Grade 1

Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation provides curriculum-linked field trips for Grades 1-9. 

 

The John Janzen Nature Centre offers programs for elementary, junior high, and customizable programs for high school students in the Edmonton area. All programs are linked to curriculum, and cover various topics including animals, trees, ecosystems, and wetlands. 

 

 

Leap Into Action! was created by the BC Conservation Foundation and Wild BC for teachers and is full of lesson plans to help prepare, inspire and support students in conducting age-appropriate environmental action projects, including skill-building activities and tools and real-life case studies. It is also a useful guide for programs outside the classroom setting.

 

The Kerry Wood Nature Centre and Fort Normandeau in Red Deer offer a range of curriculum- based programs for K-12. Topics include: plants and animals, life cycles, geology, and wetlands.

With two lakes and abundant wildlife, the Kerry Wood Nature Centre is an ideal spot to experience nature with your class. 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

Teachers can also rent a free nature kit for 1 week, that they can use for outdoor learning/walking field trips with their class. 

Five Minute Field Trips Volumes I and II are activity guides that are full of simple and fun outdoor games and activities that you can do right out your back door. 

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.

Check out these curriculum and career videos.  

 

Explore this example of an Action Project that your class/school can take, by Dr. E.W. Coffin School in the Brentwood Community of 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. With support from the Calgary Foundation Neighbour Grants, the school is looking to address the 26 existing signs that provide information on native plants, animals, and inform residents of the biodiversity in the area through an Indigenous lens. The second phase of the project involves the creation of a permanent Land Acknowledgement sign.