CPAWS: Classroom Programs & Guided Hike Field Trips


CPAWS provides classroom programs and guided hikes for students in Grades 2-12 through all seasons (including winter). All programming is connected to curriculum. Classroom programs are centered around action-projects so that students not only learn about key issues, but learn how to become changemakers. 

Elementary Programs - Take the Action Challenge, Species at Risk Investigation, Water Rangers, Stories in the Snow, Trees & Forests, Why Grasslands (Gr. 4), Climate Game Changers (Gr. 4-6), YYC’s Young Citizen Scientist Program

Junior High Programs- Take the Action Challenge, Discover Parks, Alberta's Winter Playground, Grizzly Bears Forever, Fresh Water Ecosystems Discovery (Gr. 8), Why Grasslands, YYC’s Young Citizen Scientist Program, Climate Game Changers

High School Programs - Take the Action Challenge, Climate Game Changers (Gr. 10-12), Grizzly Bears Forever (Gr. 10-12), Aquatic Field Studies (Bio 20 & 30), Biodiversity in Winter 


EcoSchools Description: 

The Climate Game Changers program (available for elementary or secondary students) engages students in climate literacy in a hands-on and interactive manner to help foster that sense of global citizenship and take action to become climate game changers. Students will explore the history of Alberta and investigate past and present climate changes. They will gain an understanding of the impacts that climate change has on our ecosystems, our flora & fauna, and us, by looking at local examples relevant to Albertans. They will apply critical thinking skills on how we can develop climate solutions when we have so many conflicting values and opinions here in Alberta. Facilitated as an in-class program and/or hiking/snowshoe field trip.

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