web illuminated by dew drops in the morning sun

Are spiders born knowing how to build a web?

By Steph Weizenbach / 21 April 2021

Spider webs are amazing. Do spiders just know how to build them? Or are they taught how to spin webs?

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Swift Fox

Why are they called a SWIFT fox?

By Steph Weizenbach / 21 April 2021

Are swift foxes really swift?

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wild flowers in the grasslands with mountains in the background, typical of the Waterton Biosphere Reserve

My BIG Alberta Backyard – Waterton Biosphere Reserve

By Steph Weizenbach / 21 April 2021

The Waterton Biosphere Reserve is located in southwestern Alberta, where the prairies meet the Rocky Mountains. Find out what a biosphere reserve is and what type of wildlife you will find in Waterton!

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Handful of seed bombs (Photo NCC)

Bee Bombs

By Steph Weizenbach / 21 April 2021

Bees are important to us because they pollinate plants in nature, farmers fields, and even in our vegetable gardens. You can help the bees with this fun activity! 

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Winter Bird Feeder Maze Activity

By admin / 10 February 2021

Download and print this fun activity sheet to help this winter bird find its way to the bird feeder!

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Winter Birdwatching Scavenger Hunt

By admin / 8 February 2021

Kids can have fun bird watching too! These activity sheets have been created with junior bird watchers in mind, so get out and get observing. How many of our feathered friends can you find?

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A family of trumpeter swans at Saskatoon Island Provincial Park.

My BIG Alberta Backyard – Grande Prairie Trumpeter Swan IBA

By admin / 25 January 2021

The Grande Prairie Trumpeter Swan IBA is located near the city of Grande Prairie in the Saskatoon Island Provincial Park, just a quick 25-minute drive from the city centre. It has several lakes that many species of birds call home every year.

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The Importance of Alberta’s Protected Areas

By Zoe MacDougall / 9 November 2020

Learn all about the protected areas of Alberta and why they are important!

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Bunchberry Meadows

By Zoe MacDougall / 9 November 2020

Learn all about Bunchberry Meadows, a natural area west of Edmonton that is wonderful to visit!

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By Zoe MacDougall / 9 November 2020

Learn all about the Grasslands region here!

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