The Living Classroom

Bring your students to Elk Island National Park for an engaging out-of-classroom experience and watch the Alberta school curriculum come to life. Experiential learning programs allow students to immerse themselves in nature while exploring the hidden secrets of wetlands and learning how to survive as a bison. Elk Island is a perfect location for students to explore bison ecology, adaptations of plants and animals, wetland food-webs, and the role of Canada’s National Parks in conserving our natural and cultural heritage.

Virtual Programs

Meet virtually with an interpreter and experience the nature and culture of Elk Island National Park from your classroom! Each program consists of a presentation, an interactive inquiry-based exploration, and an interactive Q&A period.

Offered Monday to Friday, each program is 45 minutes.

On-site Programs

Capture your students' imaginations through one of our on-site school programs. Each of our Alberta curriculum-based programs includes hands-on activities, exploration of the unique ecosystems of Elk Island National Park, and interaction with our park interpreters.

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

Wetland Wonders and Bison Bootcamp programs are still on hold as we continue ease restrictions with respect to COVID-19.

Learning Experiences