Nature Kids

Nature Kids is a program that aims to teach children (ages 4-12) and their families about nature. We provide educational materials and organize field experiences that promote being outdoors, observing nature, scientific investigation, environmental stewardship and healthy living. To connect with the Nature Kids team email us at naturekids@naturealberta.ca.

Home-Based Nature Heroes Book

Families are encouraged to engage in nature activities with a focus on exploring the wild outdoors, and our free Nature Heroes book can get you out and active! Parent/guardian participation in Nature Kids is important, as children will need assistance and supervision with the activities. Nature Kids is meant to be a fun learning experience for the whole family!

Nature Alberta is coordinating Nature Kids Chapters in Calgary, Medicine Hat, and Lethbridge to work through these activities with you to help you earn your Nature Heroes Certificate. Email naturekids@naturealberta.ca to learn more.

Nature Kids Do-It-Yourself Activities

Families are encouraged to engage in nature activities with a focus on exploring and learning about the wild outdoors. Parent/guardian participation in Nature Kids is important, as children will need assistance and supervision with the activities. Nature Kids is meant to be a fun learning experience for the whole family!

Nature Kids Fun Facts

Want to learn more about some of the fascinating plants and animals that live here in Alberta? You've come to the right place! 

My Big Alberta Backyard

Alberta is a BIG province. From sweeping prairie grasslands, to tall, rugged mountains, dry desert badlands, swampy bogs and fens, and dense, shadowy forests... there's so much to see and experience. Come explore with us!

Family Nature Nights

These free, public events take place in Edmonton’s natural areas and are open to families of all ages and abilities. You do not have to be Nature Kids member to participate. These events promote positive learning experiences for youth and their families by fostering appreciation for Alberta’s natural history. We typically have six Family Nature Night (FNN) events planned during the summer months. Each event features a local naturalist expert who presents on his or her area of expertise. This is accompanied by a guided nature walk, crafts, games and a whole lot of learning. Visit our Facebook page or email naturekids@naturealberta.ca for more information about future FNN events.

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Family Nature Nights 2022

We are excitedly anticipating a spectacular event schedule in Edmonton, Red Deer, and Calgary natural areas in July and August.

These free family events run Wednesday nights at select natural areas. We’ll be tree planting, birding, pond dipping, chasing bugs, and touching trout!

2022 dates, themes and locations are...

Edmonton:
July 20 - Fur & Feathers - Whitemud Park
July 27 - Water Wonders - Goldbar Park
August 10 - Wetland Champions - Lois Hole Centennial Provincial park
August 17 - Fantastic Forests - Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park

August 24 - Healthy Planet - Rundle Park

Red Deer:
July 13 - Incredible Ecosystems - Kerry Wood Nature Centre

Calgary:
August 3 - Brilliant Birds - Weaselhead Park

Follow us on Facebook for more details leading up to each event.

Registration is from 6pm - 6:25pm with the event running 6:30 - 8:30pm. These events are expected to reach capacity, so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING EXPERTS AND VOLUNTEERS WHO ARE HELPING US BRING THESE AMAZING EVENTS TO YOU!

NatureHood / CommuNature

Nature Kids is proud to be a partner in Nature Canada’s NatureHood program. This program is about connecting families across Canada to nearby nature and exploring their own ‘hoods to discover the plants and animals species that live in our own backyards. Nature Kids will be hosting several events in the coming months as part of the NatureHood program so keep an eye on this website and to our Facebook page for more information!

Nature Kids est fier d’être partenaire du programme CommuNature de Nature Canada. Ce programme vise à connecter les familles à travers le Canada à la nature voisine et à explorer leurs propres voisinages pour découvrir les espèces végétales et animales qui vivent dans notre propre arrière-cour. Il y a tellement de nature à explorer tout autour de nous et nous n’avons pas besoin d’aller bien loin pour la découvrir. Nature Kids organisera plusieurs événements dans les mois à venir dans le cadre du programme CommuNature, alors restez à l’écoute de ce site Web et de notre page Facebook pour plus d’information bientôt !

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