Students On Sustainability: Presentation Topics

We have developed the below presentations in partnership with sustainability industry professionals to deliver current and locally relevant environmental education into classrooms in the Calgary area. Some topics are available for more than one grade. To book one of these presentations into your classroom, please click here.

Please check back next September for even more options.


Solar Energy Grade 5 Science Topics A,B,C,D: Electricity and Magnetism, Mechanisms Using Electricity, Weather Watch.Students will understand solar energy as a renewable resource and how it serves in international communities. Students will be given the chance to assemble a solar circuit to build on what they learn.Energy For All

Water Sanitation

Grade 8 

Science Topic E: Fresh and Saltwater Systems.

Students will learn about the Alberta watershed. They will learn and practice a water treatment technique and learn about water management issues internationally.Energy For All
Grade 10Unit D: Energy flow in Global systems.
Biology 20 Unit B: Ecosystems and Population Change.
Ecosystem Conservation


Science 10

Unit D: Energy Flow in Global SystemsStudents will explore the impacts of a changing climate on Alberta's ecosystems and will learn the value of protected areas and parks.Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
Biology 20Unit B: Ecosystems and Population Change
Biology 30Unit D: Population and Community Dynamics.
Energy Conservation

Grade 7     

Heat and Temperature; Structures and Forces.Students think about the nine renewable and non-renewable energy sources, and connect these energy sources to the operation of their homes and their school vis-à-vis heating, transportation, their appliances, devices, etc. They then brainstorm ways in which students can conserve nonrenewable resources to reduce their carbon footprint, and commit to taking action in their home and in their school to practice energy conservation.Alberta Council for Environmental Education 

Grade 2

Small crawling and flying animals.Students will examine organic waste as a valuable resource and will get the opportunity to engage in vermicomposting- an organic waste management technique using worms to create compost.Nature's Ride
Grade 4Waste and our world; Plant growth and changes.
Land Use and PlanningGrade 4Regions of Alberta and Natural ResourcesStudents will examine our changing physical landscape using GIS and remote sensing technology and will make connections to sustainability indicators. Students will gain insight on using best practices in industry and the impacts that might have on our changing climate.Alberta Tomorrow
Grade 5Wetlands and what land use affects them.
Grade 7Interactions and Ecosystems
Grade 9Social Studies - Issues for Canadians:
Economic Systems in Canada and the United States.