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Virtual field trips include: Wetlands, Critter Dipping, Owls, and Marshes.

This interactive map shows wetlands in Canada including their specific wetland types: Bog, marsh, fen, swamp, or shallow/open water. 

 

ChangeMakers is a community/network providing learning opportunities, events, social connection, and a platform to grow your network and champion ecojustice for all. 

Climate Game Changers is an interactive resource to help guide climate learning for students, adults, and teachers. With a ‘choose your own adventure’ style of learning, and ways to take climate action. 

Bring Nature Home Toolkit for parents, students, and teachers to support outdoor and wildlife education. The tool lets you filter activities by Grade and Topic.

Forest Stewards provides information about the relationship between fires and forests, logging, and hydrological processes. 

CPAWS also has an action project map to discover what actions are being taken by students around Alberta in order to preserve the integrity of our parks and protected areas. Have you done any projects recently? Add your actions to the map!

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. 

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.

The City of Edmonton's Actions for Change initiative has a list of 30+ actions that individuals can take to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions. The actions are rated from low to high impact. There are also actions submitted by individuals. A potential class activity can be rating the impact of submitted actions. 

The City of Calgary has a list of 40 actions you can take to help limit climate change

The Kimberley Foundation shares climate change films made by students in Grade 7-12 and postsecondary from their FOCUS! Climate Change Student Video Competition. These films are publicly accessible in the form of a student produced climate change film library on their website. Canadian youth have produced a fantastic diversity of thought provoking films about climate change. Their creations range from haunting pieces that leave your mind racing, to informative investigations that raise awareness, and to change-focused films that inspire action.