Adult Environmental Education Progams

We have a variety of education programs available for teachers, corporate groups and community members. We also have programs designed for new immigrants to Canada. A CPAWS instructor will come to you! See the programs listed below.

Program Details

We have environmental education programs for teacher professional development, corporate groups and community members. 

Length: 1.5 hours - you arrange the location

Availability: year round 


Teacher Professional Development

CPAWS Educators offer professional development workshops for teachers, environmental educators and youth workers. Participants learn about the topic and participate in a demonstration of the activities. CPAWS also offers full-day workshops. Please contact us for details.

Schoolyard Hikes - Connect Students with Nature Anywhere, Anytime

Teaching grade: 2 - 6

Do you want to get your students outside and connect them with nature? Find out how you can facilitate nature based learning with your students just by stepping outside the school door. This session has environmental education curriculum-linked activities that you can do with your students anywhere, anytime. You will leave this session with resources to excite your students about nature and empower them to engage in stewardship for the environment.

Water for Tomorrow – Turn Your Students into Water Rangers

Teaching grade: 4-5

Stay current with activities and resources that can help you to make a splash with your students! This session will explore the importance of water and watershed conservation in Southern Alberta and look at Calgary’s growing demands for this precious resource. We will look at climate change, land use planning and stressors on the watershed: from industrial uses to household wastes. We will explore natural solutions for increased water quality and flood mitigation. Learn how your students can become Water Rangers to create positive ripples of change in their community.

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Discover Parks – Engaging Youth in Alberta’s Wilderness

Teaching grade: 7-9

Alberta is home to magnificent parks and wilderness areas. You will learn more about these amazing places from a user and conservation perspective and discover how to bring these areas alive, both inside and outside of your classroom. The Discover Parks! Program links Grade 7 and Grade 9 curriculum with current conservation issues and case studies. In this interactive session, we will provide you with resources and activities to support student learning. Come on a journey to discover and steward our Alberta parks!

The Bear Necessities – Bringing Bear Biology Alive in Your Classroom

Teaching grade: 7-12

Take a walk on the wild side as we investigate the majestic grizzly bear!  Learn about the history, biology and conservation of these amazing creatures. Discover the many special biological adaptations grizzly bears use to survive.  In this interactive session, we will talk about the Grizzly Bears Forever program. In this program, students learn about research, human impacts, staying safe in bear country and the role we all play in grizzly bear recovery and management in Alberta. You will leave this session with tools to support classroom learning and activities for teaching that link with the Alberta curriculum.


Community and Corporate Programs

CPAWS educators offer environmental education workshops to corporate groups, community associations, senior groups, non-profits and more. 

Discover Parks!

Alberta is home to magnificent parks and wilderness areas. You will learn about these amazing places from a user and conservation perspective. Discover the fascinating history and purpose of our parks through bio-facts, pictures, case studies and stories. Come on a journey to discover and steward our Alberta parks!

Grizzly Bears Forever

The grizzly bear is an iconic Canadian mammal that conjures up images of open spaces and wild places. Find out how this truly fascinating creature is different from the more commonly seen black bear. Learn about how such a huge animal is able to feed itself. Explore the impacts we have on bears and how we can all be bear stewards.

In the Know about the Bow

Water - what could be more essential to life? Find out just how much fresh water there really is on our planet. Learn about our connection to the water that we know personally, the Bow River, and the ways in which we use it: positively and negatively. Learn how you can help contribute to looking after the liquid source of life that flows through our city.


ESL Programs

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CPAWS educators offer a suite of programs for groups who support new immigrants. This is a great opportunity for new immigrants to improve language skills and develop a sense of place in this new home. The focus is on building nature language and sharing our experiences from different countries.

Discover Parks!

Learn about the parks that are available for recreation. Find out what activities you can do in the parks, and what you can do to protect them. This session will help you develop the tools you need to find local parks and enjoy them safely and responsibly. Through the hands-on use of bio-facts, photographs and stories, we help you connect to your community, develop new vocabulary and learn about the impacts we can have on our landscapes.

Grizzly Bears Forever

The grizzly bear is an iconic Canadian mammal that conjures up many images, depending on a person’s level of knowledge and experience. Through bio-facts, pictures and stories, find out how truly fascinating and important grizzly bears are. Discover why grizzly bears need our help and how we can all participate in grizzly bear stewardship. You will learn to enjoy recreating in bear habitat, safely and responsibly.

In the Know about the Bow

Learn about the animals that live along the Bow River, the flow of the Bow from start to finish and conservation issues surrounding water use. Through interactive demonstrations and activities, CPAWS helps you connect to your community, develop new vocabulary and learn about the impacts we can all have on our watersheds.

   

Contact Us

To book a program or for more information please contact us at (403) 232-6686 or education@cpaws.org.

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