Fine Arts

Benefits of becoming part of the Bee City Canada community:

  • Fabulous inspiration for Inquiry-based and STEM learning.
  • Connecting with other Bee City Canada Schools across Canada.
  • Creating an outdoor classroom.
  • Creation of a beautiful pollinator garden.
  • Mentorship of the community about pollinators and how everyone can help them.
  • Sharing of resources, events and activities on the beecitycanada.org website.
  • Increasing the celebration potential of events and programs.
  • A stronger connection to Nature.
  • Engage the entire school with an identity.
  • Weaving the arts into the pollinator education program.

For Kindergarten and Grade 1

The Nature Immersion program provides children and participants time to explore and develop a relationship with nature. The activities that take place at a Nature Immersion program are unique to each location and the participants’ interests. Our Nature based program is designed to inspire a love for nature and help connect children with their natural surroundings. The program takes place primarily outside in a natural space close to the childcare centre or school (weather permitting).

The Nature Immersion program consists of:

  • An educator will visit the classroom on a bi-weekly basis (approximately 3 visits per centre/school)
  • Each session lasts anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours 

For Grades 4, 5, 6

Using the basics of play and discovery, Eco-Buddies is an innovative, holistic approach to environmental education and eco-literacy. Through outdoor activities, games, exploration, experiments, crafts, and conversation, children and teachers will apply concepts from the Alberta science curriculum to the ecosystem around them and learn how organisms in nature work together to build healthy ecosystems. During each visit the classroom will go outside to their neighbouring natural area and learn about the challenges that trees, plants, wildlife, and people will face with a changing climate and how these organisms can come together to form healthy and resilient ecosystems

The ECO-Buddies program consists of:

  • 1-hour teacher workshop where the ECO-buddies specialist will introduce the program and will present key concepts that will be elaborated on during the program. *workshop for school programs only
  • Three, 2-hour visits by the ECO-Buddies educator at a walking distance from the School

Toronto Outdoor Education Schools has put together a searchable database of outdoor education activities for all grades and subject areas. 

The Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society can come to your school or community group to teach about native wildlife, conservation, and create conversation around the implications of human activities on the health and safety of wild animals. A volunteer, partnered with one of their permanent resident owls or hawks (when available), will be delighted to help your group learn more about wildlife. Book a presentation today!

Ag for Life has collected a range of resources for K-12 in a variety of subject areas. Resources include games, lesson plans, and apps related to growing food, beef, canola, and GMOs. 

Ag for Life also has a Rural Safety Mobile unit, traveling across Alberta to teach students about hazard identification, large animals, large equipment, utilities, risk assessment, chemicals, and protective equipment.

Located near Hinton, William A. Switzer Provincial Park provides field trip programs for Grades K-6. Topics include wetlands, forests, art, animals, and bugs. 

Girls on Ice Expeditions take place in remote wilderness environments every summer for 12 days and are open to girls age 16-17 to apply. They are tuition-free and interweave science, art, and wilderness travel to inspire future leadership, curiosity, confidence, and success.

 

This Grade 4 inquiry was developed in collaboration with the Kainai Board of Education and Galileo Educational Network. The webpage includes curricular connections, information, examples, and instructions for using the web resource. 

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

Evergreen Theatre programs include a touring stage show as well as an Artist in Residency program.

  • The touring stage show "The Three Little Pigs and B.B. Wolfe" is touring this spring 2019 and is connected to science curriculum from K-6.

"BB Wolfe is a climate scientist, tasked with getting three-stuck-in-their-ways-little pigs to embrace better building practices for a changing climate."

  • The Artist in Residency program connects theatre professionals to your school to create a play with your students, "growing" your own show. 

"Our innovative curriculum-linked residencies get kids teaching their peers about science and the environment through theatre. Using inquiry-based learning, students are challenged to discover meaning and relevance in curriculum linked topics pertinent to natural, scientific and environmental issues."

Not a teacher? No worries - Evergreen Theatre also provides shows to a variety of other clients.