In-Class Nature Education

CPAWS NB offers an entertaining and informative program for school children in New Brunswick, where they are taught about the nature around us and why we need to protect it.

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Watch Your Paws nature education program for children  

CPAWS NB is pleased to offer students and youth groups in Grades 4-6 “Watch Your Paws!”, a free experiential introduction to natural habitats and protected areas in New Brunswick.

We’ll come to your school for a hands-on adventure (45 minutes) to share New Brunswick-specific education on: biodiversity, wildlife and habitats, environmental ethics and stewardship. Related curriculum outcomes for each grade level are included in the content of each session.

CPAWS is the only national non-profit organization devoted exclusively to protecting Canada’s wilderness heritage on public lands and waters.  CPAWS’ New Brunswick Chapter is dedicated to the protection of New Brunswick’s wilderness and wildlife. Our goal is to work cooperatively to ensure the survival of our wilderness areas and the life they support.

Our Conservation Educators create an energetic, interactive learning experience.  They are excited to share their enthusiasm for New Brunswick’s nature with your students!

To reserve your “Watch Your Paws” adventure, please contact us at:

Be sure to ask us about the Watch Your Paws Challenge, and how your students or groups (guides, scouts or environmental clubs) can extend their learning after our visit by doing Challenge activities and entering to win a Watch Your Paws Challenge certificate, prizes and a class Pizza Party. You can download our Watch Your Paws Challenge sheet here.

Take the Watch Your Paws Challenge and tell us how you’re helping nature in New Brunswick!

The 2017 winner of the CPAWS “Watch Your Paws Challenge” is Madelyn Mills and Brianne Mcallister from Miss McCabe’s grade 5 class at McAdam Ave Elementary School. Madelyn and Brianne created and poster and series of videos with 10 “rules” to follow for how to act responsibly in a New Brunswick park!

They showed how much they learned from our Watch Your Paws program and activities through their skits and poster. The girls had to memorize lines for their video and use lots of exciting props! You can watch their videos below and their poster will remain in the McAdam Ave Elementary School for other students to read.

We recognized their achievement by giving the girls a pizza party which they decided to share with their whole class, a “Winning Pair” certificate and some CPAWS swag!

Second place was awarded to Susan Weaver’s Fantastic Grade Four class from Chipman Elementary School!

For links to dozens of excellent, teacher-tested ideas about educating kids about nature conservation, please check out our sister chapter, CPAWS Southern Alberta’s Resources for Educators page.
Please contact CPAWS NB if you would like more advice on how to change their activities to highlight New Brunswick wildlife and habitats.

CPAWS NB thanks the following for generously providing funding for this project:

  The New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund 


The New Brunswick Wildlife Trust Fund


TD Friends of the Environment Foundation