Education Resources

The following resources are available from Environment and Parks (AEP) to support school and community-based educational programs in Alberta.

Resources are available in print and/or digital formats; print copies are available to Alberta educators only and free of charge. Quantities are limited to a single copy per school/organization.

Order Form

Educational Resources Order Form- Oct 17, 2017 (2 pages, <1 MB)

The above form is a fillable PDF containing the list of materials that are currently available in printed form through the AEP Information Centre. Any items not on this Order Form are electronic-only and not available in print/paper copy.

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Teaching Resources and Kits

Many resources in the sections below are available in digital formats only, but may be printed at your own discretion.

Screen-reader users: the following section uses links to control collapsible areas of content which contain tables with links to PDF files and images of poster for use in education.

Alberta Grasslands: A World at Your Feet (Grade 7-9)

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Cover of Alberta Grasslands, A World at Your Feet Teacher’s Guide

This kit illustrates vegetation and wildlife found on Alberta’s prairie and explains how human impacts have affected and fragmented grasslands.

Order one for the class or download and print what you need.

Alberta's Reptiles: Lend a Helping Hand Teacher's Guide (Grade 7-12)

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= Cover of Alberta’s Reptiles, Lend a helping hand or two or three Teacher’s Guide

Teacher's guide with resources & activities exploring the life histories of Alberta's reptiles.

Relevant to grade seven science unit on Interactions & Ecosystems.

Ideal for implementing independent, small or large group-work, and classroom discussion.

Recommend one guide per teacher.

Amphibian Monitoring Program (Grade 5 & 6)

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Cover of Alberta Amphibian Monitoring Program Teacher’s Guide

Guide book designed for teachers interested in having their students partake in the Alberta Amphibian Monitoring Program by collecting & submitting data.

Relevant to grade five and six.

A manual and guide ideal for implementing large group-work.

Recommend one per grade five and six teacher.

Arbour Day Teacher’s Resource Guide (Grade 1)

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Cover of Arbour Day Teacher’s Resource Guide

Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development provides Grade 1 students with a tree seedling to take home and plant. This guide helps you teach students how to properly care for their seedling and appreciate the value of trees.

Relevant to Grade 1 Science unit "Needs of Animals and Plants"

Contains master activity pages for students.

Between the Stands Poster (Grades 4-6)

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Side one of Between the Stands poster of Natural Forest

A poster highlighting the natural forest ecosystem and how humans make use of the forest to meet many diverse needs.

Relevant to Grade 6 Science, Trees and Forest.

Two-sided poster with insert and activities.

Ideal for individual or small group use.

Teachers Guide is available for this product:

Climate Change Education Kit (Grade 4-6)

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Cover of Climate Change, Creating Solutions for our Future Education Kit

A full kit for grade 4-6 teachers complete with lesson plans and activities.

Specific outcomes are outlined on pp.5-6

Available as download only.

Cone Kits (K-Grade 12)

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Lodgepole pine cones with instructions on how to simulate forest fire conditions to release and germinate seeds.

Kit ideal for small groups (one kit per five students).

Focus on Air Quality (Grade 6 to Adult)

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First page of Focus On, Air Quality document

A background article on air pollution, standards and emissions.

Relevant to Junior and Senior High School studies.

Download, review and print the six page document.

Focus on Climate Change (Grade 6 to Adult)

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First page of Focus On, Climate Change document

A background article on acid-forming pollution such as sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides.

Relevant to Junior and Senior High School studies.

Download, review and print the seven page document.

Focus on Composting

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First page of Focus On, Composting document

A background article on composting.

Relevant to Junior and Senior High School studies.

Download, review and print the 10-page document.

Focus on Fisheries Management (Grade 6 to Adult)

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First page of Focus On, Fisheries Management document

A background article on the harvest, management & protection of Alberta's Fisheries.

Relevant to Junior and Senior High School studies.

Download, review and print the 10-page document.

Focus on Forest Health (Grade 6 to Adult)

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First page of Focus On, Forest Health document

A background article on the management of Alberta Forests.

Relevant to Grade 6 plus Junior and Senior High School studies.

Download, review and print the seven page document.

Focus on Groundwater Basics (Grade 6 to Adult)

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First page of Focus On, Groundwater Basics document

A background article on Alberta’s water resources located beneath the surface in aquifers.

Relevant to Junior and Senior High School studies.

Download, review and print the four page document.

Focus on Groundwater Management (Grade 6 to Adult)

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First page of Focus On, Groundwater Management document

A background article on Alberta’s demand for groundwater and how it is managed sustainably.

