Water & Aquatic Life

The Alberta Irrigation Districts Association provides an online data tool to see the water quality of all irrigation districts. Students can look at and compare data from 2011 to present. 

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 Canadian Energy Museum offers school tours with programs aimed at different grade levels. You can also download program kits on geology and energy topics. The kits come complete with lesson plans, curriculum links, powerpoint presentations, videos, and activities.​

Located at 50339 AB-60, Leduc County.

Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants aims to inspire the next generation of scientists, explorers and conservationists. We do this by bringing science, exploration, adventure and conservation into classrooms through virtual speakers and field trips with leading experts across the globe.
 

Visit their youtube channel to watch past livestreams.

The guide focuses specifically on how to help engage First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) youth to take action to create change on an issue they care about, and how to respectfully incorporate FNMI knowledge and culture into your classroom or program. The Action Process has been designed to utilize and honour FNMI ways of knowing. We believe that this is integral to the creation of sustainable communities.

Part One of this guide provides information to help you develop a respectful understanding of FNMI people, culture and knowledge. Much of the information presented in these sections is geared toward readers who are not First Nations, Métis or Inuit, but who work with students/youth who are FNMI. For this reason, some of the information in this section of the guide may not be of as much benefit to FNMI readers who may already have a better understanding of the concepts discussed.

Part Two of this guide will be of benefit to all readers as it provides a detailed overview of an action process as well as activities to support each step in the design and implementation of your action projects. This section also includes suggestions for ways to develop a respectful understanding of FNMI knowledge with your students/youth participants and ways to incorporate traditional FNMI knowledge into your action project.

The Leg Up Foundation Education Program, in partnership with Nutrien, presents the GROWING THE NEXT GENERATION© School Tours Education Program. The school tours program features highly interactive sessions geared toward the grades 4-6 curriculum that focus on agriculture, wetland ecosystems, horse anatomy, horse health and welfare, equine history and the importance of bees to our ecosystem.

Programs take place in May and June each year.

NAIT offers fantastic 360 virtual experiences. These interactive tours allow users to explore various environments to discover what common boreal wetland and forest types look like, as well as learn about how wildfire and prescribed burn events affect these systems. If you are using a smart device, select the compass in the top right-hand corner to enable 3D orientation mode.

The Virtual Walk in the Forest Tours are a collaboration between NAIT Centre for Boreal Research and Fuse Consulting Ltd., with contributions from the Government of Alberta, the EMEND project, and various generous photographers.

 

 

EPCOR provides power and water education for Grade 5 students:

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.

 

Sustainable Me has an excellent series of short video interviews with Albertans about their sustainability projects, including business owners, home builders, educators, and environmental advocates.