Choose the best mason bee home or make one - David Suzuki FoundationEverything you need to know before keeping Mason Bee’s.

Utilize this link to help guide you through caring for a mason bee house and mason bee’s.  Below are some helpful resources to guide you through the process further.  Remember Mason Bee ADS kits are now available in the district.

Mason Bees

Introduction to Solitaire Bees

How to keep Solitaire Bees

Comox Valley Broom Busters

The Comox Valley Broombusters work in the areas of Courtenay, Cumberland, Comox and the CVRD.  If you would like to find out more about Broombusting in the Comox Valley, please contact Bev at cvbroombusters@gmail.com 

Invasive Species Council of BC

 ISCBC helps concerned stakeholders work together to stop the spread of invasive species in BC.  This site has a search to find what species are invasive to your area and has a special youth/educators link.  

DIY Wild Flower Seed Balls

Seed balls are a great way to reclaim areas of your garden that have become thin or barren! The clay vessels that you create for your seeds and compost offer a fun way
to plant your seeds while providing protection for the exposed seeds.

 Looking up in a forestHow Trees Communicate

Imagine a forest full of trees. Each tree stands tall and solitary. It has its own trunk, branches and leaves. But did you know that those trees are connected by a complex network hidden underground?

Click the image to find some resources and video’s to bring to life the interconnectedness of trees working together as a community.

SD71- INED link to Cedar Tree-The Tree of Life

How to plant a Tree Seedling Guide and tips to a successful planting of trees seedling planting in BC

DV8 EducationConnect with DV8 education in the Comox Valley for a supported program all about Trees.

HCTF-Education:  Ready to use printable on trees- scroll to bottom of page

UBC Cool It!:  Urban Forest’s and Climate Action-Lesson plans and hands on activities to explore our urban forest.

Project Learning Tree– Urban Forest Resource for educators

Comox Valley’s Trees of the Year nominations 2021- Map & article from Comox Valley Nature

Meet a Tree

Printable

Name-that-tree

Printable

Can You Hear the Trees Talking? – Greystone Books Ltd.

Can you Hear the Trees Talking

By Peter Wohlleben

Are Trees Alive 

By Debbie S. Miller

Decomposer Discovery

Living on Earth: Fungi

Full decomposer lesson HERE

DV8-Education-Logo.jpgConnect with DV8 education in the Comox Valley for a supported program all about Fungus

Decomposer-Scavenger Hunt

Printable

Full decomposer lesson HERE

Under One Rock

Sierra Club BC - Have you checked out our new EcoMap yet?... | FacebookExplore Sierra Clubs EcoMap of BC to dive deeper into the flora & fauna of our amazing province.  This EcoMap will help you learn about the amazing plant and animal beings in your ecoprovince and those of other ecoprovinces of BC, too! You can read about each being’s appearance, life cycle, the habitat they share with other beings, if they are endangered and other interesting information.

EcoFriendly Sask: Introducing Nature Companion: An Entry-Level Nature App for Canada's Four Western ProvincesNature Companion is a free app and website produced by EcoFriendly Sask that provides interesting and easy-to-understand information about >300 plants, trees, birds, animals, insects, reptiles, and amphibians found in Canada’s four western provinces.

Each short description includes colourful photographs and a Did you know? section with fun facts about each species. The tool is available on or offline and is a great way to connect kids with nature.

Vancouver Top 20 Birds

How to attract, the right foods, great information on migration and nesting habits and more. 

  • Chickadees
  • Woodpeckers
  • Jays 
  • Finches
  • Robins  ……. and many more

World Biodiversity Day - A Coastal B.C. Perspective | Pacific WildBiodiversity of the Central Coast

An interactive field guide to the species of the incredibly beautiful diverse central coast of British Columbia.  Resource Includes ID tools for:

  • Plants
  • Fungi and slime molds
  • Seaweeds
  • Plants
  • Land mammals
  • Marine Mammals
  • Specifies at risk
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A wide range of nature and conservation topic lesson plans available from K-high school​.  Resources available in French too.

logo (2).pngHabitat and Conservation Trust Foundation – WildBC

Free well-established lesson ideas on a broad number of topics, Grades k-9

  • ​​​​​​​​Energy, Atmosphere, climate
  • ​​​​​Earth, eco-systems, ecology​
  • ​​​​​​Plants Animals Habitat
  • ​​​​​Water, wetlands, Watersheds
  • ​​​​​Outdoors Projects and places
  • ​​​ Teachers Tips and Tricks
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Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program that focuses on wildlife and habitat. The goal of Project WILD is to develop awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment resulting in informed decisions, responsible behavior, and constructive actions concerning wildlife and the environment. ​​