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

Take the Climate and Environment Student Action Challenge

If you have an idea for a project that could reduce the environmental footprint of your school, submit it for a chance to win one of 10 grants (maximum $1,000) that can help turn your idea into reality.

Deadline: October 31, 2017


Elementary (K-6)

NRCan: Kids' Club (Grades K-6)
Videos, games and activities about energy conservation. Click on "Teacher's Tools" for more activities on energy.

Save On Energy (Grades K-6)
A fun, online or downloadable workbook on how to save energy.

PlantWatch (Grade 4)

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.

Planet Protector Academy: Keep it Cool (Grades 5 & 6)
Planet Protector Academy logo

This six-week program by DreamRider Productions is an online teaching resource that raises awareness of climate change, with a focus on energy and transportation.

The program is supported by the City of Edmonton, and is offered at a heavily discounted rate for Edmonton teachers.
Check out the curriculum links for grade 5 and  grade 6.

Junior High (7-9)

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 & Post Secondary

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.

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.

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


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

Fax 780-401-7050

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