Relevant to Junior and Senior High School studies.

Download, review and print the six page document.

Focus on Groundwater Quality and Quantity (Grade 6 to Adult)

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First page of Focus On, Groundwater Quality and Quantity document

A background article on what affects the quality and quantity of Alberta’s groundwater aquifers.

Relevant to Junior and Senior High School studies.

Download, review and print the three page document.

Focus on Groundwater Use (Grade 6 to Adult)

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First page of Focus On, Groundwater Quality and Quantity document

A background article on what determines the availability of groundwater for use in Alberta.

Relevant to Junior and Senior High School studies.

Download, review and print the five page document.

Focus on Land Reclamation (Grade 6 to Adult)

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First page of Focus On, Land Reclamation document

A background article on land reclamation for Alberta Public Lands.

Relevant to Junior and Senior High School studies.

Download, review and print the six page document.

Focus on Species at Risk (Grade 6 to Adult)

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First page of Focus On, Species at Risk document

A background article defining the designation, identification and management of Species at Risk in Alberta.

Relevant to Junior and Senior High School studies.

Download, review and print the eight page document.

Focus on the Ozone Layer (Grade 6 to Adult)

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First page of Focus On, Ozone Layer document

A background article on the ozone layer protecting the Earth, what is affecting it and how we can help.

Relevant to Junior and Senior High School studies.

Download, review and print the six page document.

Focus on Wildlife Management (Grade 6 to Adult)

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First page of Focus On, Wildlife Management document

A background article on wildlife in Alberta and the management practices utilized to conserve and protect wild species.

Relevant to Junior and Senior High School studies.

Download, review and print the 10-page document.

Focus on Waste Reduction (Grade 6 to Adult)

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First page of Focus On, Waste Reduction document

A background article on waste reduction in Alberta and the management practices.

Relevant to Junior and Senior High School studies.

Download, review and print the 10-page document.

Get In the Loop! (Grade 4)

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Get In The Loop colour poster

This kit illustrates individual community and provincial efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Recommend one kit per classroom.

Also included in kit:

Mountain Pine Beetle Kit

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Cover of Mountain Pine Beetle Teacher’s Guide

Mountain Pine Beetle Kit with stained wood and vials

Includes a vial with larva, a vial with mountain pine beetles, sample of pine bark, and sample of ‘denim’ wood depicting the blue stain left by beetles.

Relevant to Grade 6 through Grade 9.

Kit ideal for demonstration.

Recommend one per classroom and with Forest Insect and Disease Poster.

Teachers Guide for Grade 7 through 9 is available for this product.

Other print resources:

One Simple Act School Toolkit (Grades 1 - 6)

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Cover of One Simple Act school toolkit

Provides teachers with the tools and resources to have students personally commit to one of ten simple acts that protect the environment. This toolkit is flexible, offering a collection of tools that teachers can draw on based on students’ needs.

Kit ideal for engaging students in protecting the environment. Includes lesson plans, masters pages for student activity sheets, extension projects and printable resources.

The Home We Share (Grade 1 - 4)

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This resource kit is an environmental education program that will help students learn what the environment is, and recognize their role in the "home we share" - our environment. The four themes of the kit are: What is the Home We Share? Change is All Around Us, Fur Feathers and Fins, and Look at ME in the Home We Share!

Kit includes 2 posters, a Teacher’s Guide and a set of duplicating master activity sheets.

Recommend one kit per classroom.

Wetlands: Webbed Feet Not Required (Grade 5)

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Cover of Wetlands, Webbed Feet Not Required Teacher’s Guide

This kit is best suited for Grade Five Science (Wetland Ecosystems) and combines a variety of hands-on, interactive activities with inquiry-based learning.

The kit contains a number of resources which can all be downloaded separately and a DVD that can be ordered.

Kit ideal for engaging students in protecting the environment. Includes lesson plans, masters pages for student activity sheets, extension projects and printable resources.

Wonderful Wetlands DVD
Please order this item

Activity Books

Bear Smart (K- Grade 3)

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Cover of BearSmart Colouring and Activity Book

Activities and coloring pages to teach children about bear awareness and safety.

Activity book ideal for independent work.

Available to order.

Bertie the Beaver (K-Grade 3)

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Cover of Bertie Beaver Activity Book

Relevant to kindergarten through grade three.

Activity book ideal for independent work.

Available to order.

EnviroKids Celebrate the Environment (Grade 1–3)

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Cover of EnviroKids Celebrate the Environment Book

This activity book explores air, land, water and waste in our environment.

