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Specialized Teacher Workshops

Connecting Students with the Outdoors: Infusing Environmental Education into Your School

Description

Kananaskis Country Environmental Educators will come to your school to

  • Inspire teachers to incorporate environmental education techniques into your programs of study
  • Present a simple and effective model to help bring environmental education elements into classrooms
  • Profile personal, group and community activities that enhance work you’re already doing
  • Present games and strategies that can easily be facilitated in your schoolyard
  • Provide an excellent team-building exercise for staff

Time

1.5 hours to half-day (depending on your available time)

Location

Your school

Fee

$100 - $250, depending on time

To book

Email Kananaskis.Education@gov.ab.ca  Phone 403-678-5500 extension 284.  To be connected toll-free in Alberta, dial 310-0000 followed by 403-678-5500 extension 284.

 

Let's Make it Happen!  Everything You Need to Explore Alberta Parks with Your Students

Description

Bring a Kananaskis Country Environmental Education specialist into your school to

  • Help empower teachers to explore Alberta's parks with students
  • Discuss opportunities, locations and activities
  • Provide curriculum-linked lesson plans
  • Include topics like life cycles, plants, trees, wetlands, biodiversity, bears, weather, interactions and ecosystems, water and population change
  • Support taking your students outside as easy as possible

Time

1.5 hours to half-day (depending on your available time)

Location

Your school

Fee

$100 - $250, depending on time

To book

Email Kananaskis.Education@gov.ab.ca  Phone 403-678-5500 extension 284.  To be connected toll-free in Alberta, dial 310-0000 followed by 403-678-5500 extension 284.

 

Bear Safety 101

Description

  • Are you new to teaching environmental and outdoor education? Do you want to get your students outside but you're nervous about wildlife? Have you ever wondered what it is really like to use bear spray?
  • During this workshop we'll investigate bear biology, bear safety, games and resources available to teachers to promote bear safety.
  • You'll have the opportunity to be trained using inert bear spray.
  • This workshop also includes a hike to a location accessible for your students.

Time

1.5 hours to half-day (depending on your available time)

Location

To be determined – based on group needs

Fee

$100 - $250, depending on time

To book

Email Kananaskis.Education@gov.ab.ca  Phone 403-678-5500 extension 284.  To be connected toll-free in Alberta, dial 310-0000 followed by 403-678-5500 extension 284.

 

Winter Safety & Ecology

Description

  • What does an avalanche report really tell you? What can be interpreted from snow pits? How does the science of snow relate to Kananaskis Country's wildlife?
  • Join us on snowshoes as we safely explore winter in the mountains.
  • We'll survey a possible field study location and discuss general winter safety practices.
  • You'll be engaged in a variety of winter educational games and activities supporting outdoor education and winter ecology field trips.
  • Note: snowshoes are NOT provided for this program.

Time

Half day (best)

Location

To be determined – based on group needs

Fee

$100 - $250, depending on time

To book

Email Kananaskis.Education@gov.ab.ca  Phone 403-678-5500 extension 284.  To be connected toll-free in Alberta, dial 310-0000 followed by 403-678-5500 extension 284.

  

Written in Stone: Teach Your Planet Earth Unit in Kananaskis Country

Description

  • Join an Environmental Education specialist as we profile a full-day, teacher-directed field trip from Calgary to Kananaskis Country.  This has been a popular student field trip for over 30 years.
  • We'll walk you through suggested stops within the Kananaskis Valley.
  • All student activities are profiled in the provided teacher's resource package and student workbook.
  • The program meets curricular expectations for the Grade 7 Planet Earth unit.

Time

2 hours

Location

Meet at Barrier Lake Visitor Information Centre

Fee

$100 - $250, depending on number of participants

To book

Email Kananaskis.Education@gov.ab.ca  Phone 403-678-5500 extension 284.  To be connected toll-free in Alberta, dial 310-0000 followed by 403-678-5500 extension 284.

 

Wetland Ecosystems

Description

  • Are you new to teaching Grade 5 "Wetlands" or looking to be reinspired when teaching this unit?
  • You'll gain hands-on knowledge and inspirational ideas on making wetlands come alive for students.
  • We'll provide teaching resources, as well as a site visit to support your field study.

Time

1.5 hours to half-day (depending on your available time)

Location

To be determined – based on group needs

Fee

$100 - $250, depending on time

To book

Email Kananaskis.Education@gov.ab.ca  Phone 403-678-5500 extension 284.  To be connected toll-free in Alberta, dial 310-0000 followed by 403-678-5500 extension 284.

 

Weather

Description

  • Are you new to teaching Grade 5 "Weather" or looking to be reinspired when teaching this unit?
  • You'll gain hands-on knowledge and inspirational ideas on how to make weather come alive for students.
  • We'll provide teaching resources, as well as a site visit to support your field study.

Time

1.5 hours to half-day (depending on your available time)

Location

To be determined – based on group needs

Fee

$100 - $250, depending on time

To book

Email Kananaskis.Education@gov.ab.ca  Phone 403-678-5500 extension 284.  To be connected toll-free in Alberta, dial 310-0000 followed by 403-678-5500 extension 284.

 

Trees & Forests

Description

  • Are you new to teaching Grade 6 "Trees & Forests" or looking to be reinspired when teaching this unit?
  • You'll gain hands-on knowledge and inspirational ideas to make trees & forests come alive for students.
  • We'll provide teaching resources, as well as a site visit to support your field study.

Time

1.5 hours to half-day (depending on your available time)

Location

To be determined – based on group needs

Fee

$100 - $250, depending on time

To book

Email Kananaskis.Education@gov.ab.ca  Phone 403-678-5500 extension 284.  To be connected toll-free in Alberta, dial 310-0000 followed by 403-678-5500 extension 284.

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Updated: Aug 23, 2017