Grade 5 Exhibition

ANIMALS

Interview (possible contact)
Calgary Humane Society

Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation

ANIMAL CAPACITY (ZOOS)

Lucy the Elephant - Facts vs Myths
Edmonton Valley Zoo

Save Lucy (Zoocheck Canada)

Pros and Cons of Zoos

CBC News/Video article
Calgary Zoo - also old polar bear exhibit

Discovery Wildlife Park
man fined $500

The Fifth Estate - broadcast October 2013
3 Canadian elephants looking for a new home

Calgary Zoo - Conservation Programs

Calgary Zoo (The Five Freedoms)

Calgary Zoo now on Panda Baby watch

What should do if I find an orphaned or injured wild animal?
Before handling a wild animal, please contact the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (CWRS) at 403-239-2488, or visit www.calgarywildlife.org.

Whale Jail in Russia

ANIMAL HARASSMENT

Destiny Discover eBook
No shelter here making the world a kinder place for dogs / Rob Laidlaw
Rob Laidlaw explores the world of homeless, free ranging, mistreated, and exploited dogs, and the challenges they face.

Cruelty investigation and animal protection

Alberta woman charged with dog hoarding

What is animal cruelty

Calgary Humane Society (possible interview/field trip)

Animals for Adoption - Calgary Humane Society

Cat hoarder

A closer look at Animal Hoarding

Why do people abuse animals?

Report animal abuse

Cruelty Issues

HUNTING and POACHING

Fishing/Hunting Regulations for Youth (Alberta Government)

Fish and Wildlife area offices (possible contact for interview)

Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations

Report a Poacher

Poaching for Rhino horn

100 Quebec black bears slaughtered

Hunting (Canadian Encyclopedia) past/present

KEEPING WILD ANIMALS AS PETS

CBC Doc Zone Video (September 2015)
Wild & Dangerous:  the world of exotic pets

Pet snake emerges from wall (Edmonton, Feb 2019)

Borneo Orangutan Rescue

New Brunswick 2013 - African rock python kills two brothers

MARINE LIFE CARE

Swimming with the Dolphins

Dolphins as entertainment

Fate of orcas in captivity

Keiko the killer whale dies (movie "Free Willy")

Vancouver Aquarium - Marine Mammal Rescue

Vancouver Aquarium - Dolphin Habitat

Whale Jail in Russia

National Geographic: Orcas

CCAC Guidelines on the care and use of marine animals (81 pages pdf)

EXTINCTION OF BIG GAME ANIMALS (ENDANGERED SPECIES)
Reasons for endangerment

WWF - Rhino

WWF - Gorilla

Banning of shark fin soup

Sea World Animals Info Books
scroll down to

  • Biodiversity
  • Endangered species
  • Nature at risk

BEES

Chestermere

Bees matter

CELIAC

Canadian Celiac Association

Celiac Disease (KidsHealth)

Interview (possible contact)

Calgary Office

CLIMATE CHANGE

Destiny Discover eBooks

  • Dirty air / by Ellen Lawrence
  • Global warming / Ellen Lawrence
  • Three cheers for trees!  a book about our carbon footprint / Angie Lepetit
LearnAlberta - Online Reference Centre
  • ScienceFlix
  • Earth Science scroll down
  • Climates of the World and Climate Change

Causes of climate change (Government of Canada)

Understanding climate change, from a kid's perspective (CBC Kids News)
video and article

Polar Bear factsheet

Climate change in Alberta

Air Emissions

Air Quality Index

COMMUNITY SAFETY

RCMP - CHESTERMERE

Bullding a safe community

Chestermere Peace Officer

Building safe community

DRUG ADDICTION

What you need to know about drug addiction

Smoking, drinking, and doing drugs can lead to problems at home, in school, and with your health. Learn more here

Talking with teenagers about drugs

Drug Free Kids

FASHION JEWELRY DESIGN

How to start a jewelry store

FOOD WASTE

The Alex Community Food Centre

Leftovers Rescue Food (Calgary)

Community Mobile Market (news article)

if you would like to go on a field trip to see one of the Community Mobile Market's please see Ms Hooper, for more information

Reducing Food Waste (City of Calgary)

CBC news article

Program connects farmers & grocery stores to tackle food waste

Understanding Food Labels

Fight food waste:  eat ugly fruits and vegetables (Eat Magazine 2015)

Alberta Food Waste Study, 2017 (43 page pdf)

Food waste news article

Calgary Food Bank

What does expiry dates mean

Iqaluit lunch program fights food security

CBC Video Iqaluit

GENDER WAGE GAP

Canadian Gender Wage Gap

UN Women economic empowerment

UN Women SDG8

HARASSMENT

What is harassment (Canadian Human Rights Commission)

