Watersheds and Wetlands
Teacher Professional Development:

Diving into Aquatic Ecosystems


Tuesday, September 28Edmonton

Wednesday, September 29 – Red Deer
Wednesday, September 29Rural, Remote and Indigenous Communities [virtual]

*Half day PD program; schedule will vary by program location


The day will include current information from local experts, hands-on demonstrations and opportunities to practice, and time spent with colleagues to bring meaningful experiences back to your classroom.

PD participants will receive their own Aquatic Ecosystems Tool Kit (a $300 value). Each kit includes activities, tools, and guides developed especially for elementary and junior high school students. We will go through the kit components so you feel familiar and ready to bring your own students on a guided aquatic ecosystem field trip.

A unique full-day experience featuring topic experts, a field tour, and tools to help get your and your students outside!


-Watersheds & Wetland classification
-Water Quality
-Pond dipping for aquatic invertebrates
-Aquatic plants and animals
-Species-at-risk & aquatic invasive species
-Water stewardship

This event is offered at no-cost, and a supply teacher subsidy is available

 If you are a successful applicant, Inside Education will provide you with a full scholarship to attend the program.
*Note – all successful applicants will be expected to participate in the entire day (no exceptions).

Teachers from across Alberta are welcome to apply.


  • This program will run rain or shine, so come prepared for the weather! The entire day will be spent outdoors.
  • On the morning of your program, please complete the COVID self-assessment prior to arriving on-site. If the assessment raises any symptoms or concerns, we ask that you please not attend and contact Inside Education. Learn more about what Inside Education is doing to keep you and your students safe this school year at COVID 19 Protocols
  • To reduce the risks related to COVID-19, Inside Education will not be providing any meals or snacks. Please bring all of your own food and drinking water for this program.
  • Please visit the Professional Development FAQs page for any questions you may have and to review Inside Education’s protocols.

Please contact us with any questions. We look forward to seeing you!