Alberta Parks

Soil Study

Day Use is permitted. Outhouse facilities are open where feasible - be prepared with your own hand sanitizer and toilet paper. Campgrounds open, starting June 1 at 50% capacity. Second RV units will not be permitted on campsites. We are monitoring our actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and will adjust as needed.

Students participate in a day-long soil study that provides an introduction to soil science. They learn about the formation of soil and how it affects plant growth. Students perform hands-on soil sampling and texture testing, and learn to link soil type with water behaviour and forest type.  We also discuss potential careers with Parks and other careers that use the skills learned during the study. 

Grade(s):7 - 8
    • Soil sampling & soil typing
    • Forest succession, relationships of rock, water & plants
Type:Field Study
Location:Cold Lake, Garner Lake, Gregoire Lake, Moose Lake, Sir Winston Churchill or Whitney Lakes Provincial Parks
Max. Group Size:30 students
Availability:May-June, September

This program can be shortened to half-day, if required.

Updated: Apr 10, 2018