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Student and Teacher Resources

Education Resources

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A number of educational resources linked to the curriculum of Alberta schools are available.

Hidden Water Video

This informative multimedia presentation introduces students to the science of groundwater in Alberta. Topics include groundwater quality, links to the hydrologic cycle, as well as the distribution and uses of groundwater in the province.

One Simple Act School Toolkit

This toolkit provides grades one to six teachers with the tools and resources to have students personally commit to one of ten simple acts that protect the environment.

For more information, see the Teaching Resources and Kits section at:

Running Water

This poster kit supports freshwater and saltwater systems. The poster represents the semi-arid environment of Southern Alberta. Students will learn about water use, water conservation, and water management, while making connections to science, technology, society and the environment.

Stream Connections

A poster illustrating a typical northern Alberta stream. The poster back describes the history, physical characteristics, biodiversity, human uses and issues associated with northern streams.

For more information, see the Species at Risk Regional Posters & Kits section at:

Webbed Feet Not Required

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 includes a teacher’s guide and several supplementary resources.

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Based on the Government of Alberta’s water strategy: Water for Life: Alberta's Strategy for Sustainability, WaterQuest is intended as a learning supplement to the Grade 8, Freshwater Ecosystems unit. It is designed to increase student awareness of human impact on watersheds and to encourage responsible and sustainable watershed practices. WaterQuest is a joint project between EPCOR and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.

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Updated: Nov 7, 2017