Welcome to Nature Source - Alberta Parks' new education portal! Explore resources and activities for both formal educators and families to deliver home-based learning. Some of our resources are also designed to support curriculum outcomes. Comments or suggestions are welcomed and can be sent to ABParks.NatureSource@gov.ab.ca
Explore photos and videos that showcase wildlife in our parks through the seasons. Check back regularly as we update the album through the year.
Check out the Alberta Parks blog for stories on birding, stargazing, trip ideas and more!
Explore the Alberta Parks Nature Source YouTube Channel for videos to connect you and your students or children to nature. Check back often, as we'll be posting more soon.
Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai’pi
In 2019, Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai’pi became Alberta's sixth UNESCO World Heritage Site, joining Dinosaur Provincial Park, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Wood Buffalo National Park, Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.
Biodiversity represents the diversity of life on Earth. Understanding this concept is a thread within Alberta’s curriculum from K-12. Take your students outside and build upon their senses to gain an appreciation and understanding of species with whom they share their world. Play games to explore the interactions amongst species and delve deeper into exploring species, genetic and ecosystem Biodiversity through a hands on field study.May 07, 2021
Winter outdoor learning provides unique learning opportunities. Play active nature-based games, hone observation skills, and consider scientific inquiry. Getting outdoors in the winter has some barriers but these simple activities, broken down by grade level, will help students explore and actively engage in the outdoor classroom.Jan 27, 2021
How is hibernation different from sleep? Which animals hibernate? These activities reflect on how some of Alberta’s wildlife hibernate. From bats to ground squirrels and bears to snakes, each animal’s adaptation to survive winter provides curricular opportunities to explore and to get students outside.Jun 24, 2020
Water – sacred, essential to all life and a theme that permeates throughout Alberta Education’s program of studies. Discover a selection of simple activities, broken down by grade level, to support at home learning. All activities support curriculum outcomes and provide opportunities to connect students to nature.May 05, 2020