Grade 8

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.



In partnership with Canadian Geographic and Natural Resources Canada, Let's Talk Energy produced a series of lesson plans, kits, and infographics on climate change adaptation for grades 7 to 10 for science, geography and CTF/CTS.

Exploring Canada's Energy Future, activities for Grade 9 and 11 Science.

Backgrounder on solar energy to support student learning. 

Let's Talk Energy is an initiative of Canada's Museum of Science and Innovation.

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.


Winter Programs - Snowshoeing, Avalanche Awareness, Cross-Country Skiing, In-City Cross-Country Skiing, and Overnight Camping.

Spring & Fall Programs - Wildland overnight, Backpacking, and Hiking. 

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.


Where would you be without water? Waterquest is intended as a learning supplement to the Grade 8, Freshwater Ecosystems unit. As students work through WaterQuest, they can play in chosen roles as watershed stakeholders trying to reduce the impact of their actions.