Grade 1

The Geological Bumblebee Program is an outreach program led by Dr. Katherine Boggs from Mount Royal University in Calgary that combines geology and biology. The program consists of learning about bee species in local areas and taking action to help conserve them. During the first classroom visit in spring, students construct bumblebee boxes, and the program then takes students on a field trip to a local natural area to install the boxes. Geology of the local area is explored as well, and students investigate what geology tells us about the place we live and how it was formed. 

In fall, the programs takes students back to the park to collect the boxes and see if they were used by bumblebees.

 

Please contact Dr. Katherine Boggs if your class is interested in taking part in the program: kboggs@mtroyal.ca

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. 

Let's Talk Science classroom workshops also contain environmental and energy topics, such as needs of animals, electricity, renewable energy and weather. 

Mountain World Heritage Interpretive Theatre provides theatre shows, street theatre, and community outreach about wildlife in our mountain protected parks.

SHAPE provides online guides to help develop walk-to-school programs for your community school. 

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.

 

The Jungle Farm near Red Deer provides field trip programs for elementary students. 

Spring: Pollination and plant growth.

Fall: Plant and animal seasonal behavior changes.

 

 

Evergreen provides lesson plans for K-12 students on climate, conservation, and outdoor activities, and how-to guides for gardening and composting. 

The Calgary Farmyard (previously Calgary Corn Maze) provides field trips programs on gardening and farm animals. Field trips take place in the Spring (June) and Fall (September & October).

Granary Road provides active learning field trips for Gr, K-9, in which students can explore outdoor exhibits covering the following topics: crops, animals, bees, swamps, and bats.