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What does it mean to be stewards of the natural world? by Mind Map: What does it mean to be
stewards of the natural world?
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What does it mean to be stewards of the natural world?

What is Alberta' Geography?


Natural Resources


What are Alberta's Natural Regions?

How does Alberta's Geography affect lifestyle?


Animal life

How do Albertan's deal with competing demands on land use between Recreation, Resource Development and Environmental Protection?

What are Alberta's Natural Resources? Where are they found?



Energy Resources

What are the possibilities and challenges of developing Alberta's Natural Resources?, What are renewable and non-renewable resources?


What recreational activities do we enjoy in nature?


Hunting/Fishing, What are the positive and negative impacts of recreational activities?, What can we do to reduce our impact?


Bird and animal watching

Environmental Protection

Who makes laws and regulations?

Who is responsible for enforcement?, How can citizens get involved?, What can we do individually and collectively to protect the natural world?, How can we share what we have learned with others?, WalkThisWay, Mayor's Fair, School News Letters

What role does education play in protecting the environment?, What are some groups that educate the public that we can access?, National & Provincial Park Education Programs, CPAWS, Sierra Club, City of Calgary, Virtual Researchers in the Classroom, Twitter and Blog Connections, U of C Solar Car Team, Inside Education, Calgary Zoo, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

What is Albertan's relationship to the land in the past, present and future?

First Nations

What do stories of First Nation's tell us about their beliefs about the land?

How did land shape ways of life?

First Settlers

Why did different groups of people come to Alberta?

Fur Trade

What was the environmental impact of the Fur trade?

Uraban vs Rural

What is an Ecological Footprint?




What can we do individually and collectively to reduce our Ecological Footprint?



Why is Cross Conservation Area Important?

To plants animals and insects

What plants and animals live in this area?, What is biodiversity?, What are plant, animal and insect lifescycles?, Adapatations, What are the different habitats?

How is this area affected by human actions?, How can we care for this area?, What are the rules while at Cross Conservation?, What does Species At Risk mean?

How does this area change over time?

How does this area change with the seasons?

To people

Why was the Cross Conservation Area Created?, Stewardship, Conservation, How can citizen's and government work together?

What is Stewardship?

What are the Biblical roots of Stewardship?

We are called to justice and peace!

What is conservation?

What is sustainable?

What is protection?

What is environmental justice?

Possible Activities at Cross Conservation



Sound Mapping

Plant Rubbings


Every Object Has a Story

Poetry, Imagine a Place, Dear World, I Am A...

Water Colour Art

I saw, I felt, I thought, I wondered...


Make a video about your favourite area

Create a plant, animal and track ID book

Guest Speakers

Looking at Biofacts

Preparation for Cross Conservation

How to dress

Make Sit Upons

Using the Journals in all weather

Using cameras

Journaling techniques


Preparation meeting for parents

Understanding behaviour expectations

Follow up activities for after Cross Conservation

Publish Imagine Poems and Art

Make memory collage using pictures from our week

Students will blog about their experiences




My favourite area


Student initiated eco-actions

Linked with Destination Conservation

Critical Challenge: Why is Cross Conservation Important

Compare Cross Conservation with Glenmore Reservoir

Google Map of Cross Conservation

Follow up on wonderings during Genius Hour (free time for exploration)