Youth Experiences

Inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards

CPAWS Southern Alberta provides curriculum-linked environmental education for Kindergarten to Grade 12. Our award-winning experiences are diverse, highly interactive, and most importantly, FUN!
There are so many ways to get learning! And whether you're booking a classroom visit, an outdoor experience, or a combination of both. Book today by clicking the button below or keep reading to learn more about our programs and the different themes offered.
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Education Grade Levels

Grizzly Bears Forever

Adventure a grizzly’s ‘sense of place’ and expand your own. Explore the biology of Alberta’s grizzly bears and their habitat through stories, bio-facts, engaging activities, and maybe… just maybe… see a ‘bear’ appear in your...

Winter Ecosystems

Discover Alberta’s winter ecosystems on snowshoes. Our professional guides will lead you through games, stories, and more, to uncover the hidden world in the snow while snowshoeing.

Animal Detectives

Get ready to investigate the case of the missing Alberta animals! CPAWS brings the experiences of species at risk to life through activities, outdoor games, and stories.

Fabulous Forests

Explore Alberta’s forests and investigate the struggles and successes trees face in our own backyard and beyond. Get up-close and personal intros to fir, aspen, pine ignite forest connections set to last a lifetime!

Explore Parks!

Bring meaning to curriculum through place-based case studies, nature exploration, and help your students foster a deeper relationship with nature and Alberta’s parks.

Climate Game Changers

We believe that climate literacy can and should be FUN. From elementary through to high school, students will engage in hands-on competitive and collaborative games to learn about how they can fight for nature, together.

What Our Educators Think

  • The CPAWS guide (Vanessa) was incredible!! She was amazing with connecting with the newcomer kids and made the content perfect for their age and language levels.

    - Foothills Immigrant Community Services
  • Sheri’s expertise, enthusiasm and encouragement allowed them to truly interact with their grasslands. Allowing games to act as a vehicle for curriculum kept everyone engaged and allowed for deep learning connections. They all wanted to answer and ask questions, because your program allowed them to each find their own learning spark on the landscape. Moments of hands-on, independent discovery are powerful.

    - Kelsey Galbraith, Grade 5 Teacher, Livingstone School, Lundbreck, AB
  • “The presenter did a great job engaging the students in the material she was presenting. Excellent activities done in the classroom with the students. Additionally, the hike was great! The hike leaders were very knowledgeable and again engaged all the students in various activities to reinforce their understanding. Myself and all my students thoroughly enjoyed the program!”

    – Grade 7-9 teacher, Omar Bin Al Khattab School
  • “Amazing facilitators/educators. I loved how connected they became with the groups, checking in on each of us, providing more scientific knowledge and background and really engaging the children in the learning! Also, after the program, the time during the child surveys watching the connection and how the leaders spoke with a couple of the children was beyond incredible. It is evident how passionate, caring, and wonderful they both are! I loved that, even though some of the scientific language was large the explanation came to help the children understand and really love nature and the natural world!”

    – Ms. Langman, K-3 Educator, Boys and Girls Club of Cochrane

What Our Students Think

  • Thank you CPAWS for the best day EVER! I loved it! I wish I could do the same thing all over again a million times!!

    - Grade 4 Student, Livingstone School, Lundbreck, AB
  • My favourite part? Well, it was everything, because everything was outside. School is just better outside!

    - Grade 4 Student, RancheView School, Cochrane, AB
  • ”Thank you for this presentation and thanks again for making me learn about the world's water and for making me to have more interest in Science! Thank you!”

    – Grade. 5 student, Black Gold School Division
  • “The best part of the program was the interactive understanding they provide for the current issues in climate change”

    – Grade 12 student, James Fowler School

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