Northern Alberta

Back to School: Back Outside from the National Wildlife Federation documents how outdoor time boosts academic performance.

Intergenerational Place-based Education by Mannion and Lynch (2010) found that environmental or place-based education that incorporates children and adults learning together improves intergenerational relations and individual, community, and ecological well being. Their research encourages schools to include intergenerational learning, contextualize curricula in the environment and embrace outdoor learning.

Grounds for Action by Bell, Anne C and Dyment, Janet (2006) found that children who experience school grounds with diverse natural settings are more physically active, more aware of nutrition, more civil to one another, and more creative.

Nature Play and Learning Places offers a set of guidelines for those that create, manage or promote development of nature spaces in the everyday environment of children, youth and families, especially in urban/suburban communities.

How Should Climate Change be Taught in Schools? is a concise article by the EdCan Network about key tips for educators looking to better integrate climate change education into their classroom teaching.

What is Excellent Climate Change Education? is meant as a starting point, to spark your thinking on how best you can incorporate climate change into your education and outreach programs. Based on the current peer-reviewed research and other findings described in the document, six  guidelines for excellent Climate Change education are suggested. 

Climate Science Belongs in the Classroom factsheet by the Climate Reality Project is a free resource containing facts and information for teaching about climate change.

Education for a Sustainable Future: A Resource for Curriculum Developers, Teachers, and Administrators is intended to assist Manitoba curriculum developers and educators to integrate sustainability concepts into new and existing curricula. It is interdisciplinary in approach, and provides direction, that is relevant to Alberta educators, for the integration of sustainability knowledge, skills, values, and life practices within the curriculum, the classroom, and the community. 

Environmental Learning and Experience: An Interdisciplinary Guide for Teachers provides assistance to British Columbia teachers of all subjects and grades to integrate environmental concepts into teaching and learning. The Teaching and Learning Principles as well as the Principles for Conceptualizing ‘Environment’ can be applied in Alberta classrooms.

Responding to Climate Change Education: A Primer for K-12 Education by The Sustainability and Education Policy Network. The purpose of the primer is to offer research-based understandings of how Ministries of Education, School Divisions, and Schools can help inform and empower climate action