Fine Arts

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!

Cornell Garden Based Learning provides downloadable lesson plans for Grades 2-8 about plants and gardening. 

Ag for Life has a full teacher resource page with videos, activities, lesson plans, and online educational tools. There are materials specific to elementary, junior high, and high school audiences. Topics include food, food waste, careers, sustainable development goals, STEAM, and tech & innovation in agriculture. 

Located near Hinton, William A. Switzer Provincial Park provides field trip programs and in-class presentations 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. Linked on the main page is the Kainai Plant Index. 

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.​

  • Every year Evergreen Theatre puts on a different 50-minute touring show, with curriculum-based scripts, exciting props and student participation. A teacher's guide is available for pre/post discussions in the classroom.
  • The Artist in Residency program connects theatre professionals to your school to create a play with your students, "growing" your own show. 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.

 

Roots 2 STEM provides field trip programs on power systems and electronics in their one-of-a-kind, high-tech, 4000 sq. ft. lab. Roots 2 Stem can also come to your classroom