Overview

In-person Program Description

Inside Education will guide your students through the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of water while discussing how water quality and quantity are influenced by human actions. Learn about watersheds and a local water body while adding data to a province wide water monitoring program!

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. 

Online program description

Inside Education will guide your students through the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of water while discussing how water quality and quantity are influenced by human actions. Learn about watersheds, contaminants, aquatic invasive species, and more!

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

  • Grades 5: Wetland Ecosystems, Classroom Chemistry
  • Grade 7: Ecosystems & Interactions
  • Grades 8: Freshwater & Saltwater Systems
  • Grade 9: Biological Diversity

Note: classroom program is adapted to suit the grade level and curricular outcomes.

Supporting Resources

Inside Education’s work brings us to all corners of the province, as such, we acknowledge the Indigenous people who lived among and traveled through the land in the area currently known as Alberta. The relationship the Peoples of Treaty 6, Treaty 7, and Treaty 8 and Alberta’s Métis people have with the land is founded on a deep respect for the environment. This connection forms the foundation of our personal responsibility for the stewardship of our natural resources, a connection Inside Education strives to foster among students and teachers through our diverse programming. Inside Education is a registered charity #101894319RR0001

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