Nature Kids encourages youth and their families to observe, investigate and explore nature. While it's geared towards children ages 4-12, anyone with a sense of curiosity and childlike wonder can learn something about the nature in Alberta. To connect with the Nature Kids team email us at email@example.com.
Free Nature Kids Activity Books
Families are encouraged to engage in nature activities with a focus on exploring the wild outdoors, and our free downloadable Nature Kids activity books can get you out and active! Also check out the latest in our Nature Kids section in every issue of Nature Alberta Magazine, available by subscription or free on the Magazine page.
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! CLICK HERE to look through all DIY Activities.
Investigate species everywhere you go with these simple steps to get started with iNaturalist.Read More
Nature Kids Fun Facts
We love curious young minds, and connecting with our network of experts to get answers to your burning questions! There's always something fascinating to learn about the many plants and animals that live here in Alberta and why they behave the way they do. CLICK HERE to get in the know with our round up of fun facts!
Larch turns a beautiful golden yellow in autumn, but by Halloween has likely lost all its needles, leaving it looking bare and spooky — just right for the season!Read More
Depending on where in Alberta you live, your Halloween night could be accompanied by the spooky sounds!Read More
A guide to help you tell apart Snow Goose and Canada Goose.Read More
My BIG Alberta Backyard
Alberta is filled with amazing natural spaces just waiting to be explored! If you're ready to embark on an adventure, you've come to the right place! CLICK HERE to explore Alberta's BIG Backyard.
Alberta is a great place to live. It’s a big, beautiful province full of all kinds of natural wonders. As autumn winds blow in and the leaves begin to change colour, Halloween is fast approaching! So this time, let’s learn about some wonderfully spooky animals that live in Alberta.Read More
Lush green trees as far as the eye can see, sparkling blue lakes, and towering old mountains make this park a place you won’t forget. You can also view roaring waterfalls!Read More
In the winter, animals leave tracks everywhere they go. Their tracks leave lots of hints. Was it a deer or a coyote that walked through? Were they in a group or alone? You can learn lots in information by being a nature detective and examining wildlife tracks.Read More
Learn all about the small area of badlands up north near Grande Prairie: the Kleskun Hills.Read More
The Inglewood Bird Sanctuary in Calgary is one of the smallest Migratory Bird Sanctuaries covering only 36 hectares.Read More
The Beaver Hill Biosphere Reserve is a unique area located east of Edmonton in the knob and kettle transition zone between parkland and boreal regions.Read More
Nature Kids Events & Family Nature Nights
Nature Kids events promote positive learning experiences for families of all ages and abilities by fostering appreciation for nature. Family Nature Nights are free, public events on Wednesday evenings in July and August. Each event features a different theme with local naturalist experts who lead engaging education stations and guided activities.
Sunday, Dec 17
Gold Bar Park, Edmonton
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
NatureHood / CommuNature
Nature Kids is proud to be a partner in Nature Canada’s NatureHood program. Nature Alberta’s NatureHood program inspires families and children to observe, investigate, and explore nature, increasing the appreciation and conservation of nature in our province. The program is focused on wildlife observation and interpretation, with linkages to migratory bird sanctuaries and national wildlife areas. As part of the NatureHood program, Nature Kids hosts many engaging events and publishes interesting nature facts along with self-guided nature activities. Keep an eye on this website and our social media — Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter — for the latest events and content!
Nature Kids est fière d’être partenaire du programme CommuNature de Nature Canada. Le programme CommuNature de Nature Alberta incite les familles et les enfants à observer, étudier et explorer la nature, augmentant ainsi l'appréciation et la conservation de la nature dans notre province. Le programme est axé sur l'observation et l'interprétation de la faune, avec des liens avec les refuges d'oiseaux migrateurs et les réserves nationales de faune. Dans le cadre du programme CommuNature, Nature Kids organise de nombreux événements captivants et publie des faits intéressants sur la nature, ainsi que des activités autoguidées sur la nature. Gardez un œil sur ce site Web et nos médias sociaux – Facebook, Instagram et Twitter – pour connaître les derniers événements et contenus!