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The En-ROADS simulation model is a tool for seeing how policy can be used to limit warming to less than 2°C. This student assignment gives youth the opportunity to create their own vision for how we can reach this goal, while ensuring a healthy economy, promoting equity among all people, and addressing other environmental challenges. Students can play with parameters such as coal, oil, renewables, energy efficiency, deforestation, and carbon price. 

Alberta Climate Records is an exciting new interactive website from the University of Lethbridge, providing decades of climate data from across the province. Explore datasets from 1951-2017, including mean temperature, cold weather, hot weather, growing temperature, and precipitation. 

The City of Airdrie, Waste and Recycling Services (WRS) provides schools, homes and community groups with educational opportunities that teach sustainable waste management behaviour that can help reduction and diversion efforts. 

WRS provide in-class and online presentations, including Recycling (Gr. 3-6), Circular Economy (Gr. 5+), and What Happens in Our Community (Gr. 2), which takes a look at what happens at the Airdrie Recycle Depot. 

There are also activities available to do pre, post or on their own by request. Topics include food waste reduction, home waste audit, and an eco-art challenge. Contact the City of Airdrie, Education Coordinator for more information; education@airdrie.ca 

 

Launched in April 2017, Call of the Wetland challenged Calgarians to regularly monitor 52 urban wetlands for amphibians as an indicator of wetland health. After three seasons, data collection ended in August 2019. A Story Map was created on ArcGIS Online to tell the story of Call of the Wetland and show initial results. Use the maps with your students to discover amphibians in Calgary's wetlands and the locations they have been spotted. 

This data will be used to inform land development and management decisions. 

Stay tuned for more results to be added about the environmental conditions in Calgary's wetlands. 

Climate Change 101 is a unique series of video interviews with climate scientists about climate science. What makes the interviews unique is that the second half is spent explaining why the science can be trusted - why the data is sound, how do computer models work, what does it mean when scientists have low or high confidence in their conclusions. The scientists explain the content in a way that listeners can understand. Climate Change 101 is meant to grow over time and is free for everyone to use.

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Rural Routes to Climate Solutions is an organization dedicated to reducing agriculture's carbon footprint. Check out the podcasts to learn about innovations in agriculture to improve the health of the environment. 

The Google Earth timelapse takes you around the world, looking at changes such as glacier retreat, coastal expansion, deforestation, mining, and urban growth. 

ClimateData.ca is a climate data portal produced collaboratively by the country’s leading climate organizations and supported, in part, by the Government of Canada. The goal of this portal is to provide the most up to date climate data in easy to use formats and visualizations.

Global Weirding with Katharine Haydoe is a video series covering a wide range of topics connected to climate change. The videos are about 9 minutes in length and contain images and comparisons to help make climate change easier for viewers to understand. 

Dr. Katharine Haydoe is a climate scientist, committed to doing her part to tackle climate change. 

Muri is based on Herman Melville’s novella Benito Cereno and takes place in the near future on an earth ravaged by cataclysmic climate change. A ship captain and his team have been tasked with a globe-crossing adventure: relocate the last of the Arctic’s polar bears to Antarctica where the animals may have a shot at survival. As the story unfolds, Shelby delves into the ethics of species relocation and the psychological strain of living in an age of climate change. Description from Amy Brady, Yale Climate Connections