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School Programs - Booking Guidelines

Our Nature Explorations school programs are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Program booking begins Friday, June 3, 2016 for the 2016-2017 school year. Book early to avoid disappointment!

NOTE: As of July 17, 2016, we will not be accepting program bookings at Devonian Gardens due to a temporary park closure. If you would like to be added to our waitlist, please contact us and we will let you know when bookings have resumed.

If you have any questions about our program listings in the Nature Explorations Guide, or if you are interested in designing a customized program, please contact us.

Multi-program Savings!
Book two or more full-day programs ($195 each) and pay only $180 per program.

Book a program

Before you book a program, please have the following information available:

  • Date(s), program(s) and site location(s) you are interested in
  • Class size
  • Your full name
  • School address
  • School phone number and your extension
  • School fax number
  • The best time to contact you

Registration Options:

  • Online: Complete our program registration form
  • Phone: Call 311 or 403-268-CITY (2489) if calling from outside the city limits
  • Email:
    • For programs offered at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Reader Rock Garden or a location of your choice, contact ibs@calgary.ca.
    • For programs offered at Ralph Klein Park, contact rkp@calgary.ca.

Locations

School programs are offered at the following locations:

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 2425 9th Ave. S.E.

The Inglewood Bird Sanctuary offers a unique learning space for students to spot a variety of plants and animals. The 36-hectare sanctuary has approximately two kilometres of walking trails and a teaching facility on site to accommodate your program needs.

Ralph Klein Park, 12350 84th St. S.E.

Ralph Klein Park is located within the Shepard Wetland, Canada's largest man-made wetland habitat, and is home to the Environmental Education Centre. The park offers walking trails, classroom space, picnic areas and a public art display.

Devonian Gardens, 317 7th Ave. S.W. - Not available due to temporary park closure

Devonian Gardens, Calgary’s only indoor public park, provides year-round opportunities for students to explore nature. Programs offered at this downtown oasis focus on developing students’ ecological literacy through art and science.

Reader Rock Garden, 325 25th Ave. S.E.

Reader Rock Garden transports students back in time through a first-hand look at Calgary’s ecological and cultural history. Located in the heart of the city, adjacent to Union Cemetery, this provincially designated historic site connects students with Calgary's past through journalling, observation and hands-on activities.

City of Calgary Parks and Green Spaces

Calgary has an abundance of parks and green spaces where students can connect with nature throughout the seasons. Whether you meet us at a city park, or we walk to a green space near your school, we will work with you to bring your outdoor classroom to life.