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Science Literacy Week Resources List

By Eleonora Sermoneta, Learning Programmer

September 20, 2021

In honour of this year’s Science Literacy Week theme – C is for Climate – we’ve compiled a selection of books, websites, movies, and courses for everyone from young children to lifelong learners. Dive into these inspiring stories about climate, and learn how it impacts our everyday lives.


Children and Families

Why I love Alberta by Daniel Howarth

10 Things I Can Do to Help My World by Melanie Walsh; illustrated by Melanie Walsh

Kate, Who Tamed The Wind by Liz Garton Scanlon; illustrated by Lee White

How to Save the World with a Chicken and an Egg by Emma Shevah

What Can Trees Tell Us About Climate Change? By ClimateKids NASA

Book cover for Why I Love Alberta. The artwork shows a bear and two cubs in a river with mountains in the background.



Tree Rings and Climate

How Climate Works

Climate Atlas of Canada

Weather of Alberta by Bill Hume

Climate Change, a Very Peculiar History by David Arscott and David Salariya

Compost Stew. An A to Z recipe for the Earth by Mary Mckenna Siddals; illustrated by Ashley Wolff

The Atlas of Water: Mapping the World’s Most Critical Resource by Maggie Black

Illustrated book cover for Compost Stew. Depicting a woman behind a large container. She has on gardening gloves and a hat. A dog and duck join her.



Heroes of the Environment: True Stories of People Who Are Helping to Protect Our Planet by Harriet Rohmer

The Story of Stuff Project - Movie Series by Annie Leonard

We Are The Weather Makers by Tim Flannery

Athabasca Glacier and the Visualization Power of Photography by Jess Duncan



Science Literacy Mooc by University of Alberta

Environment and Climate Change Canada

A Cultural History of Climate by Wolfgang Behringer

But It’s A Dry Cold! Weathering the Canadian Prairies by Elaine Wheaton

Climate and Landscape of the Last 2000 Years in Alberta by Alwynne B. Beaudoin

Tree Story by Valerie Trouet

Chronicles of the Rings: What Trees Tell Us by Jim Robbins

Climate History, the History of Science, and the Climate Crisis by Dagomar Degroot

The Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences Scientific Statement on Climate Change – Its Impacts in Canada, and the Critical Role of Earth Scientists in Mitigation and Adaptation by Christoper R. Burn, Mark Cooper, Stephen R. Morison, Toon Pronk, and John H. Calder

The Right to Be Cold: One Woman’s Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic, and the Whole Planet by Sheila Watt-Cloutier