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Riding Mountain National Park

Middle Years School Experiences

Program Descriptions

Book your field trip in Riding Mountain National park this spring! School programs this season are available May 24 to June 24, 2016 from Monday to Friday. Book your program ONLINE as of April 1st until May 1st, 2016 through the Friends of Riding Mountain National Park website. Space is limited.

Middle Years School Experiences © Parks Canada

Bison Boot Camp! New!
March to the command of the Queen of the Herd Bison Sergeant, roam into the world of bison and ruminate about intricate connections to First Nations and the health of our grasslands. Includes bannock making, tea and jerky sampling.
Grades 6-8
Program length: 3 hours.
(This program takes place at Lake Audy Bison Enclosure which is a 45 min drive from Wasgaming)

Escarpment Odyssey
Students will be guided on a rugged and spectacular 6 km hike down the Gorge Creek Trail - an experience not easily forgotten! Awareness and knowledge will be developed concerning the geology, history, flora and fauna of the Manitoba Escarpment in Riding Mountain National Park.
Grades 5-8
Program length: 3 hours.
(4 1/2 hours with travel time from Wasagaming)

Boreal Explorer
Spruce trees, wolves, moose and fire are all part of the “northern” or Boreal forest. Students will explore the extreme interactions within this forest community. The program will develop knowledge, skills and student commitment to responsible behaviours and actions concerning boreal forests.
Grades 4-6
Program length: 2 hours.

Middle Years School Experiences © Parks Canada

Grassland Safari
Students use monitoring techniques to study the soil, plants, insects and animals on the prairie. They will explore the diversity of the remnant grasslands of Riding Mountain National Park and understand the endangered status of grasslands nationally and globally.
Grades 4-6
Program length: 2 hours.
(This program takes place at Lake Audy Bison Enclosure which is a 45 min drive from Wasagaming)

 

Fees and General Information

  • Entrance fee: $2.90 / student / day (applies to all school groups who enter the park)
    School program fee: $3.90
    Total fee per student $6.80

    There is no charge for teachers and chaperones who arrive with the students.
  • It is recommended that an adult accompany each group of 4-6 students.They will be involved in the activities acting as guides.
  • All students should bring appropriate clothing (long pants, jackets) sturdy shoes, food and water needs, and insect repellent.

Explore the Park on Your Own

  • Choose one of seven self-guided hiking trails in RMNP.
  • Schedule a group visit to the Visitor Centre for a 30-minute orientation. Do a scavenger hunt with your class or watch a video presentation.
  • Rent a Marsh Kit from the Nature Shop and schedule an unguided Ominnik Marsh walk.

Explore the Park on Your Own

  • Choose one of seven self-guided hiking trails in RMNP.
  • Explore the Visitor Centre; take in a 30-minute orientation, do a scavenger hunt with your class or watch a video presentation.
  • Rent a Marsh Kit from the Nature Shop and schedule an unguided Ominnik Marsh walk.

Reservations

Book your school program ONLINE through the Friends of Riding Mountain National Park
Phone: (204) 848-7275
Email: education.rmnp@pc.gc.ca


Visitor Centre

Located at 133 Wasagaming Drive

DateDaysHours
May 20 - June 29 Everyday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
June 30 to September 4 Everyday 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
September 5 to October 10 Everyday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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