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A variety of environment-based school programs and resources for Kindergarten to Post Secondary.

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Elementary (K-6)

NRCan: Kids' Club (Grades K-6)

Videos, games and activities about energy conservation. Click on the "Teacher's Tools" at Kids' Club for more activities on energy.

Save On Energy (Grades K-6)

A fun, online or downloadable workbook on how to save energy.

Classroom Energy Diet Challenge (Grades K-12)

This is a competition between Canadian classes from Kindergarten to Grade 12. As the students progress through the Challenge, they will learn valuable lessons about energy use and share that knowledge with the rest of the country.

The Challenge is about more than great classroom prizes like a $5,000 Technology Package, it’s about increasing energy awareness among Canadian youth and educators.

Climate Change Education Project (Grades K-12)

Inside Education has various programs and resources focused on climate change, including meaningful, community-based projects.

Energy Star Kids (Grades K-12)

Online activities on energy conservation.

Seeds Foundation (Grades K-12)

Curriculum-fit energy and environmental education resources for Canadian teachers and students.

Planet Protector Academy: Keep it Cool (Grades 3 to 6)

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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

Want to know more? Check out the two minute "How It Works" video at Planet Protector Academy for a quick overview!

PlantWatch (Grade 4)
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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.
Delivered through Inside Education.

I Am The Future (Grades 4-6)
A handbook and song focusing on Alberta wetlands and urban forests.

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.

Green Learning (Grades 4-Post Secondary)
Web-based teaching tools - developed by teachers, for teachers.

Junior High (7-9)

Classroom Energy Diet Challenge (Grades K-12)

This is a competition between Canadian classes from Kindergarten to Grade 12. As the students progress through the Challenge, they will learn valuable lessons about energy use and share that knowledge with the rest of the country.

The Challenge is about more than great classroom prizes like a $5,000 Technology Package, it’s about increasing energy awareness among Canadian youth and educators.

Climate Change Education Project (Grades K-12)

Inside Education has various programs and resources focused on climate change, including meaningful, community-based projects.

Energy Star Kids (Grades K-12)

Online activities on energy conservation.

Seeds Foundation (Grades K-12)

Curriculum-fit energy and environmental education resources for Canadian teachers and students.

Gener8 (Grades 7-9)
Gener8 is a dynamic education summit for students and their teachers that will provide 80 high school students and 40 teachers with a unique opportunity to learn, share and advance energy literacy in Alberta. Both students & teachers receive a full-scholarship to attend the summit.

Green Learning (Grades 4-Post Secondary)
Web-based teaching tools - developed by teachers, for teachers.

Senior High

Classroom Energy Diet Challenge (Grades K-12)

This is a competition between Canadian classes from Kindergarten to Grade 12. As the students progress through the Challenge, they will learn valuable lessons about energy use and share that knowledge with the rest of the country.

The Challenge is about more than great classroom prizes like a $5,000 Technology Package, it’s about increasing energy awareness among Canadian youth and educators.

Climate Change Education Project (Grades K-12)

Inside Education has various programs and resources focused on climate change, including meaningful, community-based projects.

Energy Star Kids (Grades K-12)

Online activities on energy conservation.

Seeds Foundation (Grades K-12)

Curriculum-fit energy and environmental education resources for Canadian teachers and students.

Green Learning (Grades 4-Post Secondary)
Web-based teaching tools - developed by teachers, for teachers.

The Way We Green: Classroom Conversations (Grades 10-12) 
This Teacher's Guide has connections to numerous units in the Sciences, Social Studies and English courses of study.

It includes tips and resources to support your understanding of the history, goals and actions in each section of The Way We Green, and to initiate thoughtful conversation within the classroom on important issues.

Post Secondary And Professional Development

Green Learning (Grades 4-Post Secondary)
Web-based teaching tools - developed by teachers, for teachers.

Sustainability Scholars (Post Secondary)
A mentorship program for University of Alberta graduate students to work on sustainability-related applied research projects with the City of Edmonton and the University over the summer.

International Youth Internships Program

Apply for a chance to work with municipal governments around the world for up to six months, in various activities related to sustainable economies and food systems. This program is offered through Simon Fraser University and Sustainable Cities International.

Climate Change Education Project

Inside Education has various programs and resources focused on climate change, including meaningful, community-based projects. Check out the Professional Development resources.

Also, check out Professional Development for Teachers and the experiential leadership program, Redfish.

Energy and Climate Change Primer

This short reference guide looks at some of the key terms related to energy and climate change and how these two topics are connected. The background material might be useful for understanding relevant materials produced by the City, specifically The Way We Green (Edmonton’s environmental strategy) and other documents related to energy use such as Edmonton’s Energy Transition Strategy.

For More Information

City Environmental Strategies

9th Floor Edmonton Tower
10111-104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB
T5J 0J4

Telephone

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Fax 780-401-7050
Email changeforclimate@edmonton.ca
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