Environmental and Outdoor Education

Vertical Oxygen can help schools design and install living walls. Their services include:

  • Initial consultation
  • Design, installation, and maintenance of walls
  • Plants
  • Automatic irrigation system
  • Lighting
  • Maintenance training

Custom applications include:

  • Mobile living walls
  • Integrated aquaponics
  • Off-grid solar PV powered systems
  • Rain-water irrigation
  • Double-sided living walls

The Alberta Council for Environmental Education YouTube channel is a resource for teachers wanting to get inspired and inspire their students to take action. The channel features a variety of short video clip success stories of student-led action projects. 

Mountain World Heritage Interpretive Theatre provides theatre shows, street theatre, and community outreach about wildlife in our mountain protected parks. Audio recordings and lyrics for songs about Rocky Mountain wildlife are available on the website.

Design Our Climate- explore strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a scientifically-reviewed interactive simulation to help make informed choices about electricity, transportation, land use, buildings, and materials

Visualizing and Understanding the Science of Climate Change is a series of 9 online lessons/activities that teach students about the chemistry of climate change, impacts of climate change, climate feedback loops, effects on oceans, and responding to climate change. 

Isotopes Matter is an online interactive resource which includes a new IUPAC interactive periodic table of the isotopes and demonstrates how applications of isotopes relate to sustainability.

 

 

Whether you’re already an avid citizen scientist or simply love getting outside to explore, get ready to Capture Your Curiosity with Alberta’s nature app, NatureLynx! Take pictures of Alberta’s amazing biodiversity, share them with others, and get them verified by the ABMI’s species experts. NatureLynx is about fun, about getting involved in the scientific process, and about helping to improve our collective understanding of Alberta’s amazing biodiversity. Teachers and students can use the Naturelynx app to identify species, submit and view biodiversity sightings, create and complete missions, & collect data. 

 

HCTF Education provides a resource page of lesson plans & activity guides for all grades and subjects ranging from energy, climate, plants and animals to water. There is also an online store to purchase outdoor teaching supplies and kits. 

The Helen Schuler Nature Centre in Lethbridge offers school programs, exhibits and nature trails to enjoy all year round. 

The City of Lethbridge developed Teaching and Learning Resources including Lesson Plans on Bottled Water, Textile Recycling, Stormwater and Grasslands.  

 

 

 

YYC’s Young Citizen Scientists program will come into your classroom, introduce your students to the fun world of Citizen Science, and teach them to make and submit observations to a citizen science platform. Learn more and apply here! 

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.