̵EṈ (winter) is a time of great transformation and celebration for many. As we journey through a one year cycle of 13 moons, we find ourselves in the moon of SIS,ET where many teaching and stories were (are) shared and remembered. Explore the many connections of ĆENT̸OL̵EṈ with this educational curriculum! Download the booklet here.

Pacific lamprey (ts’elkiy’)

We invite you to explore this educational guide about a being that is always on the move and often vilified—Pacific Lamprey! We have much to learn. This rich resource features Coast Salish, Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw, and Wet’suwet’en connections. There are many ways to engage including drawing, language exercises, reflecting on big questions and more. Download the booklet here.

Octopus (TA̱ K̕WA, SḴI,MEQ) thinking

Did you know that the octopus has three hearts, nine ‘brains’ and eight arms and yet moves as one? Check out one of our newest education curriculums to explore octopus and their interconnected ocean home – we have so much to learn! This rich resource features Coast Salish, Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw and Haida connections. There are many ways to engage including drawing, language exercises, reflecting on big questions and more. Download the booklet here.

Mutualism: A moment to pause

Check out this education curriculum to explore reciprocity and mutualism on land and in water! We have so much to learn from Ghost Pipe and Tube Worms. This rich resource blends both Indigenous and Western thinking, and is informed by some of the perspectives from SENĆOŦEN & Kwak̓wala speaking peoples. Download the booklet here.

Greenland Shark: A rare visitor

Explore this educational booklet about a gentle ocean giant – the Greenland Shark – and their local relatives! This rich resource features Coast Salish, Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw and Haida connections. There are many ways to engage, from stories to drawings and more. Download the booklet here.

Inviting hummingbird (k̕wa̱’ak̕wa̱mt̕a, SX̱EDJELI) to return

Check out this education curriculum to explore the change of season and learn about the small but mightyhummingbird! This rich resource blends both Indigenous and Western thinking, and is informed by some of the perspectives from SENĆOŦEN & Kwak̓wala speaking peoples. There are many ways to engage including listening to sound bites, drawing, creating word art and activities that take you outside. Download the booklet here.

Little Brown Bat (sɬəl̕p̕əl̕éx̣ən/baḵ̓wa̱lawi) Resource

Explore this resource to learn more about the beautiful—and often vilified—little brown bat! We have much to learn from this being. Download the booklet here.

Welcoming the winter (ĆENT̸OL̵EṈ) solstice (2021)

We are excited to celebrate the start of ĆENT̸OL̵EṈ (winter time) with this educational packet. We invite you to engage with this resource to learn more about the change in the moon cycle, what this change means for different beings, and learn from community-based stories! Download the booklet here.

Marbled Murrelet (SḰEḰOḰEȾ) Worksheet

Marbled murrelets (SḰEḰOḰEȾ) are an ocean and forest-dwelling being that have much to teach us. We invite you to engage with this resource on them and the interconnection of all forest beings! Download the booklet here.

Mother Tree Worksheet

Mother trees teach us many things about interconnection and caring. We invite you to engage with this resource and the interdependence of all forest beings. Download the booklet here in either English or French.

Make your own recycled notebook

Learn how to make a recycled notebook with Haya Aldoori! This is a great way to use materials that would otherwise go to waste and to invite some mindfulness into your daily practice. Watch the video below.


Salmon Lifecycles

Dive beneath the surface and learn all about Pacific salmon lifecycles with Sierra Club BC! Be sure to have your colouring set ready! Download the booklet here.

Old-Growth Forest Exploration Guide

Calling learners in Grades 6-8! Discover some of the stories behind old-growth forests in BC, from their history to the beings that call them home! Download the booklet here.

Sit Spot Activity

Build a relationship with a particular place in your local community and learn to observe seasonal changes in nature. Download the full and simplified journaling sheet and check out the video down below to learn how to do a sit spot!


Activité de Contemplation de la Nature

Établissez une relation avec un endroit particulier de votre communauté locale et apprenez à observer les changements saisonniers dans la nature. Le document comprend la feuille de journal complète et simplifiée en français.

Coastal Temperate Rainforest Exploration Package

Designed for learners in Grades 3-5, this package includes fun activities
such as artwork, storytelling & poetry. Download the booklet here.

Earth Day Colouring Sheet

Have fun colouring to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Download the colouring sheet here.

Coastal Temperate Rainforest Visualization Activity

Immerse yourself in the sounds, textures and colours of the rainforest! This activity is ideal for kids in Grades 1-5. Download the activity here.

Ecoprovinces Workbook

This workbook will turn you into an expert on one of B.C.’s fascinating ecoprovinces, using our EcoMap! Ideal for Grades 6-8. Download the workbook here.

Beach Visualization Activity

Use this cool Beach Visualization Activity to simulate a visit to a beach using many senses. Ideal for K-5 learners. Download the activity here.

Bird Journal

Improve your bird watching skills and learn more about birds through observation and interesting facts. You will find Indigenous concepts, thinking and illustrations offered by kQwa’st’not~Charlene George (tSouke). This is a great resource for K-5 learners at home or at school. Download the booklet here.

Create an Intertidal Zone Poster

This cool poster-making activity about the intertidal zone can replicate or supplement a visit to the beach. Ideal for K-5 learners. We’d love to see photos of completed posters.
Download the booklet here.

Guide to a waste-less holiday season

Use these practical ideas to reduce waste, support your local community and build a more reciprocal relationship with the natural world this holiday season and beyond. Download this guide for youth and adults to implement with people of all ages here.

Winter Solstice (2020)

Learn about how winter solstice is celebrated by people around the world and how our relatives (including bear, camas, and butterflies) spent the winter months. Ideal for Grades 3-8. Download this resources here.

Fall Leaf Rubbing

We are inviting you to zoom in and notice the small but very important details of fall leaves with a leaf rubbing activity. Consider how you might like to creatively transform your art. For example, you could turn your rubbing into a bookmark!

Book Recommendations

Check out some of the Education Team’s favourites

Learn to draw different coastal beings with us!

Learn to Draw: Black bears

Learn how to draw black bears with scientific illustrator Dr. Julius Csotonyi! Come get creative with us in this interactive lesson, fun for all ages!

Recent updates from our Education Team

Educational Packet: Frog (WEXES)

Check out this educational curriculum to learn about a being that transforms and has a big voice – frog! This rich resource blends both Indigenous and Western thinking.

Educational Packet: Winter (ĆENT̸OL̵EṈ) solstice

Explore the many connections of ĆENT̸OL̵EṈ with our newest education curriculum! This rich resource blends both Indigenous and Western thinking, and is informed by some of the perspectives from SENĆOŦEN & Kwak̓wala speaking peoples

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We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.