Bring Your Students to Waterton: May or June / September or October
Little Wonders Walk
Duration: 1 hour
Grade 2 Science (Small Crawling and Flying Animals)
Grade 3 Science (Animal Life Cycles)
Discover the magic of the many creatures living in the Maskinonge Wetland: Northern pike, woodpeckers, chorus frogs, dragon flies, shrews, elk and owls.
Bertha Trail Hike
Duration: 2 hours
Grade 4 Science (Plant Growth and Changes)
Grade 6 Science (Trees and Forests)
A forest is much more than the sum of its trees. Explore it and see how interconnected and full of life it really is.
A Bear's View Hike
Duration: 2 hours
Grade 7 Science (Interactions and Ecosystems)
Grade 9 Science (Biological Diversity)
Bears are an important umbrella species. Discover how they are affected by human activities, and explore ways of working together to keep this animal on the landscape.
Fees apply to these programs. Fees for in-park programs include park entry and GST: $3.90 / student with teachers, drivers and adult supervisors free. Park entry fees without a program: $2.90 / student with one teacher and a driver free. Additional adults are $6.80 / person. Space is limited, book early.
To make a reservation, contact: Becky Mitchell-Skinner 403-859-5107.
Other Interesting Sites and Resources
Bar U Ranch National Historic Site
Activities include ranching tasks as they took place over a hundred years ago. Students are invited for a horsedrawn wagon ride, games, bannock, hot chocolate and stories at roundup camp. School programs for grade K to 8.
Contact: Mike McLean 403-395-2212.
Nature Conservancy of Canada
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is a private, non-profit organization working for the direct protection of Canada's biodiversity through the purchase, donation or placing of conservation easements on ecologically significant lands.
The Weston Family Conservation Centre and Waterton Springs Interpretive Trail
Join the NCC to experience the Waterton Park Front, where approximately 30,000 acres of private lands, surrounding Waterton Lakes National Park are conserved and maintained as ranch land. The Weston Family Conservation Centre is a nature centre featuring interactive displays and activities focused on youth. The easy, one km Waterton Springs Interpretive Trail allows classes to explore ecological and cultural connections of the Waterton Park Front. Youth-oriented trail brochures are available and a conservation geocache is located nearby. Both the centre and trail are located at Waterton Springs Campground.
Contact: Conservation Coordinator 403-632-9267. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beauvais Lake Provincial Park
School programs, video conferencing and field studies.
Contact: Heidi Eijgel 403-627-1152. Email: email@example.com
Métis Cultural and Historic Programs
Free in-class programs.
Contact: Donna Bruder 403-627-4502. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
A World Heritage Site offering school programs.
Contact: Toll free at 310-0000, then dial 403-553-2731. Email: email@example.com
Free Educational Resources
Waterton Resource Guide
A guide to the nature and history of Waterton Lakes National Park (digital or hard copy).
Waterton, VHS and DVDs
Flood of '95
Fire on the Mountain
For these items, contact: Becky Mitchell-Skinner 403-859-5107.
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