These activities are designed to get children out and about, exploring their local environment, a local park, nearby nature or a wild space for Earth Hour Schools Day. Younger children will experience the outdoors through sensory and play-based learning. Older children will explore their local environment through role playing and gain a deeper understanding of their place and their connections to it.
- This activity is designed to take place in a local park, bushland area or wild space (beach, forest, creek, or bush).
Lesson guides and printables
Learning Outcome 2:
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- 2.3 Children become aware of fairness
Learning Outcome 4:
- Children are confident and involved learners
- 4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
- 4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
- 4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another
- 4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials
This lesson has been created in partnership with WWF-Australia. Earth Hour is the world’s largest community-driven climate change campaign. At the centre of Earth Hour is switching off lights to show a commitment to taking action.
Thousands of teachers use Earth Hour’s education program to enrich their curriculum and provide pathways for young people to create change in their world.
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