The Living Classroom

Bring your students to Elk Island National Park for an engaging out-of-classroom experience. Join a Parks Canada interpreter and watch the Alberta school curriculum come to life in a living classroom. 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.

Elk Island National Park School Programs

Grade 4, 5, 7, and 9 – “Bison Boot camp”

Grade 5 - “Wetland Wonders”

Booking for spring 2020 school programs opens on February 10, 2020. Booking for fall school programs open on June 15, 2020.

For more information or to book a program contact the Elk Island National Park interpretation staff by e-mail. Contact us if you are looking for specific content or experiences for your class. 

Learning Experiences