EcoSchools in Alberta (Grades K-12)
EcoSchools Canada is a certification program for K-12 schools that nurtures environmental learning and climate action, available for free to all publicly funded Alberta Schools. Classrooms, environmental clubs, or entire school populations work together to complete EcoSchools actions and earn points on the EcoSchools Canada online app, which helps you measure and record your environmental impact. Earn enough points during the year and your school will be awarded with bronze, silver, gold, or platinum level certification.
Energy Star Kids (Grades K-12)
Online activities on energy conservation.
A fun, engaging teaching resource on climate, energy and transportation issues that supports curriculum outcomes for Grades 3 to 6. Fully funded (no cost!) to teachers in Edmonton, the Keep Cool resource:
Introduces climate, energy and transportation topics through a fun arts-based and interdisciplinary approach
Sends kids on at-home superhero missions to lead change in their families
Helps teachers meet Alberta curriculum outcomes for Grades 3-6 in arts, science, language and social studies
PlantWatch is a NatureWatch program that works with "citizen scientists" (volunteers) to report flowering times for certain plants to researchers. The dates are used to determine changes that may be affecting our environment. Select "resources" along the top left for curriculum guides.
This Inside Education activity challenges students to identify the sources of air pollution in their neighbourhood and design a ’dream neighbourhood’ that minimizes air pollution.
C.A.R.S. (Grade 5)
C.A.R.S (Clean Air, Responsible Schools) explores air quality and emissions and makes connections to climate change. Students become young scientists, using portable air quality monitors to gather local data. Delivered by Inside Education.
I Am The Future (Grades 4-6)
A handbook and song focusing on Alberta's biodiversity of wetlands and urban forests. It includes science curriculum activities, blackline illustrations, feature articles by Alberta biologist Chris Fisher and links to excellent resources produced by Learn Alberta and the Cities of Edmonton and Calgary.
The handbook is designed to help teachers connect students with local ecosystems and outdoor learning experiences. I Am the Future reinforces that young people can take action to protect important habitats.
For other handbooks, visit Artist Response Team.
The Way We Green School Cue Cards (Grades 4-6)
A set of cue cards featuring the goals of The Way We Green and various people and projects that are helping to achieve those goals.
See the Teacher's Guide on how to use the cards.