Youth Clubs (4H, Scouts)

Emerald Youth Grants empowers students and youth under 25 to submit a pitch for the chance to win $750 towards making their dream environmental projects a reality. Apply here.

The Eco Youth Award recognizes City of Airdrie and area youth and provides financial aid to implement or enhance projects with an environmental focus. Youth may use a current project or propose a new project to enter the award competition. Open to Airdrie youth between ages 6-18 years old, and projects can be submitted as an individual, group, class, school, community group, or club. Amount: $750. Learn more here.

Switch to Renewable was developed to help Canadians assess their renewable energy options and understand the importance of renewable energy in Canada. Explore the website by selecting your province and learn about the energy sources in the province and percentage of electricity generated by renewables. You can also explore renewable energy with regards to homes, business, or municipalities. Learn how to reduce your energy consumption through energy efficiency, explore solar providers, and discover how viable solar is for you. 

Explore biodiversity across Southern Canada and areas under threat.

Melvin the Moose Murder Mystery is an online google form mystery set in 5 parts. Students must work through the different sections to learn about Melvin and his boreal forest habitat in order to eventually discover how he died. All materials can be accessed through the website.

This video is brought to you by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Observatoire. How can you tell if information is trustworthy? Which obstacles stand between us and our quest for truth? To figure it out, we must rely on our science culture and sharpen our critical thinking skills. Here’s a practical “How To” guide that will help you get informed and give you tips to avoid certain pitfalls.

Climatescience.org provides online courses, books for children, powerpoint presentations, and lesson plans! All created and vetted by experts in the field of climate change science.

Climate Solutions 101 is the world’s first major educational effort focused solely on solutions. Rather than rehashing well-known climate challenges, Project Drawdown centers game-changing climate action based on its own rigorous scientific research and analysis. 

This toolkit supports practitioners who encourage children’s outdoor play. It takes a balanced approach to risk and safety. The toolkit was created it because of growing concerns that children are overprotected when playing outdoors or stopped from going outside altogether. As a result, they miss out on the joy and sense of adventure they should have from playing outside, and lose out on the long-term benefits of outdoor play.

Alberta Food Matters is a province-wide organization that connects dietitians, teachers and local producers to each other and to information on projects that already exist in Alberta and across Canada. They are linked to Canada-wide organizations that also promote these initiatives (such as Food Secure Canada, Coalition for Healthy School Food, Farm2Cafeteria Canada, Farm to School B.C. etc. AFM are currently working on a pilot project called “Community Animators” that supports schools to undertake whatever they are dreaming of doing to bring local, sustainable
food to their students.