Activity book ideal for independent work.

Available to order.

EnviroKids Find Out About Fish (Grade 3-6)

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Cover of EnviroKids Find out About Fish Book

This activity book explores the anatomy of a fish, life cycle of a fish, fish habitat, water and waste in our environment.

Available as download only.

Activity book ideal for independent work.

Available as download only.

EnviroKids Investigate Forest Health (Grade 6-7)

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Cover of  Forest Health Activity Book

This activity book explores forest ecosystem, forest health, and forestry. Activity book is ideal for independent work.

Available as download only.

A teacher guide to compliment the Forest Health Activity Book.

Available as download only.

Outdoors, It’s Yours (Grade 1–3)

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This activity book will take children on an adventure to learn about Alberta’s fish, birds, trees, animals and outdoor skills.

Activity book ideal for independent work.

Available to order only.

Waste Watchers (K – Grade 3)

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Cover of  Waste Watchers Activity Book

This activity book introduces children to the 4Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover. Students will learn about minimizing waste and hazardous waste.

Activity book ideal for independent work.

Available to order.

Informative Posters

Alberta Topography Poster

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Alberta Topography Poster

Poster showcasing the Alberta landscape through the use of a computer image called a hill-shade model.

Back of the poster discusses how geomorphology (study of landforms) was used to explain the history of current landforms in the province.

Two-sided poster.

Recommend one per classroom.

Alberta Tree Posters: Various Species

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Lodgepole Pine Tree Poster

Learn interesting facts about a tree from the tree’s perspective. Species available include:

Relevant to Grade 6 Science, Trees and Forest.

One-sided posters.

Recommend one of each poster per classroom of any grade age.

Amphibians of Alberta Poster

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Amphibians of Alberta poster

Poster identifying & describing Alberta's 10 species of amphibians through vivid color photographs.

One-sided poster.

Recommend one per classroom.

Bats of Alberta Poster

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Bats of Alberta poster

Poster providing general information on bats and identifies common Bat species in Alberta.

One-sided poster.

Recommend one per classroom.

Great Grey Owl Poster

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A stunning poster of a Great Grey Owl in full flight. Backside of poster identifies Owls of Alberta.

General

Grouse of Alberta Poster

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Grouse of Alberta poster

Poster providing general information on Grouse as well as identifying features of common Alberta species.

One-sided poster.

Recommend one per classroom.

Important Forest Insect & Disease Poster (Grade 6)

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Poster describing common insects and disease that threaten Alberta's forests.

Relevant to Grade 6 Science, Trees and Forest.

Two-sided poster.

Recommend two per classroom of any grade.

Recommended with the Mountain Pine Beetle Kit.

Invasive Plants of Alberta (Grade 6 to Adult)

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Poster describing common invasive plant species, their status and characteristics.

Relevant to Grade 6 Science, Trees and Forest.

One-sided poster.

Recommend one per classroom of any grade.

Native Trees of Alberta Poster (K-Grade 12)

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Poster identifying common tree species in Alberta and their distribution throughout the province.

Relevant to Grade 6 Science, Trees and Forest.

Two-sided poster.

Illustrations, tree characteristics, identification, species distribution and species facts.

Ideal for small group use.

Natural Regions of Alberta Poster Series (K-Grade 12)

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Poster series depicting four of Alberta’s Natural Regions. Illustration of one region per poster:

  • Aspen Parkland
  • Northern Forests
  • Central Foothills
  • Rocky Mountains

One-sided posters.

Recommend one of each poster per classroom of any grade.

Snakes of Alberta Poster

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Snakes of Alberta poster

Descriptions & full color photographs identifying Alberta's reptiles – snakes, turtle and lizards.

One-sided poster.

Recommend one per classroom.

Species at Risk Regional Posters & Kits

Species at Risk Regional Posters

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Front of Species at Risk Boreal poster

Back of Species at Risk Boreal poster

Alberta Species at Risk in the Boreal Natural Region.

A colourful and informative two-sided poster featuring profiles of the following:

  • Black-throated Green Warbler
  • Bull Trout
  • Trumpeter Swan
  • White-winged Scoter
  • Woodland Caribou

Two-sided posters.

Recommend two per classroom.

Front of Species at Risk Foothills poster

Back of Species at Risk Foothills poster

Alberta Species at Risk in the Foothills Natural Region

A colourful and informative two-sided poster featuring profiles of the following:

  • Barred Owl
  • Bull Trout
  • Caribou
  • Trumpeter Swan
  • Grizzly Bear

Two-sided poster.

