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

Home-Based Activities

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 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 for more information about future FNN events.

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 !

Youth inspired art in nature

Inspired by Nature: Youth Art Exibition – Call for Artists

10 January 2021

Friends of Helen Schuler Nature Centre Society
Feb 10 – Sept 15, 2021

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phone: (780) 427-8124

mail: 3rd Floor, Percy Page Centre
11759 Groat Road
Edmonton, AB  T5M 3K6

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Nature Alberta is incorporated as the Federation of Alberta Naturalists under the Alberta Societies Act and is a registered charitable organization.

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