My Parks Pass is a program offered in collaboration by Parks Canada, Historica Canada, Nature Canada, Canadian Geographic Education and the Canadian Wildlife Federation. The My Parks Pass program is an opportunity for students to explore and learn about Canada's rich history and amazing nature by connecting them to Parks Canada's network of national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas.
This multi-faceted program includes online learning tools, exciting contests, and free entry for grade 8 / secondary 2 classes all school year to any national park, national historic site or national marine conservation area managed by Parks Canada!
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Enter to win Canada's Coolest School Trip!!
October 16, 2013 marked the start of this year's Canada's Coolest School Trip contest. Grade 8 / secondary 2 classes can now enter to win a four-day all-expenses-paid trip to Parks Canada places on the coast of beautiful British Columbia.
The lucky grand-prize winners will discover the emerald waters of the Pacific and go on amazing beach adventures in Gulf Islands National Park Reserve to observe the wildlife that make this beautiful place their home. Students will also live the life of a World War I or II soldier at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site, connect with the traditions of local First Nations, tour Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site after-dark and sleep under the stars in Parks Canada's new oTENTik camping experience. The grand prize includes meals, accommodation and return airfare with Air Canada to and from Victoria for a class of up to 30 students and their chaperones. There are also many other great prizes to win, including field trips and gift packages.
The theme of this year's contest is "Canada's Coolest Stories: where nature and history meet". To enter the contest, grade 8 / secondary 2 classes must select a Parks Canada place and create a video that tells the story of its importance to Canadians,
Contest entries will be accepted online at www.myparkspass.ca until February 24, 2014. The contest is open to all grade 8 / secondary 2 classes in Canada. It's also open to split classes that include grade 8 / secondary 2 students. The winning class will be announced in April 2014. Once again this year, Air Canada is a proud partner of the Canada's Coolest School Trip contest.
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My Parks Pass Activity Guide
The activities found in the My Parks Pass Activity Guide, created by Historica Canada, connect significant curricular themes to Parks Canada places, bringing our history and nature to life.
Developed in line with critical thinking pedagogy, the content of this guide will enrich junior-intermediate history, geography, environmental science, and social studies classes.
The guide's content is available, in both French and English, as a free download in PDF format on www.myparkspass.ca, or as a free interactive eBook available on iTunes.
Canada's national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas tell the story of our country. The My Parks Pass Activity Guide will bring these stories to the classrooms, through engaging activities, guided learning opportunities and interactive online materials.