Recommend two per classroom.

Front of Species at Risk Grassland Natural Region poster

Back of Species at Risk Grassland Natural Region poster

Alberta Species at Risk in the Grassland Natural Region.

A colorful and informative two-sided poster featuring profiles of the following:

  • Ferruginous Hawk
  • Greater Sage-grouse
  • Ord’s kangaroo rat
  • Short-horned Lizard
  • Soapweed

Two-sided poster.

Recommend two per classroom.

Front of Species at Risk Parkland Natural Region poster

Back of Species at Risk Parkland Natural Region poster

Alberta Species at Risk in the Parkland Natural Region

A colorful and informative two-sided poster featuring profiles of the following:

  • Lake Sturgeon
  • Loggerhead Shrike
  • Northern Leopard Frog
  • Piping Plover
  • Western Grebe

Two-sided poster.

Recommend two per classroom.

Front of Species at Risk Rocky Mountain Natural Region poster

Back of Species at Risk Rocky Mountain Natural Region poster

Alberta Species at Risk in the Rocky Mountain Natural Region

A colorful and informative two-sided poster featuring profiles of the following:

  • Grizzly Bear
  • Harlequin Duck
  • Limber pine
  • Long-toed Salamander
  • Westslope Cutthroat Trout

Two-sided poster.

Recommend two per classroom.

Stream Connections

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This poster illustrates a typical northern Alberta stream. The back of the poster describes the history, physical characteristics, biodiversity, human uses and issues associated with northern streams. There are also several activities.

Two-sided poster.

Recommend two per classroom.

The Living Flow (Grade 7 - 9)

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This poster was created to deal with topics including water sources, water usage, water conservation and management in Alberta.

Two-sided poster.

Recommend two per classroom.

Species at Risk Guide

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Learn more about Alberta’s Species at Risk! Check out these amazing species in this colourful and informative guidebook.

This guide focuses on 42 species listed as Endangered, Threatened or Species of Special Concern within Alberta as of March 2014.

Bull Trout Teacher Kit (Grade 5-9)

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Cover of Bull Trout Teacher’s Guide

Guidebook of activities and worksheets introducing students to the Bull Trout, it's a habitat and factors affecting its decline in Alberta.

Includes a poster of an artist's depiction of a Bull Trout.

Relevant to grades five through 9.

Ideal for implementing independent, small or large group-work, and classroom discussion.

Recommend one kit per classroom.

Burrowing Owl Teacher Kit (Grade 5-9)

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Cover of Burrowing Owl Teacher’s Guide

Guidebook of activities and worksheets introducing students to the Burrowing Owl, the reasons for its decline, and how students can help this threatened species.

Includes a poster of an artist's depiction of a Burrowing Owl.

Relevant to all elementary grades.

Ideal for implementing independent, small or large group-work, and classroom discussion.

Recommend one kit per classroom.

Northern Leopard Frog Teacher Kit (K-Grade 3)

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Cover of Northern Leopard Frog Teacher’s Guide

Guide book of activities and worksheets introducing students to the life cycle, habitat requirements, and factors affecting the Northern Leopard Frog in Alberta.

Includes a poster of an artist's depiction of a Northern Leopard Frog and a pamphlet.

Relevant to kindergarten through grade three.

Ideal for implementing independent, small or large group-work, and classroom discussion.

Recommend one kit per classroom.

Peregrine Falcon Teacher Kit (Grade 4-9)

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Cover of Peregrine Falcon Teacher’s Guide

A guidebook of activities and resources showcasing peregrine Falcon habitat needs, factors affecting their decline and strategies successfully implemented for their recovery.

Includes a poster of an artist's depiction of a Peregrine Falcon.

Relevant to grades four through 9.

Ideal for implementing independent, small or large group-work, and classroom discussion.

Recommend one kit per classroom.

Trumpeter Swan Teacher Kit (Grade 7-9)

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Cover of Trumpeter Swan Teacher’s Guide

This guidebook utilizes group work to research background info on the Trumpeter Swan through discovery activities that can be applied to challenge project base on an actual species recovery program.

Relevant to grades seven through 9.

Ideal for implementing independent, small or large group-work, and classroom discussion.

Recommend one kit per classroom.

Note: The Trumpeter Swan was removed from the threatened list in July 2014.

Species at Risk Guide: Limber Pine and Whitebark Pine

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Limber Pine and Whitebark Pine species.

Colourful brochure with photography, species distribution, and species information in four, full-size pages.

Scientific and informative reading material for students or personal interest.

 

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