Environmental Education

CPAWS Southern Alberta provides award-winning environmental education programs for students in Calgary and surrounding areas. Students learn environmental stewardship through our interactive programs. Since 1997, we have engaged over 100,000 students with environmental programs that link to the Alberta curriculum. We offer classroom programs and guided interpretive hikes for grades 2 to 12, as well as adult education for teachers and community groups.

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Details: Environmental Education Programs

CPAWS is an approved Calgary Board of Education (CBE),  Calgary Catholic School District (CSSD) and Rocky View School District (RVSD) service provider. Every education program listed below provides hands-on learning and links to your classroom curriculum. You can choose in-class learning, an outdoor guided hike, or both! The programs complement one another.

  1. In the classroom. We come to your classroom with all the tools we need to provide your students with a hands-on learning experience. The classes usually last for one hour and cost $100-$140 plus GST per class depending on the number of classes booked.
  2. Outdoors. A certified hiking guide will take your class outdoors for the day on a guided hike. We explore wetlands, forests, grizzly bear habitat, park ecosystems and species at risk, depending on the program. Hikes are available from September – October and from May – June. We offer snowshoeing programs in February and March. Both programs cost $250-$275 plus GST per class depending on the number of classes booked. Learn More.

Book a program 

Our programs are listed below. Once you choose the program you are interested in, fill out the booking form HERE

Environmental Education Programs


For grades 2 to 6: in-class and outdoor education programs Learn More


For grades 7 to 12: in-class and outdoor education programs Learn More


For adult education programs including teachers, corporate groups, community groups and new immigrants, Learn More

We are grateful for support to our Education Department from

The Chawkers Foundation      





Action Challenge

What can you do to make a difference for species at risk and endangered ecosystems? Take action! Find out how you can help the environment by taking part in an Action Learning project. Download our Action Project guide for ideas. Tell us about the action your class takes to conserve and protect our local environment, and your class will be entered for a chance to win an Action Award. Contact us and tell us about your class project at (403) 232-6686 or

Contact Us

To book a program or find out more information, please contact the education department at (403) 232-6686 or

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Free Resources for Educators

CPAWS believes in helping educators bring nature and environmental stewardship to life. Download free education resources here.

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If you have any questions, please contact our Environmental Education Department at, or call 403-232-6686.

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