See what students in the Bow Valley have been up to in this gallery of featured work. Our youth education programs engage students in action projects and mixed media storytelling, encouraging future generations to participate in environmental stewardship.


town of canmore big fun camps

Throughout the summer we visited Big Fun Camps put on by the Town of Canmore to teach about wildlife safety, coexistence, and how difficult it can be for a bear trying to survive in the Bow Valley. To better educate residents and visitors, the children created some amazing posters with some important messages for the people in the valley in hopes of improving coexistence and reducing negative human-wildlife interactions! They also captured some of these messages in a short video that highlights some of the best things that we can do to help keep wildlife on this landscape. Thanks so much to the kids for their enthusiasm!



bear sharing day

Students from Exshaw School and Lawrence Grassi Middle School came together on June 11, 2019 for the day to learn and teach about the ways of the bear. Exshaw students prepared beautiful sculpted, drawn and written work to teach the students from Lawrence Grassi Middle School about the ecological and cultural significance of these creatures. Thank you to the Elders, Knowledge Keepers, teachers, volunteers and sponsors that made this day a huge success!



Elk awareness posters

Grade 2 students from Elizabeth Rummel School learned about the life cycle and ecology of elk as part of Science Odyssey Week 2019. Following an exploration of the Elk EduKit the students brainstormed ways that residents and visitors alike can help to ensure that wildlife remain wild and made posters to share what they learned!



Youth Climate Strike

We were inspired by Canmore Collegiate High School students who took to the streets of Canmore on March 15, 2019 to show their support for climate action. Students engaged with town councillors, fellow students and the public to listen to others’ thoughts and feelings on climate change issues in the Bow Valley. Stay tuned for a student-produced video chronicling their march!



our buffalo story

Students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 at Nakoda Elementary School and Morley Community School in Morley, Alberta share their artwork and some of what Buffalo mean to them. The Biosphere Institute team delivered the Bison EduKit to all classrooms in Morley in November 2018.