Connecting With Nature is aligned with Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow, the Ontario
Ministry of Education’s policy framework for environmental education. It is designed
to help students understand how their daily choices affect nature. There are 16 cross-
curricular lessons in the educational resource, each comprising idea / activity-based
learning that inspires environmental stewardship in both the classroom and beyond,
culminating in a celebration of all they have learned. In addition, students have the
opportunity, through inquiry-based learning, to create their own “class foundation”
focused on their collective interests and actions.