Kananaskis Country provides a spectrum of educational programming to meet teacher and community group needs. We support opportunities for students and participants to discover and appreciate Alberta's natural heritage.
Curricular content is based on Alberta Education’s Program of Studies and reflects Alberta Parks Topics and Themes for Youth Engagement, as shown below. Our programs are bias-free and developed to provide an enriched, experiential learning experience that recognizes a variety of world views while utilizing Alberta’s Park system as an authentic learning landscape. Students gain a more informed view of our world and our relationship to it. This supports youth in making informed decisions and ultimately becoming active stewards of Alberta’s park system.
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Field Programs for Students
- With over 4,000 square kilometres of mountain rivers, alpine meadows and mixed forests, Kananaskis Country provides the ideal outdoor classroom.
- Kananaskis Country offers curriculum-driven field programs for students in grades 4 to 12.
- Division I programs are offered through Fish Creek Provincial Park in Calgary which is within Kananaskis Region. Fish Creek also offers additional Division II Environmental Education programming.
- Our field studies immerse students in the beauty of their natural and cultural heritage while providing authentic learning experiences.
Teacher-led Field Studies
- You can lead your own field study instead of having a Kananaskis Country Environmental Educator as leader.
- We can provide resources and ideas for teacher-led field studies.
- To lead your own field study, you'll require school group permit which ensures you're within the appropriate trail group size limit.
Kananaskis in the Classroom
- Bring parks into your school through the award-winning Kananaskis in the Classroom program.
- Our high-energy, curriculum-driven, fun musical theatre presentations and hands-on, in-classroom sessions engage students by bringing the natural world to life.
- We offer specialized teacher workshops. These train teachers to incorporate environmental education into programs of study, as well as support environmental and outdoor education and delivery of specific curriculum themes.
Environmental Education Resources
- Each year, two internships support delivery of a freshwater field study and public information and outreach programs in Kananaskis.