Short Videos (<15 min)

Energy Illustrated is a web series featuring short videos that clearly illustrate and explain current trends related to energy efficiency, renewables, and electric cars. 

Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greta Thunberg helped launch an initiative by school-aged children to boycott school in response to the climate crisis.  She's made headlines this year through her uncompromising - and uncomfortable! - presentation to the United Nations' COP24 Climate Change conference in Poland and to numerous world leaders since then.  For Greta, it's as simple as this: climate change is a threat to our survival, and the world is not doing enough about it. Each Friday since August 2018, Greta has missed school to go on strike outside of the Swedish Parliament Building. She is demanding change and has encouraged kids around the world to do the same until world leaders take serious action to reduce emissions and fulfill the mandates of the Paris Agreement. 

Check out this 5 minute video of Greta speaking. Show this to your students, and ask them:

Do you agree with Greta's point of view?
Do you think her admission to being on the autism spectrum was an effective strategy?
What are the pros and cons of boycotting school?
What should students - and adults - be doing about the changing climate?
Do you think her presentation to the UN was effective?

The Climate Interactive website includes a variety of unique tools:

  • Climate Change Negotiations Game, designed to mimic UN Climate Change negotiations
  • Interactive simulations to help students understand climate change like the Climate Bathtub 
  • The Climate Pathways Mobile App, the first-ever app to simulate global temperature change on a mobile device, answering two important questions:
    • How much do greenhouse gas emissions have to fall to stabilize the earth’s temperature?
    • What are the implications of waiting to start reducing emissions?

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.



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.

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. 

What's in your water? - This interactive map allows students learn about natural occurrences in water, pollutants, and how we and industry impact water quality in the Bow River Basin. 

Water Use Quiz - Students can take the quiz to better understand how much their everyday actions use water.

The Alberta Water Nexus Video - This quick video provides visuals to show students that energy, food, and people all need water and we must find a balance to meet our needs and those of the animals and plants that depend on our basin. 




Clearly laid-out information and videos about types of energy and how they are used.

Energy Systems Map: Interactive map that explores relationships between sources, production, transport, conversion, form, distribution and use of energy types.

Energy IQ contains the "Making and Moving Canada's Energy" video, energy map, energy-use survey, education quizzes, learning centre, and energy-in-the-news. 

This project was created in collaboration between Canadian Geographic and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. 

The Climate Atlas features an interactive map where students can explore Canada's temperature, growing season, and precipitation in the past, present, and future. There is also a video library exploring a wide range of topics about climate change impacts and action.