School Programs

About Our School Group & Homeschool Programs

Our educational programming continues to grow every year! We offer both in-school programs and in park programs. Our programs offer a great opportunity for students to learn and interact with nature and everything it has to offer. Areas of focus include:

  • Archaeology
  • Grasslands
  • Ecosystems
  • Pond life
  • Microorganisms

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Educational Program Inquiry Form

Educational Programs FAQ

Educational Program FAQ

School Group & Homeschool Program Options 

Discover Archaeology in the Park for grade 3-6

Let’s get dirty! This land has hidden its stories in the earth. Will you uncover them? Unearth discoveries in a simulated dig site. Handle artifacts and find their clues. Hear stories our Indigenous friends have given to us to share with you. Walk the beautiful hills of Glenbow Ranch and discover a few of our many archaeological sites in the park, some just off the pathway!

Curriculum Connections

  • Grade Three: 3.1 Rocks and Minerals
  • Grade Four: All outcomes in Alberta: The Land, Histories, and Stories
  • Grade Five: All outcomes in Canada: The Land and Stories
  • Grade Six: Science Topic D: Evidence and Investigation

This program also includes a simulated archaeology dig where the students get to uncovers artifacts and findings in our archaeological pits!

Cost

  • In-park, full day, $352/class * (max 32 students per class)
  • Book two or more full-day programs consecutively, $330/class (max 32 students)

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  • We can accommodate 2 classes per day!  Fill out this Booking Form and we will connect with you to confirm your booking within 3-5 business days.
  • Bookings are confirmed when payment is received. Payment is due 30 days before program date.

Ecology in the Grasslands: Field Study

What’s amazing about grass? Find out in our great Grasslands, one of the most fragile and overexploited ecosystems in the world! Discover the secrets of seeds, hunt for pollinators, and surprise yourself with biodiversity and plant identification even the incredible Rough Fescue. The grasslands have a rich Indigenous and European history. These grasslands have been directly affected by human history. Their future is directly tied to ours. Discover what you want your human impact to be on these lands.

Curriculum connections

  • Grade 3: E. Animal Life Cycles
  • Grade 4: E. Plant Growth and Changes, A Sense of the Land
  • Grade 6: E. Trees and Forests

Costs

  • $352/class*, (max 32 students per class)
  • Book two or more full day programs consecutively, $330/class (max 32 students per class)

Book Now!

We can accommodate 2 classes per day!  Fill out this Booking Form and we will connect with you to confirm your booking within 3-5 business days.

Explore Pond: Field Study

We’ll bring the nets and guide you through one of our most loved programs. Broken into two groups, students will uncover the secrets of the wetlands and how they impact us as they walk the beautiful trails in Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. Grab a net and catch and identify pond critters. The diversity of these incredible tiny animals inspires awe no matter what your age. Learn about their amazing talents, and diversity and about how to identify if the wetland is healthy and who needs it anyway.

Curriculum Connections

  • Grade 1: D. Senses, E. The needs of Plants and Animals
  • Grade 2: E. Small Crawling and Flying Animals
  • Grade 5: E. Wetland Ecosystems

Explore Pond Program Details

  • Due to fragile ecosystems our pond can accommodate up to 15 children at a time. For classes sized over 15 this program is split into a pond study & a guided wetlands walk.
  • This program can only accommodate one class of 32 students per day.
  • Please be advised this is an OUTDOOR program and you should be prepared for any changes in weather. Due to the nature of this program, personal rubber boots are REQUIRED.

Cost:

  • $352 -up to 32 students max per class
  • Book two or more full day programs consecutively, $330/class up to 32 students max per class.

Book Now!

Fill out this Booking Form and we will connect with you to confirm your booking within 3-5 business days.

Discover Archaeology In Your Class!

Archaeology comes to you! Get your hands on real artifacts and uncover the tales they tell from the land. K-3 discover the one-stop Bison shop. 3-6 re-build a bison skeleton and practice archaeological skills. 1 School Volunteer required/ 6 students. Requires dedicated classroom space.

Curriculum Connections 

  • Kindergarten: Environment and Community Awareness
  • Grade One: 1.2 Moving Forward with the Past
  • Grade Two: 2.1 Canada’s Dynamic Communities
  • Grade Three: 3.1 Rocks and Minerals
  • Grade Four: All outcomes in Alberta: The Land, Histories, and Stories
  • Grade Five: All outcomes in Canada: The Land and Stories
  • Grade Six: Science Topic D: Evidence and Investigation

Cost 

  • Archaeology in your School Half-Day (2hr, K-6) max 32 students/ class, requires 2 classes/ day
  • Archaeology in your School Full-Day (4hr, 3-6) max 32 students/ class, maximum  1 class/ day
  • Book two or more full day programs consecutively, $330/class (max 32 students)

Additional Costs 

Travel costs to and from Glenbow Ranch to your school and back are charged $0.70/ per KM.

Book Now!

We can accommodate 2 classes per day!  Fill out this Booking Form and we will connect with you to confirm your booking within 3-5 business days.

Guided Walks

Expect incredible views! Learn about the flowers blooming and animals that live in our area. Enjoy ecology activities and uncover stories the Stoney people have shared with us like, how they use plants to know when to hunt. This land’s ecosystems are made to impress. Come enjoy them with us.

Guided Hike Details 

  • Please be advised this is an OUTDOOR program and you should be prepared for any changes in weather. Closed toed running shoes or hiking boots are required for this program.

Cost 

  • $8 Per student

Custom Programs

Are you looking for field trips for your whole school, Junior high, or homeschool group? Contact us today to find out what options we have available.

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Fill out this Booking Form and we will connect with you to confirm your booking within 3-5 business days.