Grade 1

The Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation offers programs that can be adjusted to all Grades.

Topics include: Adaptation, Bat Basics, Birds of Prey, Supremely Skunks, Wetlands Wildlife, Who's in Your Background?, Wildlife Rescue, World of Owls, and Virtual Tours of the hospital and rehabilitation center.



Outdoors In provides in-class curriculum-based programs and local field trips to natural areas nearby for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6, pre-school, youth, and community members in the Calgary area. 

These exciting programs are very interactive and sensory and will leave your group with new found knowledge of the animals and the environment of the Calgary area in Alberta.

Field Trips (Gr. K-6) on animals, plants, insects, forests, and wetlands.

Action Projects (Gr. 5-9) with the guidance of an Environmental Education specialist in Living Landscapes, Renewable Future, Waste Case, & Water World.


Programs are offered at your location or the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Ralph Klein Park, Reader Rock Garden or a location of your choice. Topics focus on many areas, including wildlife, insects, wetlands, rocks, gardens, biological diversity, water, seasons, forests, & air.

Five Minute Field Trips is a greatest hits compendium of experienced environmental educators’ favorite activities. The guide is designed by the ATA's Global, Environmental, and Outdoor Education Council for teachers and classes wishing to do simple and enjoyable outdoor environmental activities in their schoolyard. This resource is available to GEOEC members only (active members of the ATA are entitled to join one specialist council of their choice at no charge).

Scientists in Schools is avaliable for schools throughout Alberta, including: Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary, Lethbridge, & Medicine Hat. Presentations are linked to curriculum & based on teacher requests.


Explore this example of an Action Project that your class/school can take, by Dr. E.W. Coffin School in Calgary. Students of the school created signs with their own artwork and wording in order to communicate the importance of the special nature area around their school to others.