Join Inside Education & the City of Edmonton for the PlantWatch Workshop

A school-based citizen science monitoring project

IMG_2503This is a no-cost program open to GRADE 4 teachers in Edmonton

Connecting to Inside Education’s Climate Change Education Initiatives and the Alberta Program of Studies, the PlantWatch program aims to develop understanding of local flora, traditional uses, plant growth, and climate change. With an emphasis on personal action through citizen science, this class based project will engage students in local issues while contributing meaningful data to a national citizen science database.

What’s Involved

1. A half-day PD session will introduce the program with a talk by a local expert, through information and education we will ensure each teacher is setup for success in the classroom.

2. An Inside Education Classroom Presentation & Local Field Study; spend a half-day learning with an Inside Education professional educator. The classroom presentation uses Inside Education’s approach of interaction and inquiry to learn about the objectives in the grade four plant growth and changes science unit. A guided field study take students outside the classroom to learn about the local flora while setting up the class with a citizen science monitoring project. No adventure into the outdoors is complete without a couple games that tie in play and learning.

  • Presentations will be delivered the last two weeks of April

3. Easy-to-use materials to collect school-based plant bloom data, classes and students will be provided with relevant and easy to use materials to set up and monitor local plants as part of the PlantWatch program. Observations will contribute to a national database monitoring bloom times.

Curriculum connections: Science: Plant Growth & Changes

Apply early for this opportunity as we will be selecting participants in March.

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Click here for more information on the National PlantWatch program.