Trout Unlimited Canada’s award-winning Yellow Fish Road™ program has been Canada’s premier water education program targeted to reduce water pollution. The program educates Canadians that storm drains are the doorways to our rivers, lakes and streams and anything other than rainwater can harm life in and around the water, as well as us as Canadians who need clean water. This science-based, curriculum linked, program links classroom learning to stewardship action, through videos, a presentation activity, program guide and storm drain painting supplies.

The programs help the Okotoks education community address sustainability issues and give students, teachers, administrators, and staff the ideas and resources necessary to take initiative at four levels of action: in the classroom, in the school, in the community, and in the home. The Town of Okotoks offers both field trip opportunities and educational presentations for kids and youth of all ages. From waste management solutions to caring for the Sheep River watershed, kids will learn about their impact on the earth and how to be mindful caregivers of our planet.

Canadian Geographic's giant floor map program is a free resource offered to K-12 teachers. Each floor map comes with a teacher guide with at least ten curriculum-linked activities will help bring the map to life.

Maps include:

Energy Production and Transmission: This map gives students the chance to explore and learn Canada’s energy story, highlighting where Canada’s energy is produced and where it goes.

Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada: This map shows the locations of Indigenous communities, residential schools, reserves and more. Rather than political borders, Canada is broken up into Indigenous language groups.

Polar Knowledge Canada: This map looks at the world from a circumpolar perspective. Use this map to explore the Arctic region and discuss why the Arctic circumpolar region is so important.

Canada from Space: This map, comprised of images taken by Canada’s RADARSAT-2, teaches students how Earth observation satellites monitor Canada’s environment, climate and borders.



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.


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

This Electricity Usage Monitor is available to order online and calculates operating costs of household appliances.

CPAWS Northern Alberta chapter provides Edu-Kits containing resources,books, challenges, and games to get your classroom engaged in climate change action. A CPAWS representative can talk to your classroom about how conservation can combat climate change. Additional readings and resources can be found on this page, and students can track Alberta's increasing temperature through this interactive map. 

Green Teacher sells books (including print and ebooks) on a variety of topics, with some available in French as well. They have a podcast and offer consulting services in Environmental Education and Outdoor Environmental Education. 

Energy Literacy Modules (Gr. 6-12) explore geothermal, biomass, solar, nuclear, wind, goal, tidal, petroleum, & hydro energy.

Habitat in the Balance Modules (Gr. 7-12) explore water stories, inhabitants stories, and land stories.

Wading in for Water Program (Science 14) is an instructional support resource that includes individual lesson plans, recommended resources, and suggestions for student assessment.

Teaching Activities for Climate Change Free Kit (includes energy-saving action cards, CD with Powerpoint presentations, and a teachers' guide. This program fits with secondary science, social studies, geography, and environmental studies).

Green Schools register as a Green School and complete action projects. 

The CONNECTIONS CTS program covers the following modules:

ENS 1010 Introduction to Environmental Stewardship
HSS 2030 Perspectives on Personal Relationships
HSS 1080 Leadership Fundamentals
HSS 1910 Project A
HSS 1090 Speaking and Presenting

The CONNECTIONS Program can be offered as a timetabled, semestered course; in before and after school timetabled slots; or, as an extra-curricular activity in which students commit to working on the program about twice a week (pre-trip 12 to 15 hours, 4 days on-site (at Kamp Kiwanis), and about 12 to 15 hours post-trip).