Forests & Wildlife Education Program 

*This no-cost program includes a full day workshop and a Forest field trip toolkit to lead your own walking field trips!

All programs will run in early October 2020  from ~10:00 am – 2:30 pm at our demonstration forests across Alberta. See below for dates & locations.

We will let the forest be our classroom for this exciting professional development program that will give you everything you need to lead your own walking field trip. We will spend the day at one of our forest field sites meeting with experts and workshopping your new Forest field trip toolkit. You will leave the program with a deeper understanding and balanced perspective of current and emerging forest and wildlife topics, an expanded network of educators and leave with a toolbox full of equipment to take your students outside.

What’s in the Forest field trip toolkit? 

The Inside Education team is developing a backpack filled with all the essentials to lead your own field trip. Modelled after our Tools of the Trade Resource that was previously lent to schools, this time it is yours to keep! Along with a full teachers guide you will receive forestry tools including tree ID guides, tree measurement tools, wildlife identification tools, soil test kits and more (value ~$300). Not only will you get it for free we will show you how to use all the equipment and facilitate meaningful curriculum connected activities.

Note: only 1 Field Trip Tool Kit per school but multiple teachers may attend the professional development program.

Available Dates & Locations:

None of these dates or location work for you? We may have the ability to host additional sessions depending on regional demand – add your name to the waitlist here.

Applications are closed for our in-person sessions, we are hosting a related event online for new and beginning teachers. If you are interested you can learn more here.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our field sites soon and are happy to continue supporting forest education at your school.



Inside Education wants to ensure everyone can safely experience, learn from and enjoy this professional development opportunity. Here’s what you need to know before you go:

Transportation: You will be required to provide your own transportation to the program.

Essentials: Food & Water & Washrooms: You will be required to provide your own water, lunch and snacks to the program. Please note there is no potable water at our field sites. All field sites have public outhouse facilities only – we will ensure toilet paper and hand sanitizer are available.

Supply teacher: Should the program occur during a regular school day Inside Education will cover the full cost of your supply teacher. Note: you will need to supply the actual supply teacher invoice

COVID protocols: Inside Education puts the health and safety of our participants and our staff above all else. Please review our FAQ page for information on COVID-19 and our programs.

Application Deadline: September 21, 2020

Teachers from across Alberta are welcome to apply. We have a maximum of 20 participants per program, successful applicants will be notified by September 24, 2020.

More details can be found on our faqs page and please contact us if you have any questions!

We look forward to your application!