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People, Plants, Pollinators is a school residency experience promoting hands-on environmental science education. All lessons introduce students to the way of  'two-eyed seeing' acknowledging the strength of both Western Science and Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge.

All lessons weave the AB curriculum learning outcomes of Earth + Living Systems to give students a deepened connection to the interrelationships between human, plants, and animals in local ecosystems so that they can become better environmental stewards and advocates.

Research shows that students who garden:
Score higher on standardized science tests
Strengthen emotional, interpersonal, and problem solving skills!
Reduce stress and increas
e health, and more!
Click here to get more info on the Spring, Fall, and Pollinator Habitat Creation residency opportunities.

Click here for a proposal that you can share with your Parent Council or email Nicola to do a presentation for free!
Can't commit to a residency?
Teachers can book individual 1-2 hour class experiences from the menu below.

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Five Senses + Seasonal Changes 

Nature Play

Students will engage in a nature-based, tactile seasonal activity. This lesson is ideal for ISP or Interactions classrooms and can be offered indoors or outdoors. Examples include soil sensory bins,  purple potato playdoh, or other guided nature activities.

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Properties of Natural Objects + FIve Senses

Seed Savers

Kindergarten will use their five senses to harvest different kinds of seeds while learning what seeds need to germinate and thrive. Student will also be introduced to Anishinaabe concepts of companion planting. 


"I have seen so many connections to science curriculum and Indigenous ways of knowing. The things Nicola has done enhanced the learning in my classroom. Students look forward to each week."

"Nicola was extremely engaging, connected perfectly with curriculum, and the students (and I) looked forward to it each week!"

"I love how we were able to spend time outdoors learning together. Nicola did a fabulous job understanding the needs of children, their developmental abilities and letting them be kids!"

Did you know?! 

The average Canadian child is sedentary for about 7.5 hours per day!

75-95% of flowering plants across the globe depend on pollination!

Children who grow veggies are 5x as likely to eat them!

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