HELPING ONTARIANS CHANGE BEHAVIOURS TO REVITALIZE BIODIVERSITY

The Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network (BEAN) connects scientists and governments with teachers, parents and students to provide education and practical actions to recover and prevent the loss of biodiversity in the province.

BEAN co-founded the Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter

By advocating for awareness and offering education through BEAN-approved lesson plans, BEAN helps us all learn to love—and take responsibility for—nature’s playgrounds. Learn more

Board Members

BEAN’s Board of Directors strive to create initiatives that maintain the evolutionary, ecological, economic, social and cultural values dependent on biodiversity in Ontario. You can ask BEAN board members for help on your biodiversity concerns at any time.

BEAN was created as an outcome of Ontario’s Biodiversity Strategy

Read the entire strategy document here.

To protect Ontarians wellbeing, wealth, and prosperity

The Ontario Biodiversity Council directs BEAN to engage the public in helping to sustain biodiversity.

State of Ontario Biodiversity

Monitor the five year progress of Ontario’s 15 Biodiversity Targets.

Do you develop, deliver or support biodiversity education and awareness in Ontario?

Make sure you’re a part of BEAN—your membership is free, and vital to Ontario’s success.

BEAN Projects

BEAN co-founded the Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter

By advocating for awareness and offering education through BEAN-approved lesson plans, BEAN helps us all learn to love—and take responsibility for—nature’s playgrounds. Read more about the OCOC.

Emerging Leaders For Biodiversity

The Emerging Leaders For Biodiversity network gives young professionals the opportunity to get hands-on experience, share knowledge, and preserve natural environments in your lifetime.

Resources 4 Rethinking

Learning for a Sustainable Future, Resources 4 Rethinking.ca connects teachers to lesson plans, books, videos and other materials that explore the environmental, social and economic dimensions of important issues and events unfolding in our world today.