• Students explore the schoolyard and try to find an object that represents each letter of the alphabet. Wrap up: Each student gives an answer for a letter. Were any letter left blank? What could we use to fill the missing letters?

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  • Students discover different kinds of trees through the senses and learn how to differentiate between tree species in this fun, hands on activity.

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  • Ag for Life’s all-new Rural Safety Unit is on-the-road and ready to travel to Alberta schools, communities, fairs, festivals and other events to educate, encourage and promote rural and farm safety. Programming is aimed at youth and their families, who live on, work, play, or visit farms and ranches.

    The mobile unit is operated by our team of safety specialists who travel across the province connecting visitors with important rural and farm safety information. With seven interactive stations, participants have the opportunity to learn while they engage with digital, tactile and mechanical interactive displays.

    Station Topics Include:

    Inside Rural Safety Unit

    • Hazard Identification
    • Large Animals
    • Large Equipment
    • Utilities
    • Risk Assessment
    • Chemicals
    • Protective Equipment

    Additional topics and content will continue to be added each year to ensure new, relevant and engaging safety educational experience awaits the user.

    To register visit:

    About Ag for Life

    Together, they are growing a better public understanding of the role of agriculture in Alberta’s culture and economy.

    Agriculture is critical to every aspect of life, whether you are a city-dweller, a canola-grower, rancher, or tend to a backyard garden. It is the foundation of Alberta’s society and economy, feeding over 7 billion people and providing jobs for millions of Canadians.

    Since 2011, Agriculture for Life (Ag for Life) has played a vital role in educating Albertans about agriculture, food, farming and safety and the pivotal role it plays in our lives. 

    Through close collaboration with stakeholders, Ag for Life will develop, expand and offer curriculum-based educational programming that will serve to improve farm safety and to build a genuine understanding and appreciation for the role agriculture plays in society, the environment and the economy.

    To learn more visit:   


  • Discuss animal needs. Focus on homes. Discuss shapes of homes. Students search for, write down and draw animal homes. Wrap-up: share cool homes.

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  • Discuss differing animal needs and habitat. Each student chooses an animal that might live on the schoolyard. Students search for the needs of their specific animals (water, food, shelter). Draw and describe what they find.

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