Mayor's Environment Expo
The annual Mayor's Environment Expo is held in conjunction with National Environment Week with the goal to empower and educate Calgary’s youth to practice and promote environmental actions, shaping a healthier and greener city for tomorrow.
The 34th annual Mayor's Environment Expo will run virtually June 5 to 8, 2023 and in-person June 6 to 7, 2023. Join the mailing list to receive updates and education opportunities throughout the year and registration information ahead of the event.
More than 30 online sessions are being offered throughout the week, combined with more than 100 in-person sessions over the course of two days. Sessions are designed to educate and empower students to take their learning beyond the classroom – and ultimately, to become the environmental stewards of tomorrow.
Download the 2023 Teacher’s Manual for detailed information about both the virtual and in-person Expo.
The deadline for in-person registration is May 29, 2023. You can register for virtual events right up until the start of each session.
Attention Teachers: Complete the Registration Form Now!
Although the Mayor’s Environment Expo is free and open to everyone, all participating teachers must register here to ensure space in workshops, transportation needs, and for security purposes.
Schools registered for EcoSchools Canada in Calgary which have completed at least three actions will get free bussing to the in-person Mayor's Environment Expo on June 6 or June 7.
Register to be an EcoSchool today or visit the Alberta Council for Environmental Education’s (ACEE) FAQs for more information about the program.
2023 Opening Ceremony
Everyone, regardless of how you plan to attend, is invited to the Opening Ceremony with Mayor Gondek on Monday June 5 at 9:30 a.m.
Join Mayor Gondek as she kicks off our 34th annual Mayor's Environment Expo. She will share her passion for climate action and environmental stewardship while welcoming students and teachers to join The City in its climate and environment initiatives through Environment Expo sessions, exhibitors and programming. EcoSchools Canada's delivery partner, the Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE), will then announce and celebrate the EcoSchools in Alberta that have achieved certification this year.
Sessions by grade
- Virtual sessions will run June 5 to June 8, 2023. Virtual workshop registration will be open until the start time of each session.
- In-person sessions will run June 6 to June 7, 2023. In person workshop registration will be open until May 29.
Click below to explore the full list of sessions available by grade for both virtual and in-person offerings.
Sponsors & Partners
Recordings from Mayor's Environment Expo 2022
The 2022 Mayor's Environment Expo included sessions for students of all ages on a broad range of environmental topics. A selection of video recordings from the 2022 Mayor's Expo can be found here.
Have questions about the Mayor’s Environment Expo? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Calgary has partnered with the Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE) to deliver the EcoSchools program in Calgary, which is designed to educate K-12 students about climate change and environmental education.
To learn more, visit ACEE.
Other Educational Opportunities
Jack Leslie Grant
The Jack Leslie Youth Environmental Grant honours the positive impact former Mayor Jack Leslie had on the city and the environment, and is awarded to youth in Calgary who continue his efforts.
Webinar for Teachers
Are you looking to provide experiences in nature or in-class environmental education to promote student learning or create projects of meaning that tie to curriculum and contribute to environmental sustainability?
The City of Calgary and CPAWS Southern Alberta have partnered to bring you a twenty-minute recorded webinar designed to develop cross-curriculum links and identify environmental education resources to support transcending learning beyond the classroom and help students see real-life connections to their learning.
This webinar explores nature and project-based learning approaches, promotes cross-curricular integration and lesson plan design to teach environmental education.
A+ for Energy
The A+ For Energy program, provides schools with funding to implement creative approaches to energy education. This is your chance to receive a grant of up to $5000 to transform an idea into action! Preference is given to projects that demonstrate measurable greenhouse gas emission reductions and high student engagement. All K-12 teachers in Alberta are welcome to apply.
For more information and to view past projects visit Inside Education.
The Alberta Emerald Foundation
The Emerald Youth Grant program empowers students and youth (under 25) to make their dream environmental projects a reality. It’s easy – first, get inspired by the Emerald Documentary Series, What On EARTH Can We Do? Podcast, or Emerald Speakers Series, then pitch your idea to the Emerald Foundation online.
To apply, visit emeraldfoundation.ca/eygrants.
Caring for our Watersheds
Open to all students in Southern Alberta in grades 7-12, this program encourages students to develop ideas for protecting and caring for our local environment and watershed.
Students will be challenged to research their local watershed, identify an environmental concern and work to develop a creative, but a realistic solution. To learn more about Caring for our Watersheds program, click here.
CPAWS: Action Challenge
CPAWS Southern Alberta is rewarding Canadian youth for their environmental actions with the new Action Challenge! Who can participate? Youth-oriented groups such as; classrooms, clubs, schools, and families who live in Canada! Teams register, submit their 'green actions', earn points and have a chance to win our Grand Prize. The team with the highest points at the end of the Challenge wins the Grand Prize of $500! The second-place prize is $300!
For more information and to register today visit ActionChallenge.ca or contact email@example.com.
The City of Calgary
Check out The City of Calgary’s other Parks, Water and Waste and Recycling education opportunities.