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Jasper National Park

Palisades Programs

The Night Sky

The Night Sky Program
Contemplate the universe. The world’s largest dark sky preserve is in Jasper National Park!
In this cosmic two hour program students explore their place among the stars. Use telescopes and computer software at the Palisades Centre to observe the night sky.

Discover our place in the universe. Learn about tools and tips for night sky observation, the planets of our solar system, and stare lore. We’ll use telescopes and planetarium software to identify constellations and celestial objects.

Forensic Science Field Day

Forensic Science Field Day
Catch a Poacher!
During this one-day course, youth work with Parks Canada educators to learn about the investigation skills required for enforcement of the National Parks Act. Working in teams, they will collect and catalogue evidence to solve a crime and make their case.

The morning is spent studying scene management, track casting, blood and hair sampling and DNA profiling. Youth work in small teams following a demonstration and after mastering their forensics field kit. During the afternoon each team is assigned a crime scene to process. Youth apply their newly acquired skills as they collect evidence and build a case against the poacher.

Survival Day

Survival Day
Are you a survivor? Would you know what to do if you got lost or someone was injured in your group?
Discover the six steps to wilderness survival and gain valuable outdoor skills. The Survival Day program at the Palisades Stewardship Education Centre engages students in real life emergency situations.

Don’t get lost again!
Students work as a team to problem solve and practice survival skills like making fires, shelter building and wilderness first aid. They also spend time in the woods learning to use navigational tools including maps, compasses and GPS. Suitable for Grades 6-12.

Trees and Forests Day

Trees and Forest Day
If a tree falls in the forest, what happens next?
Mountain pine beetle, fire management and tree adaptations are some of the things you’ll learn about as you explore the forests of Jasper National Park.

Spend a day at the Palisades Centre. See if you have what it takes to be a forest fire fighter!

Topics include:

  • tree identification and adaptation, 
  • forest health,
  • fire management in a national park 
  • mountain pine beetle.

We’ll take a walk through a prescribed burn area and try out the gear to fight and start forest fires. For grades 5-10.

Wildlife Day

Wildlife Day
Who lives here?
Learn about the charismatic creatures that inhabit Jasper National Park. Through hands-on learning and activities, Parks Canada experts give you the inside scoop on our wilderness neighbours.

What’s the difference between a black bear and a grizzly? Who has horns and who has antlers? Why did the wolf cross the road? How do you save a species at risk?

Palisades Corporate Development

Palisades Corporate Development
Are conversations at the water cooler becoming dull?
Bring your colleagues out to the Palisades Stewardship Education Centre to get to know each other better and become a more effective team. Corporate Development contributes towards effective communication and trust. It can be a primary influence in organizational depth, growth, and innovation.

Participants learn through carefully constructed challenges and reflection activities while enhancing their knowledge and understanding of Jasper National Park.

Palisades Video Conferences

Can’t make it to the Palisades Stewardship Education Centre?
We’ll come to you! Through our video conference technology we can be in your classroom whether you are an hour away or a world away.

For more information please contact

Phone: 780-852-6192