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.

We are able to offer online programs for the 2020-2021 school year, and will return to in-school presentations when possible.

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

The Future Of Agriculture In Alberta

Learn how a changing climate will influence our food, water, and energy systems. Students will explore how science, innovation, and stewardship can help meet our growing population needs while maintaining ecological integrity.

Curriculum Connections:

  • Science 10
  • Social Studies 10
  • CTS

Water Quality Science and Monitoring

Take your aquatic study to the next level by adding data to a province-wide water quality monitoring program. Your students will have the opportunity to perform a DNA extraction and analysis to assess a water sample for invasive species, algal blooms and more! Together will evaluate the impact of water quality on ecosystems and human health.

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 
  • Science 20: Changes in Living Systems
  • 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