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Grades 4 to 6 nature programs

 

Spend a day in nature! Our one-day schools include a classroom session, guided walk and other outdoor activities designed to bring your curriculum to life. We also offer a variety of other programs that will provide your students with a unique nature experience.

Programs offered

Class size: 30 students ($5 per extra student up to a maximum of 35)

Note: Bussing not included
Booking information

 

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School Programs Gr 4 to 6

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​Explore a local wetland ecosystem and discover the diversity of life that lives below the surface. This hands-on program includes an introduction to the local watershed, on-site pond dipping and an exploration of the role students play in the sustainability of our wetlands. Program is seasonal.

Grade: 5
Length: 5 hours
Offered at:
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 2425 9 Ave. S.E.
Ralph Klein Park, 12350 84 St. S.E.
Cost: $195

Add a nature walk to your program for $30.

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​This interactive program introduces students to the field of botany and makes relevant curriculum links along the way. Participants will learn about plant biology and ecology through hands-on learning stations, and will end the day by designing their own plant.

Grades: 4 - 6
Length: 5 hours
Offered at:
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 2425 9 Ave. S.E.
Ralph Klein Park, 12350 84 St. S.E.
Reader Rock Garden, 325 25 Ave. S.E. (Seasonal: September to October; April to June)
Cost: $195

Add a nature walk to your program for $30.

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​Even the most secretive animals leave clues behind. Learn the art of observation and discover animal signs that lie hidden in plain sight. Students will go on a nature walk, create a field guide of fur, tracks and scat, and interpret these clues to tell an animal's story.

Grades: 4 - 6
Length: 5 hours
Offered at:

  1. Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 2425 9 Ave. S.E.
    Ralph Klein Park, 12350 - 84 St. S.E.
    Reader Rock Garden, 325 25 Ave. S.E. (Seasonal: September to October; April to June)
    Cost: $195
  2. Your location
    Cost: $250

Add a nature walk to your program for $30.

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​By connecting present-day urban living with Calgary's historic past, this program takes students on an in-depth exploration of the biodiversity and cultural diversity represented in two of the city's unique parks. Students will explore the legacies of past Calgarians and participate in observation, journaling and hands-on activities to develop their own legacies.

Grades: 4 - 6
Length: 5 hours
Offered at:
New - Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 2425 9 Ave. S.E.
Reader Rock Garden, 325 25 Ave. S.E. (Seasonal: September to October; April to June); Only one class per day
Cost: $195

Add a nature walk to your program for $30.

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​How do tornadoes form? Why can't you find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this exciting nature program. Students will explore climate change, weather phenomena, renewable energy sources and the impact weather has on society. Using a variety of devices, participants will measure the weather and perform a number of climate-related experiments.

Grades: 4 - 6
Length: 5 hours
Offered at:
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 2425 9 Ave. S.E.
Ralph Klein Park, 12350 84 St. S.E.
Cost: $195

Add a nature walk to your program for $30.

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​Discover the amazing world of flight! This program explores the structure and dynamics of a bird's anatomy, and will have students applying their knowledge of aerodynamics to design, build and test a variety of flying devices.

Grades: 4 - 6
Length: 5 hours
Offered at:
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 2425 9 Ave. S.E.
Ralph Klein Park, 12350 84 St. S.E.
Cost: $195

Add a nature walk to your program for $30.

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​This multidisciplinary program explores different communities found in a forest and examines how they are interconnected. Through outdoor activities, students will investigate what makes an urban forest unique and how human actions influence its ecology.

Grades: 4 - 6
Length: 5 hours
Offered at:
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 2425 9 Ave. S.E.
Ralph Klein Park, 12350 84 St. S.E.
Cost: $195

Add a nature walk to your program for $30.

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​Study one park, green space, pathway or your schoolyard in three different seasons. An educator will guide your class through your favourite natural area in fall, winter and spring. Activities include nature walks, art projects, flora and fauna identification, animal track investigations and more!

Topics include:

  • Ecosystems
  • Urban ecology
  • Senses
  • Habitats and communities
  • Life cycles
  • Needs of plants and animals
  • Seasonal changes
  • Small flying and crawling animals
  • Waste in our world

Grades: 4 - 6
Length: 9 hours (3 sessions of 3 hours each)
Cost: $400

Add a nature walk to your program for $30.

Specialty, sponsored and alumni programs

 

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School Programs Gr 4 to 6 Sponsored

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​ConocoPhillips, in partnership with The City of Calgary, is pleased to offer this exciting wetland exploration opportunity. This interactive program includes a classroom visit from an educator to introduce your students to the urban wetland and prepare them for the field study (April or May). Your class with then take a trip to Ralph Klein Park for a guided walk and pond study (May or June). Bus transportation is included, as well as a half-day teacher in-service at the wetland and the cost of a substitute teacher.

Note: Teachers must register their own classes for this program.

Grades: 1 - 9
Length: 1-hour classroom session, 2-hour field trip
Offered at: Ralph Klein Park, 12350 84 St. S.E.

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​The Environmental Education Alumni program provides past CCOM alumni with the opportunity to move their classroom out to Ralph Klein Park for a multi-day duration. Program delivery follows the Campus Calgary philosophy and provides students the opportunity to be involved in "hands on" learning. The content and student learning opportunities are developed and implemented by the classroom teacher. However our staff will assist in the content planning process and provide access to the inquiry-based  nature bins.

Program includes:

  • Site orientation and program orientation
  • Inquiry based nature bins
  • Planning session
  • Classroom space
  • Guided walk
  • Building orientation

Grades: 1 - 9
Length: 3 or 4 days
Offered at: Ralph Klein Park, 12350 84 St. S.E.
Cost: $150/day

"The Inglewood Bird Sanctuary always has great educational programs! The nature walk was so beautiful and we saw lots of interesting things. Thank you for continuing to rebuild the area after the flood. It's a favorite place of mine and we learn so much from being still in nature and absorbing" - Grade 4 teacher
Host your next education professional development day or school team-building workshop at one of our unique park locations.
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