2016 - 2017
Your students will enjoy the wonderful opportunities to experience, participate, and learn in Edmonton. Sign your class up for some hands-on, interactive learning, or take advantage of the teaching resources available.
Check out the resource guide with lots of fun activities to help your students celebrate Arbor Day.
Attractions School Programs
Preschool, Kindergarten, and Division I - IV programs at John Janzen Nature Centre, Edmonton Valley Zoo, John Walter Museum, Fort Edmonton Park, City of Edmonton Archives, City Arts Centre, and the Muttart Conservatory.
Capital City Clean Up
Capital City Clean Up offers several programs to engage Edmonton students in litter reduction.
City Hall School
A week-long program that offers an exciting opportunity to interact with civic administration and politicians.
City Hall School Tours
City Hall tours are offered to all Grades. Tours can be tailored for special needs and interests. For Grade 6 classes the education program includes: 45-minute tour of City Hall and 45-minute Mock Council Meeting involving class participation (also available in French). Book your tour online.
City Hall Virtual Tour
Tour Edmonton's City Hall without leaving your classroom! It includes audio and text on various elements in and around the building as well as a combination of panoramas and single shots of these same elements, rooms and artwork.
City of Edmonton Archives
The Archives can help support your lesson plans. Research your school or community name, study historical photos, or compare ads from newspapers through time.
Composting Education Centre: John Janzen Nature Centre
Bring your students for hands-on tours, nature walks, and activities. When a field trip is not possible, our interpreter will be happy to visit your school.
Edmonton Public Library Programs and Events
Your class can tour your community library, go on a Rainforest Safari, play video games and more!
ETS School Programs
ETS provides the following programs geared to school-aged students:
- Travel and safety training for school-aged students who participate in City Hall School and U-School site based learning programs.
- In partnership with local school boards at the annual First Riders event held in late August ETS provides information and travel training sessions for students entering Junior High and about to use ETS for the first time alone.
- Information outreach at schools during Open House and registration activities.
Fire Station Tours
Take your class on a tour of your neighbourhood fire station. Learn what firefighters do at work, what kind of equipment they use, and some safety tips.
Green School Resources
Guides, resources and links for environmentally focused school programs.
Make a Better City
A resource for Grade 6 Social Studies, Language Arts and Health & Life Skills explores how we live together in a community, why we need bylaws and rules, and how kids can make a difference in their community.
River Valley Programs
An "Outdoor Classroom" with courses geared toward physical education, science, social studies, and more.
School Yard Greening
School yard greening benefits your school by: providing meaningful ways to educate about the natural environment while still meeting curriculum requirements; fostering environmental awareness; building a sense of community and school spirit; and contributing to the livable community.
Tools for Schools: Waste Management Centre
Many resources to help your students learn about garbage and recycling in Edmonton: tour the Edmonton Waste Management Centre; classroom presentations; Michael Recycle's Fun Book, etc.
Please note that as of September 2017 the Treat it Right!® drainage education programs are being manged by EPCOR.
Treat it Right!® Wastewater - Grade 4
Based on the personal action concepts of Grade 4 Science - Waste and our World. This program contains four lessons that integrate science and language arts to teach children about what should and shouldn’t go down the wastewater system. Available in English and French.
Treat it Right!® Wastewater Puppet Show - Grades 2 and 4
The Puppet Show is designed to help children learn about what should not be flushed or dumped into the storm and wastewater systems. Links to Waste and our World in Grade 4 Science.
Treat it Right!® Stormwater - Grade 5
Based on the human actions concepts of Grade 5 Science - Wetlands. This program contains four lessons that integrate science, mathematics, social studies, language arts, and geography through a variety of activities and materials. Available in English and French.
Treat it Right!® Storm Water - Constructed Wetland Field Trip (Grade 5)
An in-class presentation and a field trip to a constructed wetland focusing on the science topic - Wetlands. The children will learn about the health of the constructed wetlands, the life in and around them, and the role the constructed wetlands play in the drainage system.
Treat it Right!® Low Impact Development (LID) - Grade 7
Focused on science and mathematics topics, this program contains lessons on Interactions and Ecosystems, Plants for Food and Fibre, and Structures and Forces. Instruction is designed to help students develop critical thinking skills and understanding of our human impact on the environment.
Treat it Right!® Wastewater - Grade 8
Focused on the science topics - Fresh and Saltwater Systems and Mix and Flow of Matter, this program contains four lessons that integrates science, mathematics, language arts, social studies, and health and life skills.
Treat it Right!® Storm Water - Grade 8
Focused on the science topic - Fresh and Saltwater Systems, this program contains four lessons focusing on science, mathematics, chemistry, biology, and language arts.
Walking to School
Health benefits of walking safely to school. Resources for setting up a walking bus and a parking patrol.