Grade 2

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

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.

Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park offers a variety of school programs from K-12, including an overnight school group program for Grades 4-9. 

Ghost Watershed Alliance Society offers in-class presentations and facilitates field trips focused on watershed education for students in Calgary and Area. Programs promote stewardship of Alberta’s important headwaters by giving students opportunities to investigate models, visit the Ghost River and participate in citizen-science.

Nature Kit for kids

Species at Risk activity booklet

Bee and Pollinator activities

 

 

Project WET provides water education in the form of activity booklets, storybooks, educators guides, maps and posters, and activity kits.  

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

The interactive, inquiry-based programs at the Jurassic Forest and Learning Centre will take students and teachers back in time to discover prehistoric flora and fauna, while highlighting the beauty and diversity of the modern forest ecosystem. The educational programs at Jurassic Forest were designed to meet Alberta Curriculum science and social studies targets for Grades 1-7. 

The Healthy Rivers Story Map is an interactive website that allows you to connect with and learn about Calgary’s watersheds, rivers and riparian areas, and explore actions you can take to protect the health of our rivers.

Some highlights include:

  • Information about the health of Calgary’s rivers, and ongoing monitoring activities
  • An interactive tool to learn about your local Calgary watershed
  • A map showcasing various City and community restoration and bioengineering projects
  • Volunteer and stewardship notice board, for citizens to find ways to get involved in their watershed

The guide is written for teachers and includes both the basics of climate change science and perspectives on teaching a subject that has become socially and politically polarized (US based info but some good information).