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Organization What they offer

Click here to go to the Alberta Council for Environmental Education Web site.

Alberta Council for Environmental Education

Web Site: http://www.abcee.org

This Web site offers professional development information including awards, online resources and upcoming workshops.

Click here to go to the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation Web site.

Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC)

Phone: (780) 988-0200
Web Site: http://www.acgc.ca

ACGC offers Development in a Box, an educational kit to be used by educators. Development in a Box will aid in the incorporation of global issues into the curriculum and classroom for grades seven through twelve. The kits will be available to Alberta classrooms free of charge. Lessons address many global issues and are linked to curriculum objectives in the Alberta Program of Studies.

Click here to go to the Alberta Environment Education Web site.
Alberta Environment
Environmental Education Section

Web Site:
http://environment.gov.ab.ca/edu/homeEd.asp

Large selection of free teacher resources

Check out the new Climate Change: Creating Solutions For Our Future education kit.


Click here to go to the Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre Web site.

Alberta Environment
Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre

Roland Kirzinger
Teacher In Residence and Outreach Specialist
Phone: (403) 297-7927 / 310-0000 (toll free in Alberta)
Web Site: http://www.cd.gov.ab.ca/enjoying_alberta/
parks/featured/fishcreek/fcelc.asp

Provides curriculum-connected educational support materials for all on-site field studies. Web site provides activities, resources, and network connections.

Click here to go to the Alberta Teachers' Association Web site.

Alberta Teachers' Association

Janey Kemp
Phone: 1-800-232-7208
Fax: (780) 455-6981
Web Site: http://www.teachers.ab.ca
Direct link to workshops page: http://www.teachers.ab.ca/services/workshops/

The resources of the former Alberta Global Education Project are still distributed. Contact Janey Kemp for more information.

Click here to go to the Kananaskis Country Web site.

Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture
Kananaskis Country

Phone: 310-0000/678-5500 (Ext. 284)
Web Site: http://www.parks.gov.ab.ca/kananaskis

Large selection of free teacher resources – all are downloadable in PDF format

Click here to go to the BC Teachers' Federation Global Education Teaching Resources Web site.

BC Teachers’ Federation
Global Education Teaching Resources

Web Site: http://www.bctf.ca/social/GlobalEd/GlobalClassroom/

This Web site contains unit plans designed for teachers, by teachers. The units explore the themes of global education across the grades and across the curriculum. The units contain all of the necessary handouts and materials to be easily utilized in the classroom setting and are consistent with the outcomes of the BC Curriculum.

Click here to go to the Bullfrog Power Web site.

Bullfrog Power

Web Site: http://www.bullfrogpower.com/

Choosing green, carbon-free power is an easy way to do your part to help fight climate change and create a healthier environment for future generations. That’s why more and more homes and businesses are choosing to go green with Bullfrog Power, which sources power exclusively from generators who meet or exceed the federal government’s Environmental Choice Program EcoLogo standard for renewable electricity.

Click here to go to the Calgary Field Naturalists' Society Web site.

Calgary Field Naturalists' Society

Phone and Fax: (403) 932-2947
Web Site: http://cfns.fanweb.ca/

Numerous Calgary-based publications available in bookstores or on Web site

Click here to go to the Canadian Nature Federation Web site.

Canadian Nature Federation

Phone: 1-800-267-4088
Web Site: http://www.cnf.ca

Has a detailed “Schools for Species” unit, including a teachers’ guide and a set of 25 endangered species fact sheets

Click here to go to the CPAWS Education Program Web site.
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Education Program

Phone: (403) 232-6686
Web site: http://www.cpaws-southernalberta.org/education

School programs and teaching kits, workshops and professional development services, curricular links, Action Challenge program and more

Click here to go to the Central Alberta Refugee Effort web site.
Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E.)

Phone: (403) 346-8818
Web Site: http://immigrant-centre.ca/

C.A.R.E. is a resource for teachers in Central Alberta. Based in Red Deer, they offer workshops for students and staff on many topics.

