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CPAWS Northern Alberta chapter provides Edu-Kits containing resources,books, challenges, and games to get your classroom engaged in climate change action. A CPAWS representative can talk to your classroom about how conservation can combat climate change. Additional readings and resources can be found on this page, and students can track Alberta's increasing temperature through this interactive map. 

Based in Lacombe County, Ellis Bird Farm provides field trip programs to elementary schools in Central Alberta. Field trips focus on birds, wetlands, plants, and insects.

See also the online learning space with videos, activities, and crafts. 

 

Based in Calgary, Nature's Ride and Ciclomanías provide energy, waste, and art workshops. Visit their website to learn more and book a workshop. 

Visit the Ciclomanías website to learn more about sustainability and social responsibility, and check out their online store of recycled crafts and do-it-yourself kits. 

 

Glenbow Ranch provides in school and field trip programs for Elementary Schools, and custom programs for higher grades. Programs include: Discover Archaeology, Explore Grasslands, and Explore Pond Program. 

 

The Alberta Tomorrow simulator allows students to explore Alberta's resources and land in the past, and make predictions for the future. Students can create and test their own future based on their environmental and economic goals. There are also simulations about Alberta glaciers and climate change. With the Climate Change Module, students can make future scenarios with mild, medium or hot climate change profiles.

See 360 Ecoregion Virtual Tours for each ecoregion in Alberta.  Lesson plans for Adaptations and Species at Risk in Alberta are also available to be used with the ecoregion tours.

Teachers, students, and the public can sign up for free online on the website. 

Wild North provides in-class programs for Gr. 3-6 on topics ranging from life cycles, wildlife conservation, wetlands, and forests as well as the EPCOR Wildlife Interactions Program for Gr.7 .Outreach Programs include the Junior Wildlife Ambassador Program

Wild North also provides adult & community education

CPAWS provides in-person, virtual, and field trip programs and guided hikes through all seasons (including winter). 

 

Alberta Environment & Parks provides activity books and lesson plans for all Grades and a variety of topics, including air quality, Alberta wildlife and fish, composting, and waste reduction.

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry provides lesson plans and resources about agriculture in Alberta for all Grades. 

Nature Source is an education portal created by Alberta Parks that contains virtual experiences and curriculum-linked modules. 

Leap Into Action! was created by the BC Conservation Foundation and Wild BC for teachers and is full of lesson plans to help prepare, inspire and support students in conducting age-appropriate environmental action projects, including skill-building activities and tools and real-life case studies. It is also a useful guide for programs outside the classroom setting.

 

For generations, the relationship between Aboriginal people and the rest of Canada has been damaged. Can water be the common ground that begins to reconcile this relationship?

We think so. Watch the films. Teach the Curriculum. Begin the dialogue.

The Sacred Relationship free documentary online

Lesson plans for Grade 5 & 6 Science and Social Studies