GRANDE YELLOWHEAD PUBLIC SCHOOL DIVISION
(GYPSD), stretching from Jasper National Park, east to Evansburg, and north to the Town of Grande Cache, includes 18 schools, three Learning Connection Centres, approximately 5,000 students, and 600 staff members. GYPSD is a highly innovative, student-centred school division known for its technology-rich programming and curriculum development in place-based education. GYSPD’s contributions to the Palisades Stewardship Education Centre, operated by Jasper National Park, and the Marmot Learning Centre, located in the Ski Marmot Basin mid-mountain chalet, demonstrate their willingness to explore unique opportunities to reach youth through non-classroom based experiential learning. Jasper National Park and the GYPSD are actively working together to create and deliver curriculum courses that connect students to Canada’s protected heritage areas and include Parks Canada messages.