Click here to go to the Central Rockies Wolf Project Web site.
Central Rockies Wolf Project

Phone: 678-9633
Web Site: http://www.canadianrockies.net/wolf/

“Wolves and Wild Places” Activity Booklet

Click here to go to the Clean Calgary Web site.

Clean Calgary

#100, 3811 Edmonton Trail NE
Calgary, AB T2E 3P5

Phone: (403) 230-1443
Fax: (403) 230-1548
Web Site: http://www.cleancalgary.com

Has conducted environmental education, awareness, recognition and action programs in Calgary since 1978

Click here to go to the Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario Web site.

Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario

1185 Eglinton Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario M3C 3C6

Web Site: http://www.coeo.org

Promotes safe and high quality outdoor education experiences for people of all ages, through Web site, electronic newsletter, region-based workshops and events and more

Click here to go to the Destination Conservation Web site.

Destination Conservation

148 East Second Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7L 1C3

Phone: (604) 990-0165
Toll-free: 1-866-990-0165
Fax: (604) 990-0166
Web site: http://www.dcplanet.ca

Destination Conservation offers student-driven conservation education programs that help schools reduce their environmental impact by saving energy and water and reducing waste.

Click here to go to the Ducks Unlimited Web site.

Ducks Unlimited

PO Box 1160
Stonewall, Manitoba R0C 2Z0

Phone: (204) 467-3254
Web Site: http://www.ducks.ca

Ducks Unlimited Canada has developed new elementary and middle school wetland education resource materials for teachers and students. These are in PDF format and can be viewed, downloaded and printed free of charge.

Click here to go to the Earth Vision Web site.

Earth Vision

Web Site: http://www.evbooks.net

This Web site's central theme is spiritual ecology - going beyond environmentalism, to the wilderness within. Students with an environmental focus may be interested in the materials on this site. The first e-book is free, and subsequent books are at a nominal fee, well within a student's budget.

Click here to go to the Parent and Teacher Resources on the EcoKids Web site.

EcoKids

Web Site: http://www.ecokids.ca

Affiliated with Earth Day Canada, which presents the annual EcoKids Challenge, and which also co-sponsors scholarships with Toyota


Click here to go to the Endangered Species Games Web site.

Endangered Species Games

PO Box 1257 Station Main
Parksville, British Columbia, V9P 2H2

Web Site: http://www.endangeredspeciesgames.com

Each game is an entertaining learning and research resource showing why a species is endangered and how the species – and its habitat – could be protected and preserved. Our games have been prepared by an experienced educator and environmental studies textbook author.

Click here to go to the Endangered Species International Web site.

Endangered Species International

Web Site: http://www.endangeredspecies.org

Endangered Species International focuses on species that have the biggest chance to become extinct including those that do not attract the media attention. Their ecosystems as a whole are a crucial component of ESI’s conservation strategy, which implements cutting edge conservation science research in field projects around the world.

Click here to go to the Environmental Literacy Council Web site.

Environmental Literacy Council

1625 K Street, NW, Suite 1020
Washington, DC 20006-3868

Phone: (202) 296-0390
Fax: (202) 822-0991
Web Site: http://www.enviroliteracy.org

Offers great ideas for teaching about the environment

Click here to go to the Evergreen Theatre Web site.

Evergreen Theatre

Phone: (403) 228-1384
Fax: (403) 229-1385
Web Site: http://www.evergreentheatre.com

This environmental touring theatre company performs educational shows about topics relating to the environment.

