Outreach Activities

Explore our searchable database of plant biodiversity education outreach activities! Fellow members contribute activities for the benefit of all. Please, share your activities as well!

Title Theme Topic Audience
Measuring plant diversity: Identifying Native Plants Discovering Biodiversity Identifying Plant Species/Diversity Grades 10-12 (Grades 4-6, Grades 7-9, possible)
Biodiversity Identification Race Discovering Biodiversity Plant identification All  
Plant Features Scavenger Hike 2 Discovering Biodiversity Observation of plant features and characteristics All. Students may work alone or in pairs.  
Plant Name Exploration Discovering Biodiversity Introducing the concept of plant names - scientific and common Grades 4-6, adults.  
Pond Succession Murals Support Activity Students get aware of the changing nature of ecosystems via the study of a pond succession Pupils aged 13 to 17.  
True / False: Biodiversity Edition Support Activity Explore issues related to biodiversity and biodiversity conservation. Grades 7-9 and 10-12, adults, elders  
Soil pH & Plants Discovering Biodiversity links between plants and their environment Grade 7-9, grade 10-12+  
Nature by Numbers Discovering Biodiversity See how plant are diverse through mathematics Grades 8-10 and 10-12  
Growing Native Plants from Seed Discovering Biodiversity seed diversity and germination Grade K-3 essentially  
Discovering Dichotomous Keys Discovering Biodiversity This activity introduces the notion of taxonomy and dichotomous keys. Grades 7-9.  
Habitat Mural (emphasis on plants) Discovering Biodiversity a preparation activity, for vocabulary and concepts Grade 4-6  
Investigating Plants Support Activity Seed: structure and germination; Plants: requirements and growth; Museum based programme grade 3  
Preparing a Herbarium Discovering Biodiversity Plant pressing all  
Biodiversity Word Walk Discovering Biodiversity Illustration of the word diversity in a natural area Junior: Grades 4-7  
Biodiversity Trust Games Discovering Biodiversity Interconnection of organisms within ecosystems Grades 7-9  
Tracing Roots and Routes Discovering Biodiversity Introduction to the threat that invasive species represent for biodiversity Grades 6-9  
Go Green Discovering Biodiversity Appreciation of biodiversity through awareness of colour variety All  
Ecosystem (Forest) in a Jar Discovering Biodiversity Monitoring Succession Grades 10 to 12.  
Meet a Plant - Up Close and Personal Discovering Biodiversity Exploring plant characteristics to appreciate plants, adaptations and diversity 4-6  
The Story of the Creation of the World (Huron-Wendat Version) Discovering Biodiversity First Nations and Biodiversity Primary school 2nd cycle (K-3, 4-6)  
Creating Herbarium Specimens Discovering Biodiversity How to preserve plant specimens all  
Guidelines & Suggestions for Collecting Herbarium Specimens Support Activity Collecting Herbarium Specimens all  
WHO AM I? The web of life…with a twist Discovering Biodiversity Interconnections in nature; importance of plants in any kind of habitat; how plants interact with animals; how plants interact with each other; material cycling, decomposition 4-6, 7-9  
Plant Imagery Discovering Biodiversity Encouraging participants to realize the diversity of plants and their parts. For 5-year-olds and older.  
Colour Me Discovering Biodiversity Discovering plant diversity in terms of colors all  
Cutting and Collecting Woody Plants Support Activity collection of woody plant parts for use in biodiversity activities All  
Fire Ecology Discovering Biodiversity Plant regeneration after a prairie fire Grades 7-12  
Tossing the Compost Support Activity Compost and soils K-6  
Heritage Garden Feild Day Conserving Biodiversity K-12  
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