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Grades 10-12

The 34th annual Mayor's Environment Expo will run virtually June 5 to 8, 2023 and in-person June 6 to 7, 2023.

See the listings for this grade range below. In-person sessions are on the left and virtual sessions are on the right.

Download the 2023 Teacher’s Manual for detailed information about both the virtual and in-person Expo.  Join the mailing list to receive updates and registration information. 

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Don’t forget to complete the event registration form

Although the Expo is free and open to everyone, we request teachers register to ensure space in workshops and for security purposes. 

The deadline for in-person registration is May 29, 2023. You can register for virtual events right up until the start of each session.

Online sessions

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony – 34th Annual Mayor’s Environment Expo

Join Mayor Gondek as she kicks off our 34th annual Mayor's Environment Expo. She will share her passion for climate action and environmental stewardship while welcoming students and teachers to join The City in its climate and environment initiatives through Environment Expo sessions, exhibitors and programming. EcoSchools Canada's delivery partner, the Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE), will then announce and celebrate the EcoSchools in Alberta that have achieved certification this year.

Suitable for Grades K-12

Virtual, Monday June 5, 2023, 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Calgary Region Airshed Zone

How Do You Impact Air Quality?

Join an Air Quality Scientist and learn about how air quality affects us and how our actions affect air quality. Why do we care about the air, how do we measure air pollution, and how can students protect the air quality for their future? How can we change our habits to protect our air? The in-person presentations include a smoke sensor demonstration and will be discussing all things air quality!

Suitable for Grades 5-12

Virtual, Monday June 5, 2023, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Virtual, Thursday June 8, 2023, 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Calgary Stampede

Journey 2050: Sustainable Agriculture Adventure

This workshop is a choose your own adventure session where students will work together to sustainably feed a world population of 10 billion by the year 2050. Journey 2050 is a curriculum-based school program that takes students on a virtual simulation, where they will make choices to try and balance environmental, social, and economic factors in their communities while growing enough food to feed the world!

Suitable for Grades 4-12

Virtual, Monday June 5, 2023, 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Virtual, Thursday June 8, 2023, 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – Southern Alberta

Climate Game Changers Unite!

With hope, everything is possible, especially climate solutions. Join CPAWS Southern Alberta and gain real world eco-insight into local climate impacts, nature-based climate solutions, and, most importantly, how seemingly small actions make the biggest climate breakthroughs possible. Hope lives here!

Suitable for Grades 10-12

Virtual, Thursday June 8, 2023, 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Canadian Wildlife Federation – WILD Outside Program

Get WILD Outside with Citizen Science!

Are you looking for ways to contribute to conservation in your day-to-day life? Or perhaps you’re interested in a career doing field research? Join our WILD Outside staff in this fun and engaging game-show-style session to unveil the power of a photograph and learn how citizen science can be a force for good in our world. If you are a teen looking to get involved in the outdoors or try hands-on conservation skills while meeting other like-minded people, you will want to hear about the WILD Outside Program and how you can get involved.

Keywords: citizen science, observation, data collection, data accuracy, identification, conservation, extra-curricular program, and outdoor leadership.

Suitable for Grades 10-12

NOTE: Times as booked by each teacher (8 sessions available). Register to book a time block and CWF will be in touch to work with you to find the best time for your class.

Virtual, Monday June 5, 2023 – Thursday June 8, 2023

Elements Society

EcoCooks Food Waste: Save Food, Save the Planet!

Did you know that 1/3 of the food that the world produces is wasted? Come join EcoCooks educators to learn why this is such a problem for our planet and more importantly, how you can help. Whether it’s at home, school, or out in the community, there are many ways we can reduce, reuse and recycle our food waste and live more sustainably!

Suitable for Grades 7-12

Virtual, Monday June 5, 2023, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Virtual, Tuesday June 6, 2023, 12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Green Sky Sustainability and HSR Zero Waste

Climate Change: My School and My Community

Climate change is a very popular term lately, but how can it affect your school and community? In this workshop, we will share practical techniques in climate mitigation and adaptation, how we can create plans to minimize environmental impacts, and how we can be prepared for unexpected events.

Suitable for Grades 10-12

Virtual, Wednesday June 7, 2023, 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Redesigning Waste

Did you know that by sorting your waste properly you can reduce your impact on greenhouse gas emissions? In this workshop, we will explore how to improve waste management, focusing on waste reduction and diversion and improving waste diversion in landfills. We will review concepts in waste and share tools to prepare your school to be an environment champion.

Suitable for Grades 10-12

Virtual, Wednesday June 7, 2023, 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Living Soil Solutions

The Soil Food Web: What Critters Are in There?

What?! Is there a bug in there? There may be, and so much more. Learn about the interactions of all the critters in the living soil that we can see with our eyes, and the ones we cannot. Students will learn about the impact these critters have on the soil, plants, and even ourselves!

Suitable for Grades 5-12

Virtual, Monday June 5, 2023, 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Virtual, Thursday June 8, 2023, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


There are no in-person sessions for grade 10-12