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​​Plant and Wildlife Resources

 

Coulees & Cottonwoods Field Guide
This recently updated booklet brings together the vast knowledge of local naturalists, both past and present, thanks to collaboration between the Lethbridge Naturalists Society and the Helen Schuler Nature Centre.  An excellent resource for educators and anyone interested in the natural history of the Lethbridge area. 
  • Click here to download the Coulees & Cottonwoods Field Guide

Rattlesnakes
Lethbridge is home to a very small population of prairie rattlesnakes.  Learn more about this important species at risk and the Lethbridge Rattlesnake Conservation Program.

Xeriscaping
The City of Lethbridge is located in a semi-arid ecosystem.  Learn how to grow native prairie plants in your garden, help to conserve water and reduce the use of chemicals.

Water Conservation
This research package is a compilation of current, local research in the area of water.  It was prepared as a resource for the Nature Centre.  The document is a wealth of local and regional sources for both educators and the public.  ​


Grassland Conservation
This video was created in 2010 as part of a larger community mapping project, in which participants explored what the Oldman Watershed means to members of our community.

Elizabeth Hall Wetlands
This preservation area of 32 hectares is tucked away alongside the Oldman River. A dipping dock can be found on the north east corner of the pond and there is interpretive signage around the 22km pedestrian trail.


Lesson Plans

The following is an exceptional resource about native grasslands that was developed by the Prairie Conservation Forum and Alberta Environment for use by educators. 

Ecosystems:
Grasslands
Explore the tremendous diversity of life found in our local grasslands. 
Click here to download Alberta Environment's Grasslands Teacher's Guide

The following lesson plans have been developed by the City of Lethbridge for local educators.  They include ideas for activities in your classroom as well as links to information sources. 

Waste Reduction:
Lunchtime Treasures
Explore ways to reduce, reuse and recycle using your lunch!
Click here to download the Lunchtime Treasures Lesson Plan

Lifecycle of a T-shirt
Discover the environmental impacts involved in the manufacturing of a t-shirt.
Click here to download the Lifecycle of a T-shirt Lesson Plan

Water:
Storm Water
Examine where our storm water goes and the effects it has on local ecosystems.
Click here to download the Storm Water Lesson Plan

Bottled Water
Explore the environmental impacts of bottled water vs. tap water. 
Click here to download the Bottled Water, Tapped Out Lesson Plan