As we adapt to a new shared reality because of the COVID-19 pandemic – punctuated by physical distancing rules, self-isolation and homeschooling – connecting with and experiencing nature may be difficult.
However, research shows that contact with nature has significant personal and societal health and well-being benefits. Our connections with nature also influence the way we behave.
This multi-lingual, fully-searchable database of curated resources from #NatureForAll partners, IUCN Commission members, programs, and other collaborating organisations aims to help make and maintain those connections with nature.
This new, interactive platform provides resources that can be used by anyone looking to help connect people with nature or experience nature wherever they may be.
The Discovery Zone features links to materials that help individuals, children and families to experience and learn about nature, from their balconies, to urban parks, protected areas or virtually.
There are resources in multiple languages and formats, such as games, curriculum, reading material and videos.
#NatureForAll teamed up with Parks Canada and their Youth Ambassadors to guide you through the Discovery Zone.
Check out the tutorial video below
As Canadians celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, #NatureForAll has compiled a number of resources and blog posts that can help you learn more about how Indigenous people and Canadian organisations are connecting with nature and ensuring its conservation.
Check out the #NatureForAll blog for stories from Indigenous Guardians.
Listen to Indigenous Guardians from across the country talk about their work on the land and what inspires them to do it in this Indigenous Leadership Initiative video titled Honouring the Land.
Listen to Indigenous Guardians describe what their work means for their communities—better conserved lands, stronger ties to culture, healthier people—and for planet in this Indigenous Leadership Initiative video titled Caring for the Land.
Learn about Indigenous Guardians with Land Needs Guardians.
Learn about Indigenous perspectives through this Ocean School content, which was created with Indigenous artists, Elders, producers, and educators in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and British Columbia.
Read about the People of the Boreal in this story from the Indigenous Leadership Initiative.
Explore how Parks Canada collaborates with Indigenous partners and communities to continue the journey towards reconciliation and protect nature together.
Celebrate World Oceans Week and #GoOceanBlue. Check out a number of activities on our calendar of events.