How It Works
You register and get all the info via email
Students sign up individually (via parents/guardians)
Students participate in the live webcasts
Students send you their work!
Students can catch up with recordings as needed
Live Webcast Content
- Game Shows
- Music & Songs
- Superhero Missions
- Inclusive Approach
What Teachers Say
"As a parent and teacher, I LOVED it! Perfect balance of education and entertainment!"
Emily Villavicencio, Grade 3 Teacher
"This online program is great for covering curriculum across the subjects."
Claire Leesui, Grade 4/5 Teacher
"The Planet Protector Academy: Home Edition was superb! Easily the best thing my class has done since schools were closed!"
Joe Filippone, Grade 4 Teacher
Supports Curriculum Standards
Promotes 21st Century Learning
Facilitates interdisciplinary learning
combining arts, language, science and social studies curriculum
Develops the 4C's
incl. communication, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity
Connects learning to the real world
through fun at-home missions to lead change in families
Meets diverse learning needs
with engaging, arts-based activities
Uses the best of online tools
to inspire offline learning, creativity and action!
A MISSION FOR ZERO WASTE
The Zero Heroes program inspires students as zero waste superheroes to explore our garbage predicament and change their families’ waste habits!
Operation Garbage Watch
The adventure begins! Why is garbage a problem? What brings us joy that isn’t about stuff? First mission assignment!
Operation Love Food, Hate Waste
Why and how do we waste perfectly good food? Calculate the relative value of the food families waste. Learn about an Indigenous community with a huge recycling centre in Arizona, and the principle of using every part of what is harvested. Mission 2: Reduce food waste at home.
Operation Food Scraps
Composting and food scraps: why bother? Play a Sorting Game and write a rap about food scraps. Learn about the thousands-of-years-old practice of composting from an Indigenous community in Arizona. Get Mission 3: use your food scraps bin!
Operation Waste-Free Lunch
What is packaging and what problems does it cause? Analyse today’s lunch. Use math to learn about collective impact. Discover how the ancestral Pueblo used nature’s principals to farm in the desert. Make a poster and get Mission 4: have a waste-free lunch.
Operation Buy Smart
Now that we know all this, how can we buy smarter? Brainstorm solutions, create buy-smart guidelines, create skits about impulse shopping, and get Mission 5: teach your families to buy smart!
Operation Green Cycle
Designing following nature’s design. Learning about biomimicry: how can we design like nature does? Learn about making houses from natural materials, from the Pueblo people. Invent a product that uses biomimicry. Through the art of your choice, share your product with the class.
Messages from Mother Earth
Indigenous perspectives on waste
Each week, our young Cree superhero highlights Indigenous-led environmental projects around the world, showing how Indigenous cultural practices and wisdom hold solutions for our waste issues.
Created in consultation and collaboration with Indigenous artists, elders and culture keepers.
Six weekly modules
January 28th through March 4th
Joining part way? No problem! Your students will have access to recordings after they register.
Six weekly modules
May 4th through June 8th
Register for Access
Receive Teacher's Guide and access info for students
What Parents/Guardians Say
"Thanks so much for these great webinars! Leila has been spending her afternoons dressing up as a planet protector!"
Cathy Acuna, Vancouver, BC
"I didn't expect him to get so involved and excited about the program, considering his short attention span."
Paulo Carvalho, Newmarket, ON
"Fabulous program! She loved the activities and is keen to keep doing Planet Protectors!"
Amanda Wardrop, Vancouver, BC