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Elk Island National Park


Students experience life as a bison at bison boot camp in Elk Island National Park.
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School Programs: The Living Classroom

Transform your classroom learning into a unique experience in Elk Island National Park. Join a Parks Canada interpreter and watch the Alberta school curriculum come to life in a living classroom.

Bring your students to Elk Island National Park for an engaging out-of-classroom experience. Experiential learning programs allow students to explore the hidden secrets of wetlands, learn how to survive as a bison and look for clues of animal inhabitants in the park. Students are immersed in nature and explore topics including bison ecology, citizen engagement, wetland food-webs, and the role of Canada’s National Parks in conserving our natural and cultural heritage.

Booking for spring 2015 guided programs opens on February 19, 2015.

For more information or to book a program contact the Elk Island National Park interpretation staff by e-mail.

Elk Island National Park School Programs

Grade 7 or 5 – “Bison Boot camp” NEW in 2015

Grade 6 - “F.I.T (Forest Investigator Team)”

Grade 5 - “National Treasures & Wetland Wonders” 

Elk Island will continue to update our educational offer to meet the needs of both teachers and students. Check this website periodically for new programs and / or teacher resource packages.

Learning Experiences