High School Classroom Programs

Get your students together for a session that will inspire environmental stewardship using curriculum relevant content!

These programs are designed to be delivered in a single or multi-class format.

Energy and the Environment – An Oil Sands Case Study

Using Inside Education’s Energy Dialogues resource we will explore the relationship between Alberta’s energy industry and our natural environment.

Themes: energy sources, energy production, technology, sustainable development, climate change, wildlife, careers & stewardship.

Curriculum Connections:

  • Biology 20
  • Science 10/30,
  • CTS: Natural Resources (NAT)
  • STSE Emphasis (Science, Technology, Society, Environment)

Supporting Resources
Energy Dialogues – Energy & Wildlife

Energy Expo

Inside Education wants to help you bring energy and climate education to your school. Our experienced team of educators are ready to energize your students with hands-on exploration of key energy topics hosted right in your school.

We have a wide variety of curriculum enhancing, station-based activities including wind turbine models, virtual reality goggles and more! Each station is designed to answer a big question through hands-on play, problem-solving, and teamwork.
  • A full program includes 4-8 stations of your choice and takes approximately 1 hour to complete.
  • We can accommodate up to 60 students at a time and multiple groups can work through the stations throughout the day.
  • We are flexible on the format and will work within your space and bell schedule.


What’s in your water? A school-based citizen science action program

Take your water unit to the next level and contribute real data to a provincial program that monitors aquatic invasive species and bacterial contamination in local water bodies.

Inside Education has teamed up with a lab in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta along with financial support from Alberta Innovates to create a school-based program that educates about Alberta’s watersheds and gives students the opportunity to use leading-edge technology to assist in monitoring their own local water bodies for biological issues.

  • Request a classroom program where Inside Education will lead the class through an interactive presentation including DNA extraction and use of a portable monitoring device to identify biological hazards in the water. 

Themes: watersheds, water monitoring, aquatic biodiversity, aquatic invasive species, connections between science and technology to the healthy people and healthy watersheds, DNA, citizen science, water use, biological contamination

Curriculum Connections:

  • Biology 20: Ecosystems & Population Change (STSE Emphasis) 
  • Biology 30: Cell Division, Genetics and Molecular Biology (STSE Emphasis)

*note: classroom program is adapted to suit the grade level and curricular outcomes

Supporting Resources

Running Water Poster Kit