Earth Hour Teaching Resources for Schools

Why take part?

We need to take time out for our planet. Our environment continues to degrade at an alarming pace. Eastern Australia is among the 24 global deforestation fronts, and we are the only developed nation on this list.

An estimated 200,000 trees are bulldozed in Australia every day. That’s 8,000 trees every hour.

How can schools get involved?

Earth Hour Schools Day takes place annually on the day before Earth Hour. In 2024, Earth Hour Schools Day is on Friday 22 March.

This year, as part of your Earth Hour learning, your students might like to Wear It Wild on Earth Hour Schools Day.

This is WWF-Australia’s NEW annual Earth Hour fundraising event, held each year to help schools celebrate, support and learn about the environment. 

You can also download the Earth Hour Info Bundle For Schools, as well as the many Earth Hour resources created with WWF-Australia (below) to teach meaningful lessons in the lead-up to Earth Hour.

Don’t forget to register your school's participation below.

All Earth Hour resources

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Earth Hour - Fun Ways to Protect Our Environment

  • Early Learning
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
  • Unit
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Quality Homes for Koala-kind

  • Primary
  • Year 1 - 6
  • Science
  • Biology
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Unit
  • ...

Earth Hour - Taking Action for the Environment

  • Primary
  • Foundation
  • Year 1 - 6
  • English
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • The Arts
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Citizen Science
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation
  • Energy
  • Sustainability
  • Water
  • Unit
  • ...

Earth Hour - Exploring Climate Change

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 10
  • English
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Technology
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Energy

Koala Conservation with WWF-Australia and Australia Post

In 2022, koalas on Australia’s east coast were officially listed as endangered after a dramatic population decline. Habitat destruction, climate change and extreme weather events, including bushfires and floods, have significantly impacted koalas.

The lessons below have been created in partnership with WWF-Australia and made possible thanks to its proud supporter, Australia Post. As one of Australia’s most trusted conservation organisations, WWF works tirelessly to turn this tragedy around. Australia Post will support them in their mission to double koala numbers across eastern Australia by 2050.

Koalas and biodiversity lessons

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Could Koalas Live Here?

  • Primary
  • Year 1 - 2
  • Science
  • Biology
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Lesson
  • ...

Sustainable Sanctuaries: Gum Trees, Koalas, and Biodiversity Bliss

  • Primary
  • Year 3
  • Science
  • Biology
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Lesson
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Koalas and Water

  • Primary
  • Year 4
  • Science
  • Earth and Space
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Lesson
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Koalas: Fit for Australia

  • Primary
  • Year 5
  • Science
  • Biology
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Lesson
  • ...

Koalas: Biodiversity Guardians

  • Primary
  • Year 5
  • Science
  • Biology
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Lesson
  • ...

Understanding Koala Conservation

  • Primary
  • Year 6
  • Science
  • Biology
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Sustainability
  • Lesson
  • ...

Spread the Word: Koalas Need Biodiversity

  • Primary
  • Year 6
  • Science
  • Biology
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Sustainability
  • Activity
  • ...

Healthy Koala Habitats

  • Primary
  • Parents
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Science
  • Biology
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation

Professional learning

  • Professional learning
  • ...

Investigate How Animals are Impacted by Their Environment

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Year 3 - 6
  • Year 9 - 10
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Environmental
  • Sustainability

With thanks to our partner

These lesson has been created in partnership with WWF-Australia.