Fish Creek Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Animals & Winter

Ice Safety: Alberta Parks does not monitor ice conditions; learn how to assess them for yourself at the Canadian Red Cross.

Students use an exploratory approach to discover that animals have unique adaptations which enable them to meet their basic needs during winter.

Students will:

  • Search for the signs and evidence of animals eating, their movement and their shelter
  • Investigate insect galls and discover unique adaptations to survive the winter
  • Observe the natural world with magnifying glasses
  • Listen for different sounds, noting the direction and the proximity of the sound, then draw those sounds
  • Compare and contrast the textures of natural objects to provided samples
  • Identify colours in nature using a “colour palette”
Grade(s):1
Curriculum:Science
Themes:
    • Topic B-Seasonal Changes
    • Topic D-Senses
Type:Field Study
Duration:Full-Day
Location:Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre
Fees:$120 per class
Availability:December - February

Teaching Resources:

Updated: Sep 2, 2022