Click here to go to the Friends of Banff Web site.
Friends of Banff National Park

Phone: (403) 762-8929
Fax: (403) 762-2933
Web Site: http://www.friendsofbanff.com

School, community and visitor/outreach programs

Click here to go to the Friends of Kananaskis Country Web site.
Friends of Kananaskis Country

Suite 201, 800 Railway Ave
Canmore, AB T1W 1P1

Phone: (403) 678-5500 ext. 288
Fax: (403) 678-3137
Web Site: http://www.kananaskis.org

Video entitled “Think Big - Protecting Natural Systems in the Rocky Mountains”

Global Education Network

Web Site: http://www.global-ed.org

The Global Education Network consists of teachers, students, and members of the community at large who believe that teaching and learning must integrate the interdependency of the social, economic, environmental, and political aspects of our world. The categories are based on the work of Sue Greig, Graham Pike and David Selby (see the site’s “Additional Resources” section) and are also meant to be inter-dependent.


Click here to go to the GEOEC Web site.

Global, Environmental and Outdoor Education Council (GEOEC)

c/o Alberta Teachers’ Association
Phone: 1-800-232-7208
Web site: http://www.geoec.org

“Five Minute Field Trips” and “Environmentally Tuned” booklets both available from the ATA

World of 100 global simulation activity for classroom or larger groups


Click here to go to the Global Living Project Web site.

Global Living Project

Gr4 C.17 RR#1
Winlaw, BC V0G 2J0

Web Site: http://www.globallivingproject.org

Ecological Footprinting (EF) and financial and life-assessment tools

Grassroots NW - Environmental Awareness Society

Jill Kirker
5227 Barron Drive, N.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2L 1T7

Phone: (403) 284-1316
Fax: (403) 284-1316 (please call first)

Let's Compost ($3), Going on a Garbage Hunt ($3), Exploring Nose Hill ($13)

Click here to go to the Inside Education (formerly FEESA) Web site.

Inside Education
(formerly FEESA, An Environmental Education Society)

200, 10235-124 Street
Edmonton, AB T5N 1P9
Phone: 1-888-421-1497
Web Site: http://www.insideeducation.ca

Get inside the science and issues behind the development of the environment through exploration of multiple perspectives! Inside Education provides classroom presentations, teaching resources and professional development opportunities focused on forests, water, energy and related topics for teachers and students grades 4-12. Since 1985, Inside Education has been developing quality, no-to low-cost education programming with the help of our partners from government, industry and the conservation sectors.

Click here to go to the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory Web site.

Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory

Box 1076
Slave Lake, Alberta T0G 2A0

Phone: (780) 849-8240
Fax: (780) 849-8239
Web Site: http://www.lslbo.org

Have a brochure entitled “Save the Songbirds”

Click here to go to the Let's Go Outdoors Radio Web site.

Let's Go Outdoors Radio

Web Site: http://www.letsgooutdoorsradio.com

Alberta's only radio program dedicated to the great outdoors has daily and weekly features on outdoor activities, conservation issues and more.

Click here to go to the Marquis Project Web site.

The Marquis Project

Web Site: http://www.marquisproject.com

The Marquis Project delivers educational programs to Manitobans, partners with southern communities in development projects, and operates a successful fair trade store in downtown Brandon.

Click here to go to the Medicine River Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Web site.

Medicine River Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Phone: (403) 346-WILD (9453)
Fax: (403) 728-3782
Web Site: http://www.telusplanet.net/public/mrwrc/

Wildlife/human interactions, K-high school teachers’ kit

MountainNature.com

Web Site: http://www.MountainNature.com

At this Web site, you can identify all the common species (233 different plants, 196 birds and 48 mammals!) in the Canadian Rockies. You can also record a sighting in the database.

Click here to go to the NAAEE Web site.

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)

Web Site: http://www.naaee.org

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) site offers a plethora of resources, including lessons, publications, professional conference information, and much more.


Natureground.org

Web Site: www.Natureground.org

Natureground.org showcases innovative school and community-based projects in northwest Calgary, Alberta. From this Web site, you can obtain conservation bee and walking tour information, download newsletters and more.

Click here to go to the Online Education Web site.

Web Site: http://www.onlineeducation.com

The Complete Guide to Environmental Science and its Components section of the OnlineEducation.com Web site offers good links and downloads pertaining to the broad study of all the things that make up the environment. These fields include both living organisms, such as plants, animals, and humans, as well as non-living environmental components, such as water, earth, and the atmosphere.

