Mayor's Environment Expo
The annual Mayor's Environment Expo is held in conjunction with National 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 34th annual Mayor's Environment Expo will run virtually June 5 to 8, 2023 and in-person June 6-7, 2023. Join the mailing list to receive updates and education opportunities throughout the year and registration information ahead of the event.
Recordings from Mayor's Environment Expo 2022
The 2022 Mayor's Environment Expo included sessions for students of all ages on a broad range of environmental topics. A selection of video recordings from the 2022 Mayor's Expo can be found here.
If you have questions about the Expo, or would like more information on how you can take part, contact email@example.com.
Jack Leslie Grant
The Jack Leslie Youth Environmental Grant honours the positive impact former Mayor Jack Leslie had on the city and the environment, and is awarded to youth in Calgary who continue his efforts.
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.
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 emeraldfoundation.ca/eygrants.
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 ActionChallenge.ca or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Calgary
Check out The City of Calgary’s other Parks, Water and Waste and Recycling education opportunities.