Develop a resource page to help teachers connect kids with natureRobert Bateman Get to Know Program


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  • Assemble awesome educational videos and lesson plans
  • Include videos from celebrity artists, writers and photographers
  • Tell teachers across Canada about the resource
  • Help educate a generation of passionate environmental stewards
  • Raise awareness about the need to connect children with nature

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Robert Bateman’s Get to Know team is developing a "Best Practices" page with resources for parents and teachers that will help them get youth outdoors and exploring nature.

We are creating some materials, and collecting the rest from leading educators, artists, photographers, writers, filmmakers, wildlife experts and outdoor adventurers. The page will include lesson plans, videos, and interactive activities on topics like wildlife photography and film, and finding “wild” inspiration for art, writing and music.

Creative arts allow children to build heart-based connection with nature. Youth aged 8-18 spend 53 hours per week with media screens, and are the first generation predicted not to outlive their parents! These kids and teens desperately need quality time in the outdoors to stay healthy and learn to care about the environment.

Best Practices resources will make it easy for teachers and parents to get youth "getting to know" the outdoors.

How will the $25K be used?

$ 6,000 Coordination with contributors: teachers, outdoor experts, artists...
$ 6,000 Website development (copy, design and programming)
$ 500 Consultation with Robert Bateman
$ 3,000 Development of activities, lesson plans, games by Get to Know team
$ 2,000 Video production and editing
$ 6,500 Promotion through networking, web conferences, newsletters, media
$ 1,000 Website maintenance

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