Elk Island National Park
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.
Booking for spring 2024 school programs opens on February 21, 2024. Booking for fall 2024 school programs opens on June 17, 2024.
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.
- Virtual Wetland Wonders – wetland ecosystem program (Grade 5)
- Virtual Bison Pies – bison and grassland ecosystem program (Grades 6 and 7)
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.
- In-Person Bison Backstage
- In-person Guided Hike
- In-Person Bison Bootcamp (Grades 4, 5, 7 and 9)
- In-Person Wetland Wonders (Grade 5)
- In-Person Who’s Hibernating? Snowshoe Hike
For more information or to book a program contact the Elk Island National Park interpretation staff by e-mail.
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