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Science in Action

You inspired Dani to take action on the climate crisis. 

Outdoor learning leads to a deeper respect for nature. At FortWhyte, students learn by doing. Hands-on experiments help kids establish a direct line of sight from field trip to future fieldwork.

Donors like you lay the groundwork for lasting change.

As a child, Dani learned to dipnet on FortWhyte's boardwalks. And she is still dipnetting today! Her aquatic research contributes to our understanding of climate change in Canada's Arctic.

The countless hours I spent at FortWhyte Alive as a kid taught me to care about the environment. Now I am trying to understand the impact of climate change on the Arctic.


– Dani Nowosad, Research Tech, Polar Knowledge Canada

Hands-on science days connect students with researchers who are dedicating their work to increase our understanding of the impacts of climate change on ecosystems and people. These future climate leaders get their hands dirty learning about water sampling, dipnetting, water chemistry, shoreline remediation and our own watershed. 

  • Thanks to donors we were able to subsidize 68% of the actual field trip cost for 23,165 students.

These experiences at FortWhyte Alive are more than “just a fieldtrip”. These foundational outdoor experiences are eye-opening and result in lasting appreciation and stewardship of our planet. This way, students have environmental experiences that matter and endure – ones that see them learning about protecting nature, in nature.

We’re inspired by you! Your passion and participation prove that every one of us can make a difference as we work towards a more sustainable future. Together, we can continue on a path to change by connecting humans with nature!

Check out more stories of change in our 2018 Impact Report


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