PROGRAM RESOURCES FOR GUIDERS

Area Program Adviser - Rebecca- any-calgaryprogram@girlguides.ca

Please check the Event Calendar regularly for any upcoming trainings and guiding events!


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PROGRAM RESOURCES


Expand the program areas to see places that offer programs that fulfill program requirements. Each item will list the branch the activity is appropriate for:
  • S - Sparks
  • B - Brownies
  • G - Guides
  • P - Pathfinders
  • R - Rangers
  • Guide Together

    Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation (S, B, G, P, R )
    Outreach programs on a wide range of topics including bats, birds of prey, skunks, wetlands, owls and more. Also offers virtual tours of their wildlife rehabilitation centre. Will travel out-of-town for additional fee.
    Bow Habitat Station / Fish Hatchery (S, B, G )
    Visit their Discovery Centre and investigate Alberta’s fish, water and wildlife. Excellent programs. Evening programs have very limited availability. Book early.
  • Into the Outdoors

    Camping and the Great Outdoors
    Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation (S, B, G, P, R )
    Outreach programs on a wide range of topics including bats, birds of prey, skunks, wetlands, owls and more. Also offers virtual tours of their wildlife rehabilitation centre. Will travel out-of-town for additional fee.
    Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (S, B, G, P )
    Outreach programs with live owls and hawks. Option to dissect owl pellets for small additional fee.
    Cross Conservation Area (S, B, G )
    Outreach program on topics such as insects, plants and animals, forests, and more. Best to have both indoor and outdoor space available for sessions.
  • Build Skills

    Calgary Parrot (S, B, G, P, R )
    Local parrot owners will bring their parrot and share what life is like with a parrot. Contact their club Promotions Director
    Humane Society (S, B, G, P, R )
    Offers behind-the-scene tours of their facility as well as onsite and offsite presentations on a wide range of topics.
    Petland (S, B, G\)
    Offers one-hour interactive presentations in-store or at your meeting location. Number and type of pets will vary but can include small and furry, and slithery and scaly.
  • Explore Identities

  • Experiment and Create

    ART STUDIO
    Glenbow Museum (S, B, G, P, R )
    Collections of art and historical objects that represent the people and ideas that have shaped our region. Free on the first Thursday of every month.
    SCIENCE LAB
    Bricks for Kids (S, B, G )
    This building club will come to your unit and do a 1 – 1.5 hour session centered around engineering principles and structures using Lego as the tool.
    Earth Science for Society ( B, G, P )
    Earth Science for Society (ESfS) is a free annual event held in mid-March, open to the public, which showcases the importance of Earth Science in our everyday lives. Presenters at four themed pavilions, Resources and You, Energy for Us, One Dynamic Earth, and Our Future!, give dynamic demonstrations and have interactive exhibits for experiential learning. Content ties very closely to the Alberta GeoScience Challenge crest. Girl Guide units can pre-register for special access on Sunday afternoon and Monday evening.
  • Be Well

    Healthy Youth Relationships ( R )
    Red Cross offers a free e-learning module on healthy youth relationships. Takes about 90 minutes to complete and includes interactive games and quizzes. Could be done during a unit meeting if you have internet available. Guiders could also take the module before tackling these topics with their girls.
    Humane Society (G, P, R )
    Offers a presentation on bullying where participants explore the similarities between bullying and animal cruelty by comparing the motivations behind aggressive behavior.
  • Connect and Question

    Cree8 ( ??? )
    Cree8 aims to create bridges between people, culture and within yourself. Cree8 offers performances, presentations and workshops to share traditional aboriginal culture, crafts and teachings
    Fort Calgary Resource Kit - The Buffalo: A Way of Life (S, B, G )
    Fort Calgary will rent their teacher resource kits to Girl Guide units. This kit offers the opportunity handle genuine Indigenous artifacts as well as interactive activities to learn how the Indigenous peoples used the natural resources around them. Best for Sparks and Brownies. Can be adapted for Guides.
  • Take Action

    CAWST Wavemakers (S, B, G, P, R )
    Wavemakers provides youth with the awareness and tools they need to take action on global and local water and sanitation issues.
    Shoreline Cleanup (S, B, G, P, R )
    Register to do cleanups on rivers and lakes in and around Calgary. Track the litter you collect and help the environment. Best done in spring and fall.