Grade 2

RecycleBots is a free mobile game (available for Android). In the game, players learn how to sort waste into recycling, landfill or composting with the help of their robot friends.

The Alberta Education competencies: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Managing Information, Creativity and Innovation, Communication, Collaboration, Cultural and Global Citizenship, and Personal Growth and Well-being all provide excellent opportunities to engage with environmental stewardship. These Environmental Stewardship Competency Cards provide a visual for showing students the competencies involved with engaging in environmental issues and action. 

Ocean Wise offers a traveling program visiting schools across Canada. To request a visit to your school, please visit the website

  • AquaVan - We offer two program styles to accommodate a maximum of 260 students or a maximum of 500 students. All programs include four staff as well as live marine invertebrates.
  • AquaZone - Full day program (four sessions) or half day program (two sessions) can accommodate up to 30 students per session and includes two staff, a selection of artifacts and live marine invertebrates.
  • AquaKits - Standalone kits ready for use in your classroom complete with lesson plans, rented per day of use plus transportation costs to and from your location.

 

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

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.

The Royal Tyrrell Museum offers a variety of school programs, including "Seven Wonders of the Badlands" which teachers students about the land and biological diversity. This program is also available in French. 

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