Click here to go to the Pembina Institute Web site.
Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development

2nd flr, 2830 Parsons Road
Edmonton AB T6N 1H3

Phone: (780) 485-9610
Fax: (780) 485-9640
Web sites: www.greenlearning.ca, www.re-energy.ca, www.pembina.org

Pembina provides curriculum and supplementary materials for the topics of energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate change. The educational programs are designed for a number of grades, levels and learning styles. Program materials are used in a number of situations such as classrooms, distance learning, special programs, workshops and inservice environments.

Click here to go to the Puffin Productions Web site.

Puffin Productions

Phone: 1-888-878-3346
Web Site: http://www.puffin.ca

A number of teacher and student activity guides, plus videos and CD/cassettes

Click here to go to the Recycling Council of Alberta Web site.

Recycling Council of Alberta

Box 23
Bluffton, Alberta T0C 0M0

Phone: (403) 843-6563
Fax: (403) 843-4156
Web Site: http://www.recycle.ab.ca

Enviro Business Guide – includes listing of environmental products and services, as well as summaries of current conditions for various recyclable commodities.

Click here to go to the Resources for Rethinking Web site.

Resources for Rethinking

Learning for a Sustainable Future
343 York Lanes, York University
4700 Keele
North York, ON
M3J 1P3

Phone: 1-877-250-8202 or
(416) 327-2032
Web Site: http://www.r4r.ca

Resources for Rethinking (R4R) provides teachers access to materials that integrate ecological, social and economic spheres through active, relevant, interdisciplinary learning – Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

Click here to go to the Science Alberta Foundation Web site.

Science Alberta Foundation

Suite 260, 3512-33 St. N.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2L 2A6

Phone: (403) 220-0077
Fax: (403) 284-4132
Web Sites: http://www.sciencealberta.org
http://www.wonderville.ca

Science in a Crate series include “green” topics such as The Peregrine Falcon, The Swift Fox, Wetside Story (on watersheds), and the Green Balance (sustainable devlopment). Also Enviro-Files, one of their Mystery in a Crate series.

Click here to go to the SEEDS Web site.
SEEDS Foundation

Phone: 1-800-661-8751
Web Site: http://www.seedsfoundation.ca

Provides Kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum programs that include our online Energy Literacy Series and Habitat in the Balance, plus resources for climate change study, water conservation, bird counts, environmental Literacy, cloud and climate observation, and our GREEN Schools program.

Click here to go to the CAWST Youth Wavemakers Web site.
Wavemakers - CAWST Youth Program

Phone: +1-403-243-3285 ext. 237
Web Site: http://wavemakers.cawst.org/

CAWST's Youth Wavemakers is a water education program that informs, engages, encourages action, and celebrates the impact that youth are having on local and global water and sanitation issues. Wavemakers provides resources such as lesson plans, games, action planning tools, and action grants. Professional development workshops are also available for teachers who want to learn how to integrate global and local water issues into their curriculum.

Click here to go to the World Wildlife Fund Canada Web site.

World Wildlife Fund – Canada

Phone: 1-800-267-2632
Web Site: http://www.wwfcanada.org

Has a Schools for Wildlife program, annual COSEWIC listing, posters, activity guides.

Click here to go to the Writing for Kids Web site.

Writing for Kids

Web Site: http://www.writingforkids.ca

McTavish & Nunn is a children's books publisher focusing on mountain environments. Their mandate is to publish educational books for children that reflect the true spirit of the mountains.

Click here to go to the Zerofootprint Web site.

Zerofootprint

197 Spadina Avenue, Suite 400
Toronto, Ontario M5T 2C8 Canada
Phone: (416) 365-7557
Web Site: http://www.zerofootprint.net

Zerofootprint aims to mobilize and empower large groups of individuals and organizations worldwide, to reduce their collective carbon and ecological footprint. The site includes a kids-oriented carbon footprint calculator.