Alberta Human Rights Commission

To inquire about the Commission's education and engagement activities, contact the Education and Engagement team.
Phone: 403-297-8407
E-mail educationcommunityservices@gov.ab.ca

HEALTH - BLUE LIGHT

7 facts

Blue light - is there risk of harm

Blue light and sleep

Best Health Magazine, 2019 "Blue Light"

LADDER OF SUCCESS

Online Reference Centre
Teen Health and Wellness

  • Self-esteem and confidence

Canadian Olympic School Program (Videos)

  • scroll down....
  • The journey
  • The dream
  • The passion
  • The joy
  • Sean Covey books available for checkout
  • The 7 habits of happy kids / by Sean Covey

MENTAL HEALTH

Anxiety

Anxiety Disorders (KidsHealth)

Bullying

Dare to Care
Dare to Care was founded in 1999 because of a need to address the pervasive and crippling issues of bullying and the impact it has on one’s mental health. Unfortunately, these issues continue to affect children, youth, and adults to this day.

Dealing with Bullies (KidsHealth)

Stress Management

Stress for Kids (KidsHealth)

The benefits of coloring for stress relief

Mental Health and Wellness

MINIMALISM

Destiny Discover eBooks

  • Trash talk / Michelle Mulder
    Humans have always generated garbage, whether it’s a chewed-on bone or a broken cell phone. Our landfills are overflowing, but with some creative thinking, stuff we once threw away can become a collection of valuable resources just waiting to be harvested.
  • Pocket change pitching in for a better world / Michelle Mulder
    Until a few hundred years ago, people were embarrassed to buy bread in a store. Families took pride in making almost everything they owned. These days, many people take pride in buying as much as possible! New clothes, a speedier bicycle, the latest phone. If we've got money, someone can sell us a product that will supposedly make our lives better. But each year, humanity uses resources equivalent to nearly one and a half Earths, and we're still not meeting everyone's needs. Around the world, people are questioning consumerism, leaning toward more sustainable lifestyles and creating a whole new concept of wealth.
Global News Calgary Video
What Canadians can learn from Japan

NASA

NASA

NASA Kids Club

Video - how NASA technology improves life on Earth

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield speaks with CBC's Kim Brunhuber about getting used to life on Earth after 5 months in outer space.

Canadian Space Agency

Solar System Exploration (Earth)

NATURAL DISASTERS

Your emergency preparedness guide

Get prepared

City of Calgary - Build your own 72 emergency kit

Alberta Wildfire

City of Calgary - Flood in Calgary

Tofino, BC (Tsunami Information)

1998 Ice Storm

2003 Hurricane Juan, Nova Scotia
ask Ms Hooper, to bring in her book

National Geographic - Natural Disasters

Online Reference Centre
TrueFlix

  • Natural Disasters

 

SMOKING

Destiny Discover eBook
Talking about the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and caffeine / Alan Horsfield

Online eBook
Smoking and quitting: clean air for all (34 page pdf)

Online Reference Centre
Teen Health and Wellness

  • Tobacco and Nicotine

Smoking and Tobacco (Canadian Lung Association)
scroll down to "What's in cigarettes" click on ingredients

Secondhand smoke (KidsHealth)

Prevent smoking among youth

Alberta Quits

Vaping and quitting smoking (Government of Canada)

Fact sheet:  Talking with your teen about vaping

Cannabis legalization in Alberta

Cannabis (Marijuana)

Consider the consequences of Vaping

Smoking isn't cool

SPORT EQUIPMENT and INJURIES

Sport and Recreation Safety - Youth

Ice hockey and Skating

Parachute Canada - Helmets

Parachute Canada - About Injuries
also click on "Injury topics"

Video - Jacques Plante

Football Canada rules

Sports equipment evolution

The Helskore Skate Armor was designed to keep you protected, no matter what shot comes your way.

THERAPY

Art

What is art therapy

Possible Interview

100 Art Therapy Exercises

Equine

Possible Interview (Prairie Sky - Equine Assisted Therapy)

News article - March 2016

Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association

Music
Canadian Association of Music Therapists

Possible Interview (JB Music Therapy)

Therapy for ADHD

PAWS

Yoga for lowering stress

VIDEO GAMING

Destiny Discover eBooks

  • Gaming safely / Schnier, Allyson
  • All about online gaming / Sherman, Jill
  • Online gaming 12 things you need to know / Roesler, Jill
Websites
CTV News Calgary (Video)
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