Mayor's Environment Expo
The Mayor's Environment Expo is held annually in conjunction with National Environment Week with the goal to empower and educate Calgary’s youth to practice and promote environmental actions. By working together, we can shape a healthier and greener city for tomorrow.
The 2021 Expo is 100% virtual! The event will take place June 1 - 3 and is open to students of all ages. Over 100 FREE virtual sessions are on offer – the full program is available to explore below and online registration is now open.
Note that due to COVID-19, The City is unable to offer an exhibition floor this year.
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2021 Virtual Event Program & Registration
Opening and Keynote Address with Simon Jackson
Simon Jackson founded the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition at the age of 13 and, across two decades, helped build a movement of more than six million young people to help save the rare white Kermode or spirit bear on Canada's west coast.
By sharing his story, Simon hopes to pay forward the lessons learned from the campaign’s successes and failures and provoke a deeper understanding of why thoughtful stewardship of our environment matters.
He aims to inspire and remind us that each day we help author the history of our generation; that one person, armed only with a passion, can take hold of a cause and change the world.
Date: June 1, 2021
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Capacity: Unlimited - ideal for grades 3 -12
Sessions by Grade
Sessions will take place on June 1, 2 and 3. Click below to explore the full list of sessions available for each grade.
Jack Leslie Grant
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 email@example.com.