Mayor's Environment Expo

Mayor's Environment Expo

2024 Mayor's Environment Expo

The Mayor's Environment Expo is held annually in conjunction with Canadian Environment Week with the goal to empower and educate Calgary’s youth to practice and promote environmental actions, shaping a healthier and greener city for tomorrow.

The Expo, a FREE event for schools, features more than 35 interactive exhibits including those from Calgary-based EcoSchools Canada schools and more than 30 virtual and 80 in person workshops to engage and empower youth to act to protect the environment.

The 35th annual Mayor's Environment Expo will run virtually from June 3 to 6, 2024 and in-person June 4-5, 2024.

  • School registration open now!  Teachers, complete this form to register your class(es) for the Mayor’s Environment Expo, whether you’re attending online or in person.
  • Scroll down to find more information and register for all in-person and virtual sessions offered by grade.

2024 Opening Ceremony

Everyone, regardless of how you plan to attend, is invited to register for and attend the Opening Ceremony with Mayor Gondek on June 3 at 9:30 A.M.

Join Mayor Gondek as she kicks off our 35th 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. 

Virtual, Monday June 3, 2024, 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

  • Jack Leslie Youth Environmental Grant

    Up to $1,000 of funding is available for your youth environmental project! This grant honours the positive impact former Mayor Jack Leslie had on the city and the environment.

    Applications for the 2025 Jack Leslie Youth Environmental Grant open November 2024. Watch this space for more information coming soon!

Sessions by grade

Click below to explore the full list of sessions available by grade for both virtual and in-person offerings. 

By the Numbers

  • Schools and homeschool groups in Calgary participated in the Expo, whether attending environmental education workshops and sessions in person and/or online.

  • students, teachers and chaperones attended the Expo in-person at various venues in and around City Hall, including the Calgary Municipal Building, Arts Commons, Central Library, University of Calgary SAPL City Building Design Lab, Platform Innovation Centre, and District Energy Centre.

  • organizations, partners, and City Business Units hosted workshops and educational sessions in-person and online to educate students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 about local environmental issues, actions, and solutions.

  • students and teachers from 259 classes K-12 registered for virtual sessions June 5-8.

Sponsors & Partners

Transportation Sponsor

Workshop Sponsor

Venue Support Partners

Previous years' virtual sessions

Ahead of the Expo, schools are invited to access recordings of virtual sessions from previous years, sign up to be EcoSchools, and join the mailing list to receive updates and education opportunities throughout the year and registration information ahead of the event.

Please email with questions or for more information.

The Mayor's Environment Expo includes sessions for students of all ages on a broad range of environmental topics. A selection of video recordings from previous years' Mayor's Environment Expos can be found on the City of Calgary's YouTube channel here:

Have questions about the Mayor’s Environment Expo? Contact


The City of Calgary has partnered with the Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE) to deliver the EcoSchools program in Calgary, which is designed to educate K-12 students about climate change and environmental education.

To learn more, visit ACEE.

EcoSchools Logo

Webinar Series for Schools

We are proud to support EcoSchools with our Environment Webinar Series. Check out the playlist for webinars hosted this year and subscribe to our Mailing list to get information on our upcoming events.

Other Educational Opportunities

Webinar for Teachers

Are you looking to provide experiences in nature or in-class environmental education to promote student learning or create projects of meaning that tie to curriculum and contribute to environmental sustainability? 

The City of Calgary and CPAWS Southern Alberta have partnered to bring you a twenty-minute recorded webinar designed to develop cross-curriculum links and identify environmental education resources to support transcending learning beyond the classroom and help students see real-life connections to their learning.

This webinar explores nature and project-based learning approaches, promotes cross-curricular integration and lesson plan design to teach environmental education.

A+ for Energy

The A+ For Energy program, provides schools with funding to implement creative approaches to energy education. This is your chance to receive a grant of up to $5000 to transform an idea into action! Preference is given to projects that demonstrate measurable greenhouse gas emission reductions and high student engagement. All K-12 teachers in Alberta are welcome to apply. 

For more information and to view past projects visit Inside Education​.

The Alberta Emerald Foundation

The Emerald Youth Grant program empowers students and youth (under 25) to make their dream environmental projects a reality. It’s easy – first, get inspired by the Emerald Documentary Series, What On EARTH Can We Do? Podcast, or Emerald Speakers Series, then pitch your idea to the Emerald Foundation online.

To apply, visit

Caring for our Watersheds

Open to all students in Southern Alberta in grades 7-12, this program encourages students to develop ideas for protecting and caring for our local environment and watershed.

Students will be challenged to research their local watershed, identify an environmental concern and work to develop a creative, but a realistic solution. To learn more about Caring for our Watersheds program, click here.

CPAWS: Action Challenge

CPAWS Southern Alberta is rewarding Canadian youth for their environmental actions with the new Action Challenge! Who can participate? Youth-oriented groups such as; classrooms, clubs, schools, and families who live in Canada! Teams register, submit their 'green actions', earn points and have a chance to win our Grand Prize. The team with the highest points at the end of the Challenge wins the Grand Prize of $500! The second-place prize is $300!

For more information and to register today visit or contact

The City of Calgary

Check out The City of Calgary’s other ParksWater and Waste and Recycling education opportunities.