Programs for Educators

The MRWCC has a number of programs to support educators who are looking for learning experiences of the Watershed. Check back often as we regularly update our educational offerings. To learn more about any of these programs or to book, please contact the Program Coordinator, Mary Lupwayi (

School Field Trips

The Milk River Watershed Council Canada and Alberta Parks are partnering to offer experiential programs that support the learning outcomes of Alberta Education. The programs can be tailored for specific grade outcomes and can be hosted at Writing on Stone Provincial Park. Information about group camping and program rates can be accessed through Alberta Parks.

Previously offered programs:

  • Grade 4: Plant Explorations 
  • Grade 5: Weather Watch Tour
  • Grade 6: Cottonwood Tour
  • Grade 7: Ecosystem Monitoring
  • Grade 8: Freshwater Systems

In-class Programs 

In the upcoming school year, we are offering programs in-class with the opportunity to extend into a field trip. 

Possibilities include (but are not limited to): 

  • Yellow Fish Road (Information here)
  • Beneficial Management Practices/ Producer Stewardship
  • Caring for our Watersheds
  • Plant and Habitat programs 
  • Wetland Explorations/ Importance of Wetlands
  • Water Testing Scientific study
  • Endangered Species
  • Environmental Management
  • Watershed demonstration 
  • Water Allocation Activity

Additional Resources

High School Courses

The Milk River Watershed Council Canada (MRWCC) is pleased to offer its interactive online course “Introduction to the Milk River Watershed, Alberta.” This 1-credit course is aligned with Alberta Education’s Career and Technology Studies (CTS) program under the Natural Resources cluster.

Access the Courses

Caring for Our Watersheds

The MRWCC wishes to encourage local students and schools to get involved in helping the environment and help them earn cash while earning matching dollars for your school with Caring for Our Watersheds.

Caring for Our Watersheds gives students a chance to get creative, earn money, and see their ideas become reality. This international competition asks Grade 7-12 students to submit an essay proposal that answers the question, “What can you do to improve your watershed?” and provides over $11,000 in prizes for the best ideas in Southern Alberta. Students are given the opportunity to research their local watershed, identify an environmental concern and come up with a creative, realistic solution.

For educators, Caring for Our Watersheds provides the chance to earn funds for your classroom, interact with industry mentors and experts on environmental issues, and develop projects with real-world results. Resources are available to help you guide students through the process of identifying a watershed issue, developing a realistic solution, and crafting a winning proposal. Students can work individually or in groups of up to four, and curriculum connections for the Alberta Program of Study make it easy to incorporate the contest into your science or social studies class.

For more information on the program and to enter please visit:

Alberta Tomorrow

The Alberta Tomorrow simulator is an educational tool that helps you to understand the process of sustainable planning to balance land-uses such as agriculture, oil and gas and forestry with ecological integrity. By looking at past and present landscape imagery, you will be able to see changes that have taken place in the past. You can also collect, geotag and save water sampling data, images, video and other observations.

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Inside Education

Helping teachers and students better understand the science, technology and issues related to our environment and natural resources 

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